HISTORY and THEORY

“We All Stand Before History”

 “Silence would be treason” - Kenule Saro-Wiwa (Oct. 10, 1941-Nov. 10, 1990) by Baba Aye The world was shocked when General Sani Abacha ordered the execution of Kenule...

African Socialism and its Discontents

by Peter Adejobi Even before the modern idea of socialism emerged in Africa, during the anti-colonial struggles, Africans have been equipped with the ideology of...

Change and the Left in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects for the Labour Movement

by Baba Aye “...for there can be no socialist change and therefore no real freedom and democracy where there is not a large body of...

Chima Ubani: Marytr of the People, 10 Years Gone!

by Baba Aye Chima Ubani died in a car accident with Tunji Oyeleru, the Vanguard photo-editor on September 21, 2005 at Potiskum, he was just...

Nigeria: The Six Year Revolution

June 12; significance and lessons for the working class* by Baba Aye Introduction Twenty two years ago, what has been described as “the freest and fairest elections”...

TRIBUTE: Celebrating Segun Osoba of Struggle

By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi Dr Segun Osobamiro, a history teacher and revolutionary socialist of the Ife Collective was prominent in the 1970s. He submitted a...

MAY DAY 2015 and Nigerian workers

by BabaAye As Nigeria workers join workers across the world to commemorate May Day 2015, we need to collectively reflect on the significance of the...

Kwame Nkrumah and African Unity

by Gyekye Tanoh On May 25, it will be 53 years that the African Union was formed, as the Organisation of Africa Unity. As xenophobic...

War and General Elections in Nigeria

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama spoke “directly to...the people of Nigeria”, reminding us, so to speak of our triumphant struggles for independence and subsequently...

Beyond President Jonathan’s War on Terror

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both” – Benjamin Franklin President Jonathan...

Nigeria’s Rebirth: National Conference or Sovereign National Conference?

by Femi Aborisade Introduction There appears to be widespread concerns that something fundamental is wrong with Nigeria as presently constituted, not only in terms of perceived...

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Socialist Worker, May – June 2018

Cover: Dare to STRUGGLE! Dare to WIN!!  *  News and Comment: Karl Marx for Changing the World  * Herdsmen/Farmers Conflict: Significance and Way Out  * Towards Unity for Working...

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2016 Budget – what promises for working class-people?

The budget will not bring any significant change to most Nigerians.  Huge promises were made for spending on public education and health during the...