Can Nigeria repeat the 1945 general strike?
What started out as a labour kerfuffle by railway employees in June 1945, eventually spread to other unions in the civil service, then private sector workers decided to support their public sector counterparts.
Before the next round
I am inviting our country’s popular-democratic forces, especially the Nigerian Left, to join me in looking back once again.
The Nigerian hero is dead
Whenever emotion is promoted to the rank of reality, there is likely to be great moral and operational problems.
The landscape of Nigeria and party politics
The political happenings in the land of Nigeria may not be interesting to many for a number of reasons.
Nigeria and frequently asked national questions
One frequently asked question at Nigeria’s independence anniversaries is: what is there to celebrate years after the Union Jack was lowered, replaced with Nigerian flag of Green...
‘Leadership mistakes since independence still haunts Nigeria’
Director of Hikmah Group of Schools, Jos, Abdulhafis Imam Bello, has said that the mistakes the country made since independence were still haunting it till today.
Five Independence Day Heroes
On this day in 1960, Nigeria there was jubilation in the streets and hope for the future. That feeling was made possible by these strong-willed men who were ready to lay down their lives for the country they loved and believed in. Herbert Macaulay Macaulay was known as the founder of Nigerian nationalism and a…
Yet again, wither Nigeria at 57
Fortuitously, what ended up as a missed opportunity to bring Gowon back to power, opened a window of opportunity for a southerner in the military, Olusegun Obasanjo, to mount the saddle and pave the way for a return of civil rule.
A very foolish separatist call
Anyone with even a modicum of historical knowledge of Nigeria’s evolution would readily agree that no other ethnic nationality has contributed as much as the Igbo tribe in the making and sustenance of an independent Nigeria.