HISTORY and THEORY

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. ...

Eskor Toyo: Exit of A Revolutionary

Prof Eskor Toyo, fondly called “the Lenin of Africa” by his close associates, died in December, aged 86 years. He had been bedridden for...

“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...

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Nicholas Mbah Freed, fight to #FreeKogi2 & Kemi Ogunniyi NOW

Nicholas Mbah, who participated actively in the EndSARS protest was released on Wednesday after being illegally detained under gruesome conditions at the notorious Kirikiri...

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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...