Lagos seals 20 buildings for lack of permits

Lagos State government yesterday said that it had sealed  20 buildings at various stages of completion in Isheri-North GRA over failure to produce planning permits authorising construction of the buildings. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, disclosed this  during a routine compliance monitoring of the area. Salako said the government had warned repeatedly that it would not condone illegal building constructions as they were inimical to orderly and sustainable development of the state. He said: “I wish to emphasise again that owners and developers should…

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Abuja building collapse: Rescuers return to site, discover body

One more body has been discovered at the site of the collapsed four-storey building at Jabi area of Abuja after rescuers returned to scene. This brought the number of casualty to three. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, ordered the rescue team back to site, following a protest by some relatives of the victims, complaining that rescue operation was stopped while their family members were still missing. On resumption of the second round of the rescue operation, one body, later identified as Malam Aliu, was discovered…

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Lagos begins demolition of 40 distressed buildings

In a move aimed at stemming incessant cases of building collapse, Lagos State government, through its agency on building control, recently commenced the demolition of identified distressed buildings in the metropolis. Out of 40 distressed buildings slated for demolition across the state in the first phase, New Telegraph gathered that 34 are located on Lagos Island. Out of fifteen incidents of building collapse that took place in 2017, Lagos State had the highest number of cases and casualties followed by Imo, Anambra states and Abuja, investigation by New Telegraph has…

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Building collapse: Engineers tasked on safety violations’ report

  The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has urged engineers to report safety standard violations resulting in buildings collapse in the state. LASBCA’s General Manager, Olalekan Shodeinde, made the appeal to Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), which paid him a courtesy visit in Ikeja. He tasked the engineers on whistle blowing, saying it provided an avenue to give government whatever information on any structure, be it construction or reconstruction, that is structurally defective. Shodeinde urged engineers and concerned members of the public to call the agency’s…

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PDP: Resilient in building a strong democratic culture

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Let me start by commending members of our great party across the country and those committed members in the Diaspora, for their hardwork, commitment and passion towards building our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). As Nigeria’s foremost and largest political party, I believe that the PDP will remain at the forefront of leadership by example. And I urge all members to remain committed, and to be prepared to work for the interest of our party and the country. Over the years, PDP has remained focused and resilient in building…

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Builders, agencies move to hasten building process

Worried by unending bottlenecks associated with building control, monitoring   and planning permits in Lagos State, stakeholders  in built environment have called for collaboration between registered builders and the government agencies. They made this call at the 2017 Builders’ Conference/Annual General Meeting, which was held in Lagos with the theme:” : “Regulatory Authorities: The Panacea for Building Project Delivery in Lagos State.” The expected collaboration, they said, would help to create awareness among homebuilders and general public on the activities of the these agencies and the necessary steps before, during …

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