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Otodo Gbame: Evictions cruel, inhuman, degrading, court rules

Otodo Gbame

With hundreds of anxious poor, urban residents – men, women, and children – from waterfronts across Lagos State waiting inside and outside the High Court courtroom, Honourable Justice Onigbanjo on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 delivered his judgment. Relying on the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009, his Lordship said that he found evictions without adequate notice and resettlement to be ...

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Amid fresh ruling, future remains bleak for Otodo Gbame evictees


Thousands of homeless and now landless evictees from Otodo Gbame community are sleeping in boats and squatting with relatives and friends in at least 16 other waterfront settlements across Lagos. With support from some Lagosians, officials of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) and Justice & Empowerment Initiatives – Nigeria (JEI) are reportedly leading efforts to provide relief materials to ...

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Confusion as Bayelsa evicts displaced persons from flood camps

As the flood that ravaged the entire Bayelsa State finally recedes, many of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were contemplating on how to live their lives after the flood. While many of them left voluntarily for fishing and farming activities, others waited for government support for proper resettlement. This, however, was not the case as the Bayelsa State Government, through ...

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Evicted Nigerian fishermen evacuated from Gabon

The Federal Government on  Sunday evacuated 215 stranded Nigerian fishermen from the Republic of Gabon back home. Spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yushau Shuaib, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Monday that the evacuation was necessitated after the Gabonese authorities issued an eviction notice to Nigerian fishermen living in Nende, Mouka and Kenza Islands to move away ...

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Makoko: The tragedy, the intrigues

Environmental science writer, Tina Armstrong-Ogbonna, relates her experience as the controversial Makoko demolition saga unfolded in Lagos   I recently participated in the filming of a documentary on flooding and erosion in Lagos State sponsored by a non-governmental organisation. The focus of the documentary in Lagos was to highlight people, places and communities adversely affected by flooding and erosion. The ...

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