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…

CAAD Elects EXCO; Sets Agenda

Communities Alliance Against Displacement (CAAD) held its first general meeting on February 23, 2017, with 23 community representatives in attendance. The meeting drew participation from displaced communities, including those settlements in Lagos threatened with forced evictions such as Mowo-Phase2, Ajeromi (Badia-East), Ebute-Metta (West), Otodo-gbame, Atikporome, Araromi-Ale, Otto-Ilogbo, Adekunle Makoko and Toluwani communities.   Election of CAAD…

Death, Despair Haunts Badia Community

Iya Ope is DEAD!   Iya Ope’s death adds to the list of recurrent tragedies disproportionately affecting women and children in Badia-East community (in Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos) following the September 2015 demolitions and forced evictions of homes and businesses in the area. Bulldozers operated by Lagos State officials, in connivance with a private family,…

PRESS CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: Why Governor Ambode should rescind the decision to demolish Lagos waterfront communities

The October 10, 2016 press conference, held in Lagos, was a direct response to the Lagos State Government’s plans to demolish the typically informal structures—which Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode described has “shanties”—around the creeks and waterfronts housing thousands of the predominantly urban poor households and fishing communities in the state. The reason advanced for…