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Celebrating Oladipo “Jingo” Fashina @ 70

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The “Oladipo Fashina Jingo@ 70” celebration was held on May, 30 at the Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre of Obafemi Awolowo University. It was an occassion to commemorate the 70th birthday of Professor Dipo Fashina, popularly called Jingo. Oladipo “Jingo” Fashina, who is cur
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The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

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In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government officials while the masses were suffering. The protest movement, initiated by students, was crushed by
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Health Aches and The LUTH Lootings

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President Muhammadu Buhari is again on another medical tour abroad. Many Nigerians are angry over this, especially as the APC promised to stop all medical tourism and build a better health care system during its 2015 campaigns.  Civil servants are banned from going abroad f
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May Day 2017: Workers Rose in Anger!

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This year’s commemoration of the May Day celebration took place on Monday 1st May 2017 at the Eagle Square, will for long be remembered as a day the Nigerian workers demonstrated that workers determined and united can never be defeated. Trouble started when the minister of
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May

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“Chibok girls” – from one Prison to Another?

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On Sunday, 7th May, the Federal Government announced to great fanfare that 82 more of the Chibok young women had been freed by Boko Haram.  But like the 21 young women ‘freed’ in October last year, the Federal Government is still holding all the 103 in a DSS facility in
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May

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Delta LGA workers demand 13 months salaries

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Set to disrupt Governor Okowa’s town hall meetings Need for unity of unions – and strike movement   Workers in the Local Government Areas of Delta state are set for a faceoff with the state government over 13 months salaries backlog. The workers, who are members of the
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Women in Twentieth Century Africa, By Iris Berger (2016) Cambridge University Press; A book review

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To what extent is feminism a Western idea?  Is feminism really relevant in Africa? How should traditional values and norms be balanced with the need for gender sensitivity? How have traditional religions interacted with the global religions of Christianity and Islam to deve
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82 Chibok Girls Released

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How can we overcome crises in the north east? The release of 82 more pupils of the Chibok Girls Secondary School on May 7, is a welcome development. Working-class people must however not be fooled by the federal government’s strategy of making political capital out of this