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Why Meiran building collapsed, by Lagos government

Lagos building collapse

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, July 23, 2017 attributed the building collapse that occurred at 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, Meiran in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of the state on Saturday to heavy loads placed on the building and substandard materials used for the construction work. Reacting to the collapse, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu ...

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I lose sleep over building collapse in Lagos, says Anifowose


Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Abiola Anifowose, has said that the incidence of building collapse in the state gives him sleepless nights. He was speaking on Thursday, May 4, at the 2007 Lagos International Housing Fair held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja. The event, which held from Tuesday, May 2, to Friday, May 5, has ...

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Row, criticisms trail Makoko Floating School collapse

Makoko Floating School

A row has broken out over architect Kunlé Adeyemi‘s award-winning Makoko Floating School following its recent collapse, with a community leader in Lagos claiming pupils were evacuated three months ago over safety concerns and architecture critics questioning its credentials. Noah Shemede, headmaster of a nearby school whose pupils made use of the water-borne facilities, told Dezeen that the three-storey, prism-shaped wooden structure was “not ...

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How government can end building collapse in Lagos


Bothered by the incessant collapse of buildings in the bustling city of Lagos in Nigeria, town planner and planning advocate, Yacoob Abiodun, who resides in Parkview Estate in Ikoyi, explores the challenges facing physical planning and urban development in the state, and proffers a solution March 8, 2016 is a date most residents of Lagos cannot forget in a hurry. ...

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Lagos to demolish other defective Lekki Gardens buildings


The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday directed that stability test be conducted on all buildings constructed by Lekki Gardens to ascertain their structural integrity. Abode said any of the buildings found to be defective would be demolished. The governor, who addressed Government House Correspondents at the Lagos House, Ikeja, shortly after inspecting the site of the collapsed building ...

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Lagos collapse death toll hits 34, Police arrests contractor


The final death toll in the collapsed building on Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi, Lekki area of Lagos State has been put at 34. Most of the victims are said to be foreigners, who were brought in from Benin Republic and Togo. Giving the details of the operation that involved the National Emergency Management Agency, the Police, Nigerian Security and Civil ...

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Professionals in fresh bid to address building collapse menace

By 3.00 am last Wednesday in Dutse Alhaji, a district of Abuja, it happened yet again. A building collapsed, albeit with fatalities. The unsuspecting victims were fast asleep when the two-storey building under construction experienced a massive structural failure, killing three persons while nine others were left critically wounded. Most of the casualties were commercial motorcycle (okada or achaba) riders ...

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