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  • Further notes on people’s manifesto in Nigeria

    , by MADUNAGU Edwin

    Edwin Madunagu argues that Nigeria needs a people’s manifesto that would borrow from the political left’s thinking and be a representative of the people’s really demands.
    In a previous article on this subject (21 February 2018), I proposed that a Nigerian people’s manifesto at this particular (...)

  • Perspectives for the Nigerian student movement

    , by OBASANJO Bashiru, ODAH Angela

    Interview with Bashiru Obasanjo, Student Union Government (SUG) President, University of Abuja
    Despite Nigeria’s rising youth bulge, with the youth making up over 60% of the population, there seems to be a campaign by elderly politicians to brand the youth as incapable of leadership based on (...)

  • A Case Study of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria

    , by BELLO Ismail

    This study discusses the transformation of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) in an era of declining membership. Union membership among factory workers had declined from around 60,000 in 2000 to less than 20,000 in 2016. The decline in membership means a fall in the structural power which had defined the union in terms of its vibrancy and strength in collective bargaining and visibility in the (...)

  • Nigeria: a will for political change

    , by MARTIAL Paul

    A double relief prevails in Nigeria. The presidential elections of late March, 2015, were conducted without any outbreaks of violence, and the outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan, was beaten. With a score of 54% of the votes, Muhammadu Buhari won a clear victory, confirmed during the (...)

  • Remembering Kofi Awoonor – On Nairobi massacre

    , by SOYINKA Wole

    ’We cannot continue to pretend that those who have set their sight against that enabling spark that we call creativity, those who arrogate to themselves the right to dispose of innocent lives at will, belong within the same moral universe to which you and I belong’
    Professor Soyinka delivered (...)

  • Nigerian troops out of Mali!

    , by SWL

    776 Nigerian troops are expected to arrive in Mali today to support the attacks by French forces in the north of Mali. They are expected to be joined by 124 more, and another 2,000 troops from other West African countries. This action confirms Nigeria’s imperialist role across West Africa and (...)

  • The January Awakening in Nigeria

    , by AYE Baba

    Few in Nigeria would have the feeling that 2012 is barely a month old. The past few weeks have been filled with events of historic proportions. First, in response to the unpopular 120% hike in petrol price, the people spontaneously took to the streets across the country in stiff resistance and (...)

  • Occupay Nigeria: A general strike against the ’Cabalocrocy’

    , by FUDDER Paul

    “Prosecute the Cabal!” With millions of on strike and crowds singing Solidarity Forever, Occupy Nigeria has shut down the most populous country in Africa. Here in New York, the diaspora is rallying in support as well, and on Saturday, Jan. 14, I went to the second rally at the Nigerian Embassy (...)

  • In Defence of the Nigerian People on Fuel Price Increases!

    , by NLC, TUC (Nigeria)

    Joint Communiqué of the Emergency Meeting of the National Executive Councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) Held on Wednesday 4th January, 2012.
    The National Executive Councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) took (...)

  • Nigeria – The Paradox @ 51

    , by AREMU Abiodun

    Nigerians cherish a society that works. Its successive rulership professes visions that articulate fantastic dreams and hopeless hopes. Every October 1st, in particular, in the past three decades has become a ritual for its rulers to want to be associated with what they referred to as the “goals (...)

  • Nigeria: A gulf spill every year

    , by BUTLER Simon

    Multinational oil companies in Nigeria spill more oil every year than has been spilled by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike the gulf disaster, most people are unaware of this ecological crime.
    There have been major spills in Nigeria since BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, but they (...)