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Reigners Bible Church Collapse: NSE/COREN visits site, Launches Investigation

A high powered delegation from the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Uyo Branch visited Reigners Bible Church, along Uyo village, Monday, to access the level of wreckage following Saturday’s collapse of the church building.The team led by an erudite Professor of Structural Engineering, Prof. Charles Uko, a former Deputy Governor, Engr. Chris Ekpeyong, Chief Inspector of Engineering Regulatory Monitoring...

Lagos is working, even in a recession. The federal government has a lot to learn from Lagos State by Kelechi Deca

If you know the Alapere-Ketu end of the Oworonshoki-Ogudu-Old Toll Gate stretch of the expressway. You will discover that say seven weeks ago, there was nothing spectacular on that end. But today, a beautifully constructed 800 meters long, two lane road with awesome beside the expressway, complete with drainage, neon road signs, and street lights, has been built to...

Abuja-Kaduna: For Nigeria’s Rail Transport, A New Day Beckons -By Idowu Samuel

 For decades, Nigerians had dreamt of a crisp transport system for mass movement, built around the railway technology like in developed countries. The dream is as good as coming to fulfilment now with the flag-off of commercial services of the Abuja-Kaduna railway project by President Muhammadu Buhari.Last month, a delegation of the Federal Government led by the Minister of...

NSE accuses govts of frustrating investigations into building collapses

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) at the weekend alleged that field reports from its investigative teams had shown that some state governments were blocking it from conducting comprehensive investigations into the causes of frequent building collapses in the country.It said in most cases, officials of the state governments had opted to destroy vital evidences that could help determine...

Nigeria to produce cement for road construction in the country

Nigeria Research To Produce Cement For Road Construction. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu disclosed at the Forum of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.According to him, production of indigenous cement for road becomes necessary due to the way some asphalt built roads get damaged, causing hardship to road users.“We’ve asked Nigerian Building...

Patronise Local Engineers to grow the economy, Engineers Say

The Lagos Branch Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr. Oludayo Oluyemi, has called on the three tiers of government, particularly the Federal Government, to patronise indigenous engineers in the planning and execution of all development projects in the country.Oluyemi, who spoke at the branch’s 2016 public lecture and induction ceremony, said this would help to grow the...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Lagos Court Remands 2 Engineers In Prison ‎

The two engineers, who constructed the collapsed seven-storey guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), were on Tuesday remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Lagos.An Ikeja High Court which gave the ruling, said the men should be kept behind bars until when the charges would be determined.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the engineers —...

4th Mainland Bridge for Lagos Nigeria Awarded?

On the 18th of February a detailed power point presentation was successfully given to His Excellency the Governor of Lagos State by Ger Horgan on behalf of Advanced Engineering Consultants & Visible Assets Limited so as to secure the "Approval in Principle" for the delivery of the project as a "turnkey" solution. This comes after months of research and...

Ambode sacks agency’s GM, two others over Lekki collapsed building

FOR alleged negligence which led to last Monday’s collapse of a building in Lekki, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LSCBA) General Manager Mr Adeigbe Olushola and two others have been sacked by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.The others are Head of Inspection and Quality Control Adeoye Thomas Adeyemi and a Zonal District Officer Dosunmu Gbadebo.The agency’s Zonal Head of Eti-Osa West...

Five dead, several others trapped as building collapses in Lekki

 No fewer than five people have been confirmed dead and others feared trapped after a five storey-building collapsed at Lekki Phase one on early Tuesday morning.Local residents who trooped to the scene say the disaster had long been expected as the developer, Lekki Gardens, allegedly build houses “in a speedy manner”.Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, had stated...