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Building Collapse: NIQS urges Buhari to establish construction industry commission


President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), QS. Obafemi Onashile has attributed increased cases of collapse of buildings in the country to defective construction laws still in use. Onashile stated this at the Southeast zonal two-day workshop, with the theme: “Construction Industry Health and Safety Management”, held at Newton Hotels, Owerri, Imo State, recently. The event was attended ...

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SON decries N4.5bn loss on building collapse

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The effect of building collapse on Nigeria economy has taken a toll on both lives and property of the citizens. Aside from the trauma, the devastating effects on property are better imagined than beheld. Speaking on the menace of building collapse in the country, the Standard Ogranisation of Nigeria (SON), said about 3,210 persons were killed and property worth N4.5 ...

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Landslide destroys houses in Bayelsa


A major landslide has occurred in Odi, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, destroying houses in the community. Community sources said the landslide, believed to have been caused by water erosion, occurred on Sunday and has thrown the community into mourning because of the houses and property that have been destroyed. Investigations revealed that the Chief Whip of the ...

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Don blames incessant building collapse on corruption

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Acting Head of the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Ilorin, Dr. Yusuf Lanre Shuaib-Babata, has blamed the pervasive corruption in the country for the incessant building collapse in recent times. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Monday, the don, who lamented the repeated collapse of buildings in the country with the resultant loss of lives and properties, ...

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Whose responsibility is it to fix your leaking roof?

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We’ve heard so many tales of landlords and their shenanigans. Someone once opined that the reason landlords behave the way they do is that LORD in their name while they treat their tenants like the ANT in their name. So back to our question, whose responsibility is it to fix your leaking roof? This question should have been a very ...

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Ibadan NSE boss bemoans state of Building Collapse


CHAIRMAN, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ibadan branch, Adedamola Falade-Fatila, has bemoaned the rate at which cases of building collapse are being witnessed in the country. Falade-Fatila expressed his displeasure while briefing journalists on the programme of activities lined up for the 2019 engineering week celebration of the society in Ibadan. He noted that reported cases of building collapse had ...

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36,000 buildings in Lagos might collapse – Group warns LASG


The national president of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), Akinola George, revealed this in Lagos on Monday, March 25 He said that this is majorly caused by half-baked development who often use faulty construction designs Akinola George, the national president of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) on Monday, March 25, urged the federal government to deal with the ...

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Foundation of collapsed Synagogue building intact – Witness


A defence witness, Ebenezer Ologuntoye in the ongoing trial of the Registered Trustees of Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN) and the two engineers that constructed the collapsed building that killed 116 people in Lagos has told a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere that the foundation of the collapsed building did not fail. Ologuntoye, a geotechnical expert also told ...

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Breaking news: Another building collapses in Lagos Island

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A three-storey building has reportedly collapsed in Kakawa street, Lagos Island on Monday. According to a resident of the street, no one was trapped because the building was marked for demolition and occupants had vacated. The collapsed structure, however, affected a bungalow with three occupants. Details shortly….     READ ALSO: Lagos Govt. sets up panel to investigate Ita Faji ...

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5 major warning signs of an impending building collapse in Nigeria

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Recently, the Nigerian housing landscape has become home to quite a troubling amount of building collapse, which many are quick to attribute to the ‘devil’, poor structural features or the contractors who built it. The sheer amount of billions and sometimes lives that have been lost during the last decade or so, to these building collapses are a cause for ...

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