Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Rumour?

The phones in my office are buzzing. People are calling friends and loved ones wondering where we are. Claims that a portion of the 3rd Mainland Bridge has collapsed. Its been raining heavily all day. I am hoping its just a rumour. Will keep this page updated.....

14 comments:

LondonBuki said...

Please keep us posted!!!

God is in control.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

okay. I went investigating. My friend's coworker just drove thru that bridge like a couple of mins ago and there was no sign of any problems....

zaiprincesa said...

OMG!!..i hope its just a rumor oh!..Pls keep us posted oh.

Uzo said...

So Channels Tv just flashed an alert stating that there is no truth to the rumour. Thanks Diamond. However, because of how quickly the rumour spread, something has to have sparked it. M still keeping my ears to the ground to find out what must have caused this. I mean even my dad in Kano called me with this story.

Rumours - should be an interesting topic to blog about. The power of rumours, how they get started, how they spread....

LondonBuki said...

I just called my Friends in Lagos oh and they hadn't confirmed it yet... they were laughing that all the way in London I was calling them about fresh news.

Thank God it's not true oh.

Rumours - spread like wild fire.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

we're notorious for this...who remembers when the one naira coin came out...there was something going around about ...based on the position of the head you could get N20 or something like that for it...wonder what sparked that rumor

LondonBuki said...

Hi... I just sent you an email, I hope I got your email addy right... let me know if you get it.

Chxta said...

Naija and rumors again. We seem to forget the story of the man who cried wolf...

Anyways on a more serious note, that bridge needs work!

Uzo said...

@chxta: That bridge does need a lot of work and i am hoping that maybe this rumour will spur the federal govt to do something. Maybe not. It is a federal bridge and there is a tug of war between the federal govt and lagos state over works. Maybe Tinubu will undertake the project and get the federal govt to promise to payback which i understand happens quite a bit but the federal govt is not so good at repaying....

Calabar Gal said...

Thank God it was just a rumour!!
Would have been terrible if it was for real. I'm shivering at the number of lives that would have been lost. God Forbid!!

Congrats - You were succesful at uploading ur avatar!! She looks goooooooddd!!!!!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

oh whao... Thank God it wasn't true

Bella Naija said...

Thank God..it isnt true!
Tht bridge needs extensive work tho

DiAmOnD hawk said...

it seems there was an article in the paper that said if the bridge isnt worked on then it will collapse w/in a couple of years...im pretty sure this is where it all got started

Uzo said...

@Calabargal: I have London buki to thank for the successful uploading of my avatar. She is soooo pretty. I am loving her.

I am so glad that this was just a rumour.

@Diamond: How are you sooo abreast of Nigerian matters?