Sunday, March 20, 2016

US Army Meets Skynet: Computer Pulls the Plug on Artillery Test

The US Army probably thought that nothing could derail its long-awaited test of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in the state of Washington, but the computer system disagreed and pulled the plug on the drills.

The test was aimed at determining noise levels in communities located close to JBLM, a training and mobilization center located to the south of Tacoma. This is where the Army wants to conduct HIMARS training from now on. For the time being, the drills take place at the Yakima Training Center in central Washington.
Approximately one acre of trees was chopped down to prepare the firing site for the three-day exercise, but apparently that was not enough.

Wike doing everything to eliminate me – Dakuku Peterside

Dakuku Peterside who was Governor Nyesom Wike’s opponent in last year’s governorship election in Rivers state has stated that it is now evident that the governor wants to kill him and that he is prepared to do everything possible to eliminate him.

Wike & Dakuku back then
Peterside made the claim after an assassination attempt on his life in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Sunday.
Speaking on the incident he said:
“Today’s experience is not only terrifying but also shows the parlous state of security in
Rivers state.

Rivers govt deny Wike's COS was arrested for attack on Dakuku, release pics & statement

River State Government has denied reports that said Governor Wike's Chief of Staff, Chukwuemeka Woke was arrested over an attempt on the life of NIMASA DG, Dakuku Peterside.

Woke talking to the press at the DSS office
According to them, Chief Woke was shot at by Dakuku's security agents. Read the statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Social Media, Oraye St. Franklyn.

Photo: 17 year-old girl sells her baby girl for ₦500k

The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police at the weekend paraded a nurse, Mrs Chibuzor Okoye, for selling a baby belonging to a 17- year-old girl, Miss Tessy Obianua, to a couple in Onitsha, Anambra State, for the sum of N500,000.

The State Commissioner for Police, Mrs. Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison said five persons were involved in the case.

According to her, Tessy fell a victim of a specialized child trafficker, Mrs. Chibuzor Okoye, who convinced her to sell the baby to Mr. and Mrs. Sunday Kalu, who were desperately looking for a

Rivers rerun: Drama as Wike, Amaechi, Peterside clash at police station -

There was mild drama early Sunday morning at the Mile 1 Police Station, Port Harcourt when Governor Nyesom Wike confronted former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the DG of NIMASA, Peterside for allegedly plotting to hijack the result sheet of Ward 10, Port Harcourt Constituency II.

According to NewTelegraph online, a woman, an ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who lectures at the University of Port Harcourt, had absconded since Saturday with the election result sheet, and other voting materials.

Rivers Rerun Election: INEC Cancels Elections In Two More Local Government Areas

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled elections in two more local government areas in Rivers State following irregularities. The local governments are Etche and Asaritoru. Some of the reasons adduced by INEC for the cancellation include non-compliance of electoral laws, snatching of ballot boxes and violence. INEC had already cancelled elections in four local governments on Saturday, the day the rerun poll was conducted.