Why would anyone kidnapp Nollywood Actor Nkem Owoh?

Adeola Aderounmu

Nkem Owoh has been reportedly kidnapped. A few weeks ago it was Pete Edochie who was kidnapped. No one has mentioned exactly how much was paid for his ransom, but believe me it must be millions of naira. Officially one liar will tell you nothing was paid.

Nkem Owoh is a famous Nigerian Nollywood actor. He is versatile and can fit into several role-plays in movies/ comedies. Now he has been kidnapped. I wonder how much his abductors are demanding and who they have been talking to. But it is a shame that these evil kidnappers would kidnapp such a honest and hardworking fellow. Now they want to rip him of his hard earned money. Nkem is famous for his role in Osuofia in London, a bestselling Nollywood comedy with settings in Nigeria and London. I do not appreciate his involvement in the “I go chop your dollar musical” because it advocated for yahoo-yahoo boys involved in the 419 fraud.

Nevertheless one hopes that this famous and popular Nigerian actor is not killed by the kidnappers. Sincerely I wish they let me go as soon as possible. We should learn to appreciate and elevate our movie stars. This type of evil intention is sending a wrong signal that Nigeria is perpetually unsafe for her celebrities and tourists. Kidnappers have abducted all kinds of people in Nigeria making it one of the most dangerous places on earth. I do know that the US, Mexico and South Africa are among the categories of dangerous places. It seems Nigeria does not want to be outplayed in any way.

Who do we blame? These kidnappers are lazy bunch and they put the blame on the government. Fine..! But why not find a way to address the government directly probably through mass revolt or demonstrations to drive home your points. The kidnapping of innocent people, mostly non-politicans is surely not the way to go. It is simply an act of cowardice to go after women, children and helpless men who are also struggling to find their daily bread.

I have classified the Nigerian government as wicked and senseless and I stand by that. The Nigerian government is corrupt, slow, inefficient and illegal. All of these problems bothering on insecurity of life and property stops at the doorsteps of the lazy government that is busy enriching the politicians and doing almost nothing for the general citizenry.

There are reports that members of the LOC for the ongoing U17 games in Nigeria are buying houses abroad and importing cars from USA even while the competition is in progress. It is this kind of official madness that motivates the millions of jobless youth into nefarious activities. With xmas around the corner in a nation of bad rulers, the rage of crime is expected to increase. Which way Nigeria?

Please find Nkem Owoh, the Nigerian masses love him and we want to see him in Nollywood for many years to come.

Why is the cost of gas soaring?

Adeola Aderounmu

Slowly and steadily the price of gas has increased and surprisingly it is no longer part of the BIG news. I really don’t know why the price of gas has increased to a record high in Sweden. Gas is now sold for over 12 swedish crowns (12:37) the last time I checked.

Few years ago there was a lot of concern when the prices were hitting 11+ and now that it is even worse there is almost no news about it. It seems that some people are now succeeding in raking more profits for their government or petrochemical industries. Who knows, it could be one way to save the climate. But I doubt the latter since the cost of gas has never been shown to decrease its consumption.

On the contrary people cut down on other expenses and spend the same amount of money or even more on gas when the prices are high. I surely do hope to find the answer to this nagging question in the nearest days: why is the cost of gas on the rise? I hesitated 2 weeks ago before filling the tank of my car. I actually thought the price will fall during the week but I was wrong. So I was compelled to buy gas on a monday.

Still it would be nice to know the origin of this money sucker. Is it due to something happening in the ever turbulent Middle East? What role has the deadly Nigerian Delta got to do in this persistent development? Is it OPEC? Is it some gaseous organisation turning in more profit to salvage the global economic meltdown. As consumers we surely deserved to be carried along.