The Edo death penalty – and more, in today’s news roundup with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze

Governor Oshiomhole

But then, and to be honest, there will always be, in a country like Nigeria, the disquieting feeling of two justice systems, one for the rich, and one for all others…

Yesterday, some men were hanged. While the death of a man, no matter what he has done, is tragic, the truth remains, to me at least, that there are certain people who to put it in simple terms, do not deserve to be in the land of the living. The question that arises from the hangings is simple really: were they convicted by a court of law? If the answer is yes, then why all the hullabaloo?

For me, the answer to violent crime in Nigeria still remains that we need our Second Amendment. We can worry about gun control later.

But then, and to be honest, there will always be, in a country like Nigeria, the disquieting feeling of two justice systems, one for the rich, and one for all others. Now imagine if my little company had bust a pipe, in a high-brow part of town, and exposed people to the risk of cholera. Well, there would be no end to the number of law enforcement agents who would be at my door to make me put the pipes back. Not so for Dantata and Sawoe who tore up pipes in the Kubwa area of Abuja, and well, it happened in November.

Bits and bobs

Sometimes the rich also cry. Just ask Ade Ikuforiji.

The problem is that they cry only when they are rammed by other rich people, hence we have pissing contests like the one happening with the NGF.

As we all know, the NGF thingy is a case of gross lunacy, such as the knee jerk reactions to the ouster of the Super Eagles from the Brazil jamboree by teams that respectively placed first and fourth at the last World Cup. I mean, how in the name of all that is good and holy would someone in possession of all his wits be calling for a return of Osaze Odemwingie to the Super Eagles?

Yes, I got emotional on the last one. It’s football after all. Now, the one that I’m meant to react to is the news that our Senate has since June 2011, passed only 31 Bills of 344 that were set before it…

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