Columns

Poor Workers, Weary Unions In May Day Lamentations, By Owei Lakemfa

The 2019 May Day activities, rallies and protests across the globe showed that the trade unions do not have a common agenda, that there is the continued ascendancy of capital over labour, of profits over human rights and an international preponderance of compromised labour leaders making excuses for employers and…
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Columns

NLC, TUC and a Dying Legacy of Protests, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the scornful attention NLC-TUC and their leaders received from the Presidency last week, the fact of the protest not resonating with the people, the eventual dumping of their 18-point agenda on Acting President Osinbajo and the inaction of the rest of us are indicators that Organised Labour has lost its…
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Columns

Non-Responsiveness and Slide from High Expectations to Frustration, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In the case of the CJN, there was massive mobilisation that the president was refusing to act on the basis of regional and ethnic I do not personally believe that President Buhari refused to act because the candidate was a Southerner. I also cannot defend his non-action because I do…
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Columns

56 Thousand Naira Minimum Wage and the Category of the “Impossible”, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Of course the important question is not the fact that they are not paying, but why are they not paying?... What can be paid or not paid is always a question of choices made within a number of possibilities, and the category “impossible to pay” is a choice not to…
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Opinion

Massacres in the Land, the Mindlessness of “Change” and the Conspiracy of Watchdogs, By Jude Ndukwe

Is this the “change” they promised us? Is this how mindless “change” can be? What about the “change” agents, where are they? Why are they hiding their heads in shame? Is this the depth of deceit they sold to Nigerians as campaign promises? What is the conspiracy of silence among…
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Opinion

The Fight Against Corruption and Labour’s Perfect Rally of Alibi, By Jude Ndukwe

The fight against corruption must sweep through all cadres of the civil service. Rather than embark on such a needless superfluous show of jejune ingenuity, the labour unions should embark on a massive and aggressive reorientation of civil servants for a more honest and productive labour force that would be…
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