Third Mainland Diversion ~ Giditraffic

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THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE REPAIRS AND DAILY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC DIVERSION PLAN.

DIVERSION POINTS:-

1. UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS WATERFRONT (TOWARDS LAGOS)

2. OWORONSHOKI INTERCHANGE (TOWARDS LAGOS)

3. ADENIJI ADELE INTERCHANGE (TOWARDS OWORONSHOKI/TOLL GATE)

DAILY DIVERSION PERIODS;

A. 12 MIDNIGHT TO 12 NOON

1. VEHICLES APPROACHING FROM OWORONSHOKI AND IKEJA/TOLL GATE/IKORODU ROAD END OF THE BRIDGE WILL HAVE UNHINDERED ACCESS TO THE BRIDGE TOWARDS LAGOS ISLAND.

2. VEHICLES FROM THE LAGOS END TO THE BRIDGE (FROM OBALENDE, IKOYI, VICTORIA ISLAND, LEKKI, ETC.) WILL BE DIVERTED FROM THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE AT ADENIJI ADELE INTERCHANGE TOWARDS CARTER BRIDGE TO LINK IDDO INTERCHANGE.

FROM IDDO TO CONNECT IKEJA, OJOTA, KETU, IKORODU, AGEGE, LAGOS IBADAN EXPRESSWAY, AGEGE, ALIMOSHO, OSHODI, ABULE EGBA ETC. VIA:

A. HERBERT MACAULAY ROAD TO JIBOWU TO IKORODU ROAD ONWARD.

B. HERBERT MACAULAY ROAD TO JIBOWU TO AGEGE MOTOR ROAD TO OSHODI ONWARD.

C. EKO BRIDGE TO FUNSHO WILLIAMS AVENUE TO IKORODU ROAD ONWARD.

D. EKO BRIDGE TO FUNSHO WILLIAMS AVENUE TO AGEGE MOTOR ROAD TO OSHODI ONWARD.

E. IJORA TO APAPA TO APAPA OSHODI EXPRESS WAY TO OSHODI ONWARD.

B. 12 NOON TO 12 MIDNIGHT

1. VEHICLES APPROACHING FROM OWORONSHOKI AND IKEJA/TOLL GATE/IKORODU ROAD END OF THE BRIDGE WILL BE DIVERTED AT OWORONSHOKI INTERCHANGE.

THROUGH THE OWORONSHOKI EXPRESSWAY TO:

A. IKORODU ROAD (VIA ANTHONY INTERCHANGE) TO FUNSHO WILLIAMS AVENUE TO EKO BRIDGE ONWARD.

B. AGEGE MOTOR ROAD (VIA OSHODI INTERCHANGE) TO MOSHALASI TO JIBOWU TO MURTALA MOHAMMED WAY TO IDDO ONWARD.

C. AGEGE MOTOR ROAD (VIA OSHODI INTERCHANGE) TO MOSHALASI TO FUNSHO WILLIAMS AVENUE TO EKO BRIDGE ONWARD.

D. APAPA OSHODI EXPRESS ROAD TO MILE 2 ONWARD.

2. VEHICLES APPROACHING FROM THE LAGOS ISLAND END TO THE BRIDGE (FROM OBALENDE, IKOYI, VICTORIA ISLAND, LEKKI, ETC.) WILL HAVE UNHINDERED ACCESS TO USE THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE.

BTW i think this is the time, the so-called state ferry should be working.

REMEMBER “DRIVE RESPONSIBLY”

AISHA n JOSH. Episode 1

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Today makes almost 2years since this happened to me. I had been in the relationship for about 4months but it was always hard to believe it was that short, because we had much fun than a relationship of four years, we had gone places, done things and met people as a pair! Yes! We were ONE or at least it looked like it.
I met Joshua in a conference in Kogi, he is tall, dark, broad chest, pink lips, thin eyes and his nails were well cut and clean, i had noticed him but was too busy registering delegates that came in for the conference, few hours later, he walked up to me and asked for my name, i told him; I am Aisha.

Joshua: oh Aisha, you are very beautiful. My name is Joshua.

please don’t say No, can i be your friend?

Aisha: oh, thanks why not? I am friends with anyone who ask.

Joshua: so what your weak point?

Aisha: weak what?

Joshua: No, No, don’t go all sexual with me, i meant weak points in team work, am your team leader you know?

Aisha: oh really, i didn’t know. Sorry. That’s why am here, to know more about me.

Joshua and I had connected so well, we talked about every and anything before the end of the 3-days conference. We had gone back to school in the same bus. He was doing his masters while i was in my 3rd year in the same university. Joshua is loving and well mannered, he is nice and caring. It wasn’t just because he liked me specially, he was like that to everyone on the bus. At some point, i got really jealous and wondered if he liked everyone exactly the same.

On arrival to my hostel in school, josh as i fondly called him got me dinner and gave me drugs that’ll ease the pain in my joints, he promised to come pick me up in the morning for school. That next day, was when we started it all.

He had dropped me in school and parked directly in front of my soon to be ex-boyfriend‘s department, i was desperate to leave my boyfriend, due to many reasons but he was clogged up on me. The wisest thing to do at that moment was to use Josh as a bait, i practically didn’t ask, but we looked at each other and i guess what was playing in my head was playing in his – let’s kiss and chase the bastard! It was suppose to be a brief kiss but then it didn’t stop for about 3-4mins or so, we kissed so well, i could feel it in my feet, i was lost in δ transition, we didn’t even touch each other but our lips were locked, after a while of trying to re position ourselves we realised we were being starred at. I quickly laid back and smiled, my ex-boyfriend was walking away. Josh and i laughed, and the laughter was so evil, like we had won the world cup, i went into the walk way with my head up and all smile. 🙂

The whole of sciences heard the gist before the end of the day( i was quite popular) thank God, the gist wasn’t about me dumping my boyfriend but about how good i was with kissing *blushing*. Days and weeks after i would have guys walk up to me and beg me to kiss them jokingly but i felt good about it. My ex-boyfriend automatically stopped bothering me and now Josh is the new hot catch… We had good times talking about several things and he never missed taking me to school, soon everyone started asking questions and i would snap at them saying; “he isn’t my boyfriend”. It was hard to believe but truly after that kiss, we had nothing again and didn’t talk about it either, instead we focused on business and future ambitions.

It was his birthday,i composed a nice write up and posted it on his facebook page, till date, its the best L♥√ع note i have ever written. Words went around town and school that we were in a relationship and suddenly we found ourselves in one. Everyday came something new and every night we both longed for the next day.. Some how half of our friends didn’t think we were suppose to be together due to us both just leaving a relationship just few weeks apart and our religion differences, and there was how a lot of other differences sprung up…

This entry will continue next monday… WATCH OUT!!!

Love, a mystery through the ages ~ JJ @omojuwa

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Morning blog ville, slept with L♥√ع in my heart and woke up feeling loved, and then @Omojuwa’s piece on L♥√ع just put a large smile in my heart, yes! The heart does smile….. Enjoy!

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As old as man, as mysterious as his thoughts. As soothing as the calm that comes with sharing it with the one your soul desires, like balm for every point of pain. Flip it and it becomes the source of many wars, the path to the underworld and the word that plays through the brain of many broken hearts who have found shelter in psychiatric homes. That same Love is the cord that joins many hearts together. Love has its many parts. While it is what keeps some hearts going, it is the reason some others don’t want to live anymore.

Often mistaken for a lot of other passions, including infatuation and even hatred, Love remains an enigma even in the age of incessant technological possibilities. I bet you’d wonder how Love could be mistaken for hatred. Have you ever wondered why two people who seemingly hated each other ended up having the best union? Sometimes Love mirages as hatred. You think you hate someone and you express it with so much vigour and passion, only for you to discover one or two things about the person and the passion takes a different hue. It expresses itself, as it always was in your heart even when you did not realise it. You discover you are in love even when it had always been there to be nurtured.

Of all that has been said and written about Love, few come as ironic as what I call the shadow of Love. We ignore those who desire us and desire those who ignore us. We love even more those who hurt us and are often bent on hurting those who love us. We run after those who’d run far away from us and run far away from those who run after us. We are desperate to have those that’d rather have other people, and are more desperate to have other people than have those that want us so much. Love plays around like a shadow that can be seen and even admired but never to be touched or even had. Most times we are in an endless cause of chasing shadows, thinking we are almost at the point of touching Love, but never to truly have it.

This brings about a chain of broken hearts and broken homes. We love today and tomorrow the love seemingly sags when we suddenly realise we love another. I may not know all about love but I know enough to conclude that there can be no love without sacrifice. You can’t claim to love someone until you can firmly conclude that you can and will sacrifice desires that contrast with your love for that whom you claim to love.

You will never have the most beautiful woman as wife, because some day beauty loses colour and soon fades, and soon you are back on the road chasing another woman. It often comes to me as strange, when men have beauty as top of their priority in choosing a wife. You desire the most beautiful woman, forgetting that the true beauty of a woman lies in her heart. She is not beautiful a woman if she does not possess a beautiful heart. Miss out on that and you miss out on everything. The beauty of the body soon fades, but that of the heart is immortal. It survives death because as the evil that men do lives after them, the good they showed leaves the world with them and also survives them.

It may come across as many things but despite its seeming mystery, Love is simple enough. It takes faith to Love. It takes faith to decide that, despite the glut of beauties in the world, once you decide for one, it will be that and that alone. If all that keeps you in love is the beauty you see, then in time the absence of it will keep you out of it.

Find a reason beyond what is seen, find the path to the heart of the one you love and discover the power of Love. If Love is not seen but felt, what makes you think what you see is what will keep your love going. Love may be a mystery, but if your heart of understanding is receptive to the truth, you will find that Love thrives on the mystery of Faith. What then is Faith? While you ponder on that, let me help your imagination by saying there would be no need for Faith in the midst of certainty. Faith exists because of uncertainty. Being certain of what is uncertain. This is the true essence of Faith, and it is where Love derives its essence, not on the certainty of a transient physical beauty that soon fades away.

I thank God for my physical beauty but I thank Him even more for the beauty of my heart. That is the essence of me and whoever discovers that discovers me. That is the path to demystifying the seeming Mystery of Love.

PS: Published in my Facebook Notes, May, 2010