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Nigerian university students protest fee hike amid soaring cost of living

Students at the University of Lagos have rejected a recent hike of mandatory fees that could see the cost of some courses soar by up to 600%. Several other public universities have announced similarly steep hikes in recent months even as inflation soars

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Nigerian president Bola Tinubu weathers challenge to electoral victory but faces resistance from labor

The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has dismissed all petitions filed by the opposition challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 polls. The ruling was issued in the midst of a two-day strike organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress against the government’s economic policies

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Health workers in Nigeria call for a proactive policy to deal with high emigration rates

Amid mounting challenges, health workers in Nigeria have rallied for reforms and fair treatment, advocating for a strengthened system and increased government action to address high emigration and cost of living

Nigeria’s new President Bola Tinubu begins his term with fuel subsidies controversy

Nigerian journalist Chido Onumah analyzes the first days of the country’s new President Bola Tinubu, his announcement on ending subsidies, and the political climate in the country after the controversial elections

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Health worker shortage in Global South cannot be resolved by tepid mechanisms and bans

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is considering a bill which would block young physicians from emigrating right after university. The proposal points to the widespread problem of mass emigration of health workers from the Global South

Amid allegations of voter suppression, Nigeria’s opposition candidates set to challenge presidential poll results

Opposition parties have alleged widespread voter suppression and intimidation in the presidential election in which less than 30% of eligible voters exercised their franchise. Opposition candidates Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar have said they will challenge the victory of Bola Tinubu

As Nigeria goes to the polls, Labor Party backed by the trade unions, emerges as strong third force

Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is going to the polls on February 25. Key trade unions and progressive forces have backed the Labour Party and its presidential candidate Peter Obi to provide a break from the policies of the mainstream APC and PDP parties

No pause in health workers’ struggles in Nigeria

As health workers’ trade unions in Nigeria call their membership to continue strike action over bad working conditions and missed payments, attempts to limit the space for industrial action persist

Seun Kuti: “The oppressed people of the world need to organize themselves for political power”

Seun Kuti talks to Vijay Prashad about the EndSARS movement in Nigeria, the need for broadening the movement and building popular resistance in the country, and more.

Panel says Nigerian army and police were responsible for death of over 100 EndSARS protesters

A leaked report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry which inquired into the killing of civilians in Lagos State in October 2020 indicted the army, police and other government institutions in the murder of over 100 protesters and its cover-up

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Nigeria enacts petroleum industry bill with sweeping pro-corporate reforms 

The Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 has been heavily criticized by the host communities in the Niger Delta. The bill reduces the royalties paid by oil companies, sets the ground to privatize the state oil corporation, and makes way for monopolization of fuel imports

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Resident doctors in Nigeria go on indefinite strike over salary delays and poor work conditions

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors also claimed that only one out of 19 families of doctors who died during COVID-19 work have been paid compensation, so far