In Nigeria, 'Buharism' Will Need to Modernize Fast

As Muhammadu Buhari sat in front of the TV watching his election victory unfold, Nigeria's future president took care to be photographed beside a Muslim elder and a bishop, a choreographed statement of unity in a religiously mixed nation. More importantly for investors, over the left shoulder of the purple-robed bishop was a smiling figure in a sharp grey suit: Aliko Dangote, Nigeria's most celebrated business magnate and Africa's richest man. An ascetic former military ruler, Buhari built his stunning electoral landslide on promises to clean up Nigeria's notoriously filthy politics and get tough on the Boko Haram insurgency raging in the northeast.