~ Violent protests against the film – ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ kills US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya.
Violent protests are sweeping across the Muslim world following a bloody attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that led to the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as U.S. officials say they are sending warships to the coast of the volatile country. Two marines and a communications officer were also killed dead in the strike in the city of Benghazi.
Also on Wednesday, U.S. officials said one destroyer, the USS Laboon, moved to a position off the coast of Libya, and the USS McFaul is en route and should be stationed off the coast within days. The officials say the ships, which carry Tomahawk missiles, do not have a specific mission. But they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.
~ Actress: Director of anti-Islamic film deceived us
An actress in the movie about the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage across the Middle East on Tuesday and Wednesday said she will sue the filmmaker and that the film’s script, titled “Desert Warriors,” focused on life 2,000 years ago.
Garcia said the only ruckus she saw during her three days on set in July 2011 involved the filmmaker’s request that the character appearing to viewers as Muhammad sleep with a girl who looked 7 years old, rather than 10. Assistant directors protested, Garcia said.
~ Lagos robberies: Shot baby needs N500, 000 ($3,1500) for treatment
Taiwo Lawal, a one-year-old baby, who was shot in the head by armed robbers in the Gbagada area of Lagos State on Sunday needs N500, 000 for treatment. Taiwo, along with many others were shot by the robbers who robbed victims in various parts of the state with impunity. Taiwo’s father, Wasiu Lawal, told our correspondent that the toddler was hit by a stray bullet during the robbery.
~ LASAM BUS driver dies after police brutality
A driver of the Lagos State Ambulance Service, Jimoh Fasasi, has reportedly died after he was allegedly brutalised by some policemen from the Surulere Police Station at Barracks Bus Stop, Lagos. Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that Fasasi was on his motorcycle when he was arrested at the bus stop by the policemen around 6pm on Tuesday for plying the bridge. It was learnt that after a while, an argument ensued between the two parties. One of the eyewitnesses alleged that one of the policemen hit the driver with the butt of his gun.
~ Weed takes over N54bn National Stadium, Abuja
As Nigerians rejoice with the Paralympians over their golden performance at the London 2012 Games, those familiar with the National Stadium in Abuja weep over the sorry situation of the world class venue that cost the country nearly N60bn to construct. It is tough to link these successful athletes with a stadium so overtaken by weeds.