Nigerians sha! There is this news going viral that a bomb was discovered today in a room at Reliance Hotel located on Emina Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. According to the rumour, three men slept
in the hotel last night and checked out this morning but left behind a
package. The package which was later discovered to be a bomb, was found
when the hotel housekeeper went in to clean the room. The hotel promptly alerted the anti-bomb squad who cordoned off the area for hours working feverishly to defuse the bomb. (Hehehe#, see movie script oh!)
|This is the pix going viral!!!|
After it was defused, the bomb was reportedly brought out of the hotel before being taken away in a blue vehicle. The funny aspect of the rumour goes “we are awaiting some form of confirmation from police authorities on this incident.” (confirmation ko, confirmation ni, rumour mongers!)
What alerted me was the fact that while the rumour was going viral, local media almost got me confused with the “use of English words”…while some were saying “Police Detonated Bomb in certain Hotel..”
bomb in…” Well, thankGod for Google, Wikipedia and Oxford dictionary, To Detonate and To Defuse do not have the same meaning…you can check it out for yourself.
confirmed the rumour to be false…
Nigerian online media can spread such rumours!!! Nawa oh…
or tune in to tv stations to watch soap operas when life itself is all about
your alarm starts to ring ‘wake up, it’s morning’…the fact that you hiss and
put off the alarm is drama. Say minutes later you wake up and you realize you
are damn late for work or wherever it is that you are supposed to go, so you
jump out of bed, hurriedly brush your teeth, say a quick word of prayer or two
International icon and South African freedom fighter is 94 years old
today, a day when he asks the world to honour his legacy by performing
community service (make sure you do good today).
To honour the Icon, who is known fondly by his clan
name Madiba, South Africa's schoolchildren sang happy birthday to Nelson
The nation's 12 million schoolchildren
began their day with a special birthday song, ringing with the line: "We
love you father. As we celebrate his birthday, we remember that he
fought for us in the struggle. The struggle was to fight apartheid,"
said 12-year-old Kgaugelo Masunhloane at...
Yes oh…no one is indeed above the law! The Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday
arrested a Military Col. Ki Yusuf and Staff Sergent, A J Adeomi for
driving on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane. (Good for them)
The soldiers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in
Central Lagos. Col. Yusuf was driving in an army green Peugeot 406 with
registration number BO1 – 150 NA. Staff Sergeant Adeomi drove in a black
As Mr Fashola moved towards the oncoming vehicle, Col. Yusuf came
down from his car, saluted severally and began muttering: “I am sorry;
very, very sorry” (he was probably shaking like a jelly fish too)
The Governor said: “Why, as a senior military officer, would you choose to break the law instead of preserving...