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Building collapse: LASG, BCPG to tackle illegal construction

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The Lagos State Government and the Building Collapse Prevention Guild have called on stakeholders in the built environment and members of the public to join forces with the government to stop the incessant collapse of buildings in the state and the country at large. They stated that people could do this by reporting cases of illegal construction and defective structures ...

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Abia State: 3 storey building under construction collapses

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Tragedy was averted after a three storey building under construction collapsed yesterday night after the heavy rain in Aba, Abia state. According to sources, the building which is located at the extreme end of park road by east street collapsed due to the alleged use of substandard building materials. It was gathered that two persons were trapped in the building ...

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Two die, another injured in Lagos collapsed building

Two die, another injured in Lagos collapsed building

According to The Nation, two artisans were yesterday killed and another injured after a building collapsed in Lekki area of Lagos State. The building, situated at Nicon Town Estate, Admiralty Way in Lekki Phase One, was under construction when it caved in around 11:40a.m. The deceased simply identified as Tasiu and Abdulahi were crushed by the collapsed beams of the ...

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CAN advises churches to avoid holding services in uncompleted buildings

CAN advises churches to avoid holding services in uncompleted buildings

The Nation reports that the National Leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday commiserated with Akwa Ibom State and people on last Saturday’s death of worshippers at Reigners Bible Church in Uyo, the state capital. It advised churches to avoid holding services in buildings under construction to avoid a recurrence, The Nation reports. In a statement by its General Secretary, ...

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Survivors recount how Uyo church building collapsed

Survivors recount how Uyo church building collapsed

Some of the survivors of the collapse on Saturday, at Reigners Bible Church International’s building in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, which killed many and left several others wounded, have recounted their ordeal, saying they escaped by the grace of God. The Nation reports that Governor Udom Emmanuel was the special guest of honour at the special service to inaugurate a bishop. ...

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Structural failures in Nigeria and its agents

For almost six decades, Nigeria as an independent nation has been striving to develop itself in every field of human endeavour, obstacles notwithstanding. Currently, Nigeria is pursuing the “Vision 20-2020” as one of its strategies to become one of the top leading 20 economies by the year 2020. On the other hand, the built environment, in any country, determines the ...

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Why buildings collapse

Building Collapse Prevention

In the light of the incident at the Synagogue Church of all Nations, the incidence of building collapse in Lagos state is now growing at an alarming rate, seemingly uncontrollable or beyond easy control and this should be a source of serious concern to all stake holders – the professionals in building industry, government, private developers, clients and users, as ...

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