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How to identify substandard buildings in Nigeria

substandard buildings

In the past few days, the Nigeria cyberspace and media has been filled with different news especially two cases of collapsed buildings one in Itafaji area of Lagos State and the other at Molete area of Ibadan. These two incidences had raised so many concerns about the structures and strengths of the buildings we have these days across Nigeria. This ...

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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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Real estate expert advises govt to focus on solving housing shortage

housing shortage

The Chief Executive Officer, UT Homes and Financial Services, Mr. Ade Adebajo, has advised the government of the federation to focus on solving problems related to housing shortage in the country. Adebajo said government should focus more attention on providing affordable housing for all Nigerians adding that a situation where more houses meant for the rich are lying idle while ...

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FG to provide public buildings with ramps, lifts for physically challenged

public buildings

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said that the federal government has issued a five-year notice for public buildings to construct ramps and lifts to protect the physically-challenged in the country. Fashola made the disclosure in Abuja during the unveiling of National Infrastructure Maintenance Framework (NIMF), Leadership reports. It was gathered that the minister said ...

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Sanwo-Olu promises to compensate owners of demolished buildings

buildings

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to compensate owners of buildings that were demolished for road construction in Ikorodu. Sanwo-Olu stated this at the resumption of the party’s mega rally in Ikorodu. He said when elected, his administration would ensure that owners of buildings demolished for expansion of Ishawo Road ...

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What is the main difference between a house and a home?

main difference between a house and a home

Is there really a main difference between a house and a home? Going by the dictionary definition, a house is simply defined as a building for human habitation especially one that consists of a ground floor and one or more upper storeys while a home is a place where one lives permanently as a member of a family or household. ...

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FCTA set to remove buildings along waterways in Kubwa, Dawaki

waterways

ABUJA – In order to prevent imminent danger of flooding in the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Administration through the Development Control Department has embarked on the comprehensive removal of buildings along waterways in Kubwa and Dawaki settlements. The exercise, according to the Director, Development Control Department, Muktar Galadima, was against the backdrop of a heightened downpour, causing a flash ...

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Engineers call for integrity tests on buildings

Engineers

To ensure stability of buildings, engineers under the aegis of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) has called for a policy that will ensure that integrity tests are carried out on buildings above ten years. President of NIStructE, Edward Atumonyogo, told The Guardian shortly after the institution’s visit to Planet Project, the firm handling the construction of three terminals ...

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LASG shuts down more houses, arrests several others over illegal development

LASG shuts down more houses, arrests 9 others over illegal development

The Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, at the weekend shutdown eight more houses at Ebute Metta and Surulere areas of the state for illegal development of buildings. The agency also arrested nine people found on site during the enforcement exercise carried out in collaboration with task force officials. Last week, LABSCA had shutdown a Redeemed Christian Church of God, ...

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