With less than two weeks to go before the general election, President Goodluck Jonathan's election rallies are being stalked by exploding suicide bombers.
This phenomenon can only assist Mr. "Law and Order" Buhari, not only in the north but in the rest of the country as well.
What many Nigerians readily acknowledge but few Western media outlets will report, is that Nigeria has long been a "failed state" by any conventional definitions of the words "failed" and "state."
Instead, what we in the West get is the happy-time story of the Nigerian economy mysteriously being elevated to the biggest and most robust in all of Africa! You have to wonder if we're just getting that message due to the efficacies of Goodluck's hundred thousand dollar a month retainer at Levick, one of the most influential PR concerns in Washington.
The reason everybody knows it and our media fails to report it is because Goodluck is down with our "War on Terror."
Buhari, on the other hand, is a Muslim.