remembering history the way they wished it had been

Posted by Mr. President on April 18, 2007


It’s Legacy Time in Nigeria!

Outgoing President Obasanjo couldn’t pass a constitutional amendment allowing a third term, so he’s settled for anointing successors and opening a “library”

Leadership lessons are promised, and Nigeria’s great and good proudly serve on the board, joined by curious foreigners.

Goateed entrepreneur Richard Branson is on board, no doubt grateful for his acquisition of a privatized local phone company and the launch of Virgin Nigeria airline. Also involved is a partner of Andrew Young in the delightfully named Goodworks International [Slogan: “We do well by doing good.”]

The library threatens to be a sprawling affair. The gift shop alone appears in drawings [below] to be the size of your basic Marriott Residence Inn.


“The design intends to make the passers-by ask: “What structure is that on the hill?”


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