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FCTA demolishes illegal houses over violation of master plan

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Abuja demolished illegal houses built at Sabo Iddo community near the University of Abuja permanent site. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman, FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, said the exercise was aimed at promoting sanity in line with the Abuja master plan, not to ...

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After three days’ notice, Lagos demolishes shanties on Lekki coastal road

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has demolished all shanties and illegal structures on Lekki coastal road which serves as alternative to Lekki-Epe route. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The demolition was carried out after a three-day removal notice had reportedly been issued to affected persons. Chairman of the State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), CSP Shola Jejeloye, confirmed the demolition ...

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Waterfronts demolition: Lagos withdraws from court-ordered mediation process

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The Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) – comprising dozens of waterfront communities and scores of other informal settlements across Lagos – on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 expressed regret at the decision of the Lagos State Government to withdraw from the court-ordered mediation process that had presented a small glimmer hope of finding a win-win alternative solution to the threat of ...

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Otodo Gbame: We’re shocked by Lagos govt’s excuse for demolition – CSOs

Otodo-Gbame

A coalition of civil society operatives has frowned at reasons given by the Lagos State Government for demolishing Otodo Gbame, an ancestral fishing settlement in Lekki, on Friday, March 17, 2017 despite a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts. The groups said in a joint statement made available to EnviroNews on Thursday, ...

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Images: Demolition of Otodo Gbame community

Otodo-Gbame

On Friday, March 17 2017, the Lagos State Government demolished and forcefully evicted the Otodo Gbame community, an act that has been greeted by widespread condemnation. The exercise was said to have been carried out in disregard for a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts communities. But government said the action was ...

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Why we demolished Otodo Gbame community, by Lagos govt

Steve Ayorinde

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 clarified its position on why what it terms “illegal shanties and unwholesome habitation” were cleared around Ilado and seafront areas beside Freedom Road, in Lekki, Lagos. The government in a statement said the Environment Ministry’s action was carried out in order to forestall an environmental disaster and another round of deadly skirmishes that ...

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Residents, group condemn Otodo Gbame community’s demolition

Otodo-Gbame

The Nigerian Slum / Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) and the Justice & Empowerment Initiatives Nigeria (JEI) have condemned the demolition and forced eviction of the Otodo Gbame community, an act believed to have been carried out by the Lagos State Government, albeit on Friday, March 17, 2017. The groups, in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Monday, March 20 ...

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Legacy flays demolition of 161-year-old Lagos monument

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Lagos-based historical and environmental interest group, Legacy, has kicked against the demolition a week ago of Olaiya House (or “Ilojo Bar”), which was in 1956 declared a national monument by the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). Located on 6, Alli and 2 Bamgbose Streets, CMS on the Lagos Island, the structure, which overlooked the Tinubu Square, was built ...

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Minanuel Investment demands FCDA apology, compensation over Abuja demolition

Minanuel Investment Limited, developer of the Minanuel Estate, Goza, Lugbe 1 Extension in Abuja that was recently demolished, has demanded for an apology as well as compensation from the authorities. The firm, through its lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), submitted that the demolition of the 372 housing units by the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) through self-help cannot be justified under ...

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WUF6: Amnesty International flays forced eviction, UN launches ‘Open UN-Habitat’ website

As representatives of governments and city authorities of over 100 countries discuss the future of the world’s urban centres in the Italian city of Naples (between 1 and 7 September 2012), Amnesty International has called on all government delegates at the Sixth World Urban Forum (WUF6) to respect the right to housing and stop forced evictions. Officials of the organisation ...

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