Tag Archives: Demolition

Tales of Woe As Lagos Demolishes Oworonshoki Communities

A TaskForce from the Lagos State government last week arrived at the Oworonshoki slum communities with a demolition order from the state government. Scores of houses including some worship centres were reduced to heaps of rubbles while the caterpillars roared through the various streets. A non governmental organisation, Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), a child’s right …

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Lagos’ Demolition Of Monkey Village, Attack On The Poor, Children’s Education—CEE-HOPE

A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) has criticised the Lagos State Government for the demolition of Monkey Village, an informal housing settlement in the Opebi area of the state. In the morning of December 31, 2020, truckloads of policemen, thugs descended on the community and with the aid of graders and bulldozers, pulled …

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Otodo Gbame: Justifying Demolition, Displacement of Rural Poor?

  By Olufolahan Osunmuyiwa   I have always been proud of my heritage as a Lagosian and my connection with the sea.   My ancestors were fishermen; my great-grandfather was a well-known Olokun priest from Isale-Eko.   Whenever I would visit my grandfather, he would always tell us how the “Okun” took over most of the previous settlement, leading to …

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