Admit it – Nigeria’s politics is very entertaining and fun to watch. Yes, Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world but so what? The same Nigeria is very rich in what my kids like to call shenanigans. It is also extremely blessed with politicians who have elevated things like defections, skullduggery, political ‘tackling’ and plotting to high entertainment. Imagine being the poverty capital of the world and having very boring politics at the same time. We must learn to count our blessings.
The only problem is when you start to look at the politicians and politics in other countries that Nigeria is frequently compared with and then it dawns on you that Nigeria’s very richly entertaining politics has quite a lot of hidden costs. Read more