If Mr. Wasiu Olaitan had kept his tradition of not going out to work on Thursdays, perhaps he would have been in the comfort of his home today – hale and hearty.
A 41-year-old commercial bus driver, Alawasi, as he is fondly called by those close to him, who augments his daily income by operating as a vulcaniser by the side, the father of three invests much of his energy and time into productive activities that would help put food on the table for his family.
On Thursday afternoon, while ferrying passengers in his 18-seater bus from Lagos to the Mowe/Ibafo area of neighbouring Ogun, a bigger worry was added to Olaitan’s growing list.
A speeding tanker laden with around 33, 000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) that had lost control suddenly fell a few metres away from Otedola Bridge, a popular axis along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, spilling its content all over the place and bursting into flames shortly afterwards. The 41-year-old whose commercial bus was directly behind the ill-fated tanker, the moment brought a glimpse of perhaps what the end of the world would look like.
“I saw darkness everywhere immediately the tanker exploded,” he said while speaking with Saturday PUNCH on Friday on his hospital bed where yards of bandages now strapped him like an armour.
“I thought I was going to die. It was as if the end had come. There was commotion everywhere, just like in a war. Nothing else came to my mind. We all believed it was the end,” he added soberly as he narrated his ordeal to his teary-eyed wife – Faidat – and other family members, who had come to check on him on Friday morning.
While attributing his narrow escape to divine grace, the Ile-Ife indigene said that for a few minutes after the tanker fell, he and others in the vehicle were confused as to what to do. He revealed that it was while it was being argued that the content of the truck was diesel or petrol that the entire place erupted in flames.
TBoss Shares More Beautiful Photos Of Herself And Her Daughter
It seems like Tboss listened to the advice of people who told her not to allow negative troll get to her.
TBoss has obviously moved past the trauma from the negative comments she received after she revealed her daughter’s face last week.
Recall that the BBNaija star took to Instagram on Sunday, to curse a troll who called her baby ugly. Moving foward, Tboss has shared some beautiful new photos showing her daughter’s face.
See more below;
‘They Think I’m Not Balling Because I Don’t Post Designer Labels, Holiday Trips’ – Rita Dominic
Actress Rita Dominic has slammed all those who think she’s not balling because she doesn’t post about designer labels and holiday trips on her social media pages.
In a post on her Instastories, the actress wondered when social media became the yardstick for determining who is wealthy and who is not.
According to Rita Dominic, expecting someone to post a materialistic lifestyle on social media before concluding that the person is doing well in life is simply a poverty mentality.
The 44-year old actress recently revealed in an interview on TV that she almost got married but called it off.
“I almost married someone. We were there. We were at that point. It didn’t work out and I’m happy it didn’t work out because I saw the signs.
“You know how you see the signs and you just ignore it hoping the person will change. Look, a grown man and a grown woman cannot change. They can find a way to live with each other and respect each other’s feelings, but to change a grown person is difficult.”
Admitting to have fallen in love with a man but lost out, Rita, while speaking during a television programme, ‘Your View’ on TVC in 2018, revealed she was happy the marriage did not work out.
The pretty screen star said when in a relationship, couples should at best find a way to live with each other, instead of trying to change negative traits, adding that a grown man cannot change.
Shouting During Prayers In Church Shows How Selfish The Person Is – Vector
Foremost Nigerian rapper, Vector aka the viper has revealed his take on the reason why people shout in church during prayers, which he addressed as being selfish and competitive.
In his words;
“..If anything, it shows how selfish, cos the volume increase because the individual vuvuzela wants ‘God’ to answer him/her first..”
Read his full post below;
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