New Office, See Wahala!

So I resumed work as a journalist. Coming to the office on Monday, I was shocked to see so much water flowing from beneath the Wawa bridge along Lagos Ibadan expressway (That long bridge before MFM Prayer City). And as my office is in the vincinity, I had cause to worry. The Turkish International School close by, evacuated all the boarding pupils gradually, using a make-do raft, and the staff followed suit. It was fun to watch some oyinbos pushing sticks down into the soil to pull the raft towards dry land, but it's no longer fun o.

The root of the problem is that Ogun state's dam is so full that failing to release the water can burst the walls or doors and cause serious calamity, so gradually, one by one, the doors of the dam are being opened and the water is trying to chase us out of the office! Communities have been evacuated and the latest news now is that Mile 12 and Ikorodu will be seriously affected because the water is flowing in their direction. How are we supposed to cope with this for the one month that this water problem is supposed to last? Is this welcome Uzezi to journalism? Maybe this is my chance to get one really good story and catch the attention of CNN. Really, news thrive in negative and painful situation and bring awards. Check those who have won awards for reporting war and genocide. This is wawa flood.

Comments

  1. Oh wow! I didn't hear that that was happening. I think it's a chance! Don't miss out on it!

    ~X~

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  2. Wow! That's sad o....eyah pele!
    Hey, u neva know this might be ur big break!!!

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  3. Its sad,but true...da world thrives on negativity.
    hope something is done about it soon.

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  4. I think it was also a dam issue that caused flooding in some parts of the north. I hope this doesn't become as problematic. But hey, you're the journalist. Take pictures and put on CNN kia kia...

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  5. yeah, read about it in d papers..but thy said they gave them notice before opening the dam..hmmm, we hope the rains stop soon..

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  7. I could teach you how to swim ;)

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  8. @ bob-ij - I ll do my best not to

    @ Blessing - thanks

    @ My world - they r finally controlling it

    @ Myne Whitman - pictures are coming

    @ histreasure - notice or not, it was mismanaged.

    @ LG - thanks

    @ AlooFar - seriously

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  9. welcome back to journalism...and sorry for the incoveniences

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  10. A whole month of flooding? No be small ting!

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  11. Yeah!! I saw the story! It's really awful. Sorry oh. But that's a good idea you've got oh- there is opportunity in everything. You could take an original angle to the story! Really, think about it- maybe this is you 'welcome to journalism' :)

    P.S if you like you can check me up on http://adiyaatu.wordpress.com/

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  12. Didn't know it was that bad...
    Trying times always brings out the opportunity to shine regardless.
    You do move around quite a bit, Zayzee.
    How have you been?

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