HISTORY and THEORY

Africa, democracy and elections; a critical perspective*

Almost 2,000 public officials will be elected by Kenyans in August. These include the president, senators, county governors and members of the national and...

Labour Party: an open letter to the NLC Political Commission

I wish to commend the attention being given to a party of labour by Congress at this juncture, and the efforts of your Commission...

Oil price war & Nigeria’s crippling economy

Background to Nigerian Oil Oil was discovered in Nigeria as far back as 1938, but the reserves were not exploited until 1958 because the Second...

Celebrating Oladipo “Jingo” Fashina @ 70

The “Oladipo Fashina Jingo@ 70” celebration was held on May, 30 at the Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre of Obafemi Awolowo University. It was an occassion...

The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

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...

Support for the Socialist Left is Rising – but the Path is not smooth

Over the last year or so we have seen an inspiring increase in support for socialists, especially with the contest for the Democratic Party...

The State Only Protects the Rich – it does not protect us!

It is popularly claimed that we need the state, the army, police and prisons to protect us from criminals and terrorists.  But the state...

Muhammad Ali: the People’s Champion

Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Lousville, Kentucky as Cassius Marcellus Clay. He started training as a boxer at the age of 12. This...

Imperatives of Development for Working People

Reduced spending on public health, education and welfare services have placed greater burden on the working class-people. The struggle to improve the quality and...

The Soweto Uprising & the Continued Traumatization of “the Nation”

On June 16, 1976 Hastings Ndlovu, Hector Pieterson and twenty one other children were mowed down by the hate-filled bullets of the apartheid state...

International Women’s Day has Socialist Roots

March 8 is now universally marked as International Women’s Day, a cross the world. But what is not commonly known is that, the origins...

Gambo Sawaba (1933-2001)

Sawaba had little formal education, as she was brought up in the northern part of Nigeria where women were discouraged and their education neglected. ...

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Nigerian workers, minimum wage and capitalism

The amount determined as a minimum wage has political, economic and social importance. Minimum wages are not simply products of negotiation. There are many...

Massacre on Nyanya Road

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THE MIDWIVES SERVICE SCHEME IN NIGERIA: A CASE OF A TEMPORARRY...

by Deke Abi-Badru Maternal and child mortality has remained very high in Nigeria despite the efforts aimed at reducing the incidences, and generally improve maternal...