High court restrains Lagos government from further eviction of waterfront communities

A Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere has stopped the Lagos State Government from further evicting settlers of several waterfront communities, in Lagos as it declared it unconstitutional. Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo made the order yesterday while delivering judgment in a suit filed last year by 33 applicants on behalf of themselves and other residents of… Read More High court restrains Lagos government from further eviction of waterfront communities

Indonesia to approve law that allow jailing of militant returnees

Indonesia is set to approve a law allowing authorities to jail for up to 15 years citizens coming home after joining militant groups abroad, lawmakers said on Wednesday. The tightening of anti-terrorism laws in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country comes as concern grows about the spread of influence of Islamic State, and fears it wants… Read More Indonesia to approve law that allow jailing of militant returnees

Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promoted to Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman’s 31-year-old son as next ruler of the world’s leading oil exporter. A royal decree said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a counter-terrorism chief admired in Washington for putting… Read More Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promoted to Crown Prince

Belgian security forces foil suicide bomb attack at Brussels central station

Belgium has avoided a serious attack, its interior minister said on Wednesday, after a suspected suicide bomber planning to explode a large bomb caused only a minor explosion in Brussels’ central station late on Tuesday. Several media outlets reported unnamed sources as saying the device that failed to fully explode was filled with nails and… Read More Belgian security forces foil suicide bomb attack at Brussels central station

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns due to pressure from investors

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transportation regulations globally with Kalanick at the… Read More Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns due to pressure from investors

Several casualties as car bomb attack rocks Somali capital

An explosion caused a number of casualties in the south of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, a government official said. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said it was a car bomb targeting a building housing government officials. “We heard a huge explosion in Wadajir district, there are some casualties, but the number is unknown,” Abifutah… Read More Several casualties as car bomb attack rocks Somali capital

Mexican activists, rights lawyers and journalists file complaint against government spying

Activists, human-rights lawyers and journalists in Mexico filed a criminal complaint on Monday following a report that their smartphones had been infected with spying software sold to the government to fight criminals and terrorists. The complaint to the attorney general’s office by nine people followed a report by the New York Times that some of… Read More Mexican activists, rights lawyers and journalists file complaint against government spying