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Building collapse: SON to regulate measurements, weights of building materials

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has initiated moves to curb the collapse of buildings across the country through the regulation of the accuracy of weights and measurements of building materials.

Ibrahim Magu: How corruption caused infrastructure decay in Nigeria

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday, said corruption has played a role in frustrating or ruining the provision and maintenance of infrastructure in the country over the years.
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Magnitude 5.6 quake hits western Turkey

A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey’s western province of Denizli on Wednesday, damaging some buildings and knocking bricks and tiles to the ground in the rural area, officials and the Turkish quake monitor.

Official: No fresh building collapse in Lagos

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has said there was no fresh building collapse in the state as being reported on the social media on Monday

Lagos building collapse: Gani Adams condoles victims’ families, urges government’s action

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has sent words of sympathy to the families of the victims of the collapsed building in Ita Faji, Lagos.
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Coup: Turkey reinstates nearly 60,000 passports revoked

Turkey on Friday lifted passport restrictions on nearly 60,000 people with alleged ties to failed coup in 2016, the Interior Ministry said.
Destroyed houses are pictured after a fire broke out in a slum in Chittagong on February 17, 2019. – A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on February 17 killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on Sunday killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said.
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Boko Haram kills six, burns houses, shops in separate attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people in separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, looting shops and burning homes, residents said on Tuesday.

House linked by EFCC to Ayodele Fayose is mine – Ekiti lawmaker

A member of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Samuel Omotoso, has said that a two-storey commercial building located at Okesa Market and sealed by the EFCC, belongs to him.
This handout photo released by BMPM/SM shows firemen working and removing rubble at the site where two buildings collapsed, on November 5, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. - French rescue workers were searching into the night for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed in the centre of Marseille. (Photo by Loic AEDO and HO / BMPM/SM Aedo / AFP) /

Anger in France as six killed in Marseille building collapse

A sixth body was found Wednesday in the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that collapsed in the French city of Marseille, where furious residents have accused authorities of ignoring warnings about the state of housing for the poorest.

Senate urges federal government to find lasting solution to flooding in Nigeria

The Senate Thursday urged the federal government to convene a stakeholders meeting to X-ray the perennial flood disaster across the country with a view to proffering a lasting solution to the menace.
An earthquake-affected child drinks water at a makeshift camp in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 4, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. A total of 1,424 people have been confirmed dead and over 2,500 injured after the monster earthquake struck, sending destructive waves barrelling into Sulawesi island. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Indonesia quake kids traumatised as rescuers race against clock

Many children have been separated from their families and are "in shock and traumatised" following Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as much-needed supplies trickled in to shattered communities.

CSJ: Weak electoral laws responsible for vote buying in Nigeria

The poser now is whether there’s a monitoring mechanism in place between INEC and the political parties to verify if they do not receive funds from outside Nigeria and if they are under obligation to submit their detailed bank accounts for INEC’s scrutiny”.
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FEMA expresses uncertainty over cause of Abuja tremor

Few days after some Abuja residence experienced earth tremor in areas such as Mpape, Maitama, Gwarinpa and Kubwa, the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has expressed uncertainty over the cause.
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NIBBRI: No tremor should be taken for granted

Prof. Danladi Matawal, Director-General, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute, has warned the nation not to take any tremors for granted.
People stand in the rubble at a car suicide car bomb scene on September 2, 2018 in Mogadishu.A suicide car bomb killed three security guards and injured several more people in the heart of the Somali capital Mogadishu. / AFP PHOTO / ABDIRAZAK HUSSEIN FARAH

Car bomb kills six outside Somali government office

Six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a local government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said.

3,000 residents benefit from Lagos’ Rent-to-Own houses

No fewer than 3,000 residents have so far benefited from the Lagos State Government’s Rent-To-Own schemes, according to the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Gbolahan Lawal.

The use of asbestos can cause cancer – commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, has alerted the public against the use of asbestos as ceiling in homes, saying it could cause cancer.

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Adamawa speaker lauds President Buhari for quick intervention in Numan crisis

Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa, Speaker, Adamawa State House of Assembly, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the quick intervention and response in the affected communities in the state.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Governor Sani-Bello sets up strategic committees for Inauguration

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Senator Wamakko attends Muslim World League Ramadan meeting in Saudi Arabia

The Muslim World League, has invited its member and the Chairman, Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, to its meeting scheduled to hold in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, during the forthcoming Ramadan fast, 1440 AH.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2019 A recent but undated handout picture released by Lyra McKee’s family via the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on April 19, 2019 shows journalist and author Lyra McKee posing for a photograph. – The killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry on April 18, 2019 marked the latest upsurge of violence in Northern Ireland — where fears grow that a fragile and hard-won peace is increasingly at risk. (Photo by HO / POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PSNI) / AFP) /

Funeral for young journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland

A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
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Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri charged with misconduct following sending-off against Burnley

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct following his sending-off against Burnley, the FA have announced on their official website.