Nigeria, March 4 -- There's a model for managing rebels in government that the American political drama, "Designated Survivor", teaches so well.

In one of the episodes, after the horrific death of President Richmond, his speech writer, Seth Wright, had a chance meeting with the incoming president, Tom Kirkman, in the toilet.

In a soliloquy which wafted over the toilet partition, Wright said the U.S. would regret Kirkman's candidacy because he was incompetent and unfit for office. How can a man on the verge of punitive redeployment suddenly become president? He didn't know that Kirkman, who was in the next toilet recovering from the shock of the news of his unexpected promotion, was listening.

When both men came out and met at the wash-ha...