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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Uber fined $8.9m for using criminals as drivers

Uber: One week, one trouble

Uber is in the news again and this time a Colorado, U.S. regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against its parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said it launched an investigation into the ride-hailing service in March after an Uber passenger said his driver assaulted him in the mountain resort town of Vail.

Within the last year and a half, the commission said it found that nearly 60 of the company’s drivers were allowed to work in Colorado despite having previous felony convictions.

The drivers included a habitual offender, a former prison escape and others with major traffic violations including drunk driving.

Colorado state law prevents people with felony convictions, alcohol or drug-related driving offenses, unlawful sexual offenses and major traffic violations from working for rideshare companies.

“We have determined that Uber had background check information that should have disqualified these drivers under the law, but they were allowed to drive anyway.

“These actions put the safety of passengers in extreme jeopardy,” Public Utilities Commission Director Doug Dean said.

In a statement, the commission said it also found felony convictions that Uber didn’t catch, and “in other cases, we could not confirm criminal background checks were even conducted by the company.”

Uber said in a statement that it recently discovered a “process error” that was inconsistent with Colorado’s ridesharing regulations and affected what the company called a small number of drivers.

It said it notified the state and fixed the problem but did not elaborate.

“Per Uber safety policies and Colorado state regulations, drivers with access to the Uber app must undergo a nationally accredited third party background screening.

“We will continue to work closely with the CPUC to enable access to safe, reliable transportation options for all Coloradans,” it said.

The Colorado PUC said the $8.9 million penalty was calculated based on a $2,500 fine for each day an employee was illegally behind the wheel.

The commission said Uber can pay half of that amount within ten days to resolve the case or it can schedule a hearing and contest the allegations in before a judge.

The company’s image has been tarnished by findings of sexual harassment of employees and multiple reports of drivers assaulting passengers.

Last week, two women who said they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco alleging that inadequate background checks and monitoring left them and thousands of others vulnerable.

Source: Fox News

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Breaking : Robert Mugabe announces his resignation as President of Zimbabwe

Breaking : Robert Mugabe  has voluntarily resigned as President of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announced his resignation with immediate effect.

Wild celebrations broke out as Mr Mugabe's resignation letter was read out in the country's parliament, where impeachment proceedings against the ruler had begun.
Mr Mugabe said he had chosen to step down "to allow the smooth transfer of power" and made the decision voluntarily.
Details shortly.

Breaking : Robert Mugabe officially resigns as President

Breaking : Robert Mugabe  has officially resigned as President of Zimbabwe

Details shortly.

Friday, 17 November 2017

All You Need To Know On How To Play PaddyPaddyBet

All You Need To Know On How To Play PaddyPaddyBet 

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Oyo 404 acres of land dispute : Defence closes case

The almost five-year old land dispute between some families in Ibadan and the government of Oyo State entered a crucial stage on Wednesday with the defence closing its case by the calling and cross-examination of two and the last witnesses in the case.

Some families in the Oyo State capital had dragged the government of the state as represented by the governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi and two of his Commissioners (Lands, Housing and Survey and Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice) before Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of the State High Court, MKO Abiola Way (former Ring Road), Ibadan over the 404 hectares of land between Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) and Nigerian Institute of Horticultural Research (NIHORT), both based in Ibadan.

The land, which was previously acquired by the Federal Government (FG) was returned to the original owners (the families) through the state government, but it became an issue for litigation when the state government after the release revoked it, a development that did not go down well with some of the families.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday, counsel to the defendants, Niyi Ajewole called two witnesses, Alhaji Iyanda Adetunmbi and Rafiu Adejare, the fourth and fifth respondents respectively and led them in giving evidence.

Alhaji Adetunmbi in his evidence admitted that the prime member among the claimants, Chief Ganiyu Ladigbolu is a member of the families claiming to be the original owners of the land just as he told the court that STAD, a private property company which negotiated the release of the land with the FG had sometimes in 2012 sued the same Alhaji Ladigbolu and the court paper was tendered and admitted as ‘Exhibit DD’.

Under cross-examination by another counsel, N.A. Abiola from the State Ministry of Justice, the old man admitted that after the release of the land to the original owners, the state government acquired the same land through notice of revocation served on the families.

Abiola also led the witness to corroborate the fact that a hundred acres (100 acres) of the land was given to the families by the state government as compensation which both the original owners as represented by High Chief (now Oba) Eddy Oyewole (6th defendant) and the state government agreed on.

Out of the 17 different families presented as the original owners, the witness under cross-examination dismissed about 15 as not part of the families, though, he insisted that Adeleye family belongs to the group of original owners contrary to the insinuation by Abiola.

In his own witness as being led by Ajewole, Alhaji Adejare owned up to have signed an oath on 23rd September, 2014 and pleaded that the document be taken as his evidence, but, under cross- examination by one of the counsel to the claimants, Kelly Ogbe, he admitted that he could neither read nor write and could only converse in Yoruba Language.

Earlier before the defence called his witnesses, there had been the announcement of two different applications by two different parties seeking to join both as the claimants and the defendants, but were stepped down because they were not ripe for hearing.

Though, one of the new counsel tried as much as possible to prevent the court from proceeding with the case until his application is heard, the judge stood his ground that the case should continue, recalling that it was about this time last year that a similar application was brought and assured the counsel that his application would be heard on its merit.

The judge, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte subsequently adjourned the case till 16th January, 2018 for further hearing and the taking of all the applications.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

World Cup 2018 : Spain Nigeria and England awaiting group of death as 32 tabs confirmed

32 teams for 2018 World Cup confirmed: England, Spain & Nigeria awaiting Group  of Death! 

 The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place on 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia.


(*) for October 2017 FIFA World Ranking standings

POT 1:

Russia (Hosts, 65), Germany (1), Brazil (2), Portugal (3), Argentina (4), Belgium (5), Poland (6), France (7)

POT 2: 

Spain (8), Peru (10), Switzerland (11), England (12), Colombia (13), Mexico (16), Uruguay (17), Croatia (18)

POT 3:

Denmark (19), Costa Rica (22), Iceland (23), Sweden (25), Tunisia (28), Egypt (30), Senegal (32), Iran (34)

POT 4:

Serbia (38), Nigeria (41) , 
Australia (43), Japan (44), Morocco (48), Panama (49), South Korea (62), Saudi Arabia (63)



Russia, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, Croatia, Denmark

South America:

Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru


Iran, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia


Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama


Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco

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