Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

UN, AU, ECOWAS urged to monitor Buhari’s activities in Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 17, 2019
A human rights lawyer, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has petitioned the United Nations (UN) over the alleged persistent disobedience to court orders by President MuhammaduBuhari’s government. Ajibola, a former Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa, Osun State branch, in the letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General, urged the international body to put pressure on Buhari […]

Renewed violence in Nigeria displaces more than 140,000 in 2019 ~ UN

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 27, 2019
Renewed violence mostly by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has forced more than 140,000 people to flee their homes this year, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said on Friday. The violent activity “has sparked an upsurge in forced displacement in Borno, with more than 140,000 people forced to move this year alone,” Stephane Dujarric […]

Nigeria must address housing crisis and end forced evictions -U.N. rapporteur

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 25, 2019
Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africa’s most populous country ill-equipped to properly house its inhabitants, said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities. The United Nations estimates that Nigeria’s population is set to double by 2050 to around 400 million people, […]