Lagos Govts Must Explain Forced Eviction of Residents – UN

[Premium Times] The United Nations Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, on Thursday demanded an explanation from both the Lagos and Nigerian government over the forced eviction last week of inhabitants of Otodo Gbame, a waterfront slum commun…

[Premium Times] The United Nations Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, on Thursday demanded an explanation from both the Lagos and Nigerian government over the forced eviction last week of inhabitants of Otodo Gbame, a waterfront slum community on the edge of the Lagos lagoon.

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Dasukigate – How Fayose Received Share of N1.2 Billion – Witness

[Premium Times] A prosecution witness on Thursday narrated how some of the N1.2 billion allegedly transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser was transferred into accounts owned and operated by Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor.

[Premium Times] A prosecution witness on Thursday narrated how some of the N1.2 billion allegedly transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser was transferred into accounts owned and operated by Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor.

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Saraki Blasts Fayose, Others – Don’t Trivialise ‘Serious National Issue’

[Premium Times] A day after the Ekiti State Governor alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki was being blackmailed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the proposed $30 billion loan, Mr. Saraki has responded.

[Premium Times] A day after the Ekiti State Governor alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki was being blackmailed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the proposed $30 billion loan, Mr. Saraki has responded.

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Confusion Over Identity, Location of ‘Seven Year Old’ Jungle Justice Victim

[Premium Times] There is confusion over the real identity of the victim of jungle justice meted to an alleged robber last weekend in Lagos, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

[Premium Times] There is confusion over the real identity of the victim of jungle justice meted to an alleged robber last weekend in Lagos, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

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Senate Confirms Buhari’s Nominees

[Premium Times] The Senate on Thursday confirmed nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari for three public institutions including the Supreme Court, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Independent National Electoral Commission, ending weeks of…

[Premium Times] The Senate on Thursday confirmed nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari for three public institutions including the Supreme Court, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Independent National Electoral Commission, ending weeks of hostility towards the president's requests.

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Total Makes U.S.$10 Billion Investments in Nigeria in 5 Years

[Premium Times] The Managing Director, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, Nicolas Terraz, on Thursday said the company has made over $10 billion investments in the country in the last five years.

[Premium Times] The Managing Director, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, Nicolas Terraz, on Thursday said the company has made over $10 billion investments in the country in the last five years.

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Congo DR: Africa’s Second Largest Nation On The Edge

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Donald Trump or Joseph Kabila? Which of these men will have the biggest impact on the world in the next year? Ok, so it’s probably Donald Trump. But Joseph Kabila could be close behind. He has the potential to prevent or create turmoil in the second biggest country in Africa and in the wider region. I travelled with other members of the UN Security Council to the Democratic Republic of Congo last week. We were there to try to prevent the country from slipping back into conflict. Congo’s last civil wars from 1996 to 2003 sucked in 8 countries and led to the deaths of up to 7 million people — that’s over 14 times as many people killed in Syria during a similar time period. So for this reason alone the world — and the UN — should pay attention to Congo right now. The tension in Congo centres on the question of who should run the country. Joseph Kabila came to power at the end of Congo’s last civil war, his Presidential powers cemented by the 2002 constitution which helped end the war. The constitution states clearly that a President may only serve two terms. Kabila’s two terms are up next month. But he won’t be stepping down, after a recent deal with a small part of the opposition to postpone elections until April 2018. The main opposition and much of civil society are furious. A recent poll by the Congo Research Group showed Kabila had the support of 8% of Congolese. Protests against Kabila have already started. On 19 and 20 September, thousands took to the streets of Kinshasa to protest. Kabila’s army and police shot dead at least 48 people according to the UN, with five police officers also killed amid looting and chaos. The state has harassed or detained many opposition figures and journalists and jammed popular radio stations. There is a huge risk that major protests and violence could erupt on 19 December when Kabila’s term formally expires. The Security Council had what diplomats sometimes call a “full and frank†meeting with Kabila. We told him the world was watching him and that the future of his country was in his hands. We urged him to engage all of the opposition in dialogue about a peaceful transition of power. And we pressed him to build confidence by releasing political prisoners and guaranteeing freedom of expression and the right to protest peacefully. I asked him to commit to the security council that he would not seek a third term in office. Kabila wondered why we were so bothered by this when so many other leaders in Africa ruled for so long. He said he would of course respect the constitution. His next sentence however was what the international community, the region, and millions of Congolese had feared might be coming. Stephen Hickey Political Counsellor at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York. Formerly Deputy Ambassador in Cairo and Damascus. The post Congo DR: Africa’s Second Largest Nation On The Edge appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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