Public-Private Connection in Urban Displacement: A Case Study of Lagos State

The names of certain private actors, notably popular chieftaincy families in Lagos, are often mentioned in most of the documented eviction exercises carried out in Lagos’ informal settlements in the name of urban renewal. This research lifts the veil of urban renewal in order to interrogate and understand the roles private actors play in facilitating mass evictions…

AKWA-IBOM OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES’ MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE REPS COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL

In May 2018, SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C held series of consultative meetings with the political and traditional leaders of Akwa Ibom State, especially those from the oil producing communities to sensitize them on the provisions of the latest oil reform statute, the Petroleum Host and Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018. At these meetings, S4C…

Memorandum Submitted to the House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills

The Nigerian parliament, specifically the House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills convened a public hearing on the underlisted draft oil reform statutes on May 15 – 17, 2018, namely: 1. Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHCDB) 2 Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill 2018 and 3. Petroleum Industry Administration Bill 2018.…

Analysis of the Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill has been split into a number of distinct legislations which now include: 1. Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2. Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHCDB) 3 Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill 2018 and 4. Petroleum Industry Administration Bill 2018.   The Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018 aims…

PRESS STATEMENT: GLOBACOM SACKS MARRIED WOMEN: IS MARRIAGE A DISADVANTAGE TO WOMEN IN CORPORATE NIGERIA?

SPACES FOR CHANGE is deeply concerned about the alleged mass sack of married women formerly in the employ of Globacom Communications Limited.  On Thursday, March 15, 2018, thirteen (13) married women, all of whom were ex-staff of Globacom Communications (herein referred to as GLO), lodged a complaint against their former employer for wrongful disengagement, gender…

SPACES FOR CHANGE ANNUAL REPORT 2017

In 2017, SPACES FOR CHANGE ventured into relatively new research terrains, especially around reclaiming the civic space and defending civil society. In this regard, we rolled up our sleeves and developed new analytical tools, new databases, built new vocabulary and articulated new advocacy goals. Looking back on the milestones of our past research and advocacy…

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES’ COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

In June 2016, Honorable Umar Jubril Ibrahim, representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency of Kogi State in Nigeria’s House of Representatives, sponsored a bill to supervise, coordinate and monitor nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria. Among other objectives, the bill, popularly known as the NGO Bill, seeks to “to regulate CSOs on matters…