SACKED MAN SHOOTS 5 CO-WORKERS DEAD, WOUNDS 5 POLICEMEN

A US man fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers before being gunned down himself, in the country’s latest mass shooting. The gunfire took place at 1:24 pm (1924 GMT) at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, a suburb 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Chicago, the country’s third-largest city. Police named the suspect as Gary Martin, 45, of Aurora. He was a 15-year employee of the company and “information that we have indicates that he…

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EVERYBODY SUFFERS AS NIGERIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS- DAILY MAIL, UK

KANO, Nigeria (AP) – Nigeria’s electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified “challenges” amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country. Residents of Africa’s most populous nation and largest democracy will soon wake up to outrage. Many had relocated for the chance to vote. “This was a difficult decision to take but necessary for successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of our…

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BUHARI FINALLY SPEAKS ON ELECTION POSTPONEMENT BY INEC

John Ameh, Katsina President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep disappointment over the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The President lamented that, despite giving all the necessary support to the electoral umpire, the exercise was postponed just hours to voting and after Nigerians had taken the pains to travel to vote. “I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections within hours…

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READ ATIKU’S MESSAGE AFTER ELECTIONS POSTPONEMENT

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has asked Nigerians to remain peaceful in the face of provocation. Atiku said this in a statement he personally signed in the early hours of Saturday while reacting to the shift in the dates for the conduct of the general elections as announced by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Atiku signed the statement which he addressed to Nigerians from Yola, Adamawa State where he had gone to cast his vote. The former vice-president said…

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I FAILED AS A MOTHER – VETERAN BROADCASTER, JULIE COKER

 FLORA ONWUDIWE  Ace broadcaster, Julie Coker, is among the pioneer presenters with the Western Nigerian Television (WNTV) in 1959. Coker, one of the early presenters trained abroad, told FLORA ONWUDIWE that most of the newscasters of the 21st century wouldn’t be employable in their days. She also spoke on other issues. Excerpts… Life in broadcasting? I retired in 1993. It has been very exciting. I thought after retirement I would be able to go and stay by the rivers, I come from Warri and there are so many activities in…

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ACTOR, FEMI ADEBAYO, WIFE AND THEIR NEW BORN SON IN NEW PIX

Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo took to his social media space to celebrate Valentine’s day by sharing this adorable photo with his wife and their new born son. He wrote; ‘Love is the ultimate … and it’s the element that makes one become a fool … Show me one who hasn’t been a fool for love and I can say the fellow isn’t in love’ Gists via: https://www.yomzzyblog.com/2019/02/valentine-adorable-photo-of-actor-femi-adebayo-wife-their-new-born-son.html

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ISRAELI COMPANY SPEAKS ON ALLEGATIONS OF SPONSORING APC CAMPAIGN, PLANS TO JAM NETWORK DURING ELECTIONS

Following some media reports suggesting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign funds is being sponsored by an Israeli firm, and the company is planning to jam the network in Nigeria has been debunked. The company mentioned, HLSI Security Firms and Technologies, has advised the public to ignore the allegations. In a statement issued on Friday, February 15, the organisation stated that its operations in Nigeria have been for more than twelve years and at no time has it been accused of any form of integrity deficit. Part of the…

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HOW 4 APC NASS CANDIDATES FORGED CERTIFICATES, FALSIFIED THEIR AGES

Agency Report  A group, Initiative for Vulnerable Women and Children (SIVWOC), has warned President Muhammadu Buhari of imminent loss of National Assembly seats for the All Progressives Congress (APC) due the reckless imposition of candidates that saw to the emergence of certificate forgers as candidates in Saturday’s election in Bauchi state. In a press statement signed by Safiya Abdullahi Bauchi, the group recalled that primary elections conducted by the APC were fraught with irregularities, disrespect for the rule of law, subvertion of the will of the people, excesses of party…

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PANDEMONIUM AS CULT MEMBERS INVADE VALENTINE PARTY IN RIVERS

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt There was pandemonium at a new hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday when some suspected cultists stormed the place to disrupt a birthday party and Valentine’s Day celebration. The party was said to have been on until one of the invited ladies went out of the hotel located on Peace Avenue in the Rumueprikom area of the state capital, and brought in over 10 young men suspected to be cult members. It was gathered that the incident, which happened at about 8.30pm, took the…

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