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By Jaye Gaskia Historical context and background IT is important to begin by setting this discourse within a clear historical, socio-cultural, political and economic context. Historically, national question took root within the context of conquest and empire building...
FORMER Minister of Solid Minerals, and later, of Education during the second-term Presidency of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has stated that 10% of the 2.5 to three million Nigerian youth who enter the...
By Drew Povey THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported on Thursday, November 12, 2020 that 76 people in three states had died from suspected yellow fever this month. Almost 20 cases, from the same...
By Jaye Gaskia Setting the context NIGERIA's ruling class has been haunted by a spectre in the last several weeks; the spectre of the possibility and potential for a mass revolt of impoverished and hard-pressed citizens and...
By Femi Aborisade THE marvellous nationwide #EndSARS Protest by young people effectively for twenty hours for each of about three weeks have some fundamental legal implications that should not be ignored. The #EndSARS Protest is a reflection...
By Femi Aborisade THE #EndSARS protest represents an unprecedented point in the history of popular struggles in Nigeria. I am happy to be alive to witness this period. I had thought Nigeria was incapable of producing...
US intransigence at the IMF may leave middle and low-income countries unable to recover for years to come By Kevin P. Gallagher WHEN the Covid-19 pandemic went global, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) new Managing Director Kristalina...
ALTHOUGH Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Friday, October 2, 2020 told National Record in his office that he does not talk to the press when he was approached...
By Omotoye Olorode THIS essay was to be an October 1, 2020 Independence Day Salute to ASUU leadership and its rank-and-file for their continuing undaunted and courageous defence of Nigeria’s Independence and the promise of a...
By Comrade Ayuba Wabba WORKERS and trade unions around the world are commemorating this year’s World Decent Work Day with the theme: “A New Social Contract for Recovery and Resilience”, in the midst of the devastating...