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February 2018

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fightback
Rising Unemployment; Fuelling Poverty
February 9th, 2018
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
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2018 budget
Consolidating on Poverty
February 9th, 2018
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”
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agitation
Beyond the Call for Restructuring
February 8th, 2018
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,
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restructuring
Restructure Wealth in Favour of the Working Masses
February 8th, 2018
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.
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farmers
Fulani Herders – Say NO to Racism!
February 8th, 2018
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
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Benue killings
Herdsmen attacks: a critical perspective
February 8th, 2018
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
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Iran
Protests in Iran and Tunisia
February 8th, 2018
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
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JORAISU
Research Workers’ National Strike Deepens
February 8th, 2018
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