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A serving Senator accused of sponsoring the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Senator Aliyu Ndume, was on Tuesday granted permission by an Abuja Federal High Court to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Lesser Hajj.
The court, presided by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, ordered the release of the Senator’s passport to enable him to travel between August 1 and 31, 2012.
However, Kolawole ordered that Ndume must upon his return to the country, on or before August 31, 2012, re-submit his passport to the court within 72 hours.
The court granted the Senator leave to travel outside the shores of the country while ruling on an application in which he sought permission to undertake the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
In the application, Ndume had also said he intended to undergo a check-up in Saudi Arabia.
But the court frowned on the Senator’s plea that the trip would enable him to attend to his health.
Kolawole noted that Ndume’s application would have been refused, had it been based solely on the need to travel for check-up.
“There is no evidence to indicate that the ailment cannot be treated locally. There is no medical report to show referral to a foreign hospital,” he said.
- The Punch
The Lagos State Government says motorists in the state would experience complete diversion of traffic from the Third Mainland Bridge on July 29 and August 5, 2012.
Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, said in Alausa, Lagos on Tuesday, that the diversion would start from 6am and end at 12 midnight on the two days.
The commissioner explained that traffic on the bridge needed to undergo total diversion on the two days to allow for the concrete casting of the three expansion joints currently undergoing repair.
He said, “The concrete casting and drying process requires zero vibration, hence the complete diversion of vehicular traffic away from the bridge from Oworonshoki end to Adeniji Adele end on Sunday, July 29 and Sunday, August 5, 2012.
“During the diversion, motorists inward Lagos Island and Ikeja would be restricted from having access to the bridge from 6am to 12am on both days.”
Opeifa appealed for patience, saying the repair works and diversions were to ensure safety of motorists.
He urged motorists approaching the bridge from the Lagos end to follow the diversion at Adeniji Adele Interchange to Carter Bridge, and then link Iddo interchange where they can easily connect Ikeja, Ojota, Ketu, Ikorodu, Agege, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Alimosho, Oshodi, Abule Egba amongst others via Eko Bridge, Herbert Macaulay Road and Apapa – Oshodi Expressway.
The Commissioner added that those going to Lagos Island would be diverted at Oworonshoki to connect Ikorodu Road (via Anthony Interchange) to link either Jibowu to Muritala Muhammed Way to Iddo or continue to Eko Bridge through Funsho Wiliams Avenue; or Agege Motor Road (via Oshodi Interchange) to link Moshalasi to either Jibowu to Murtala Mohamed Way and Apapa – Oshodi Expressway through Mile 2 to connect Ijora and then Lagos Island.
Opeifa said officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would be on the ground to ensure free flow of traffic and remove any impediment that may obstruct easy movement.
The Federal Government commenced repair works on eight expansion joints on the bridge on July 8. The repair works and traffic diversion are expected to last for four months.
- Nigerian Eye
Sherman Hemsley, known best for his starring role in “The Jeffersons,” is dead at age 74.
The cause of death has not yet been released, but it has been reported that Hemsley died at his home in Texas.
Although Hemsley acted in a variety of roles, he is best known for his role as George Jefferson in “The Jeffersons.” George and “Weezy” portrayed a fun couple who were “movin’ on up” in the world. Their natural chemistry on set kept fans of the show in stitches. Before “The Jeffersons”, Hemseley worked in theatre, and then in “All in the Family.” His most famous post-Jeffersons role was in the series “Amen”.
Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has died, according to a statement sent by the president’s office to Reuters on Tuesday.
“It is with a heavy heart…that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the Republic of Ghana,” the statement said.
It said the president, 68, died a few hours after being taken ill but no further details were given.
The man in Colorado is likely going to be a case study for every Psychology class in the country for the next 40 years.
James Holmes is simply odd, like something that only appears in our worst nightmares. He makes you wonder about every neighbor you’ve gotten into it with without knowing how crazy they truly were, and now makes you extra cautious whenever you go to the movies. We speculate that after incident that Holmes caused this week, movie attendance in the state of Colorado is going to be down forever. We feel badly for the victims and also for Holmes, who is clearly a very sick puppy.
James Holmes got international attention yesterday after busting into the premiere of a Batman film and killing as many people as he could. He’s now in jail and officials say that he’s showing no remorse for his actions. He’s spitting on guards and seems to have lost any concept of reality.
“Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse,” a jail employee told the Daily News. “He thinks he’s acting in a movie.”
One of the men who was in jail with Holmes said that he’s acting like a complete nut job.
“He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards,” the inmate said. “He’s spitting at everything. Dude was acting crazy.”
South Korea is now the king of the world when it comes to the number of wireless broadband subscriptions in its country. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the country is the first in history to pass the 100% penetration mark for wireless broadband. The country has a culture that encourages its citizens to stay connected, and technology is a part of everyday life in a highly intricate way.
There are now 667 million subscribers of wireless broadband on the planet, which is a 13% jump from last year. South Korea has 100.6 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, passing Sweden, which stands at 98. The reason they were able to surpass 100 percent is because some subscribers use wireless for both their cell phones and data connections at home.
The US stands at 76.1 percent, which is a strong number, but not nearly as high as our friends across the ocean. The average for all 34 OECD countries is 54.3 percent. The lowest of OECD countries were Mexico, Turkey and Hungary, at 7.7, 8.9 and 12.9 percent, respectively.
South Korea also dominates the US in download speeds. A study by CNET last year gave South Korea the top spot on earth in download speed, with the US slogging in at 27th. Maybe we’re not quite as high tech as we thought we were, and it seems that, with each passing year, US income inequality and poor educational systems are catching up with us. Let’s hope this isn’t a trend, but it appears that this might be the case.
Police were called to the home of Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, in response to a domestic disturbance. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore, no one has been arrested after the events took place. The incident occurred around 1:00 pm on Monday, where officers say that there was a physical altercation between two people. The case is currently under investigation as a possible battery.
Officer Whitmore is not willing to disclose the names of those involved in the incident. This occurs just two days after Michael’s mother Katherine was reported to be missing. The reports were found to be false, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office is concerned that the Jacksons are wasting public resources on a personal family dispute.
There has also been a family fight over the contents of Michael’s will. Michael’s siblings argue that the will is a fraud and that Michael’s signatures are forged. The will leaves all of his siblings out of it, and gives most of his money to Katherine and Michael’s kids. The kids believe that Katherine has been manipulated by Michael’s attorneys, and the case is still tied up in court.
hen video surfaced of a 9-year-old boy attacking toddlers in a daycare surfaced residents of Vicksburg and particularly parents whose children attend the daycare were shocked. The sheer violence being seen on the video is appalling, and it’s sad to know that adults were in the room when it all took place.
The parent of one of the girls who was attacked went to the daycare on Monday to take matters into his own hands. Police say the father went to the daycare and hit a boy who he thought was responsible for the attacks. Investigators say the child he hit was not the culprit. The father was eventually arrested.
The surveillance video shows the nine year old hitting, choking, kicking and biting little girls. He makes one of the little boys vomit after slamming his head into a tray. He also punches a 23-month old baby in her face.
Police say the attacks went on for 10 to 15 minutes all while an adult was in the room. The daycare worker was eventually charged in connection with the assault.
“Sandra Trevillion was the one that was in the room most of the time and she obviously did a very poor job, and that’s what brought us to knowing that she needed to be charged for not performing her duties,” Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong said.
Trevillion was charged with two counts of contributing to the neglect of a minor. Her bond was set at $2,656.
Facebook is expected to lose a ton of money. The company once flew sky high and appeared to be able to do no wrong, but that can change in a flash if you do an IPO that goes flat in a matter of days. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $28.76, which is $10 below the price at which the offering started.
The stock is not rated as a “buy” by more than half of the 36 financial analysts who follow the company. The company is being questioned by investors about its ability to increase revenue and it’s long-run growth potential. They are also unsure how the company is gong to make money as its app expands to mobile phones.
The Facebook investors curse began when NASDAQ had some technical problems that hurt the company’s first day performance. This set both Facebook and NASDAQ off on the wrong foot, since the exchange was seeking to get higher quality offerings. Facebook was the biggest IPO handled to date by NASDAQ, and it flopped right in public view.
Facebook was the first American company to go public with an initial valuation to exceed $100 billion dollars. This made Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a multi-billionaire overnight.
Making earnings expectations for its first quarter on the market is critical for Facebook, for missing can cause your stock price to instantly plummet. The price change is due to a correction in your current valuation, as well as all expected future revenues for the company. The valuation change can be in the billions.
“If they miss, it would be catastrophic for the stock,” said Michael Binger, an analyst for Gradient Investments.
“This is a very important earnings quarter for them. It will establish in people’s minds how they think of the company.”
Facebook currently has 900 million users and is expected to continue its torrential growth. It is appealing to potential advertisers because it offers unique abilities to specifically target ads to consumers, creating a gold mine of possibilities. So, while the company is going to certainly grow, the biggest question for analysts is whether it is going to grow at the rate they initially expected.
A man was arrested for breaking into his neighbors’ home and pleasuring himself to adult content on their computers. 21-year-old Antone Forrest Deedward Owens of Eugene, Oregon had been changed with four counts of first degree burglary, as well as one count of menacing. He was also charged with one count of coercion after he had been found entering homes nearby and watching dirty movies while the owners were at work. This information was gathered after a four-month long investigation.
‘The suspect accessed the victim’s computer, went to a p*rn site and in all the incidents I’ve mentioned so far he was masturbating.’He gets more of an adrenalin rush from going into somebody else’s house even though he hasn’t created any violent act there.’ said Sgt. Mitch Martin of the Eugene Police Department. The department began the investigation in March after a string of break-ins were reported. Interestingly enough, the common thread in all of the break-ins was that all of the victims found adult content on their computers.
After discovering X-rated images on her computers, lubricant, a towel and a cell phone near to the computer, a female neighbor then saw the man outside her sliding glass door. While she was trying to call 911 he stormed inside, threatened to kill her, took his possessions and fled. Owens was allegedly seen again by a male neighbor who found a similar scene after returning home early for lunch.