Friday, March 26, 2010

Acid Rain Rumors (Nigeria)
23 March 2010
Nigeria: Expert Allays Fears On Acid Rain
23 March 2010
Nigeria: Panic Over Strange Weather
26 March 2010
Nigeria: Panic Over Acid Rain in Lagos
25 March 2010

Nigeria: Experiencing the Purported Acid Rain in Lagos

Stella Odueme
Daily Independent (Lagos)


Lagos — "Be careful from March 20 to 28, there is possibility of acid rain. The dark circle appeared around the moon on February 17 and this is an indication of acid. Apparently, this happens once in 750 years. It rains like normal but it may cause skin cancer if you expose yourself to it, so alert your loved ones, this is from NASA, do not neglect, please."

With this text message circulated via the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), the tune was set for anticipation of what next.

Not even rebuttal by the National Aeronautic Safety Administration (NASA) of Nigeria could convince many Nigerians and indeed Lagosians any longer about the purported acid rain. [...]

25 March 2010

Residents take cover from ‘acid rain'


"This rain must not touch my body, or else my mother will beat me. She said the rain has acid and my skin will peel off. Please, don't let the rain touch my body." These were the words of eight-year-old ‘Niola Adageje, a pupil of the Agege Local Government Primary School, as she clustered with other children under the cover of a Mobil Filling Station while it rained yesterday. [...]
27 March 2010
A rain like no other
By Ben Ezeamalu
29 March 2010
Nigeria: Acid Rain Palavar
Ebele Orakpo
The Vanguard [Nigeria]
The Punch [Nigeria]
29 March 2010
Acid rain’ causes scare in Osogbo
By Tunde Odesola, Osogbo