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SOCIALIST WORKER – June/July 2014

1. HOW CAN THE CHIBOK STUDENTS BE FREED? WHO ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS? by Baba Aye and Drew Povey The abduction of over 200 final year pupils from the Chibok Girls Secondary School, within 24 hours of a bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja marks a highlight in the war between Boko Haram and the Nigerian … Continue reading

Beyond President Jonathan’s war on terror

by Baba Aye   “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both” – Benjamin Franklin       President Jonathan has brought the “war on terror” to Nigeria by waging war on the people in the North East. Fighter jets, helicopters, armoured personnel … Continue reading

STOP THE ARMED ATTACKS AGAINST FEMI ABORISADE!

31st December, 2012 PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                        … Continue reading

Labour and politics; the case of the Labour Party

by Baba Aye In this article first published in the October 2012 edition of The Health Worker (pp 26-29) Baba Aye who is National Chairperson of the Socialist Workers League and Deputy National Secretary of the Labour Party appraises the labour movement’s approaches to (partisan) politics in Nigeria, with particular attention on the Labour Party. … Continue reading

The national disaster of a spreading flood

by Baba Aye From September, twenty seven out of the thirty six states of the Nigerian federation have been ravaged by what President Goodluck Jonathan aptly described as “unprecedented floods”, in his October 8, 2012 national broadcast. In a characteristic manner, a lot of motion is now being made and presented as movement to ameliorate … Continue reading

REPORT OF THE OYO PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS’ STRIKE

Introduction On Thursday, April 5, Oyo state public workers suspended a 2-week strike over the implementation of the National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA), for two weeks. The strike was called by rank and file workers who suspended the trade union federations’ leadership and for its 1st week was “illegal”. With the intervention of the Oyo … Continue reading

The January Awakening in Nigeria by Baba Aye

Introduction Few in Nigeria would have the feeling that 2012 is barely a month old. The past few weeks have been filled with events of historic proportions. First, in response to the unpopular 120% hike in petrol price, the people spontaneously took to the streets across the country in stiff resistance and with an 8-day … Continue reading