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Rising Unemployment; Fuelling Poverty

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The ranks of unemployed working-class people in Nigeria continues to swell at an alarming rate. In January, the National Bureau of Statistics released figures that show how terrible the situation is. The unemployment rate rose from 14.2% at the end of 2016 to 18.8% by the th
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Consolidating on Poverty

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Reality of the 2018 Federal Budget The 2018 Federal Budget is described by the Government as a “Budget of Consolidation”. But, just as the 2017 budget of “Recovery and Growth” only provided “recovery” for the bosses, it is likely that the 2018 budget will only fu
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Beyond the Call for Restructuring

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Some of the key issues presently impacting on the political economy of Nigeria are: the coming 2019 general election, current secession agitation, fiscal federalism and resources control, insurgency and militancy, corruption, ethno-religious and herdsmen/farmers clash, deter
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Restructure Wealth in Favour of the Working Masses

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The first thing to ask amidst all the hue and cry about restructuring is – what does it really mean? Restructuring in simple terms means systemic political change or reshuffling. According to the peculiarities of Nigeria, restructuring means that Federal Government pow
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Fulani Herders – Say NO to Racism!

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Attacks by Fulani herders have become commonplace in the media.  And social media has been filled with claims that Fulani have been called on a jihad from across West Africa with videos allegedly showing armed Fulani travelling by sea to come and attack Nigeria.  This is a
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Herdsmen attacks: a critical perspective

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Six communities in the Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of Benue state were attacked on January 1 by herdsmen armed with automatic rifles. Not less than 73 people were killed. Subsequently, there have been similar attacks in Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and Ondo states within
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Protests in Iran and Tunisia

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Workers and youth rise against IMF-inspired austerity measures Seven years after the Arab Spring, mass protests have rocked Iran and Tunisia in a new wave of struggle in the Middle East and North Africa region. This tide of resistance was ignited by austerity measures introd
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Research Workers’ National Strike Deepens

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Organise mass protests in Abuja Research and allied institutions workers have vowed not to call off the strike they commenced in November except all their demands are met. To further press home these demands, they have organised a series of demonstrations at the National Ass