Can mass evictions be justified?
The plans, which include the demolition of slums on the waterfront, are part of the government's "Greater Port Harcourt master plan".
The local government hopes to develop the area to create jobs, stimulate the local economy and build better roads - all of it urgently needed.
Forced evictions regularly spark demonstrations there and police have even fired live rounds at protesters. Several civilians have been killed.
Forced evictions are common across the continent, with governments often citing urban development as the reason for them. But can they ever be justified?
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