Politics and Economy

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...

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...

Anti-Corruption: Neglecting a Socialist Alternative

Sola Olorunfemi, General Secretary of AUTOBATE reports the opinions of the national dialogue on the fight of the Buhari led government against corruption The...

Wealth of five richest Nigerians could remove poverty in Nigeria – Oxfam

In mid-May the international NGO Oxfam issued a report which brings together information on poverty and inequality in Nigeria.  The information is shocking, but...

Economic Recession – Implications for the Working Class

The current global economic crisis is the outcome of unjust exploitation by the capitalists and appropriation of the sweat of the working class and...

NPC Lagos Chapter Holds Congress

  The Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) will hold its Congress on March 25. SWL members in the state will participate...

2017: TIME TO ACT!

     Rising cost of living      Unpaid salaries of workers     N56,000 Minimum Wage 2016 was one of the gloomiest years for Nigerian workers. We...

2017 Budget: No Cause for Workers to Cheer

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on November 14, presented the 2017 Federal Budget tagged “Budget of Recovery and Growth to the National Assembly for...

RECESSION: BUILD A MASSIVE FIGHTBACK, NOW!

The Nigerian economy is now "technically" in a recession, according Ms Kemi Adesun, the Minister of Finance. By the end of July, recession was trending on google, in...

Capitalism Breeds Corruption – Worldwide

Quite often, elites in advanced capitalist countries and International Financial Institutions such as IMF & World Bank present corruption as a problem of the...

After the General Strike: the Struggle Continues

There have been controversies and confusion in the last two weeks over the mass action organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress and its civil...

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2019 General Elections: No to the Bosses’ Parties!

Time to Build the Masses Alternative!! On 16 February and 2 March, Nigerians will head for the polls in what is turning out to be...

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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...