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40 Escape Death In Ilorin Building Collapse

No fewer than 40 people escaped death on Friday following the collapse of a section of a four-storey building at Zulu Gambari Road, Government Reservation Area in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. It was gathered that three victims were injured and were evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment. Sources said that no fewer than 40 masons, helpers/labourers, plumbers and other artisans were on-site when a section of the building collapsed. It was learnt that some debris from the failed structure fell on two containers near the construction site. Our correspondent also learnt that some of the people were also holding a religious programme in one of the containers, but they managed to run out while the workers in the building either escaped or were rescued. One of the victims,...
New Land Survey Fees Begin In Lagos, Threaten Home Ownership
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New Land Survey Fees Begin In Lagos, Threaten Home Ownership

Hopes of cheaper construction cost and land ownership for prospective property developers may still be a pipe dream going by fresh increase in land survey fees in Lagos area by the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS). The increase by Lagos chapter of the institution, which may act as a test bed for professional scale of fees in the built environment sector has ruffled feathers in the housing industry. Other professional bodies are watching how events will unfold, while experts and private developers foresee increase in lands and housing cost. The chapter had raised the land survey plan fees by over 300 per cent, starting from April 1. The fees cut across different zones of the state. For instance, Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry Ojo and Ajeromi Ifelodun local government that is currently N...
Tales Of Losses: Engage Nigeria’s Army Of Half Baked Artisans At Your Peril
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Tales Of Losses: Engage Nigeria’s Army Of Half Baked Artisans At Your Peril

Few weeks ago, Juliet Yusuf, an Idoma businesswoman based in Australia, arrived Nigeria in high spirits five days ahead of her wedding. Like many Nigerians in the Diaspora, having reliable friends who could arrange all the vendors for her wedding needs was a huge advantage. A busy woman, who hardly had time to do much shopping ahead of her wedding, Yusuf leaned on her friends, who assured her that she would get top-notch arrangement towards her wedding. When the issue of her wedding dress came up, despite all her misgivings, the friends told her there were more than enough designers within the country to make the most gorgeous gown. Out of caution, the bride-to-be got different people, whom she found through referral, to design her wedding dress and her reception dress. “The...

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