Badia Evictees Still Pushing for Justice Years After Community Demolitions

SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C has re-initiated legal action against the Lagos State Government and the Ojora chieftaincy family, seeking justice for residents of Badia-East who were forcefully evicted, and their homes and business premises demolished in September 2015 and June 2017 respectively. The latest legal action consolidates a previous lawsuit which S4C filed on behalf…

Securing Better Compensation Terms for Akpata-Oro Community

On February 19, 2018. some unidentified persons stormed Apata-Oro community, painting red marks on buildings in the community without formally introducing themselves to the property owners/occupiers or the community leaders or giving prior notice of the purpose of their visit. Residents became apprehensive because red marks on buildings often signaled an imminent demolition exercise, including…

It is the elite versus the people

In this article, Carel Grol, a Dutch journalist writes about the mass demolition of informal settlements and replacing them with luxury villas… (Original article in Dutch published in Het Financieele Dagblad. Translated to English)   Aderemi Ilawole is dead. He was 74. He owned seven houses in Badia East, a small neighbourhood alongside the railway lines…