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ALI Aminu (2017) Land, Religion and Urbanism: The Gospel Town

Abstract:
This paper was written as part of the Masterclass “Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. The author carried out a day of field research at the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), located in Òjóò, Ibadan. This paper focuses on dynamics of appropriation of lands by GOFAMINT as a sacred space and the land regulation operated by the security services and the relevant institutions. It also looks at the provision by GOFAMINT of additional services, like water and power and how this illustrates the substitution.

Keywords:
land appropriation, Gospel Town, services

Tags: Nigeria, Urban Governance, Sacred Urbanism, Ibadan, Infrastructure, Land appropriation, Gospel Town

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