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Ikoyi collapsed highrise structural engineer explains withdrawal from project, unsure of other blocks

Reading Time: 2 minutes A structural engineer, Mr Muritala Olawale, has told an Inquest he cannot vouch for the integrity of the remaining two high-rises (Block A and C) at the site of the collapsed 21-storey building at Ikoyi. Olawale, Managing Director of Prowess Engineering Nigeria Ltd, made the revelation while answering questions at the Coroner’s Inquest constituted to Read More…

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Fatalities at collapsed building now 39, owner among the dead

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: NAN. A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the casualty figure at the collapsed 21-storey high-rise building at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, now stands at 39. Among the dead, according to NAN quoting a reliable source, is MD/CEO Fourscore Homes, owner of the collapsed building, Femi Osibona. The report says the Read More…

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Lagos govt declares 3-day mourning as death toll from Ikoyi 21-storey high-rise collapse is now 32

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: LASG. In picture above: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (second right), Commissioner for Special Duties & Inter-Government Relations, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins (right) and Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu (left) during a revisit to the site of the Ikoyi building collapse, on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Credit: LASG Read More…

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Survivors’ chances slim as death toll rises to 22 in building collapse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. The chances of survivors being rescued grew slimmer as rescue work has now gone beyond the third day of the collapse of a high-rise building under construction with scores of people trapped in debris in the rich suburb of Ikoyi, Lagos. The collapsed building was one of three blocks that had Read More…

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Rising figures trail casualties at Ikoyi collapsed highrise as Lagos Govt orders probe

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja, REUTERS/Nneka Chile. In picture above: People react as they gather at the site of a collapsed building in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja Various sources are citing increasing casualty figures as salvage work at the collapsed 21-storey highrise building continues. While the Lagos State government on Tuesday said Read More…