• MOSOP condemns illegal demolition in Ogoni community

    MOSOP condemns illegal demolition in Ogoni community

    According to reports, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned the illegal demolition in Akpajo-Ogoni in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.

    It described as unacceptable, the demolition of residential and commercial houses at Akpajo-Ogoni by officials of the Rivers Ministry of Urban Development, under the guise of an indefensible excuse of encroachment on Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited’s (SPDC’s) pipelines’ right of way.

    MOSOP, in an online statement Wednesday by its Media/Public Affairs […]

  • Lagos clarifies demolition of illegal structures, shanties

    Lagos clarifies demolition of illegal structures, shanties

    Lagos State Government on Tuesday clarified its decision to demolish illegal structures and shanties erected along the river banks and under high tension cables across the State, citing security concerns and flagrant abuse of its building regulations as its core reasons.

    Addressing journalists at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said that the move was in line with government’s pursuit of its policy on cleaner environment and restoration of master […]

  • Ekiti: Fayose begins demolition of houses for flyovers

    Ekiti: Fayose begins demolition of houses for flyovers

    Ekiti State Government made good its warning to commence demolition of houses to pave way for flyovers in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

    Some house owners in Okesa area of Ado Ekiti, yesterday, wore long faces and expressed sadness over the commencement of the exercise already forewarned by Governor Ayodele Fayose a few weeks ago.

    The demolition exercise, which was personally supervised by  Fayose, started at about 4.30 pm and continued till dusk with many buildings reduced to rubbles.

    It started at Fajuyi […]

  • 4,500 illegal structures escape demolition in Delta

    4,500 illegal structures escape demolition in Delta

    Delta State has decided not to demolish over 4,500 houses on government lands in Asaba. Instead, the government has inaugurated a task force to regularise the titles for owners of such buildings.

    The programme affects property on government lands in Core Area IIA in Asaba.

    Under the arrangement, which was approved by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, a range of fees will now be paid by the property owners in the area that will cover land allocation, approval of building plans and issuance of […]

  • Why we changed approach to demolition of illegal structures – FCT Minister explains

    Why we changed approach to demolition of illegal structures – FCT Minister explains

    FCT Minister Muhammad Musa Bello has said that the FCT Administration has adopted new approach in the removal of illegal structures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to give the exercise a human face.

    The Minister stated this while receiving a delegation from the National Human Rights Commission, led by its Executive Secretary, Professor Bem Angwe, that paid him a working visit in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.

    Bello explained that the FCT Administration abandoned its previous style […]

  • Governor Udom allegedly ordered the demolition of a thatched house belonging to a 90-year-old man photos

    Governor Udom allegedly ordered the demolition of a thatched house belonging to a 90-year-old man photos

    A thatched house belonging to a 90-year-old man in Awa Iman, was allegedly demolished on the order of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel. Awa Iman is the countryhome of the governor. According to Ray Ugba Morphy, who shared the photos.

    “the thatched house was pulled down to provide an expanse of land for the construction of a Visitor’s parking lot for the newly constructed mansion of the Governor in his hometown. It was gathered that the 90year old man who […]

  • Governor Wike supervising the demolition of cultists hideout (photo)

    Governor Wike supervising the demolition of cultists hideout (photo)

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike supervising the demolition of cultists hideout at Rumuolumini in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on