Lagos Building Collapse: Lagos Commissioner Resigns

Mr Idris Salako, Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Idris Salako, has resigned his appointment over series of building collapse in the state In view of the development, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said that the Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also accepted his resignation. Omotoso in a statement said, “The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has accepted the resignation of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban…

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Nigeria’s Former Inspector General Of Police, Tafa Balogun Buried Amidst Tears

Nigeria’s one time Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mustapha Balogun’s remains has been committed to mother earth in his Ila-Orangun country home. He was known by his friends and cronies as ‘Tafa for short. The media had reported the death of the Igbomina-born former number cop at Reddington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos Nigeria, and also the activities of his burial slated to hold today, Saturday. The deceased, who would have been 75 years few days to this time was buried according to Islamic rites. Mammoth crowd and dignitaries were present at…

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Abuja Estate Demolished Contrary To Court Order

The Federal Capital Development Administration (FCDA) on Thursday leveled into rubbles a wing of popular estate in Abuja in disobedience to an extant, and clear orders of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja High Court. According to eyewitness over a hundred military and para-military personnel, fully armed and accompanied by officials of the FCDA with a number of trucks moved into the estate a few minutes to 4:00p.m. in a commando style to carry out the illegal demolition. The developer of the estate, popularly known as Jenew Estate, Karsana, which…

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Surveyors Advocate Building Monitoring Law Over Incessant Building Collapse

As a follow up to the recent collapse of a high-rise structure in Ikoyi Lagos State, which killed a lot of people including the developer, the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) has called on government to enact a law that requires periodic deformation study and monitoring of all buildings above two floors. The Chairman Lagos State branch of the NIS, Olukolade Kasim, said the move would ensure not only the safety of lives and property but also restore investors’ confidence in the real estate sector as it contributes significantly to…

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Estate Developer KYC, Others Forced To Appear Before House Committee Over Estate Development Malpractices

Prototype of the KYC house By Our Correspondent From all indications, Mr Michael Ayuba Auta, the Chief promoter of KYC Real Estate Developers (“KYC”) along the Airport Road in Sabo Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja maybe sinking into deeper problems with both the subscribers and the Federal House of Representatives Committee that is investigating the excesses, abuses, and operations of real estate developers in the country. The Committee is chaired by the dogged and patriotic Hon. Blessing Onyeche Onuh representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency in Benue State.…

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Again 19 Persons Killed In Kaduna LGs By Terrorist Gang

Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir el-Rufai On Sunday, the government of Kaduna State confirmed that another 19 people were killed, with many others sustaining injuries following bandits’ attacks on communities in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas of the state. Although the government account of the incident put the death toll at 19, eyewitnesses said not less than 24 persons were actually killed. In a statement confirming the incident, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said 14 people were killed in the attack…

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Real Reasons Many Estates, Houses Are Unoccupied In Abuja

A typical sprawling estate around the National Stadium area of Abuja According to available statistics, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, alone accounts for 10 per cent of the 17 million housing deficits in the country. The irony of this statistics is that this situation persists despite the fact that many mansions, estates dot the landscape of the territory uninhabited. Houses that have been completed but remain unoccupied, are scattered across some districts with many located in private housing estates. As a matter of fact, reports have it that there are…

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Building Collapse Kills Mother And Daughter In Lagos

Disaster has continued to ravage Lagos State as most parts have continued to witness devilish flood that is wrecking havoc all over. This time around even though it rained all through Saturday, it was not flood that we are talking about – it is building collapse that took along with it the precious lives of a mother and her daughter at Abule-Egba, a Lagos suburb, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). LASEMA, however, said a five-year-old girl was rescued alive and was immediately taken to the General…

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Again Lagos Bails Out Fed. Govt., To Reconstruct Intl. Airport Road, Lagos

The acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo made history yesterday by approving that Lagos State Government under the able leadership of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode should embark on a total reconstruction of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road from Oshodi. Lagos State who also have decided to take over and revamp the National Stadium in Surulere area of Lagos long-abandoned to hoodlums by the Federal Government, according to a Press Statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, Mr Ambode, commended the gesture and the Acting President for…

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No Governor In Nigeria Can Outperform Akinwunmi Of Lagos State – Lagosians

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on during the week commissioned the Ajah and Abule Egba Flyovers, saying that both bridges were creative solutions by his administration to address the perennial traffic associated with the areas, as well as boost economic activities in both axes. The Governor who is undoubtedly the best performing governor in this dispensation in terms of infrastructural provision earlier on commissioned the revamped Ojodu Berger bus stop, which now adorns slip roads and state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge. Indeed and in action, the governor and his team have…

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