Politics of tolerance

EMMANUEL DIFFA was elected to Nigeria's Senate in 1999, in an election that solidified Nigeria's return to democratic government under President Olusegun Obasanjo. Senator Diffa's home is in Bayelsa State in the heartland of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Sentinel staff writer Warren Bolon first met Diffa in 1990 while traveling in Nigeria. At that time, Sen. Diffa was managing director of a company he still co-owns, Dateco Ltd., which provides oil exploration servies and products. Warren interviewed Sen. Diffa by phone.

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January 14, 2002

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