We teach our history, sadly, as if it’s a bunch of date and facts you have to memorize, that’s not what history is at all, history is a selection process, I mean every day you can go out and be a better person, and you can make history, “wait what do you mean? I feel like you are communicating a deep here, it is a deep thought.
A friend of mind told me how Goodluck Jonathan, create a real legacy, the first story we had about him is that, he call and congratulate president Muhamadu Buhari even when the election result was not announce officially, and that meant he was honest and had integrity,
But that’s not his real legacy.
Goodluck Jonathan could’ve been King Jonathan the first of Nigeria, he could’ve served for life, But he walked away from power, and ended his presidency one term and two years from his predecessor,
He was so popular, they would’ve let him serve for life, but he walked away, the small moments are the big moments, and what are they moments of? they,re not moments of power, they’re moments of character, they’re moments of decency, that’s why we loved Goodluck Jonathan, and yet, we almost didn’t get to, if Goodluck didn’t set up a network of free and fair election and take measures to defend his life he’d be dead by now.
so I made a list of three secret I learned in my profession
how cib communicates in secret.
How do I communicates with someone in secret? first make a new email account, write an email, but don’t send it, just save the draft,
- That’s step one.
- Step two, give the username and password to whoever you are trying to communicate with, they login, read the draft, and write a new draft back.
nothing ever get sent, so nothing is traceable.
how important people escape
A friend ask me, is it true that the president, and the VIP only stay at the Hill Top resident of former head of state IBB in Minna, whenever they came to Niger state?
yeah, the hill top is one place, but I don’t think it’s the only place, there are other building around the country with tunnels, the use it to evacuate congress in emergencies. but people have found about it, they can’t use those tunnels anymore, that’s the sad part, so many of the places have been revealed.
how to be undetectable
A friend from the department of CIB call on me, they wanted to brainstorm different ways a terrorist could attack the country.
- why is he calling me?
- I was disturb
- if I’m the best he can do, then we’ve got problem.
Then I stated researching, I traced it back through history and it trace back to Goodluck Jonathan he had his own secret during the insurgency war made up of regular ordinary people, why? because Goodluck knew that no one looks twice at an ordinary person, that’s the most powerful of all, an ordinary person.
I now went back to my contact at the CIB and said to my friend, wouldn’t it be cool if he found out that Goodluck spy still existed today?
“what makes you think it doesn’t”?we all have secrets untold about our lives Goodluck Jonathan is not alone in that.
but not everyone is going to have me in the future… someone who want to dig into your past and revealed it to the world for entertainment, one of my mentor usually say, everyone has a book inside them some people have many, but I have another Idea for preserving your legacy…
- Now write your own obituary, he say to me.
- I hired an obituary writer.
- and something odd happened.
- the reporter sent it to me an unfinished draft.
It listed all my achievements, mention where I was born, who is my wife and kids are, etc, and then it ended mid sentence with these three words.
“HE WAS A . . .”
And I’m like, wait, what was I, was I good? was I bad? did I matter? did I achieve greatness? what was I? and I know I can see it on your face, you’re asking yourself right now, what are you? right? right
Danjuma Bobai Markus