Our students are probably getting better at [snip - DT Lawyer]. After performing terribly at the NECO SSCE for the last five years, they have finally started listening in classes. But then again, we'd advice the young uns to keep a record of their exam success so that when they are governors, they wouldn't have to worry about false accusations of being uneducated. Ask Comrade Adams, such accusations are embarrassing.
On Wednesday, three members of staff of this newspaper were headed home after a long day's work. Their route took them through Yaba, to Oshodi by way of Mushin before hitting Ikeja. At Yaba (and its normal traffic brouhaha), they were stuck on a rail track when the Entertainment correspondent screamed. Her problem was that a train was headed towards the car, and as far as she could see, there was no effort to close the road. Luckily, traffic moved a little, the car got off the track, the car behind them held its peace, and the train rolled by on its majestic journey with no incident. Our staff members were luckier than an unnamed woman who had been killed by a train just a few stops further up the track that morning.
The woman, God rest her soul, died on the same day as a bus conductor in far away Abuja was strangled to death. His driver has been placed under arrest and is facing prosecution because the day before, they'd had a fight over the sum of
Arik Air's website was hacked by the Nigeria Cyber Hacktivist group, a downtime that cost the company a yet to be determined amount in terms of online bookings, and more likely, a never to be determined amount in terms of embarrassment. The chaps at Arik are yet to make a formal statement on the issue, probably because they are concerned about the weather.
You see, bad weather is on the way, as those who survived the deluge in Lagos yesterday can confirm. Following the multiple tragedies in Kogi, Benue and Edo states, a word should be more than enough for any wise person regarding this weather issue. But then again, quite a number of Lagos residents might just use the opportunity to fetch some water, rather than endure inhuman treatment from the state's water board. Fear not, help is on the way.
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Nigeria and Chelsea striker, Victor Moses proved his potency by scoring goal number one for Chelsea on Wednesday evening, and another goal. Congrats to the young father.
The House of Representatives have told the President that they would probably not be at the presentation of the 2013 Budget.
Deji thinks that we import 80% of our food, so he's convinced that reports saying that record floods would affect our food supply are a bit exaggerated.
Do have a wonderful weekend, and see you on Tuesday. Happy 52nd Independence.