Lagos Government Launches ADR Vehicle to Address Badia Forced Evictions

The Lagos State Government has launched an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) vehicle – Communities’ Conflict Resolution Forum (CCRF) –  for resolving the convoluted legal and human rights issues arising from the September 18, 2015 demolition of Badia community, which displaced thousands of families at the peak of torrential rainfall.  The ADR vehicle is an initiative…

Thunderclap: Stand Against Forced Evictions in #BadiaEast, Lagos, Nigeria

On October 19, 2015, the Friends of Badia launched a Thunderclap campaign to Stand Against Forced Evictions in #BadiaEast Lagos Nigeria.  112 persons signed on and the campaign message – “I’m standing in solidarity with the #BadiaEast community in Lagos Nigeria to demand an end to forced evictions! http://thndr.me/hXSkPh”- reached 175,355 people directly.   Thunderclap is a tool that…

“We are NOT Criminals,” Badia Evictees Tell Ojora Family

With a view toward the exploration of a lasting solution to the recurrent forced evictions in Badia, the Lagos State Government facilitated an urgent dialogue on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, involving relevant state agencies, specifically, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Land, Department of  Civic Engagement, the Ojora…

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: THOUSANDS OF EVICTEES SUFFER HOMELESSNESS & LOSS OF LIVELIHOOD AFTER IJORA BADIA FORCED EVICTIONS

Friends of Badia East from across the civil society have come together to strongly condemn the forced evictions that began in Badia East, Lagos State, on 18 September 2015. Once again, thousands of families have been rendered homeless at the peak of torrential rainfall, leaving scores of women and children to sleep under makeshift shelters…