Opinion

The Nigerian Left and the Constitution, By Edwin Madunagu

Although historically, the reform struggle, including the struggle for a more democratic constitution, has been an integral part of the revolutionary struggle in Nigeria, the latter cannot and should not be reduced to the former. In other words, the agenda of the Nigerian Left is much wider and deeper than…
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Opinion

Elections 2019: Factors and Projections, By Edwin Madunagu

The different forms that the political struggle now assumes and the different levels at which it is waged include intra-party, inter-party, state-civil, intra-state, armed and unarmed, above-ground and underground. Also, to be listed is what is now known as “executive orders” of the president and of the presidency. The most…
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Opinion

How Should Nigerian Leftists Vote?, By Edwin Madunagu

If, however, there is no Leftist formation satisfying the elementary general condition — which means that Nigerian Leftists and the popular masses are facing non-Leftist parties of varying sizes, strengths and colourations — Leftists may apply the two age-long dialectical criteria of We begin with a proposition which may be…
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Opinion

On Differences Within the Nigerian Left, By Edwin Madunagu

...a not-too-young Nigerian Leftist can recall specific issues which have divided the Nigerian Left for a very long time — at least since the First Republic (1960-1966). Some of them have been substantially resolved, transcended, eliminated or transformed by history; some are not now active because of the decline in…
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Opinion

Revisiting ‘Democracy and Dictatorship’, By Edwin Madunagu

...in actually-existing political class regimes, the best democracies contain significant dictatorial elements, while even the worst dictatorships usually claim, or are portrayed, to be influenced by some known democratic principles and antecedents. can differentiate between regimes and social orders advancing to democracy and those that are not. Let us begin…
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Opinion

As Another Storm Breaks, By Edwin Madunagu

...Leftists should also not forget that there are political forces and millions of ordinary citizens — scattered across the country — who, for various reasons, are not interested in the current electoral politics; not interested in defections and counter-defections, not interested in Only the Nigerian Left, armed with its reach…
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