Category Archives: Building Failures

11 Trapped as Building Collapses in Anambra

No fewer than 11 persons were trapped under a three-storey building which collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra in the early hours of Thursday.

The building was located in Okpuno, Otolo, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state.

Mohammed Haruna, …

Operators fault government’s infrastructure financing involvement


CIS pledges advocacy role to boost bourse

Capital market operators have faulted government’s level of financial involvement in the provision of critical infrastructure, urging them to focus more on the formulation and implementation of policies that will impact positively …

Ogun community panic as gully ‘swallows’ 50 houses

• Eight landlords reportedly died from shock
• We are helpless – Ogun govt

Owakurudu community in the Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State is becoming deserted due to a gully that is eating into the community.

It …



The spates of building collapse in Nigeria in the past years have assumed a very worrisome dimension as many lives are lost and huge investments wasted. A building, once properly constructed is expected to be in use for a …



Yesterday Friday 17th August 2018 at about 14.00hrs or 2pm, NBRRI was alerted about a building collapse at IT Igbani/NBRRI road, Off Obafemi Awolowo road, Jabi – Abuja. Because we have continuously used this route to the new NBRRI …

‘Lack of supervision behind building collapse in Nigeria’

Chairman of Failed Structure Investigation Penal in Imo State, Kingsley Onwubiko, has said professional supervision on the usage of standard materials and tested construction methods are critical to durability of building structures.

Mr Onwubiko, a builder himself, disclosed this in …

Why building collapse won’t stop in Nigeria

Building collapse has dealt great blows to Nigerians across all sectors, affecting public buildings, private buildings, government buildings and even religious buildings. Aside the losses recorded in terms of human lives, properties and other things, owners of such buildings will …

Building Collapse in Nigeria: 6 Early Warning Signs

Things that happen when a house is about to collapse

There are quite a number of reasons why a building collapse could happen. It could be as a result of an act of terrorism, a structural failure or natural disasters …

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