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

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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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Otodo Gbame: Evicted slum dwellers mourn slain colleagues

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Waterside and slum dwellers, under the aegis of their umbrella body, the Nigerian Slum / Informal Settlement Federation (Federation), say they stand with the families of two of their colleagues who were slain in the course of the violent April 2017 forced evictions at Otodo Gbame community in Lagos. At a funeral procession on Saturday, June 4, 2017 for the ...

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Amid fresh ruling, future remains bleak for Otodo Gbame evictees

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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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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

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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

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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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