Rufus Olusesan, a worker, trade union activist, and DSM (Democratic
Socialist Movement - CWI in Nigeria) member, was unjustly and
arbitrarily sacked by the management of Nexans Kabelmetal Nigeria Plc,
Ikeja, Lagos, who on 7 December, 2002. After strike action and an
international campaign he has been reinstated. Eight...
Members of the National Conscience Party (NCP), including members of the
Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), organised an all-Lagos demo on
Wednesday 22 January against the sudden imposition of high "processing"
fees for all election candidates. This is yet another of the hurdles put
in front of the NCP. NCP...
A special congress of the Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience
Party (NCP) was held in Lagos on Monday, 6 January 2003. The main
purpose of the congress was to elect party candidates for the general
elections into the offices of the state governor and deputy governor,
and members of the state house of...
The December 27th General election in Kenya resulted in a massive defeat
of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and the rise to power of the
National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) which brought together sixteen
opposition parties. The defeat of KANU was historic because it brought
to an end 39 years of KANU’s iron...
The Steel and Engineering Workers’ Union of Nigeria (SEWUN) picketed the
Nexans’ Kabelmetal factory in Lagos on Friday 10 January 2003 to demand
the reinstatement of Rufus Olusesan, a member of the Democratic
Socialist Movement, who was sacked unjustly by the company management in
The registration of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and twenty-one
other political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) represents a major victory for the Nigerian working people in
their struggle for democratic rights and decent living conditions.
WHILE THE US and British governments relentlessly prepare to attack Iraq
as part of their ’war on terrorism’, a suspected al-Qa’ida cell blew up
a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, packed with Israeli tourists. Most of the
fatalities were from a Kenyan dance troupe.
AN INFLAMATORY Nigerian newspaper article connected to the Miss World
contest sparked off bloody religious sectarianism in the northern city
of Kaduna. The fighting later flared in the capital Abuja leaving 215
people dead, 1,200 injured and 12,000 homeless.
On Friday, November 8, 2002, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision
dismissed the appeal of the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) against the Federal Court of Appeal judgement of 26th July 2002
which had declared as illegal and unconstitutional the guidelines used
by INEC for the registration of...
The 10 October 2002 judgement of the International Court of Justice
(ICJ) conferring ownership of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsular on
Cameroun has been received with shock and disbelief by many Nigerians,
including ordinary working people.
In Kenya 240,000 teachers have entered into their second week of a
national strike action to demand an outstanding salary increment which
they won in 1997 after the teachers paralysed the education system by
going on a nationwide strike. Henry Kosgey, the Minister of Education,
has responded by legally revoking the...