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Lagos Govt sets up panel to investigate Ita-Faji building collapse

Lagos State

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday set up an investigative and advisory committee on the building that collapsed at No. 53, Massey Street, Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, during the inauguration in Alausa, said members were carefully chosen to provide government with informed advice on the steps to take in respect ...

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Building Collapse: Experts call for strict enforcement of national building code

building code

BUILDING CODE: As reactions continue to trail last Wednesday’s collapsed building at Ita Faji Street, Lagos Island, killing several children and injuring scores of others, professionals in the built environment have noted that strict enforcement of building code by developers is the panacea to the unabated menace of building collapse in the country, Blaming incessant building collapse on shoddy building ...

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Building collapse: Residents show mixed reactions over demolition of 180 buildings

building collapse

The tragedy that befell residents of Itafaji area of Lagos Island, where a building collapsed, leading to the death of school children and some adults, with several others injured and hospitalized, has gotten worse. In the wake of the tragedy, the government has directed the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), to commence the process of identifying defective buildings in ...

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Building collapse: Expert harps on need to employ certified engineers

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The Nigerian Society of Engineers has urged Nigerians to engage the services of qualified building engineers. The group made this call following the recent building collapse that happened on Lagos Island The society said employing the services of good engineers is necessary for investments and the protection of lives Wales Lagunju, the chief examination officer of Nigerian Society of Engineers ...

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Over 1, 000 buildings in Lagos Island are unfit for human habitation – Expert

Lagos Island

Mr. Kunle Awobodu, the National President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), says there are over one thousand buildings in Lagos Island that are unfit for human habitation. Awobodu made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday in Lagos. He said that BCPG had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition. ...

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Owner of collapsed Lagos school dies after rescue

Lagos School

No fewer than 18 persons died and 41 injured yesterday when a four-storey building collapsed on Lagos Island. Forty-one others were injured. The incident occurred at No 14, Massey Street, Opposite Oja, Ita-Faaji. The building, housing Ohen Private Nursery and Primary School on its third floor, caved in at about 10:20 A.M, trapping scores of pupils. Lagos State Commissioner for ...

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LASG sues synagogue church over building collapse

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The Lagos State Government had sued SCOAN over the building collapse which killed 116 worshipers of the church on Sept. 12, 2014. Mr. Taiwo Taiwo, who survived the collapse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOANs) guest building, says the church has been financially responsible for the dependents of the victims of the tragedy. Taiwo testified on Thursday, Jan. ...

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