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|Nairaland / General / Mystery: Pregnant Woman Dies After Falling Inside Pits Twice In One Week by igetemi(m): 11:39am On Aug 13, 2016|
The look on his face said it all, and it was a look with many emotions rolled up in one.
Each of his words was laced with a deep sense of grief, despair, and confusion; he had lost his woman and his first son in one day.
Buchi Eze, 30, stood awkwardly on the edge of the pit, where his woman, Blessing, had fallen to her death. She was 23 years old and was eight months pregnant.
Perhaps, Eze’s confusion overrode other emotions as he told his story because only a day before, Blessing had just returned home from a hospital, where she was on admission for four days after falling inside a pit beside the one in which she had taken her last fall.
“I am confused; I don’t understand how my woman fell inside the pits twice in one week,” he said with a look that seemed to be seeking for answers in the air.
“Her death was painful and I don’t think it was natural. The pits have been there for a long time and she met them here when she moved in with me in January, so how did she fall inside the pits twice in six days? She was not mentally unstable and did not show any suicidal tendencies.
“All the children in the compound pass there always and none of them has fallen inside before, so I am still confused. After she fell inside one of the pits the first time, I dismissed it as a mistake, but after the second one, I concluded that it was not natural.”
The couple shared a rented room in an uncompleted building on Akinola Street in Lusada community, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, until the incident.
Both pits were meant to serve as septic tank and soak away for the adjoining house but because there was no fence separating the buildings, Eze and other occupants of the house only had to walk about two metres from their backyard door to reach the edge of the pits.
Both pits had been overgrown by weeds after being abandoned since 2012.
Eze had not slept in the house since the incident occurred because he was afraid of what memories of Blessing and all they shared would come with. He feared the worst; he was frightened that they would bring nightmares and more tears.
Since Blessing’s death, Eze has been having goose pimples every now and then, so he concluded that her spirit still hovered nearby.
Eze’s curiosity was also piqued by Blessing’s last words to him after he had jumped in the pit to save her.
“I was on my way home when I heard that my woman was in pit the second time,” he said.
“When I got there, I saw my woman lying face down in the pit again. She was sleeping gently when I left home. She lay on the ground face down. People were holding me but I jumped inside the pit.
“As I raised her head up, she seemed to regain consciousness. I said ‘why again? Do you want to kill me? She said she did not know how she got there, and that she just realised where she was as we were talking.”
Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Samuel Adejare, could not be reached on his mobile telephone as it was switched off, but a lawyer, Mr. Wahab Shittu, said the person who constructed the septic tank and soak away could be criminally liable if found to have been negligent by leaving them open.
Shittu said he ought to have exercised “due care to ensure that his soak away and septic tank do not constitute danger to persons and property around”.
He said, “The relevant questions are: does he hold a duty of care? Has he breached that duty? The answer will be yes because he ought to have put in place some precautionary measures. Arising from that breach, has some damage been caused to particularly person(s)?
“But also since it happened twice, the issue of contributory negligence could arise on the part of the woman having been aware that the place posed some sort danger. Having fallen into the pit previously, she should have taken steps to mitigate the damage. But everything will depend on the evidence of proof. But these are evidential issues that an impartial arbiter will consider.”
|Education / JAMB Denies Imposing Candidates On Universities For Admission by igetemi(m): 11:17am On Aug 13, 2016|
The Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said it was untrue that the board was imposing candidates on universities for admission.
Oloyede told journalists in Benin, Edo, during his visit to JAMB’s zonal office that the board had resolved all issues of admission into tertiary institutions after due consultation with all stakeholders.
He said, ”I know many of you are bothered and you want to hear from me about the admission.
“There is no stalemate; after due consultation with the Senate, House of Representatives, because they were worried and invited us, the matter was totally resolved.”
He added that education and examination regulatory institutions “like NBTE, NCCE, NUC and JAMB itself, were also duly consulted’’.
He said the Minister Education has announced that there would be no written examination, no written Post-UTME examination by any institution.
He said, “Apart from that, every other thing remains as it used to be, because the authority, autonomy and independence of the academic boards or the Senate of the respective institutions remain sacrosanct.
“They should determine their criteria, following the directives of the Federal Executive Council to all Federal universities about what should be merit, catchment areas, educationally-disadvantaged states and other things.
“Things remain the way they used to be. The only addition this year is, for now, there should be no written Post-UTME examination.
“Every Senate and academic board should determine its own admission policy.
“We must be fair to all; we must be federal in our attitude; we must be equitable in whatever we do. We must not extort the students.
“We must not exploit the masses of this nation; every other thing remains; that is the position of JAMB,” Oloyede said.
Pressed on the allegation of imposition of admission-seeking candidates on universities, he said, “I am telling you what the situation is today and that does not arise.
“The admission should be conducted as directed by the academic boards of the Senate of every respective institution except that there should be no written Post-UTME examination.
“The traditional guidelines as to spread in terms of merit, catchment area, educationally-disadvantaged states for federal institutions remain so.
“So, each proprietor at the state level and private level will determine the criteria and once that is done, you will ensure they are strictly followed. There should be no extortion of students.
“There should be no imposition of students on the institutions and also, every institution should be equitable to all,’’ he clarified.
|Politics / N17bn Fraud Charges: Jibrin In Fresh Trouble by igetemi(m): 11:02am On Aug 13, 2016|
There were indications on Friday that former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, was already seeking cover from possible arrest by the police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a fresh twist to his budget ‘padding’ allegations against the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers of the House of Representatives.
The other three are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun; the Chief Whip, Mr. Alhassan; and the Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor.
Saturday PUNCH investigation showed that contrary to claims by Jibrin that he was invited by the EFCC to shed light on his petitions on budget padding against Dogara and three others, he was actually being grilled by the anti-graft agency over his past financial transactions and several petitions against him.
It was further learnt that the lawmaker might be arrested and charged to court by the anti-graft commission anytime from now.
In 2012, the EFCC was said to have investigated and charged Jibrin to court over money laundering allegations and contract abuses in his Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency in Kano State.
There was also a money laundering charge of N15bn against him and a former Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr. Aliyu Akwe-Doma, wherein the two were arraigned by the EFCC.
Another case involved N2bn, which he reportedly laundered in the name of Green Forest Investment Limited, a firm he owned. However, the charges were later abandoned.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that when Jibrin appeared before the police and the EFCC over the budget padding allegations, his money laundering charges were revisited, as he was reportedly asked more questions on his 2012 case.
On leaving the premises of the agencies, Jibrin proceeded to an Abuja Federal High Court to seek injunctions against possible arrest.
He filed two suits, one against the Inspector-General of Police, and the second, against Dogara and 13 other respondents.
In the suit he filed against the IGP, he also joined Dogara; the House of Representatives; the Federal Capital Territory Police Commissioner; Lasun; Ado-Doguwa; Ogor and 10 other lawmakers.
The suit had reference number, FHC/ABJ/CS/539 and was filed on August 9.
A source told Saturday PUNCH that, “Upon receiving signals that he (Jibrin) may soon be charged to court by the EFCC, he rushed to court on Thursday August 9, 2016, seeking injunction restraining the police and other anti-graft agencies from arresting or charging him to court.”
Findings also showed that, while before the public, Jibrin stepped up campaigns for the reconvening of the House so that Dogara and others would be probed, behind the scenes, he filed a second suit seeking to stop his likely suspension, should the House reconvene.
In the said suit number, FHC/ABJ/CS/539, Jibrin prayed the court not to allow a plan by Dogara and 13 other members of the House to “suspend” him.
He claimed that the 14 members met on August 3, following which they agreed to reconvene the House with the plan to suspend him.
But, in the open, Jibrin stepped up campaigns, saying that Dogara and the 13 others were not ready to reconvene the House over the fear of the allegations he levelled against them.
In his sworn affidavit, Jibrin actually expressed concern that Dogara and the 16 others were not stopped, he (Jibrin) “would be suspended as a member of the House and this will greatly prejudice him and thousands of his constituents who rely on him to afford them their due representations in the Federal legislature.”
Saturday PUNCH made efforts to get Jibrin’s reactions but he could not be reached as of 8.30pm on Friday.
He also did not reply to a text message one of our correspondents sent to his mobile phone.
Jibrin had alleged that Dogara and three other principal officers requested the inclusion of N40bn projects in the 2016 budget, besides sundry projects in sums ranging from N20bn to N30bn.
He claimed that his refusal to oblige the four principal officers and his opposition to several financial infractions, were responsible for his sacking by Dogara on July 20.
Jibrin later said he petitioned the EFCC, ICPC, the police and the Department of State Services.
In his reaction to the development, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke, said the appropriate thing any lawmaker facing investigation should do is to resign from his office.
He said, “Any lawmaker, including the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, only enjoys immunity within the Chamber, but does not enjoy such outside of the Chamber. The immunity they enjoy is different from the one governors enjoy.
“Therefore, if any lawmaker has committed an offence outside of the Chamber, they can be grilled by the EFCC and if found guilty, should be charged to court.
“So, there is nothing wrong for the EFCC to investigate Jibrin and Dogara for any financial-related offences committed outside of the Chamber. They should be investigated.”
The Coordinator of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Mr. Adetokunbo Mumuni, asked Jibrin to resign his seat following the alleged money laundering offence and probe by the EFCC.
He said, “He should face investigation. That is how it should be. Any public office holder under investigation should step down. It is only in Nigeria that public office holders want to cling to their office even when investigated for an offence.
“Let Jibrin resign from the House and face the corruption charges by either the EFCC or the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.”
Also, the Executive Chairman, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, Mr. Debo Adeniran, said Jibrin deserves to be punished if the allegations against him are found to be true.
He accused Jibrin of using the budget padding allegations against Dogara as a distraction.
He said, “If indeed Jibrin was accused of N17bn fraud, the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission have the rights to investigate the veracity of the allegation and if he is found culpable, then he should be thoroughly punished.
“It is like he wants to cover up the crime he had committed and remain the chairman of the appropriation committee at all cost. The reason why he is orchestrating the padding shenanigan is because he has something to hide.
“If the allegation that Jibrin is involved in N17bn fraud is correct, he should be diligently investigated to establish the authenticity or otherwise of the allegation.”
On the move by Jibrin to stop his planned suspension, Adeniran said, “Jibrin is just wasting his time. I have said it before that Jibrin did not have any good ground to raise any allegation because he raised it at a wrong time. He raised it when the appropriation bill had already become a law. Jibrin is an opportunistic whistle blower who is not supposed to be supported.”
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