Zidora Review

The Zidora Group is a brand name with investments in travels and tours, foreign education placement, pharmaceuticals, real estate, E-commerce among others. The Group which was incorporated few years ago, has made significant marks in each sphere of business interest. Looking back, the company started small with virtually nothing except the passion and earnest desire to succeed. According to the CEO “My desire to succeed is greater than my fear of failure. Speaking about the services the company renders, he said that nothing is more fulfilling to be able to meet needs, solve problems, and be rewarded for doing that. “What happened was that I saw a need in the travel industry. There were trust issues, many people were making a kill off other people’s desire for international travel.
We also saw a need when many parents who desire quality international education for their kids, fail to meet those needs and sometimes they are frustrated. We simply found a way to go about these needs by helping people acheive their international travel and foreign education needs. As time went on, we discovered more problems and also found a way to go about solving them, hence expanding into other businesses”.
A few years down the line post incorporation, Zidora travels and tours has emerged as a major stakeholder in the travel industry.

With six offices across the country, Zidora Travels has assisted hundreds of Nigerians to secure undergraduate and post graduate admissions and pursue their desire for quality education abroad especially in specialized fields like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Engineering, Law, among others, many of whom are practising, working and excelling across the globe.

There is no doubt that Zidora Travels is a trusted brand in international travels and foreign education placement, with the highest success rate.
With hundreds of successful internationally trained medical doctors, Engineers, including over 30 US trained medical doctors who realized their dreams through the assistance of Zidora travel.

Zidora is a brand that you can trust for your international travel services, foreign education placement, medical and maternity services

Offa Robbery: I was asked to Implicate Bukola Saraki by a police officer – Accused person tells court

One of the five accused persons in the deadly armed robbery attack in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state has said that the police operatives asked him to implicate the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, during an investigation into the case.

At the resumed hearing of the case in an Ilorin High Court on Friday, Ayoade Akininibosin, who was among the five Related imageaccused persons standing trial in the armed robbery case, said that he was repeatedly tortured from the day he was arrested on May 15, 2018 in the special anti-robbery squad (sars) office, Ilorin till he was paraded at the police headquarters, Abuja, among other suspects.

The accused person, who said that he knows Saraki ordinarily because of his popularity like any other person and being the Senate President, said that he had contact with the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, when a political movement, Kwara South Youth Movement, which he belonged, met with him to solicit for employment opportunities.

He also said that the principal suspect in the deadly armed robbery attack, Michael Adikwu, a retired police officer, was shot dead in the presence of other five accused persons, when he could not allegedly rope them, by telling the police officers that they all conspired to commit the offence.

The accused person said that five Fulani men were also brought in and shot dead inside a place in the police headquarters, Abuja, that he called theatre, where he said they were repeatedly tortured.

A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) from the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Akininibosin said that confessional statement was written for him and was only made to thumbprint on the confessional statements thereafter.

“My hands and legs were tied to the back and suspended in between two tables by iron rod for like one hour 30 minutes.  Then the senior police officer, Abba Kyari came around to tell me that I should say that it was the Senate President that gave us guns to rob Offa banks.

I told him my life is at stake here and that I wouldn’t do such. Then, he said I should do that for them and that they’ll pay me and thereafter set me free. I disagreed and was carried back to the cell on his instruction as I couldn’t walk.

“We were all taken back to Abuja same day, May 21, 2018, and got there at midnight. It was there one of the officers told us that we were being when their own children are abroad. We were taken to a generator house at the back of Abba Kyari office.

The place is called theatre. That’s where five Fulani men were killed in our presence. We were made to lie on the dead bodies on the floor. I was shot on my two legs. I was later taken to Abba Kyari office,  where he asked to know if I was ready to cooperate and I said yes and pleaded not to kill me.

The next day was when Michael Adikwu was brought to identify us and say what connected us together. The dismissed officer said he didn’t know us and after much torture, he was shot dead in our presence.

I was panicked, thinking I was next to die. Later, a female TV journalist was brought by a police officer with a note, saying that was what they wanted me to say, and that if not, I will “travel”, meaning, I would be killed. That was how I agreed in the presence of the female journalist, who recorded while I was also beaten at interval”, he said.

However, the prosecution counsel cross-examined Akininibosin, putting it to him that the police officer, who is one the prosecution witnesses, Hitila Hassan, did not know him before to have known all about his bio-data, his relationship with the state governor, and his political movement contained in his confessional statements.

Google paid former executive about $50 million after harassment claim

Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal at least $35 million ($AU50 million) in an exit package when he resigned after a sexual harassment investigation, according to court documents released today.

Details of the exit package were revealed as part of a shareholder legal case against the company, one that followed a published report of payouts Google made to executives accused of sexual misconduct.

The legal case targets the board of Google parent Alphabet, claiming that its members had a duty to protect the Image result for Jeff Chiu googlecompany and its shareholders from risk and reputation damage. Instead, it says, the board agreed to pay off and otherwise support male executives facing misconduct charges — opening the company to reputational and financial damage by doing so.

Previously redacted portions of the court case were made available on Tuesday (AEST), including quotes from Alphabet board committee meetings.

One portion of the minutes showed that Mr Singhal, a senior vice president of search who left the company in 2016, received two $US15 million ($AU21 million) payments and a payment of between $US5 million to $US15 million ($AU7 million to $AU21 million) as part of a separation agreement.

The total payment could have been up to $US45 million ($AU63 million).

Mr Singhal was one subject of a New York Times investigation last year in which it was also revealed that Google paid Android creator Andy Rubin $US90 million ($AU127 million) in a severance package following allegations of sexual assault.

Mr Rubin has denied the claims.

Mr Singhal has also denied the claims against him, saying in a statement to the AP in 2017 that he had not been accused of harassment before in his 20-year career and that his decision to leave Google was his own.

Previously, The New York Times reported Mr Singhal was paid “millions” in an exit package. Mr Singhal later joined Uber, but left after just five weeks. News reports at the time said he failed to tell Uber he left Google because of a sexual harassment allegation

Two months to year Swaziland was changed the name of his country to eSwatini

THE leader of a small African nation has officially changed the name of his country because he said it keeps getting confused with Switzerland.

King Mswati III made the surprise announcement on APRIL 20, 2018 that the country previously known as Swaziland would, from now on, be known as the “Kingdom of eSwatini”.

The ruler is able to make the decree as he is one of the world’s last absolute monarchs who has complete control over his country’s affairs.

His fiefdom is not the only country that has had issues with its name. In 2016 the Czech Republic also introduced a new name — Czechia

Swaziland is only slightly larger in size than the Greater Sydney area, and has a population of around 1.3 million — about the same as Adelaide. Entirely landlocked, it borders the eastern fringe of South Africa and southern Mozambique.

King Mswati made the declaration at a stadium in the capital Mbabane at an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain, reported the BBC.

The new name “eSwatini” means the same as the old name — “place of the Swazis” — but is in the local language.

“I would like to announce that Swaziland will now revert to its original name,” he said.

“African countries on getting independence reverted to their ancient names before they were colonised. So from now on the country will officially be known as the Kingdom of eSwatini.”

In Florida, 5 Rascal Flatts restaurants stalled before ever opening

A former Mafia soldier is behind a chain of failed Rascal Flatts restaurant projects across the country, including several in Florida.

Arizona businessman Frank Capri apparently orchestrated the closure of Rascal Flatts restaurant projects in Gainesville and Orlando. Three others were planned in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa.

An investigation by The Arizona Republic found Capri controlled key aspects of the Rascal Flatts projects, even though his name can’t be found on public documents tied to the projects.

Capri is best known for the epic failure of another country-themed restaurant chain.

His company Boomtown Entertainment operated a nationwide chain of Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill restaurants that abruptly closed in 2015 amid allegations of fraud, contract breaches, unpaid rent, stiffing contractors or unpaid taxes.

The Toby Keith’s at Artegon Marketplace in Orlando opened in January 2015 and closed in July 2015. Lawsuits and liens filed by the landlord and contractors accused Boomtown of failing to pay rent and not paying contractors. The owners of the Orlando mall sued and obtained a $3.8 million judgment against Capri and his companies in 2015.

Announced restaurant projects at Lakeland Square Mall in Lakeland and Roosevelt Square Mall in Jacksonville never were built.

By late 2017, judges had ordered Capri and his companies to pay more than $65 million in judgments.

The Rascal Flatts projects in Florida exploded last year amid a state contractor’s investigation and claims that unlicensed builders were working on jobs across the state.

Phone calls recorded by one of Capri’s contractors show how Capri tried to control the damage and how he discussed moving contractors from city to city to take advantage of a loophole in state laws.

Man Arrested For Shooting Drone

A New South Wales man has allegedly taken the law into his own hands in an extreme response to a drone that was being flown by a real estate agent near his property.

Police allege the 46-year-old man yesterday aimed his rifle at the drone while it was mid-flight and open fire in Burrell Creek, on the state’s Mid North Coast.

The incident unfolded when a real estate agent attended the property on Dickinsons Road to fly the drone and take aerial footage about 10.30am.Image result for drone

It’s alleged an occupant of the property used a firearm to shoot the drone. He was arrested and has since been charged with multiple drug and firearms offences.

During a search of the property, officers allegedly found 187 cannabis plants, 20 kilograms of dried drug, and cash.

They also searched a location about five kilometres from the property and allegedly found an unregistered .22 calibre rifle.

The accused man was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged with eight firearms and drug offences.

He was bail refused to appear at Forster Local Court today.

A few hours later another man, 57, was arrested in an unrelated police operation after they allegedly discovered him near a crop of 230 cannabis plants in the Banyabba Nature Reserve north of Grafton.

He was charged with cultivating cannabis and ordered to appear at Grafton Local Court on Friday

As the web turns 30, is it an ‘out-of-control monster’?

Thirty years ago this month, a young British software engineer working in a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity.

But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned his creation has been “hijacked by crooks” that may spell its destruction.

Mr Berners-Lee’s old office at Europe’s physics lab CERN now looks no different than the others lining the long, nondescript corridor within the expansive compound.Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the internet's World Wide Web, in his Massachusetts Institute of Technology office in Cambridge, Mass, with his original web server.

The only indication that history was made here is a small commemorative plaque and a page from an old CERN directory hung on the door, with “MOMENTARILY OUT OF OFFICE!” written in jest next to Mr Berners-Lee’s name.

“Tim worked a lot,” said technician Francois Fluckiger, who took charge of the web team after Mr Berners-Lee left for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994.

“The lights were always on in his office,” Mr Fluckiger recalled.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Tim Berners-Lee was responsible for CERN’s internal directory but was interested in ways to allow the thousands of scientists around the world who co-operated with the lab to more easily share their work.

His vision for “a decentralised information management system” soon gave birth to the web.

Primitive forms of the internet — a network linking computers — had previously existed, but the World Wide Web allowed web pages to be collected and accessed with a browser.

“Very early on, we had the feeling that history was in the making,” Mr Fluckiger said.

In 1990, Belgian scientist Robert Cailliau came on board to help promote the invention, which used Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, as a standard to create web pages.Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the web internet, at an international World Wide Web conference.

They created the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, which allowed users to access resources by clicking on hyperlinks, and also Uniform Resource Locators, or URLs, as a website address system.

At the end of 1990, Mr Berners-Lee set CERN’s first web navigator server into action.The browser was released outside of CERN in early 1991, first to other research institutions and later to the public.

Mr Fluckiger, now retired, hailed the web as one of three major inventions in the 20th century that enabled the digital society, alongside the Internet Protocol (IP) and Google’s search algorithms.

But he lamented the “online bullying, fake news, and mass hysteria” that flourished online as well as threats to privacy.

“One has to ask oneself if we did not, in the end, create a completely out-of-control monster,” he said.

Health: Body Fitness with Deborah Hutton 

Age can be the scariest number in the entertainment industry but not for Deborah Hutton. Days away from her 57th birthday, the fashion and lifestyle icon says she has never felt better, more excited or more energetic.

“I love the age I am,” she says.

“Turning 50 was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I wouldn’t change it for anything.

“But I want to feel this way in 10 years time and 20 years time. As excited by life as I am now, I want that to continue.

“What really terrifies me is getting to a place where I can no longer be active and no longer do all the things I love.”

The list of things Deborah loves is long and growing longer; she’s an online media entrepreneur, a keen and talented golfer and an enthusiastic cook.

Her energy seems boundless and the secret, she says, is staying curious, embracing change and learning new skills — even ones she never thought she’d need.

One such skill set arrived this year, when Deborah embarked on a mammoth knock-down and rebuild renovation project on her home.

All about Boeing’s 737 Max, the flight ban and investigations

Following two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, Boeing is confronting momentous problems with one of its newest and most critical aircraft models, the 737 Max 8.

Now that President Donald Trump and the Federal Aviation Administration have ordered that the US join a swath of countries in grounding the aircraft, it’s banned from flying passengers globally. The developments are a huge blow to Boeing, which has thousands of 737 Max orders on its books. Two crashes in five months is a troubling record for an airliner that entered service barely two years ago.

The causes of both crashes, which at this point appear to be similar, are still under investigation and the official reports won’t be published for months. Until then, here’s what we know:

What’s the current status of the Max 8?

Most operators quickly grounded their planes in the days following the second crash on Sunday. That list includes both Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air, but also AeroMexico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, GOL Linhas Aéreas (Brazil), Turkish Airlines, S7 Airlines (Russia), FlyDubai, Air Italy, Cayman Airways, Norwegian, China Eastern Airlines, Fiji Airways and Royal Air Maroc.

More than 40 countries also banned the 737 Max from flying in their airspace. China (a huge Boeing customer and a fast-growing commercial aviation market) led the way and was joined by Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, India, Oman, the European Union and Singapore. Canada waited until early Wednesday morning but then reversed course.

Up until Wednesday, the FAA also declined to join the grounding order, saying in a statement tweeted on Tuesday that there is “no basis to order grounding the aircraft.” That was despite a public outcry from a group of senators and two flight attendant unions. But along with Trump’s order, the agency said it issued the order due to new evidence it collected and analyzed. The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation.

Southwest and American have confirmed they will pull their 737 Max 8s from service and adjust their schedules to make up for the lost aircraft. The only other holdout, Panama’s Copa Airlines, has grounded its planes, as well. The order also affects the 737 Max 9, currently in service with United Airlines.

Older 737 models, like the 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 don’t use the flight control system under investigation and aren’t affected by the grounding order.

Report: NHTSA may let control-less vehicles test on public roads, report

The car industry is spending money on self-driving cars like it’s going out of style, and up until this point, all of their development vehicles have had controls so that a human driver can take over. That might not always be the case, though, and the US government is curious how the average American feels about that, according to a report published Friday by Reuters.

To that end, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening up a period of public comment on petitions by several self-driving car developers that are seeking exemptions from Federal vehicle safety standards.

For example, Kroger’s little grocery delivery pod producer, Nuro, wants to build its autonomous vehicles without a windshield. The car has no driver and no provisions for a driver, so a windshield is unnecessary. However, federal vehicle guidelines mandate that one exist.

“We’ve worked closely with NHTSA and other regulators to make sure our technology complies with relevant laws and is positioned to deliver maximum benefit to our customers and their communities,” said a Nuro representative in a statement to Roadshow. “If approved, this exemption will be a notable and responsible step toward realizing those goals, and we look forward to input from regulators and the public about how to deliver them.”