Gunmen suspected to be assailants have reportedly killed a lawyer, Darlington Odume, popularly Omekagu, in Imo State.
It was gathered that the gunmen killed Odume at a supermarket at Amaifeke in Orlu, in the Orlu Local Government Area of the state.
Odume, a native of Umudara village in Amaifeke- Orlu, had his chamber in Orlu town.
A source told PUNCH that the late lawyer who was rushed to a hospital in the area but was rejected and referred to the Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, died on the way to the teaching hospital.
“They stormed a supermarket at Umudara Amaifeke, Orlu and shot him on the chest and zoomed off,” the source said.
“He was rushed to a hospital in the area, but they rejected him, referring them to the Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, but he died along the way.
“Omekagu was handling some of the cases of those arrested and believed to be innocent due to the violence in Orlu. His wife is a Police officer.
“The entire community has been thrown into mourning. His wife is a serving Police officer. This is very unfortunate.”
Confirming Odume’s murder, Police spokesperson for the state, Michael Abattam, said the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, had ordered a holistic investigation into the incident.
Nkechi Blessing Sunday slumps as she mourns her mother at the ongoing burial ceremony (Videos)
A video has surfaced online that revealed the moment popular Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday slums on Saturday at her late mum, Mrs Gloria Sunday Obasa’s burial ceremony. An earlier video showed the traumatized actress, calling out to her mum, asking her to come back.
She had captioned the video: “This weekend we lay you to eternal rest mummy…Hard to digest but it’s a reality I have to learn to live with for the rest of my life, Can you see how useless and lazy I have been since you left.
I lived for you mummy but you decided to end it this way…Who am I to complain? Rather than be strong even though it’s the hardest thing for me right now.”
In a video making the rounds on social media family and friends could be seen trying to wake her up after she slumped at the ongoing burial in Ojodu Berger, Lagos.
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NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft to study the Jupiter Trojan asteroids
NASA’s Lucy space probe launched successfully from Cape Canaveral in Florida early Saturday; the beginning of a 12-year mission to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids.
The uncrewed spacecraft lifted off at 5:34AM ET aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
Lucy sent its first signal to Earth from its own antenna to NASA’s Deep Space Network at 6:40AM ET.
Scientists believe the Trojan asteroids, which orbit the Sun along the same path as Jupiter, may hold clues about the formation of our solar system.
It’s NASA’s first-ever single-spacecraft mission to explore so many different asteroids, the agency said.
Lucy is named for the fossilized human skeleton discovered in Ethiopia in 1974; which provided key insights into human evolution.
The fossil got her name from the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds;” which was playing at the site where excavators found her.
NASA says Lucy the spacecraft will provide insights into our evolution much the way her fossil counterpart did, only this time on a planetary scale.
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Lucy is on a complicated trajectory that will include three trips back toward Earth for gravity assists.
First, Lucy will orbit the Sun and then head back toward Earth next year for a gravity assist.
That will accelerate and direct the craft’s trajectory beyond Mars’ orbit; when Lucy will head back toward Earth again for another gravity assist in 2024.
This will help propel the craft toward the Donaldjohanson asteroid in 2025; after that Lucy will head toward the Trojan asteroids, arriving in 2027.
Then, after four targeted fly-bys, Lucy will head back to Earth for a third gravity assist in 2031; which will propel it toward the Trojans for another encounter in 2033.
“We started working on the Lucy mission concept early in 2014, so this launch has been long in the making,” Hal Levison; Lucy principal investigator with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) said in a statement.
“It will still be several years before we get to the first Trojan asteroid, but these objects are worth the wait and all the effort because of their immense scientific value. They are like diamonds in the sky.”
Diri: Bayelsa Gov says Nigerians are tired of APC, ready to vote PDP
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Saturday, October 16, stated that Nigerians are fed up with the All Progressives Congress and cannot wait to vote in the Peoples Democratic Party in 2023.
Diri spoke at the Mahmud Ribadu Square in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State as chairman of the PDP National Electoral Committee for the conduct of the state congress of the party.
He also boasted that governors elected on the platform of the PDP; across the North as well as South were the best performing governors in the country.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted Diri; as saying that the PDP was poised to take over power at the centre in 2023.
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The Governor of Adamawa, Adamu Fintiri, and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar were among the delegates that voted at the congress which produced a legal practitioner, Tahir Shehu, as the state chairman of the party.
He urged his party members to remain steadfast and united to ensure PDP returns to power in the next general elections.
Diri described Fintiri as one of the “shining lights” in the party; saying he is making remarkable developmental imprints on Adamawa.
He said, “Nigerians are tired of the APC and are waiting for the PDP to take over. I assure you that come 2023; PDP will take over the presidency of our country.
“I have been reading about the first flyover in the North East; but yesterday I drove on it. We are pleased as a party that the governor of Adamawa State is performing and doing well. You know the PDP governors, from the North to the South, are the best performing in Nigeria.”
The Bayelsa governor appreciated Atiku Abubakar for what he described as his sterling qualities and for providing leadership in the party and in Nigeria.
He further said that the congress was peaceful; as well as friendly; and also convivial as it showed that the PDP was united in Adamawa.
He equally commended the Independent National Electoral Commission whose state Resident Electoral Commissioner and his team; were present to observe the exercise.
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