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‘Dictatorship made PDP produce 5 chairmen in 8 years’ – Barnabas Gemade

In the PDP, there are two classes of politicians. Those who came in to build the party, to organize the party and celebrate it and put it in the winning form in general elections and even local elections. And there is the other group of politicians who came in to sit and obtain posts in elections. You will expect the actions of these politicians not to be uniform, but to be in agreement with their own desires.

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Yes, godfatherism is our culture in Edo — Senator Ugbesia

Senator Odion Ugbesia, a former political science lecturer, is one of the associates of Chief Tony Anenih. For more than two years after he was reportedly stopped from picking the PDP gubernatorial ticket just before the 2007 general elections, Ugbesia kept a low profile, rejecting requests for media interviews. It was not as if he was quiet in that period as he kept to his duties both as a senator and in his learning as a faithful loyalist of Anenih.

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When South-south voted for fiscal federalism

THE South South region is an area united by the oil resource generated from their lands for the sustenance of the nation’s economy. Consequently, almost all sections of the region suffer the problem of environmental degradation and pollution arising from oil exploration. They also share a common problem of political marginalization in the Nigerian state owing predominantly to their status as a minority.

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NOA, war against poverty

The Director-General maintained that because of the importance of communication, the focus of the Agency was to continue to inform Nigerians on what the programmes of wealth creation and poverty eradication are all about, the benefits to their social and economic wellbeing and their expected role in the success of the programmes.

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Anambra 2010: How Andy Uba’s candidacy divided Labour Party

Today, the classes are overpopulated; yet resulting in an awakening of sort! Buddha called it enlightenment! But, how do we now get maids, cooks, drivers, gardeners and gatemen for export? Now, a majority of Akwa Ibom people are no longer docile; they no longer wallow in self pity. Self worth has returned and if that isn’t a wrong on Akpabio’s part, then my mother isn’t 16!

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Judiciary can make anti-graft war succeed or fail — Gen Williams (rtd)

With respect to the Transparency International (TI) rating, it is very useful not only for this country but for the whole world to see how endemic corruption is. In spite the various anti-corruption activities including lectures, laws, policies and directives, the general situation gives us the impression that we are not succeeding. And I believe we are not succeeding because there is a fundamental issue we have refused to tackle; and that is our political cum economic system.

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