The indefinite general strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress against the recent fuel price hike announced by the Obasanjo regime has been suspended after two days. The reason given by the NLC leadership was that this was because of the High Court ruling declaring the strike illegal (see below). This strike was...

Nigeria has been paralysed by a general strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC, the country’s main trade union federation).

The latest increase in the prices of petroleum products by the Obasanjo government has justifiably been received with opposition and condemnation by most working people across Nigeria.

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) observes with great concern the sharp increase in religious and ethnic sentiments and tension in Nigeria in the aftermath of the 11th September terrorist attacks in the US and the retaliatory military action by the US and Britain against Afghanistan.

The struggle against privatisation in SA has entered a qualitatively new stage. At the end of August Cosatu will be holding a two-day general strike to protest against the government’s plan to privatise the Electricity Supply Commission (ESKOM).

Gentlemen of the press, this press conference is organised by  the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to draw the attention of the general public and the working masses in particular to some recent dangerous and ominous developments in the country. We consider it absolutely important to address these issues not...

At around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday, 10th July, an armed gang made up of members of pro-authority secret cults drawn from several tertiary institutions invaded the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on a surprise mission whose aim was the elimination of radical student activists in the school.

It is now common knowledge that I spent twenty agonising days in undue incarceration at the state police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, courtesy of a totally false petition written by a right-wing, pro-government and anti-democratic faction within the Lagos State NUJ led...

The recent Nigerian Presidential election was widely reported in the world’s media as an important step towards the restoration of "democracy" in that country, Africa’s largest with a population of around 120 million. The holding, in April, of the FIFA World Youth Soccer Championship in Nigeria and...

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