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Which Way Nigeria?

The bosses ARE the problem! Build workers power NOW!! The year started with sorrow, tears and blood for poor working-class people. Different sections of the...

Rising Unemployment; Fuelling Poverty

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...

Consolidating on Poverty

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...

Beyond the Call for Restructuring

Some of the key issues presently impacting on the political economy of Nigeria are: the coming 2019 general election, current secession agitation, fiscal federalism...

Restructure Wealth in Favour of the Working Masses

The first thing to ask amidst all the hue and cry about restructuring is - what does it really mean? Restructuring in simple terms...

Fulani Herders – Say NO to Racism!

Attacks by Fulani herders have become commonplace in the media.  And social media has been filled with claims that Fulani have been called on...

Herdsmen attacks: a critical perspective

Six communities in the Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of Benue state were attacked on January 1 by herdsmen armed with automatic rifles....

Nigeria at 57: Workers Are ANGRY!

In his speech to mark Nigeria’s Independence on October 1, 1960, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa cheerfully said the new nation-state “now stands well-built upon firm...

On Restructuring and the Developmental State

Restructuring has been one of the most used words in political discourse in the country, over the last six months. The trade union movement...

Restructuring Should Mean Substantial Increase in Minimum Wage

There has been much chatter in the media in recent months over restructuring.   This is just a squabble among the ruling elite over who...

Two years of failure; Buhari and APC MUST GO!

Two years into the four-year term of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC federal government, it has become clear that the “change” promised is...

Boko Haram Release Many Chibok Girls – We Demand the Government Does More!

The release of 82 more former pupils of the Chibok Girls Secondary School on May 7, is a welcome development. We must however not...

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Ondo South Protests 10-year Power Outage

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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...