S4C, Lagos Communities Testify at NHRC Panel Investigating Police Brutality in Nigeria

Few days after an Urban Security Summit organized by Spaces for Change | S4C in August 2018 exposed the injustices perpetrated by Nigerian security operatives in Lagos’ informal settlements, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) announced its intention to set up an investigative panel to redress human rights violations committed by members of the Special…

Presenting anti-Eviction Policy Proposal to Urban Stakeholders

On the invitation of the Lagos State Government, SPACES FOR CHANGE|S4C officially presented its plans to draft the Guidelines on Forced Evictions at the Monthly Interactive Session of Stakeholders & Community Development Practitioners in Lagos State held on October 26, 2017. The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Communications and Communities specially invited S4C to the forum. S4C team…

Democracy Day: Roadmap to Resolving Nigeria’s Many Conflicts

Spaces for Change’s director, Victoria Ohaeri was a guest analyst on Silverbird Television’s (STV’s) special media parley to commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day, and 365 days of a change of government in Nigeria. In a live broadcast on Sunday, May 29, 2016, Ms. Ohaeri and Rtd. Colonel Majoyegbe assessed the effectiveness of the legal infrastructure for conflict…

Senior citizens facing eviction at Alvan Staff Quarters!

Spaces for Change, the children and friends of AICE pensioners are deeply concerned about the continuing intimidation, land-grabbing, eviction threats and more particularly, the February 15, 2016 scheduled demolition of Shell Camp, Alvan Staff Quarters, Owerri ordered by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.  Alvan Staff Quarters is home to the retired lecturers, professors and administrators…

“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…