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Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001

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Gentrification in Nigeria

Gentrification in Nigeria

the case of two housing estates in Lagos

(p.311) Sixteen Gentrification in Nigeria
Global gentrifications

Chinwe Nwanna

Policy Press

This chapter looks at two cases of gentrification in Lagos Mega City, one an example of slum gentrification, the other the gentrification of government owned housing. Both show the forcible eviction of tenants. It also discusses the revanchist acts of Governor Fashola who moved the destitute and mentally ill off the streets of Lagos with a view to world city status.

Keywords:   Lagos, Nigeria, mega city, slum gentrification, revanchism, eviction

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