Kerry’s Speech Puts Nigerian President to Sleep

John Kerry and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. (U.S. State Department.)
John Kerry and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. (U.S. State Department.)

By G.A. Afolabi

John Kerry’s legendary boring demeanor has followed him overseas in his job as secretary of state.

Kerry’s voice was so boring that he put Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to sleep during a briefing on Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, according to emails leaked to WikiLeaks.

Buhari is a former military officer who has been involved in the Nigerian government for several decades. He was also briefly jailed by Major-Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, who overthrew him in a 1985 palace coup.

Kerry was in Nigeria to talk about human rights issues and Nigeria’s anti-terrorist efforts, according to The New York Times.