Dr. Damages offers weekly diagnoses of Africa’s numerous malaise.
What does Kalakuta President Fela Anikulapo-Kuti have in common with US President Donald Trump?
Dr. Damages tells you. As Nigeria dances at the brink of collapse, President Muhammadu Buhari is stubbornly picking his teeth at a corner of Aso Rock and vowing not to be bothered. But behind the shenanigans is an old fox trapped in a corner. Would Buhari read the handwriting on the wall, or would his arrogance lead to Nigeria’s collapse under his watch?
That essential became the question as Nigeria celebrated 60th Independence Day. To understand the extent of the cracks, Dr. Damages looks at the recent utterances of Vice President Osinbajo. Your good doctor concludes that something in the bush is beating the drum for Osinbajo. Musician Wizkid joins Pastor Adeboye to take a swipe at Buhari, triggering an open season of attacks on a president who has withstood past challenges by simply being aloof. In trying to defend Buhari, Garba Shehu displays the limits of his knowledge of statistics.
The wedding of the son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku to the daughter of former EFCC’s Chairman Nuhu Ribadu makes a mockery of the mentality of the Nigerian masses. It displays how little regard the masses get from the Nigerian elite.