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Friday, November 05, 2021

Mr Femi Osibona, Developer Of Collapsed Building In Lagos Confirmed Dead.

The body of Femi Osibona, Chief Executive Officer of Fourscore Homes Limited, (owner of the company which constructed the 21-storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday) was pulled out of the rubbles of the collapsed building on Thursday November 4,2021.
 





116 comments:

  1. Corruption, Greed, Nepotism, Favouritism can never produce anything good.

    For someone who has built houses in many places in the world , are we sure this man did not know that something was wrong somewhere and yet he carried on with the project?

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    1. Not right to speak bad of the dead. He paid with his life, let it be please. RIP Femi... May God grant your soul repose

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    2. My points exactly yesterday!! Meanwhile, COREN and NSE are both silent ob this matter, they have not issued a statement since the unfortunate incident. Some folks were misunderstanding my stance. You will be shocked Mr.Osibona is just a front for the actual owner of the highrise. The owner is a lagos big boy politician based in Abuja with lots of connects to the seat of power. Lets wait till things start to unfold. Who gave the go ahead for work to continue even when it was not supposed to??

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    3. This your comment is on nairaland. every single word written here was written there by a certain omicron. Are you the same person if not please don't cause issue for stella.

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    4. I want to believe Nigeria happened to him. Bad associations telling him “to save cost, maximize profit, people do it and nothing happens”. I saw a letter from the firm handling the project that resigned due to some unethical stuff going on there. God rest his soul and others departed souls and comfort the bereaved.

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    5. May his soul and the souls of others lost in the rubble reat in peace. Amen. May God comfort their families

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    6. What I’m not happy about is the innocent souls he took along with him due to his greed. Freda Francis lost her mum May she RIP. Fine woman always helping out in church

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    7. @Mark Morgan, that's answer you seek will never come, we're still asking who gave the shoot to kill order on the End SARS protest.

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    8. Was supposed to belong to VP, no they haven't succeeded yet.
      A plot amongst the 3plots was later sold to the VP behind closed doors,"THEY" tried everything possible 2years back to take over the house,no way, they blew up some old buildings in Lagos metropolis and enacted a law that ANY BUILDING THAT FALLS,THE DEBRIS WILL BE CLEARED BY LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE LAND TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE.
      This is where they're going.

      BTW Chief AAd Ojo of Elizade Toyota Motors has issued a press statement that he didn't sell any plot on second deliberations to the VP. Nobody should call his name in the event unfolding.

      Mark Morgan, you're intelligent man. Thanks for the heads up.

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    9. Mark, stop twisting your words! After you were cornered with solid questions which you couldn't give an answer to yesterday, you are now changing mouth. Hian!!

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    10. Mark: "When you watch the movie "DESIGNATED SURVIVOR" You will come to understand that some things in government do not just happen by accident. There are orchestrations and high-powered machinations and power play at work."

      Yesterday, instead of admitting this man did a shoddy work, you were all gung-ho accusing the government of being the one that ORCHESTRATED this, now you are claiming being misunderstood.

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    11. Young Grandma, these cultural excuses is part of why our society is the way it is today. Lives have been lost here, and issues need to be addressed. We can't sweep this under the carpet because it's bad to speak ill of the dead.

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    12. 7.59 πŸ‘Œ Exactly. That firm resigned because they couldn't in good conscience support the quality of work being there. They must have lost money as a result of withdrawing but chose to do the right thing. Imagine if each person has such an attitude.

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    13. 8.53 you people should carry your nonsense politics out of here. This isn't apc vs pdp nonsense biko.

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    14. Anon 8.53 what exactly are you writing? What is this disjointed comment? Are you sleep writing? Either you need to go back to sleep or go and watch Netflix instead of this movie script you are still trying to put together.

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    15. Mark Morgan , what are you writing? Mr Femi is not the owner. He was the contractor.

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    16. All these cockroaches perching on 8:53 comment,do you know they've tried to collect the plots of land from the owner on three occasions?
      The battle is not over.

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    17. 12.20, we know you are the same one 8.53. Go and sleep abeg. Senior cockroach.

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    18. Young grandma, the other people who also perished: labourers,
      a food hawker and her 9 year old daughter, visitors, friends, corps members also died due to Femi's determination to be penny wise, pound foolish.

      Should we romanticize Hitler's actions because he is dead? Should we continue to dismiss the mass murder of fellow human beings just because they are poor and seeking honest work? Imagine the pain of all the parents and siblings of these people. Imagine the deep wounds their deaths will cause their children before trying to shield the memory of the rich man who signed their death warrant.

      Femi may have had a good number of successful projects but it is clear from the quality of the rubble in that building and the letter written by the Prowess engineering firm that he joined the Romans in building with "naija sense", cutting corners and he paid for it. For a Nigerian firm to hands off from your project due to concerns about quality, it shows that Femi had no personal values or integrity. He came to Nigeria and proved he is more Nigerian than most in terms of 419. The buck stops with him as the builder of that project.

      This is the same thing TB Joshua did but unfortunately, he waited a few years before going to join the 110 people he murdered with his greed. Talk true. It won't kill you.

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    19. Excuse me Anon 08: 43, Freda Francis' mom died of cancer in the UK. Not related to this incident please.

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  2. Sad way to die.
    But he just escaped being prosecuted for gross negligence and loss of lives.

    And truth be told, it is better the fatal incident happened now when the building was still under construction. The death toll would have been in hundreds if the building had been completed and rented out for office use.

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  3. Who'll believe this same man fought the authorities when they came inspecting this building a year ago. He pulled strings and the investigation was stopped. Now he would wish things were done differently. Only God can tell what happened

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    1. He should build skyscrapers in hell! I only pity the innocent lives that were lost

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    2. God was trying to save his life, but he said no.

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    3. very greed human being.

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  4. The saying "The captain goes down with the ship" is a maritime tradition that a sea captain holds ultimate responsibility for their ship and everyone embarked on it.

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  5. What a painful way to die and his friend went with him too

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  6. He underestimated the potential of his bribe, this time.
    It is really sad to see what we have become buy also a lesson that the stokes we throw in the marketplace can hit our family members.

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    1. My pain is the innocent people that had to die because of this man's greed and corruption. You build houses in other countries, you followed the rules and regulations to a T, then you came to your own country to do same and you caught the "lack of conscience and greed bug" and decided to do a shoddy job. What would have happened if this build got completed? I wish the ground will start opening up and swallowing people like in the days of Moses. That's the judgement needed in Nigeria right now to sweep all the horrible people away.

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    2. @07:46 *but *stones

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  7. Oh dear.... It's tragic. So many people died

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  8. Poetic justice , he died and took 30+ souls with him. I feel no pity . He should have not died so he can account for the souls lost. Our elites and greed are 5 and 6 πŸ¦‹

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    1. I'm angry that he died just like that but even if he survived and is alive, no body will hold him accountable. He'd get away with it because, this is Nigeria. His life isn't better than that of the thirty something innocent souls that was wasted because of his greed and wickedness so, i am not sorry. πŸ–• him!

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    2. Exactly Chisom. Richard Nyong of Lekki gardens (4 years ago people died when the ill constructed building collapsed) is still walking a free man and has infact rebranded with many media outlets hailing him as a success and philanthropist.

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    3. Account fire! Rich people get away with a lot of things in this Nigeria. The matter would've been swept under the carpet easily. Everything about this collapse is just terrible

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    4. 09:21, so many criminals with a loud evidence of their crimes are walking free and even going deeper into more notorious criminal acts and unapologetic about it in this country, while the genuine hard working ones are harassed and are accused of all sorts just so they'd be brought down. The goal is for a certain people to remain at the top while the rest stays struggling and serving the criminals.

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    5. Anonymous 9.21 I saw him celebrating his birthday some months back and his photos splashed on all national dailies..I was utterly disgusted.....Nigeria is just a crime scene..Shame to Lagos State Government; by now there should be mass sacking and resigning...

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    6. @09:21 Calm down. People may forget but God doesn't. He won't ever be on the top charts again. No matter how hard he tries

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  9. This life is too short, no one knows tomorrow. I believe his spirit will be regretting his actions if he hard know. Vanity upon vanity.
    Rest on and may he find peace with his maker.

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  10. Unfortunate death. Many souls perished because of cutting corners.. πŸ˜”

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  11. This building should just have collapsed at night to minimize the loss. So many innocent and hustling souls lost. I am seriously pained. This country is just tiring cos these deaths are avoidable but for corruption and greed. Even the rescue team with their limited resources and tools taking time off is what I can’t relate with. What happens to running shifts. In a developed nation, casualities won’t be this high definitely. Naija tire person I swear!

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    1. Many construction workers sleep on site. Either ways, more than 30 people would have still died if it had collapsed at night

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    2. Honestly Anonymous I am so annoyed...

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  12. I hope this is true. I hope it is his body. The muthafucker deserves to die. You can't kill tens of people and expect pity from me. This asshole has been investing and reinvesting Ill-gotten money channeled to him by criminal politicians and your daddies in the lord. Nigeria is such a big scam. "Real Estate" in Nigeria is just a structure where politicians and their cousins (pastors) hide money. They're all over Abuja with mighty signboards. I pity this country. It's so rotten

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    1. Very rotten @caesar Nigeria needs to closed if possible

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    2. It's so rotten yet you are still inside. What does that make you, uncle?

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    3. you dont know Femi osibona ..he was rich even in UK had so many properties ..

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    4. I'm just pained that he won't be here to pay for his crime.

      Innocent lives cut short!

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    5. Whether rich in UK is not a certificate to do a shoddy job in his country.

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  13. RIP to him and to those who lost their lives to the unfortunate incident
    May God comfort their families

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  14. Shame to Lagos state government for being corrupt. Now they have killed lots of people. God will never forgive them and this man for going overboard.

    RIP to all. May our legs never take us to a place of no return Amen and also may we never be okukos for fresh stews Amen

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    1. Shame to them a very big shame....Very bad Always using human lives for politics

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  15. Rip,😩😩😩
    Tonia

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  16. This is so painful. May God comfort the families grieving. Kai πŸ˜”

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  17. I gat no pity for a greedy man that value money more than his life, govt should pls investigate dangote cement cos since their cement become the predominant used cement in Nigeria, theirs raise in collapsing of buildings

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    1. Hope you know there is an expected ratio when mixing cement, sand and other components before you start roping Dangote into this.

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    2. It amazes me how people who are not in construction just open mouth and proclaim whatever they dont know ..do you think its only cement thats used to build there are so many factors including rods, foundation etc

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    3. Please Amacastel has a point ...Some engineers have questioned the quality of dangote cement taking into cognizance the setting time compared to other cements in the world...His cement is one of the most expensive in the world...Let SON and co be involved in such buildings like this...

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    4. Leave Dangote out of this

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    5. I build and I have atleast 2 houses, many engineers always refuse to use dangote cement for decking and linter level cos of it's inferior quality, cement us actually the most component of any house

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  18. Do the right thing, they said no! sooner or later, everyone will answer for the wrongs they did.

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  19. This is a sad story..may his soul rest in peace.


    Imagine what greed has caused us in this nation..

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  20. Rip to everyone that lost their lives. They died an avoidable death. His spirit will be regretting by now. So many hustling spirits lost. I'm pained

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  21. This is sad and heartbroken. May we never be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    This tragic occurrence could have been avoided........ Really sad.

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  22. Chaii if only he could change the change the hands of time... may his soul rest in peace.

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  23. Cutting corners is the last thing one should do because of the consequences πŸ€”
    This is heartbreaking πŸ’”πŸ˜’
    How many souls gone just like chicken πŸ” because of cutting corners,greed,wickedness,not thinking πŸ€”πŸ˜• about life's that are involve.

    May God rest their souls πŸ™
    And console their families.

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  24. Cutting corners is the last thing one should do because of the consequences πŸ€”
    This is heartbreaking πŸ’”πŸ˜’
    How many souls gone just like chicken πŸ” because of cutting corners,greed,wickedness,not thinking πŸ€”πŸ˜• about life's that are involve.

    May God rest their souls πŸ™
    And console their families..

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  25. OMG, may his soul rest in peace

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  26. People commenting here do the same in their various capacities and offices. Na who they catch, na him be thief. It's in our DNA to cut corners and we carry am go outside Nigeria. When this government was fighting substandard materials, my people said they are being targeted, seeing na them be mostly importers. If we can tell ourselves the truth, we are all part of the problem. All Nigerians, including me.

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    1. Hope you read ☝️ there that an engineering firm pulled out of the project last year. Not everyone is involved in wrongdoing / a part of the problem biko.

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    2. Exactly πŸ‘

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    3. God bless you 09:00!!

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    4. In my job i dont cut corners abeg. Infact im always out for the Company to hire the best vendors,artisans,contractors no matter the cost.
      My boss we say "is the company broke". And i dont collect kick-backs or bribe from any vendor.

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    5. 22.30 God bless you, Amen.

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  27. A very big tragedy,RIP to the dead,the video of the man who was in tears and wanted to see the body of his 16 year old son that was trapped under the rubbles really got me emotional😒😒This tragedy could have been avoided,so sad indeed...

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  28. Nigerians will get abroad and obey all the required rules and standards, but come back to Nigeria and start cutting corners, shunting traffic light, intimidating government officials through connection.

    Just know that every seed you sow, you will reap in one way or the other.

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    1. This is the truth...We just don't love ourselves..We treat our country like a money making company...I will never understand this inordinate desire to have money at all cost

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  29. I'm soooo angry about this case because it was all avoidable.

    As for the conspiracy theorists, hope you can rest now.

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  30. When are we going to start doing things right? To me development of high rise buildings should be left for construction giants like Julius Berger and co. If you cannot afford getting them, it means you lack capability to develop a high rise building. Look at what 'minimizing cost' has caused to many lives and families. May God help us in this country.

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    1. I disagree. It doesn't necessarily have to be done by construction giants. This same man has constructed similar buildings overseas so clearly has the capability to build such; the problem is he chose to do as he pleases in his own home country.

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    2. Good heart I agree with you..first of all let us follow the building code..I learnt we have one but yet to be passed by the Senate....Lagos State Government should have a list of approved certified construction companies, at least 10 of them for any building exceeding 5 floors...

      Also basic HSE should be in place...How can you have such people in the building and there was no manifest...One can't ascertain how many people were in the building

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  31. This is painful, may this serve as a lesson to everyone to do the right thing always

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    1. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
      Those selling fake drugs and items
      Those giving bribes
      Those perverting justice
      Those supporting evil
      Those turning a blind eye to what is wrong
      On and on it goes

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  32. I feel so pained about this incidence. Look at beautiful Onyinye about to get married. Look at the other people whose families will never see them again :((((

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  33. Hmmmm! People are just too quick to comment on this incident. There are lots of questions begging for answers.
    1. Was Mr Osibona fronting for someone?

    2. How come the building waited for him to be at the site holding a meeting before collapsing?

    3. If trully he was fronting for a big wig as alleged, is it possible there was a sabotage to get at the former?

    4 Is there a possibilty an explosive was present in the building?

    5. Which is the truth; 15 story was approved or 21 story actually got approval

    I had the priviledge to have met Mr Osibona at a programme last year, he was such a big inspiration and a giver. RIP Mr Femi Osibona.

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    1. Because he is such a giver, you are now looking at who to push the blame to?

      Hope you've seen the video of him attacking those who came to shut down the construction last year.

      Hope you've also read the letter of the firm that withdrew from the construction in 2020.

      New ID as well. We see you.
      Some Nigerians. Smhhhhh

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    2. Be truthful. If your sister or brother was amongst those that died, would you honestly write the comment you just did above? Do you realise how important it is to address the underlying issues behind constant building collapse to prevent future occurrences? Do you??!

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    3. My friend stop coming here to twist the narrative ..no be only bomb na nuclear weapon ..who is femi na that they will use bomb ..people have lost their lives and you are looking for who to blame except the owner ..femi is rich from time does not need to front for nobody ..it may be something as simple as employing an inexperienced mason who did not secure pillar well .may they all rest in peace

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    4. 10.55 πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
      You need to see the picture of the structure when Oluwo visited it some weeks ago with Mr Osibona, that building was clearly not up to par.

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    5. @10:34, dont come and spew bile under my comments, Na kwesion I asked o? Only God knows the truth in this matter. New ID indeed!

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    6. @10:55, You must be very silly for telling me not to air my view. No one can categorically say this was exactly what happened, Mason ko Mansion ni!!!
      RIP to everyone that lost their lives in the incident.

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    7. Hehehehe l love pple who can think outside d box.
      What if d enemies got to d 1st contractors and made them sabotage the whole project: by claiming it was unfit? Evidence 1.( This is 9ja,bodies disappear, evidence changed)

      They sent pple to cause a scene on d site( evidence nos 2)last yr and calls where made. All staged!

      The powers of d West r well hated by them. It's been alleged Osinbanjo hand is involved in d ownership, what ever VP has is also partly owned by Jagaban.
      The best way to frustrate this pple, BLOW up d building!

      My guy I fit no Sabi write well but I will emphatically state here.
      It wasn't an accident, it was intentionally blew up with political undertone

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    8. All this mouth.... shey na because your person no die inside? Rabbesh

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    9. 12.07 this your movie script no fly. Infact, e no make sense.

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    10. @12:07, thank you jare, nothing is impossible in this country. Only God knows the truth.

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    11. What is the bile in the response? Abegi... πŸ™„πŸ™„

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    12. Another Angel@12;07πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  34. There are many greedy developers all over the world, lots of new build properties in the UK were not well built and that's ina society where they try hard to hold them accountable. Imagine a place like Nigeria where one phone call is all it takes to have your way.

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  35. This reminds me of the grenfell towers fire incident in the uk where substandard materials were used and this caused the fire to spread faster. The fire fighters couldn't control the fire because the materials used were highly combustible and substandard, the cheapest of the cheap which should never be used.

    Here we go again, a developer who has done projects in the Uk,South Africa and the USA, a seasoned one who should know better and knows the consequences of cutting corners, who should place life over money, who should do the right thing or take a walk with his head up high, who should never bow to pressure from whoever!! Why? Why? Why?

    This tragedy didn't have to happen.

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    1. It wasn't substandard (inferior version of a right material), just the wrong type of material plus incorrect instructions from the fire service to stay put.

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    2. It is the wickedness of man...Nothing more

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    3. Anonymous 12:02 if it’s substandard, isn’t it wrong to use?

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    4. 13.47 a sub-standard material is an inferior one to the original.

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  36. To all my lovely bv s … interesting comments u all wrote But one thing is Sure , there is time to be born and time to die !!
    Let’ dis serve as a reminder to Us all that we should take life One day at a time !!!

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  37. Condolences to all families who lost their members in this sad incident. May Almighty Jehovah assuage your grief and leave you all only with the best memories of your loved ones.

    On the incident, it is better to wait and close mark the investigation than to speculate.

    Someone said above that Nigeria happened to the man. I agree. It happened to the man and the project. But I may disagree on how it happened to him and the project.

    By news, he has built before in Nigeria though not at this size and height.

    Will come to build a several billion Naira project and self sabotage by shoddy materials?

    Anybody who has built a simple sandcrete block fence in Nigeria, not even a bungalow or one storey building knows who we are as Nigerians - ever ready to cheat a project owner.

    Where the owner insists on standards and quality materials/job, he/she is told lesser is enough. Any further insisting means he/she has money to waste = more stealing but still lesser quality of work and materials.

    Typical Nigerian supplier will pass lesser quantity and quality materials for same price as the best.

    What about workers? Ever ready to do less or take away.

    And just one or four pillars with the wrong materials and shoddy workmanship can bring down any multi-level project.

    This is why Nigerians (suppliers and workmen) are handled firmly at big project work sites usually under the supervision of lesser or equally qualifed foreigners. If handled by a Nigerian, they see that person as wicked (a.k.a. he/she nor want make we chop). They "go home" for him or her. But inferiority complex and self knowledge prevents them from going home for a foreigner.

    I don't know this man. This is not in defence of anyone. It is based on my experience in dealing with my fellow Nigerians on projects. As a people, the majority of Nigerians are ... Sadly, it is now known to most of the world.

    Oh, by the way, I am a Nigerian.

    May Almighty God help us.

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  38. Everything in Nigeria wants to kill you

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