Politics and Economy

Herdsmen/Farmers Conflict: Significance and Way Out

The pastoralist herdsmen/farmers conflict across the country should fundamentally be seen as the inability of the capitalist ruling class to take society forward on...

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...

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...

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A New Phase of Struggle for Electricity Rights

On 17 June, community activists from several areas in Lagos state defied the carrot and stick measures of government and the electricity distribution companies...

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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...