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Nigeria's housing shortage worsening

The real estate market is hobbled by a dearth of home loans, high interest rates, poverty and the African continent's second most expensive property prices
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 06:00
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Bulldozed: Forced evictions in Lagos, such as the Badia East slum (above), have cost some 9,000 people their homes or livelihoods, says Amnesty International. The demolition is making way for 1,000 apartments. - PHOTO: AFP

[LAGOS] ESTHER Macully used all of her 1.5-metre frame to face down a bulldozer and save her freezer from being destroyed as a wrecking crew guarded by armed security forces razed her home in Nigeria's Badia East slum. While she salvaged the cooler, the 40-year-old is still waiting for the Lagos