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Witness: Why We Didn’t Rescue Victims Of Abuja Air Crash

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Witness: Why We Didn’t Rescue Victims Of Abuja Air Crash

A man simply identified as John has explained why victims of the air force jet that crashed on Sunday were not rescued.

 

John, in a report monitored by ThePageNews said he was among the first set of persons who got to the scene of the accident adding, that the victims were alive after the the aircraft crashed.

 

He said it took over 30 minutes for rescue officials to get to the scene, disclosing that those on ground attempted to rescue the trapped occupants but smoke billowing from the ill-fated aircraft prevented from doing so.

John said while they were trying to put out the smoke, the aircraft exploded and they all fled to safety.

He said the crash happened 100 meters away from Bassa village, hence, no confirmed cases of ground casualties.

 

The aircraft crashed few minutes after leaving the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, killing all the seven persons on board.

 

Ibikunle Daramola, spokesman of the force, confirmed the incident, saying investigation was ongoing.

 

Another eye witness account said at about 12pm, the black box and the cockpit recorder were all recovered.

 

He also saw lifeless bodies being taken into body bags and hauled into waiting ambulances.

 

Working with the Airbforce personnel, the investigators immediately began to map out the body parts of the aircraft lay strewn around the crash site.

 

The aircraft was said to have reported engine failure at 10:39am and crashed on the final approach path of Abuja runway 22 at 10:48am.

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Makinde a Failed Governor, Says Fayose

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Makinde a Failed Governor, Says Fayose

Former Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose has described Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde as a failed Governor, who does not deserve re-election.

He said the Governor had decided to betray party elders, who assisted him during the electioneering by turning his back against them.

The former governor ruled out any reconciliation with Makinde, saying that the Governor is an obstacle to dialogue.

Fayose told reporters in Lagos that Makinde had the effrontery to query the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) on critical party matters, thereby making a mess of party leadership.

He alleged that the Oyo Governor was behaving as a politician itching to run the NWC along with his state, adding he had evolved some strategies for division and polarisation of the party in the Southwest.

The former governor was reacting to comments by Makinde, who vowed to ensure that reactionary elements within the Southwest PDP would be fought and defeated.

Makinde also was reported to have warned the NWC against postponing the zonal congress of the party billed for March 6.

He said the zonal chapter will explore legitimate avenues to get the chieftains to do what is right for the party.

However, Fayose said the Makinde had deluded himself into thinking that he is the zonal leader because he is Governor.

He said: “Makinde is a failed governor. He has proved it by his inability to protect the people of Oyo State. He has demonstrated more than enough reasons not to be fielded as our PDP candidate again. He has betrayed trust and in our group, we will not sit with him in dialogue.”

Lamenting that the Governor is opening many battle fronts, Fayose added: “Majority of people Makinde is fighting today are the people who made him. He should stop his ranting. During the congress, we will teach him lessons; that becoming a Governor does not make him a leader. Let him continue to parade the failed politicians around him.

“He wants to run the NWC alongside Oyo State to assist his inordinate ambition to control the Southwest. He lacks the moral justification to criticise the NWC. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.

“Makinde must be rejected by the people of Oyo State. The young man is opening all fronts for war, barely one and half years in office.”

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JUST IN: Admiral Aikhomu Dies From ‘COVID’ Complications

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JUST IN: Admiral Aikhomu dies from ‘COVID’ complications

Former Chief of Naval Administration Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) is dead, The Nation has learnt.

 

Aikhomu, 65, passed on Thursday morning in Abuja allegedly from COVID-19 complications.

 

The deceased who was younger brother to former military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd), was until his death, chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), a company his late brother founded with businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo.

 

Aikhomu was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first tenure.

 

According to sources, his death has thrown the navy community into mourning as Aikhomu was considered a mobile encyclopedia on maritime operations and logistics in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region.

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Woman Caught Sleeping With A 13-Year-Old Boy Says ‘He Asked For It’

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Woman Caught Sleeping With A 13-Year-Old Boy Says ‘He Asked For It’

A  yet-to-be-identified Greendale woman has been arrested after she was caught red-handed having sex with a 13-year-old boy at the teenager’s parents’ home in Houghton Park, Zimbabwe

The minor’s mother got the shock of her life when she returned home on Tuesday February 23, and caught her son being sexually abused by the woman. ­She immediately called the police, leading to the arrest of the accused.

 

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that investigations into the case were already underway and details will be released in due course.

“­The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the arrest of a woman alleged to have been caught having sex with a minor in Houghton Park.”

 

Upon being interviewed by H-Metro, the lady said she didn’t commit any crime as the minor was the one who invited her to have sex at his parents’ house.

What did I do wrong and how did I know his house if he hadn’t called me?

We had protected sex and I do not see any reason why I can be treated like a thief or robber.

The yet-to-be-identified woman was taken to Waterfalls Police Station where she is currently being detained. In Zimbabwe, having sex with a minor is a criminal offense even if the minor consents. It is a serious crime that attracts jail term.

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