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ABDULLAHI Hamisu Shehu, AFOLABI Oko Oyeyemi (2017) The land question and struggle for identity in Sabo, Ibadan

Abstract:
This paper was written as a field report for the Masterclass “Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. A team of postgraduate students conducted a day of field research in the area of Sabo Central Mosque in Ibadan. This paper displays their main findings. It crucially analyses the land acquisition process in the neighborhood and the effects of the mosque in shaping the urban environment. It also looks at the spatial negotiation between religious and political elites in the area.

Keywords:
Sabo, land, spatial negotiation, religious space

AJADI Stephen (2017) Land and the "Gradient Forces" of religion and urbanism: The Gospel Town

Abstract:
This paper was written during the Masterclass “Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. The author conducted a one-day fieldwork at the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), located in Òjóò, Ibadan. The paper looks at the issue of land as a medium of development and expansion for religious organisations such as GOFAMINT. It deals with the Church land acquisition process and appropriation of public space and urban living. It also responds to the impacts and consequences of land use and identity as they interact with each other in the context of religion and secularity.

Keywords:
religious communities, land acquisition, urban space, public space

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

NNELI Tobechukwu, UBANI Christian (2017) Governance, Development and new Sacred Urban Spaces in Nigeria: a case study of the Gopel Faith Mission International Town, Ojoo, Ibadan

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. In the course of the masterclass, a team of postgraduate students conducted a day of field research at the Gospel Faith Mission International Town (GOFAMINT) located in Ojoo, Ibadan. The paper questions relations of Nigerian religious organisations and the state in the areas where emerging camps are located. The paper also pays attention to the regulation of various activities and the provision of infrastructures.

Keywords:
Governance, infrastructure provision, sacred urban spaces, state regulations

OJO TEmitope, MUDASIRU Moruf (2017) Sabo as a sacred urban space: its governance, groups and infrastructure

Abstract:
This paper is based on research undertaken during the Masterclass “Sacred and Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. A team of postgraduate students carried out a day of field research in the area of the Sabo Central Mosque in Ibadan. The paper is a field report on their experience. It focuses on the interactions between the religious space, the government and its agencies. The paper also looks at the coexistence of the various groups in the community.

Keywords:
Urban space, urban governance, infrastructure, Ibadan

OLOFINLUA Temitayo, ADEDIRE Adegboyega (2017) The meaning of living in a religious space: The Sabon Gari Example

Abstract:
This paper was written as a field report for the Masterclass “Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. During the Masterclass, a team of postgraduate students conducted a day of field research in the area of the Sabo Central Mosque in Ibadan. They notably payed attention to the negotiation of the space by residents and users of the area. They also looked at inter-faith relations, membership conditions to the sacred community and spatial appropriation dynamics.

Keywords:
Spatial appropriation, inter-faith relations, Mosque

One Love Family: Intersection with State and non-state agents un spatial appropriation (2017)

ADETORO Adejoke, ADEBAYO Adedeji, ASHAMU Kayode, IJIMAKINWA Feyisitan, OGUNSEMOYIN Olubusayo, OMOTAYO Charles

Abstract:
This paper is based on research undertaken during the Masterclass “Sacred and Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. A team of postgraduate students carried out a day of field research at the Maharaj Ji Village, an estate belonging to the One Love Family Movement, a spiritual community based on the Lagos-Ibadan express way. The paper reports the experience of the team in the Village and investigates the spatial management of the land by the community, as well as the ambivalent relationship with state agents in the community.

Keywords:
Satguru Marahaj Ji Village, spatial management, state actors, spiritual community

WILLIAMS Oluwaseun, FAGITE Kayode (2017) Life in a religious space: the case of Gospel town, Ibadan

Abstract:
This paper was written as a field report during the Masterclass “Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. A group of postgraduate students conducted a day of field research at the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) located in Ojoo, Ibadan. They examined regulation mechanisms in the premises of the Gospel Town and land ownership among other topics.

Keywords:
religious community, enclave, land ownership

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