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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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Collapse of buildings under construction raises concern


The recent collapse of a seven-storey building under construction in Woji GRA in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, tends to suggest that building collapse has become a recurring decimal in Nigeria. A four-storey building under construction in Jabi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) collapsed two months ago leaving many with serious injuries, particularly the workers on site, ...

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Building collapse: NIA warns Nigerians to stop engaging quacks in building designs


To stem the rising incidents of building collapse across the country, the Nigerian Institute of Architects NIA has advocated stringent action against quacks who engage in building construction without pre-requisite knowledge and certification. NIA President, Festus Njoku, who spoke at the 58th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the professional body in Lagos last, said that engaging quacks to help ...

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LASG set to demolish distressed 2-storey building in Ajangbadi


The Lagos State Government (LASG) has earmarked a distressed two-storey building in Ajangbadi area of Lagos, for demolition. The government, through its agency the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the owner of the building to demolish it himself or the government would do the demolition with the owner of the property bearing the ...

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11 dies as building collapses in Anambra

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At least eleven persons are feared trapped in a building that collapsed at Okpuno, in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night. According to a source, some of the persons trapped are masons from Ghana and Togo. When our correspondent visited the scene, rescue workers and security agents ...

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Dangote Cement introduces BlocMaster to end building collapse

dangote cement

Cement trucks, operated by Dangote Cement Plc, deliver supplies to the construction site for the Eko Atlantic city project, developed by Eko Atlantic, near Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. As part of efforts to end cases of building collapse in the country, Dangote Cement has come out with Dangote BlocMaster Cement. According to the group managing director, Joe Makoju, the ...

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