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PDP, Obasanjo and Hubris, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Let me state from the outset that I am not a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but I have sympathy for the party for some personal reasons.  With that kind of sympathetic or empathic mindset, it becomes difficult to maintain a dispassionate position - privately or publicly- when matters in issue have direct or indirect bearing or reference to the PDP. It was against this backdrop a ...

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Of A Tragic Nation And Prodigal Leadership By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Nigeria’s leadership, at every crossroads of our political history, has been largely underwhelming in the task of nation-building and provision of sophisticated infrastructure.  Ours is a tragic nation, bogged down by the prodigality of our leaders.  The best that leadership offers here is tokenism in terms of commitment to real development, adequate security of lives and property, and genuine welfare of th ...

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Edo Governorship: Between Activism And Moral Suasion, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

The history of governorship politics in Edo state, at various intersections since 1999, is very fresh in my mind.  But of great interest to me is the April 14, 2007 election that pitted Senator Oserhiemen Aigberaodion Osunbor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole of the then Action Congress (AC). That election, conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission ...

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