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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...

Real wages have collapsed with the naira. Cost of living keeps rising. We must:...

Nigerian workers have been plunged into a terrible situation of hunger, suffering and indebtedness. Never before has real wages fallen to the level they...

Bailout Funds Fraud

*Politicians Show True Colour *NCSU, NLC protest It is now official that several governors, if not all, diverted significant amounts from the bailout funds made available...

The Budget Stalemate and Workers’ Agony

There has been controversy trailing the 2016 Appropriation Bill submitted by the Federal Government of Nigeria to the National Assembly, NASS. Various issues have...

Revival of Biafra Agitations

Class and the National Question by Nnamdi Ikeagu  The past few months have witnessed waves of pro-Biafra protests, demanding the release of Nnamdi Kanu of the...

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...

Revival of the Labour Movement

….and the challenge of rebuilding a virile Left By Baba Aye When the current leadership of the NLC emerged in March, it was with a commitment...

One month after President Buhari’s inauguration, whither the working class?

by Adefolarin A. Olamilekan A pertinent question for working class activists, one month after the swearing in of President Buhari must be how ready is...

Austerity for us – but the good times continue for them!

People are rightly outraged with the idea that each member of the National Assembly is to receive a ‘wardrobe’ allowance of N9million.  This is...

THE FAILURE OF THE 7TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; THE IMMINENT FAILURE OF THE 8TH...

by Botti Isaac The drama at the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly yesterday calls to mind the contradictions that exist within the ruling class...

Spendthrift NASS gulps N600bn in 4years

The average expenditure of the National Assembly has been N150bn per year over the last four years. Despite gulping a whooping N600bn in that...

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Ogun State Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

Workers shut down the Ogun state secretariat, public schools, and other state government-owned establishments in Abeokuta and some other parts of the state on...

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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...