Building collapse symbolises governance failure
Recent data compiled by the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), an advocacy group, which revealed that Nigeria had 43 building collapses in 2019 should not be ignored at this time.
Man trapped as building collapse in Lagos
A unidentified man has been trapped under the rubble of an uncompleted three-storey building, which collapsed at 12 Alasepe Street, off Community Road, Ago Palace Way, Okota in Lagos State. “An adult male is presently trapped under the rubble and we have commenced a rescue operation," the director-general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu…
Flooding to trigger building collapse in major cities
Except there is a reorientation on locations, design and foundation methodology in flood prone areas, many buildings still risk collapse in view of the incessant rainfall across the country, professionals have warned.
Many feared dead as building collapses in Lagos
An unconfirmed number of people are feared dead after a building collapsed at Orisha Estate, Magodo, Lagos. The building collapsed midday of Saturday during the heavy rain in the state. The Rapid Response Squad said the number of deaths are yet to be confirmed as its men are currently at the scene of the collapse.…
Institute urges domestication of code to check building collapse
The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has called on the National Assembly to domesticate the nation’s building code to check the frequent collapse of structures nationwide.
12 rescued, one injured as another building collapses
After a four-day non-stop torrential rainfall in Lagos State, which began since the weekend, a three-storey building under construction collapsed in Wednesday night. The building suddenly collapsed, trapping 13 persons who were inside at the time of the incident. The building, located at K Farm Estate, Fagba, Iju Road in Ifako Ijaye Local Council Development…
Several injured as 3-Storey building collapses in Lagos
A three-storey building has collapsed at K Farm area of Obawole Estate area of Iju, Lagos, leaving people injured Thursday afternoon. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the collapse. No death was recorded in the collapse. Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the newly appointed General Manager of LASEMA, said, "This is just to inform you…
Ita-Faji building collapse: Lagos state begins clinical follow-up for victims
The Lagos State Government says it has commenced a clinical follow-up and rehabilitation for victims of the Ita-Faji building collapse in central Lagos. Dr Titilayo Goncalves, the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, said the follow-up was to ensure that victims of the unfortunate incident recovered fully. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…
Building collapse: Enough of this political trumpery
According to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing, fifty four buildings collapsed in Nigeria within a period of five years (between 2012 and 2016).
Expert blames builders, government officials for incessant building collapse
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jenesis Colony Real Estate, Dr. Jerry Nwokobi has identified lack of integrity among builders and appropriate government officials as reason for incessant building collapse. According to him, there should not be building collapse except through natural disaster. He noted that as long as industry players compromise quality for personal gains without…