I could not resist the pun on the new Nigerian President’s name.

Al-Jazeera English this week showed gruesome footage of Nigerian soldiers and police executing innocent people in broad daylight. The footage was taken last year when the Nigerian government claimed that it had defeated the Islamist rebel group, Boko Haram.  (I can only imagine what goes on in the Niger Delta.)

Nigeria has had no leader for at least three months. Finally this week, the country’s Parliament appointed the vice president,  Goodluck Jonathan, as interim head of state. The President, Umaru Yar Adua, has been in a Saudi hospital all this time getting treatment for a heart condition. There is no indication when he’ll return.

Good luck to Mr Jonathan.

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