Friday, April 21, 2006

Food, bombs, and debts

The day started with a flurry of Nigerian news. Again. On the radio, there was a recap of the army barracks bombing. A worrying development because of what it means: 1) the militants have the expertise and training, 2)they have the funding, 3)they have the strength of belly. Then in the business section, they talked about Nigeria for a few minutes. "It's not everyday one talks about Nigeria and fiscal discipline in the same breath", said the silly woman. Nigeria is going to pay off its debts to the exploitative Paris Club money-lenders. If only they knew how much their citizens owed to Mr M Card and Ms A Express, they wouldn't have been so quick to give the Nigerian government those favourable payback conditions.

The assault continued as I opened the newspaper to see an article featuring London's finest, Obalende Suya. They even called it a restaurant, imagine that! All in all fairly positive stories. If this keeps happening, I might even have to excavate that green passport...

3 comments:

Ceridwen Devi said...

Maybe Shell should pay its debts to Nigeria?

so-obscure said...

Hahahaha...Nkem, did you bury the green booklet...?

I locked mine in a vault. Hahahaha...hahaha...

ngozi said...

odd that emily ashton didn't explain what suya was to her non-nigerian audience. even the name obalende will be lost to them.