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    Many escape death as hotel building collapses in Ebonyi

Many escape death as hotel building collapses in Ebonyi

Guests occupying the Metro View Hotel in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state, escaped death as a wing of the hotel collapsed on Wednesday.The hotel is located at Presco junction close to Presco campus of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.No life was reportedly lost in the incident.The Abakaliki capital territory development authority sealed off the entrance of the hotel on Thursday morning.Ejem Okoro, [...]

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    Landlord, pregnant daughter among 14 killed in Jos building collapse

Landlord, pregnant daughter among 14 killed in Jos building collapse

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 14 people died as a result of the three-storey building which collapsed in Jos, Plateau state.The incident occurred in Jos north local government area of the state on Monday.Nurudeen Musa, head, search and rescue operations at the north-central office of NEMA, who disclosed the casualty figure on Tuesday, said four people also sustained [...]

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    ‘Many trapped’ as building collapses in Jos

‘Many trapped’ as building collapses in Jos

A three-story building collapsed in Jos, Plateau state capital, on Monday, leaving many residents trapped.The building, which houses a pharmacy and a public toilet, is located at Butcher lane, off Dilimi street in Jos north local government area of the state.At least six persons have reportedly been evacuated from the collapsed building and taken to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, [...]

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    Twelve injured as another building collapses in Lagos

Twelve injured as another building collapses in Lagos

No less than twelve people were injured after the collapse of a three-storey building in Fagba area of Lagos state.It was gathered that the building, which was under construction, collapsed on Wednesday night, leaving many people trapped in the rubble.Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the chief executive officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident to reporters.She said there were no mortalities recorded. [...]

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    Lagos pulls down 30 defective buildings

Lagos pulls down 30 defective buildings

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) says it has pulled down 30 out of 80 distressed buildings marked for demolition in Lagos Island.Olalekan Shodehinde, general manager, LASBCA, disclosed this on Wednesday.He said the demolition would come in phases because some of the buildings were subject of litigation.LASBCA had marked 80 building for demolition following the collapse of three structures [...]

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    APC ‘didn’t prepare for election’ in Akwa Ibom

APC ‘didn’t prepare for election’ in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, a socio-political organisation,  says the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state was not prepared for elections but depended on federal might to win.Responding to the state APC call for relocation of tribunal from Uyo to Abuja, Emmanuel Sam, leader of the group, said APC lacks moral justification to point fingers at any person [...]

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    ‘One killed, children trapped’ as 3-storey building collapses in Abuja

‘One killed, children trapped’ as 3-storey building collapses in Abuja

A three-storey shopping complex under construction in the Jabi area of Abuja has collapsed killing, one person and leaving 12 others trapped.The incident occurred around 1:30pm.A witness said children and food hawkers were among those trapped in the building. Eight people were said to have been rescued, including the site engineer, whose leg was  reportedly broken.At the time of filing [...]

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    Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four persons were killed and six injured on Sunday when a three-storey building collapsed in Owerri, Imo state.The incident occurred at 9 Egbu road, by fire service junction in the state capital.Although state emergency management agency is yet to issue an official statement on the incident, reports have it that a “structural defect” led to the collapse.The landlord, whom the [...]

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    TETFund: We’ll punish those behind building collapse at Okopoly, Kano varsity

TETFund: We’ll punish those behind building collapse at Okopoly, Kano varsity

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has vowed to punish those behind the building collapse at Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, and the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state.The pledge was made when the committee, which was set up to investigate the incidents, submitted its report to Abdullahi Bichi Baffa,  executive secretary of TETFund, with the agency [...]

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    6 rescued, 2 trapped in Abuja building collapse

6 rescued, 2 trapped in Abuja building collapse

A building collapsed in Abuja on Monday sometime between 12:00 and 12:30am, leaving two persons trapped in the debris.Speaking to journalists, Abbas Idriss, a staff of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said eight people were trapped earlier but six had been rescued in the crash, which occurred at Road 444/441, Okpanachi Crescent, Gwarimpa estate."We hope that the remaining two would [...]

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    UPDATED: ‘Five’ injured as building collapses at Kano university

UPDATED: ‘Five’ injured as building collapses at Kano university

A building under construction at the Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, collapsed on Monday, initially sparking fears that many students and workers were injured.However, according Shehu Alhaji Musa, vice chancellor of the university, only five people sustained injuries in the incident .“I can confirm to you that no life was lost and only five persons who are not even [...]

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