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Location: Otodogbame community, Lekki Phase 1, Eti Osa Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos
Date of Visit: 22 September 2015
1. Land grab imminent
2. Demolition of property of natives/deaths
3. Threat to lives
ERA/FoEN field monitors visited Otodogbame - a coastal slum in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, following alleged plans to encroach on their land, destruction of their property, rape of their women, murder, and arson allegedly perpetrated by a member of the Elegushi family, a popular household in Lagos, in concert with other land developers. The land developers are said to be Orange Island, Van Oil, Destiny Dredger International and ANSON Dredging company.
Otodo Gbame community is one of the numerous shoreline communities in Lagos and boasts a population of over 5000 residents, mostly involved in artisanal fish farming as means of livelihood. ERA/FoEN visit to the community was at the instance of their leaders and representatives who raised the alarm on plans to forcefully evict them through direct intimidation and arson which has led to the death of 10 persons since the crisis began in September 2014.
ANNOUNCING THE 8th ANNUAL NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTATION 2015
Theme:Extractives and Energy Transition: Roadmap for Zero-Carbon Development
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) is Nigeria's foremost environmental justice campaign organization. Since 2008, ERA/FoEN has organised yearly National Environmental Consultation (NEC). The Consultation draws participants from the government, community people, environmental campaigners, opinion leaders, interested stakeholders and international participants for in-depth discourse on the state of the Nigerian and global environment so as to proffer remediation policies and actions.
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The theme of the World Environment Day 2013 is “Think. Eat. Save”. Each word is loaded and stands alone, separated by unambiguous periods. That should get us thinking indeed. Many people in the world do not really think before eating. They are more preoccupied by the nagging question of where the next meal would come from. There are also a number of persons whose questions pertain to what to eat out of the myriad of choices on their sumptuous dining tables. And, of course, there are people to whom saving food is not a problem while to yet others there is simply no choice in doing that. There are others who wish to save but cannot do so either due to a lack of means to do so, or for the reason of current insufficiencies.
There is a lot of food for thought in just considering the theme.