Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Unanswered questions from Nigeria's black weekend

Why did it take so long to determine where the crash site was?

Where did the "government official" who announced that there were 50 survivors get his information from?

Why was the broadcasting station that finally identified the site correctly promptly shut down?

Why was the Nigerian First Lady having cosmetic surgery done? And why in Malaga, Spain, not necessarily known for its medical excellence? Who was footing the bill?

Is it acceptable to ask these questions now? And if not now, when?

Opinions welcome

9 comments:

Felix Adebayo said...

Unfortunately, nobody answers questions in Nigeria. Even the so much constituted panels of enquiries never reveal their findings to the public.

sokari said...

Three years living in Spain and I can safely say in my experience medical care is excellent and at least as good as I have received in the UK and in the case of a life threatening illness actually far better.

This was a private clinic and not part of the Spanish public health service (NHS) The question should be why did she feel she needed to use surgery to loose weight - that is so sad and desperate. There have been endless reports of cases from the UK and US where women have undertaken similiar surgery and other types of cosmetic surgery which has gone seriously wrong and in this instance led to death.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

"Why was the Nigerian First Lady having cosmetic surgery done? And why in Malaga, Spain, not necessarily known for its medical excellence? Who was footing the bill?"

That was a very childish question.

That was an ignorant post.

uknaija said...

I did not intend to cast aspersions on the Spanish medical system in general, I just found it curious that this surgery was being done in Malaga.Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it unlikely that a member of the Prime Minister's family or the Royal Family in Spain would have any surgery at this clinic in Malaga?

And as to the ignorance or childishness of these questions, that's an opinion and you're welcome to it

sokari said...

UK naija - you were right to ask these questions but unfortunatly not only do people in nigeria not answer questions, if you ask them you are insulted. Who is this woman - is she not human like the rest of us? She took her life into her own hands by deciding to have UNNECESSARY vanity surgery - I am sorry she is dead but lets get things in perspective, please.

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Chippla Vandu said...

I did not find the question childish or the post ignorant. And I wish I had answers to all the questions. Unfortunately, I do not. But time will hopefully reveal all.

tout noir said...

Funny, I asked the same questions.

During my phone conversation with Mum back in Lagos, right after her eath, my first question was: "Why Malaga, Spain?"

Any thinking person would ask these questions.

isioma said...

glad you asked these questions. i asked my dad and got the usual 'don't you dare say anything bad about nigeria just because you now live in europe' belligerent answer.