Archive for: Cheta Nwanze

Monsanto and the future of food – and more, in today’s news round up with Cheta Nwanze

Monsanto and the future of food – and more, in today’s news round up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze   Thus it was that in Nigeria today, while all the activists and people are raising hell to water over impeachments, PR contracts, and young Pakistani girls, our future is...

 

Lagos and full blown hyper-tension – and more, in today’s news round up with Cheta Nwanze

Lagos and full blown hyper-tension – and more, in today’s news round up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze Yesterday, millions of hard working Lagosians, spent three hours going in one direction in traffic. Arrived at our offices all fagged out, took a nap rather than a lunch break,...

 

Our army is not listening – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

Our army is not listening – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze     The thing is that the army isn’t listening. Rather, they are fighting back. On the streets of Lagos that is. But then denying what they have done on the pages...

 

The beat goes on – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

The beat goes on – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze File photo The good news, if such a thing is possible in such circumstances, is that what happened in Lagos, was one of our sadly routine tanker explosions, and not a bomb as previously...

 

Can Papa Eagles beat Argentina today? – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

Can Papa Eagles beat Argentina today? – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwaze Permit me to fall of my chair for a bit in almost derisive laughter as this had the same impact as someone telling me that Papa Eagles will thrash some footballers led by Leo Messi...

 

Sliding down the slope – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

Sliding down the slope – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze  …this video of a so-called customer service person for Arik Air at the Calabar Airport tells us just how far we have to go in our service culture in this land of ours....

 

Stomach infrastructure – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

Stomach infrastructure  – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze ….kedaddling back to the party that was roundly beaten on Saturday, a gentle advice: Nigeria is full of poor people, and those poor people have the power to remove you if...

 

Whitewashing the dead – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

Whitewashing the dead – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze     Arisekola Alao, was to run into trouble many times in the future, quite notably in 2011, when one of Nigeria’s biggest banks, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc filed...

 

End of an era – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

End of an era – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Zara Mustapha   The tax haven of Liechtenstein has had a change of heart. They will be returning to us, the cash that was carted to them in quite a few wheelbarrows, two decades ago. Vicente...

 

The boy who cried wolf – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

The boy who cried wolf – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze While people were dying in Damaturu, 1144 km from there, almost 500 others are still singing hymns at a military dungeon in Aba. In order to justify holding the 478 men and 8 women,...