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OBSERVATIONS AT THE SCENE OF THE BUILDING COLLAPSE AT DAGARA STREET OFF APATIRA

OBSERVATIONS AT THE SCENE OF THE BUILDING COLLAPSE AT DAGARA STREET OFF APATIRA STREET , ITAFAJI AREA,LAGOS-Building Collapse Prevention Guild (Lagos Island Cell) • The collapsed building must have been standing for over 10 years. I learnt it was renovated last year with an addition of pent floor. A private nursery and primary school was occupying the 3rd floor and the pent floor while there were shops on the ground floor. • As a built industry professional and a “son of the soil”; born and brought up on Bamgbose street, I am very familiar with the Itafaji area. The area is locally known as Oko-faji district; one of the four (4) historical districts on Lagos Island (Eko). Others are; Isale-Eko, Olowogbowo districts and the Brazilian quarters. • The location of the collapsed building is well known to me and it saddens me that young lives were been sniffed out right underneathmy nose. • The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG, Lagos Island Cell) efforts were been impeded

HND graduates contest ARCON’s plan to transfer suit

Legal moves by the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) to seek transfer of the suit filed against it by Higher National Diploma (HND) graduates to Lagos have met a stiff opposition. The HND graduates had dragged their professional body, ARCON to a Federal High Court, Akure for allegedly discriminating against their certificates.Usually, the graduates were allowed to rise to the pinnacle of the profession through the Finals I and II examinations after a long duration, which was suspended in 2016. Also, HND graduates who had acquired further qualifications such as PGD, MSc and PhD were disallowed from writing the Professional Practice Examination (PPE) and Architects Competence Programme (ACP) by ARCON. Consequently, the aggrieved HND holders have in the suit urged the court to reinstate their rights by compelling ARCON to recognise the Finals Iand II exams for HND holders. They also asked the court to compel ARCON to recognize and accept PGD certificate as obtainabl