Category Archives: Resistance

Famers and land title owners are speaking out and/ or organizing against land grabbing

Nigeria: Ex-Police Commissioner vs. Minister in the Temple of Justice

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J.M. Shishi. Since 2009 he has attended 60 court sessions on behalf of the community. He has practiced law for 20 years and is a senior lecturer at Nassarawa State University in Keffi.

In 2007 a retired police commissioner claimed to have purchased 127 ha of land in Gunduma, Karshi Development Area, Nassarawa State. When locals refused to vacate the land they had farmed for their whole lives, policemen armed with guns arrested the farmers. Continue reading

Land grabbing in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

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Land grabbing in Ibadan, Oyo State, in Nigeria is not as critical as in other parts of the country. However we keep a watchful eye on the phenomenon in and around this State in the South West of Nigeria. Mr OLA, a rural development officer in Ibadan, has told us what is going on there.  Continue reading

Boulimie Foncière à Mbane: 90 villages ont perdu leurs terres

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Tout a éclaté en 2009 lorsque le parti au pouvoir de l’époque PDS (Parti Démocratique Sénégalais) sous la houlette de l’ancien Président Abdoulaye Wade a perdu les élections locales à Mbane comme dans la plus part des localités du Sénégal. Continue reading

Land is the biggest obstacle to women power in agriculture, says female food hero

Published: November 1, 2013

By Peter Jopke

For Susan Godwin, this nation’s role model female farmer, honour came with a sense of irony. At the time Oxfam, the global development civic group, and a network of other NGOs were recognizing her with the award of Nigeria’s Female Food Hero, in far away Washington DC, her landlord broke the tenancy agreement that made her a successful farmer in the first place. Continue reading