DMGS Centenary Building: Cause Of Collapse Still Unknown – School Insists

The centenary celebration committee of Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, popularly known as DMGS, has stated that the cause of the collapse of its 5-storey building is yet to be ascertained. A 5-storey structure being built for the celebration of the 100 years of existence of the school collapsed a few days ago, trapping some workers. The school is owned by the Diocese on the Niger, Anglican Communion. In a press release by the Director of Operations of the centenary celebration, Dr. Chijioke Ojji, the school said two persons were…

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80 Per Cent Of Buildings In Lekki Have No Approval – Lagos Government

Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Oluyinka Olumide, has said that 80 per cent of buildings in the Ibeju Lekki-Epe have no government approval. In an interview with journalists, Olumide disclosed that despite the rigorous processes involved in securing government approval, developers and property owners are still circumventing due process. He said: “Just last week Thursday and Friday, my team and I were in the Ibeju Lekki and Epe axis and you would agree with me that anybody passing through that corridor would see a lot of…

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ASR Africa Set To Commence Construction Of Abdul Samad Rabiu Hostel Block For Federal University Of Technology, Minna

L-R: Dr. Ubon Udoh (MD/CEO, ASR Africa), Mrs. Hadiza Goje (Bursar), Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta (Vice Chancellor), Prof. Uno Uno (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Admin), Labaran Abubakar (MD, Statelink – Contractor), and Arc. Bako Ismail (Consultant for the Project) at the ground-breaking ceremony. The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) is set to commence the construction of a state-of-the-art hostel block for the Federal University of Technology, Minna. The project, which is being executed under the philanthropic initiative of the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu (CFR, CON), will…

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Citing Multiple Illegalities, Enugu Capital Authority Demolishes Illegal Structure At Restaurant

By Tony Adibe The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) said it has demolished illegal structures at Breathe Restaurant & Lounge located at Independence Avenue at Independence Layout, Enugu, citing lack of title documents, fraudulent submission of Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O), construction of more buildings than were approved, change of purpose of building permit without approval, among others. The agency said it acted following the revocation of the withdrawal of building plan/permit in line with the powers conferred on it by the law, and based on item 11 of the…

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Many Trapped As Building Collapses In Anambra State

By NewsBits Some yet-to-be-ascertained number of persons have been trapped as a building under construction caved in near the Ochanja market in Onitsha, Anambra State. It was gathered that the building, meant to serve as a market on completion, collapsed at about 8 pm on Monday with some of the workers still inside the building. The situation created panic around the area as passers-by and residents were making efforts to rescue the trapped victims from the rubble. As of the time of filing this report on Tuesday, a source near…

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Ebonyi State Government To Partner Surveyors, Town Planners On Land Deals

By Magnus Aluma, Abakaliki The Ebonyi State Government has expressed its willingness to work with the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in all her land polices. The commissioner for Lands and Survey, Dr. Matthew Nwobasi disclosed this, while addressing members of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors in his office at Abakaliki. He said the Ebonyi State Government will soon come out with a   comprehensive inventory for her landed properties, to help in drawing a clearer road map that would boost her Internally Generated…

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It’s Sad Developers Build On Waterways Regardless Of Government Warning – Commissioners

By Tony Adibe The Enugu State Government has described as worrisome a situation in which people have continued to erect structures on the waterways in spite of several warnings issued by the Enugu  Capital Territory Development Agency to discontinue any ongoing work on the waterways as such structures  posed great danger to the lives of  people. The commissioner for special duties, Hon Emeka Ajogwu and his works and infrastructure counterpart, Engr Gerald Otiji reiterated the warning on Friday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state executive council meeting…

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Projects Bonanza As Mbah Flags Off Construction Of New Enugu City, 40km Dual Carriageway, 71 Urban Roads

By Tony Adibe It was more like a projects bonanza, Thursday, as Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, flagged off the construction of New Enugu City roads made up of 17km dual carriageway and feeder roads, 40km Owo-Ubahu-Amankanu-Neke-Ikem dual carriageway, and the construction/reconstruction of 71 urban roads in Enugu capital city. At the Premier Layout Road project awarded to IDC Construction Limited where he carried out the symbolic flag-off of the construction/reconstruction of 71 urban roads, Mbah assured that the urban roads would be simultaneously executed and delivered before the…

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Hotel Presidential Not For Sale, Says Enugu Government

By NewsBits The Enugu State Government has dismissed reports that it has put up the Hotel Presidential for sale, stressing that the hotel will never be sold. The government, in a statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Aka Eze Aka, said it only gave the Enugu State Housing Development Corporation (ESHDC) approval to take over an undeveloped part of the premises to raise funds for public-oriented infrastructural development projects. The Commissioner said: “The purported sale of Hotel Presidential is not true. Contrary to the reports, government…

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Dangote In Big Trouble As BUA Slashes Price Of Cement To N3500, To Reduce It Further In No Time

The management of BUA Cement Plc has announced the reduction of the price of its cement product to N3,500 per bag starting from today Monday October 2, 2023. It said the price reduction was in line with its commitment to spur development in the “building materials and infrastructural sectors”. The company announced the price reduction in a statement posted on its social media X page. Chairman, BUA Abdul Samad Rabiu This development is coming weeks after the company’s chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu, after meeting with President Bola Tinubu, promised to…

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