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Otedola Bridge accident triggers Lagos traffic chaos

A diesel-laden tanker crashed on its side on Otedola Bridge in Lagos state on Friday evening, worsening the traffic jam.

Although emergency responders got to the site on time to control the situation, there was resultant traffic that stretched as far back as Ilubirin and Obalende.

It was gathered that the truck suffered brake failure. Some commuters along that axis were reported to have walked from Ketu to Secretariat with the hope of getting buses to Berger, Ibafo and environs.

A commuter said she would have to postpone getting home till Saturday morning.

“I left the office at 5:20pm. Got to Secretariat pedestrian bridge and there was no vehicle to Berger,” the commuter identified as Ufuosuo Da-Clarke said.

“Bikes were available but they were only willing to go to Berger at N500 to Berger, a route is normally N100.

“I waited there till 7:20 or thereabouts and turned back. Even the alternative road beside Magodo leading to Otedola Bridge was thick. I turned back because normally there’s a traffic jam at Berger because of the road demarcation.”

Another commuter, who identified himself as Julius, said he trekked from Alapere to Berger, a distance of 11.8 kilometers.

Here are photos of the gridlock:

According to a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Traffic Management, the tanker was finally evacuated at 9:40pm, an estimated five hours after the incident occurred.

Exactly sixteen days ago, a diesel-laden tanker crashed at Ibafo after an accident between two trucks.

Port Harcourt ‘serial killer’: What I told a pastor about my actions

Gracious West, the alleged serial killer in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, says he cries and regrets his actions anytime it happens.

On Thursday, the state police command arrested West while en route Uyo from Port Harcourt.

About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the state in the past two months.

The bodies of these ladies were said to have been found in similar conditions – strangled and with a white piece of cloth tied around their necks.

Speaking while being paraded on Friday, the suspect said he visited a church for help because he did know what is wrong with him.

“After doing it, I will start regretting and crying why I did it,” he said.

“I told a pastor that I kill girls in hotels that if he has a way of helping me because I don’t know what is wrong with me. So, the pastor told me that they have a crusade programme that Friday. He said he will take me to see the general overseer. We went for the crusade but I couldn’t see the general overseer.”

He confessed killing five girls in Port Harcourt; one in Owerri, Imo state capital, and another in Lagos.

“I am the one doing it. Whenever it comes on me, that is when I will do it. I will buy a kitchen knife and we will go to a hotel. After eating and making love, we sleep. After some time, I will wake the girl up, unknown to her. I will hold her on her neck and use the knife,” he said.

“I started the killing in Lagos. I took N52,000 from the bank account of the first girl I killed in Lagos. Thereafter, I went to Port Harcourt, then to Owerri and later returned to Port Harcourt.

“After I killed a girl, I collected her phone, and sold the phone at Waterlines and MTN office (areas in Port Harcourt). I met the last girl at a club in Port Harcourt.”

The suspect said he usually picked his victims from clubs and drinking bars.

David-West said before strangulating his victims, they usually pleaded for their lives by offering him money as well as details of their bank accounts.

He said after obtaining the victim’s ATM card and PIN and other belongings, he still killed them.

“So, I collect their ATM PIN, and after dawn, I go to ATM to withdraw money from the account. I usually use the money to get other girls,” he said.

“I don’t know what is making me to kill people. Immediately the urge comes, I kill, and after killing, I regret and feel sober. But later, I will still go and kill again.”

 

With $150m, Kanye West beats Jay Z to becomes richest rap artiste 2019

American rapper and fashion designer, Kanye West, has been named the highest-paid hip-hop act in the world, earning $150 million in a year.

According to Forbes, Kanye West top the 2019 list, edging out JAY-Z who earned 81 million dollars and Drake who made 71 million dollars, to stand at second and third  positions respectively on the list of top 20.

JAY-Z has always been one of the top earners in hip-hop, but for the first time ever he has lost out to Kanye West,his former protégé.

The top ten consists entirely of male hip-hop artists, as Eminem, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Childish Gambino round out the rest of the list.
The only female artists to make it into the top 20 are Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who come in at the number 12 and 13 slots respectively.

Nicki Minaj made   29 million dollars earnings, and   Cardi B, the youngest to make the list at 26, raked in 28 million dollars in earnings.
In 2018, Kanye West stood at number 10 on the  list with 27.5 million dollars, while Jay came in at number one with 76.5 million.

It’s a huge surge for Kanye, as his partnership with Adidas is expected to pull in over 1.5 billion in sales in 2019.
Check out the top 20 list below:
1. Kanye West – $ 150 million
2. Jay-Z – $ 81 million
3. Drake – $ 75 million
4. Diddy – $ 70 million
5. Travis Scott – $ 58 million
6. Eminem – $ 50 million
7. DJ Khaled – $ 40 million
8. Kendrick Lamar – $ 38.5 million
9. Migos – $ 36 million
10. Childish Gambino – $ 35 million
11. J. Cole – $ 31 million
12. Nicki Minaj – $ 29 million
13. Cardi B – $ 28 million
14. Swizz Beatz – $ 23 million
15. Meek Mill – $ 21 million
16. Birdman – $ 20 million
17. Future – $ 19.5 million
18. Nas – $ 19 million
19. Wiz Khalifa – $ 18.5 million
20. Pitbull – $ 18 million