By brute force, Robert Mugabe’s regime has for the moment survived the
longest and most successful stay-away in Zimbabwe’s history. The ‘Final
Push’, called by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), did not
topple Mugabe, but the brutal suppression revealed the isolation of a
regime with no...
The Joint Action Council Against Hike In Fuel Price (JACAHFP) wishes to
salute the Nigerian working people for their observation today of the
nation-wide strike action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC))
and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the mass protests organised by
JACAHFP against the callous and...
For the third time in just over four years the Obasanjo regime has again
increased the pump price of petroleum products from N26 per litre for
petrol to N40 per litre, while kerosene and diesel are to sell for N38
per litre each. This current increment marks the fourth time when an
Obasanjo government will be...
THE RECENT decision by the United Nations (UN) to send troops to the
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the latest in a series of
interventions on the continent of Africa, ostensibly to quell ethnic
conflicts and avert a "humanitarian nightmare".
The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife,
Nigeria, on Tuesday, 27th May 2003, suspended four student activists of
the university for one session for leading mass protests against
increments in school fees.
On 22nd April, 2003, the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) announced the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo, the
candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second
term. According to the electoral body, Obasanjo polled 24,456,140 votes
or 61.94% of the total valid votes to beat...
Amid growing charges of vote rigging Olusegun Obasanjo seems to be on
course to be declared winner of Nigeria’s bitterly contested 19 April
Presidential election. How stable his rule will be is a very different
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D, i.e. the
coordinating organ of all Nigerian students in all tertiary institutions
in the South-West states is using this medium to officially solidarise
with millions of the down trodden, oppressed, cheated, victimized,
marginalized people of the world who...
Tuesday 25 February. Thousands of factories closed down, the sky was
without planes, the streets were without public transport, banks and
offices where closed and the printing presses of the daily papers
At least 1,200 enthusiastic members and supporters of the National
Conscience Party (NCP) attended a Lagos rally on 1 February 2003
launching the Nigerian election campaign of the Party. The NCP is the
most radical party standing in the national, state and local elections,
scheduled to start in April.