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Project board of Ikoyi collapsed building hid sensitive details – COREN

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. The project board of the Ikoyi collapsed building hid sensitive and import details, a report by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has said. According to Mr Tomide Akinnawo, Chief Engineer and COREN’s Head of Lagos Liaison Office, a COREN investigative panel noticed that the project board Read More…

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Ikoyi building collapse: construction began before approval was granted – LASBCA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), said before a Coroner’s Inquest to the collapse of the 21-storey building at Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, that construction of the three high-rise blocks began before provisional approval was granted. Counsel for LASBCA, Mr A.S Odugbemi, made the assertion while questioning Mr Muritala Olawale, Read More…

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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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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…

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Several workers trapped under collapsed highrise in Ikoyi

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. A luxury residential highrise under construction in Ikoyi collapsed on Monday, and witnesses say that several workers were trapped under a pile of concrete rubble According to workers who escaped the collapse, it is possible that about 100 people were at work when the building came crashing down. Building collapses have Read More…

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Coca Cola partners SWEEP Foundation as they rake 136kg of plastic waste in Ikoyi

Reading Time: 2 minutes They were told not to bother about going to Ikoyi because Ikoyi was meant to be clean, but by the time they had spent three hours there, members of the Statewide Waste and Environmental Education Foundation (SWEEP) had picked up 136kg of plastic waste. The clean-up is part of a new environmental sustainability initiative, titled Read More…

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Lagos Govt halts illegal constructions in Ikoyi old Secretariat premises

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: The Guardian Nigeria. The Lagos State Government ordered the stoppage of construction of illegal buildings within the old Federal Secretariat premises in Ikoyi. In a statement by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, on Thursday, the Commissioner, Dr Idris Salako, who gave the order, also Read More…