Word on the Street: Why Abuja-Kaduna rail cannot run faster, 18 corpers die in motor accident and more
Hello friends, it’s a brand new day! Today, there’ll be no rants about Lagos traffic, although I saw terrible things yesterday. Let’s delve right into Word on the Street, here’s what you maybe missed yesterday.
Bovine Lives Matter
As reported by TheCable, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour.
This reason will shock you. The rail line cannot run any faster, not for technical reasons but because the ministry does not want to kill cows, because Cow Lives Matter.
In his words, reportedly of course, “The other day they tried 100 and they killed how many cows, and they said ‘you people should replace the cows you killed”. I see the minister doesn’t want the trouble of replacing cows.
This is Nigeria *In Folarin Falana’s voice*.
18 corpers died on their way to Lagos
A bus reportedly carrying 30 passengers from Kaduna to Lagos was involved in a ghastly motor accident in Mowe, Ogun state.
According to some reports, out of the 30 passengers, 18 were Corp members while others report that the bus had 18 passengers including the driver, with 8 being corpers.
Regardless, innocent people lost their lives. Very tragic. I pray for the repose of their souls.
There’s still hope for Nigeria Air
Not my words, but those of Senator Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s aviation minister of state.
About two months after unveiling the National Carrier at a London air show in July, he minister announced the suspension of Nigeria Air. Not without corruption scandal.
There were questions about its ghost investors, millions of Naira in allocation budget for over three years running, among others. Now, the minister is assuring Nigerians that Nigeria Air will be back, it’s just a matter of when.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll only believe when I see it.
President Buhari has a message for you
Quite simple actually, the message is that those of you complaining about how terrible Nigeria is should quit whining and leave if you have another country.
Bubu reportedly said this (not his exact words oo) on Monday when he received Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant and members of the party from the three senatorial zones of the state in Abuja.
My mother is one quarter Sierra Leonean, I haven’t done the math to determine my own fraction but as you read this, I’m packing my bags and heading to Sierra Leone.
I see myself writing tomorrow’s edition of Word on the Street from Freetown. I can finally stop ranting about Lagos traffic. Win-win.
That is all. Do great things today.