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UNILAG Library Collapse: Panel recommends contract termination, wants university officials punished


The panel set up by the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, to probe what led to the partial collapse of the institution’s seven-story library under construction, has submitted its report. The 40-page report has recommended termination of the contract with the contractor – Dutum Company Limited (DCL). It also recommended that seven key actors in the transactions who ...

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UNILAG, FCET Akoka land dispute deepens


The Federal College of Education (FCE) (Technical), Akoka, Lagos, has said that the land dispute between it and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) had yet to be resolved in spite of the court and Minister of Education’s intervention. Mr. Ephraim Dada, Acting Provost, Federal College of Education (FCE) (Technical ), Akoka, said this in an interview in Lagos. The interview ...

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ARCON demands investigation into collapsed building project at Unilag


Lagos – Following a partially collapsed section of a building under construction located within the University of Lagos (Unilag), Akoka campus last week, the Architect Registration Council (ARCON) visited the site seeking for a full investigation. The visit was to get first-hand information on the incident. The varsity’s on-going building project that experienced the partial collapse is a seven-storey project, ...

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Fuel subsidy can be best utilised in developing infrastructure

Fuel subsidy

The Director of Research and Advocacy, at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Vincent Nwani, has said that the fuel subsidy regime of the Federal Government has remained a rent and a drain on the nation’s economy. He stated that the continuous funding of fuel subsidy over capital projects would continue to leave a huge hole in the ...

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Ex-surveyor-general expresses concern over neglect of surveying profession


Although, surveying is the foundation of all professions in the built environment, lack of government attention and ignorance have relegated it to the background leading to the underdevelopment of the country. Immediate Past Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof Peter Nwilo disclosed this at the Lagos State Young Surveyors Network Twenty Eighteen Annual Conference and Workshop themed “Building The Future of ...

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Campuses in Nigeria

Top 5 most beautiful campuses in Nigeria

Compiling a list of the top 10 most beautiful campuses in Nigeria was never going to be an easy task considering the vast array of universities in the country, albeit we came up with a list anyways. Whether you agree with me on this or not will now be a question of how many people are on my side on ...

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Babalakin says Foreign firms lack capital to develop Nigeria’s infrastructure


The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN) has said foreign firms lack the “emotional capital” required to develop Nigeria’s infrastructure. Dr. Babalakin said this at the 60th Anniversary/8th Fellowship Conferment Lecture and Ceremony of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja. Delivering a lecture titled “Constraints of Implementing Infrastructure Projects through Public Private Partnership ...

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Stakeholders converge to tackle issues on land development

Land affects every aspect of a city and national development at large. It is believed to be the central issue in the development process. Its ownership and uses have always played an important role in shaping identities, defining power relations and understanding the political, economic and social process at work. However, there are issues associated with its acquisition, management and ...

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Government has no money to build infrastructure – Babalakin


The Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said the government has no money to build infrastructure. Babalakin said the notion that Nigeria is a wealthy country is false, adding that the only solution to the country’s infrastructure deficit is for the government to create an enabling environment for private investors to provide ...

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Senate Building of Nigerian Universities

senate building of Nigerian Universities

The aesthetic view of a university’s senate building is one of the silent but important factors used in ranking the best universities in Nigeria. In 2015, I compiled a list of the top 10 most beautiful campuses in Nigeria. Though it was an eye-opener, it was definitely not an easy task considering the vast array of universities in the country. ...

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