Kenya building collapse kills 7

At least seven people were killed Wednesday when a three-storey building under construction in southwestern Kenya collapsed, authorities said. Three-Storey Building collapses in Lagos Alaba market  Julius Tinega, the head of the country’s disaster department, said 22 people have been rescued from the town of Kisii. “So far seven bodies have been pulled out and […]

Building collapse: Lagos begins demolition of 114 distressed buildings

By Monsur Olowoopejo Lagos—As measure to stem cases of collapsed building in Lagos state, the government, yesterday, commenced demolition of 114 identified distressed buildings in the state. Vanguard learned that 57 of the 114 distressed buildings marked for demolition would be pulled down during first phase of the exercise. It was gathered that officials of […]

Building collapse: Raise alarm on suspicious construction, Lagos urges residents

…Warns Developers, Property Owners Against Altering Approved Building Plans The Lagos State Government on Wednesday urged Lagosians not to hesitate to raise alarm if they suspect any discrepancy in the construction of any building within their vicinity. Lagos building collapse Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, TPL Wasiu Anifowoshe who spoke when he visited […]

Building Collapse: Stakeholders want SON to create specialized dept for building materials

*Call for urgent action to stem causes of building collapse By Kingsley Adegboye THE Building CollapsePrevention Guild BCGP, a non-governmental advocacy body championing prevention of building collapse in the country has urged the Standards Organisation of Nigeria SON, to create a specialised department for building. He also raised the alarm that more incidents of building […]

Building Collapse: Stakeholders task SON on specialized dept for building materials

*Call for urgent action to stem causes of building collapse By Kingsley Adegboye & Gabriel Olawale THE Building  Collapse Prevention Guild, BCPG, a non-governmental advocacy body championing prevention of building collapses in the country has urged the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, to create a specialised department for building, just as it raised the alarm […]