There's a fascinating and revealing photo on page 3 of today's Nigeria Guardian (pronounced 'Gaydian'). Obasanjo (in agbada of course) is opening a new port terminal in Lagos. To his right is uber-banker Jim Ovia, standing behind the shoulder of some Italian guy who is now apparently the MD of the Nigeria Ports Authority. To Baba's immediate left is the Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo, in Rivers State gear. The new Minister of Finance is two rows back, behind someone in uniform. Below the nose, she is smiling, but also wears a frown. The photo is a work of art, it reminds me of the subtle renaissance painters critiques of power and above all of Rembrandt. Once I've reloaded my camera application I'll snap and upload it.
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