Muhammadu Buhari
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.

Petroleum-Industry-Bill Nigeria 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

END SARS: The police force in Nigeria remains essentially colonial

Nigerian journalist and writer Chido Onumah talks about the END SARS protests, the atrocities of the security establishment, and the policy framework of the state over the past few decades

Nigerians demand an end to police brutality

At least ten people are reported to have been killed in police repression of the protests.

Protests against police violence in Nigeria continue for the sixth day

The protesters’ main demands are the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police and an end to police brutality. The government was forced to give in and dissolve SARS

Nigeria’s Human Rights Commission blocks workers’ strike with court order

Unionized workers of NHRC were set to embark on an indefinite strike to demand the implementation of national minimum wage and payment of missing wages

Nigeria COVID Nigeria third worst COVID-19-affected African country

According to official data, Nigeria has 6.3% of the COVID-19 cases on the African continent, while South Africa accounts for around 37%. However, Nigeria has conducted only 0.67 tests per 1,000 people, when the figure in South Africa stands at 27.48 tests every 1,000 people

Workers in Niger threaten strike action if revised minimum wages are not implemented

The Nigerian federal government passed a law in April 2019, mandating an increase in the minimum wage from N18,000 (USD 49.36) to N30,000 (USD 82.27), but employees of State governments are yet to receive their consequential pay hikes

Nigerian presidential election 2019 Incumbent president Buhari wins election; opposition challenges result

The voter turnout of 35.7% is less than the 44% in 2015; incumbent president doubles his electoral support in five states in southeastern Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar & Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria decides: “The election doesn’t hold out much by way of alternatives to the neoliberal challenges”

To understand what this election means for labor rights, women rights and healthcare in the country, Peoples Dispatch interviewed Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian author, poet and environmental activist.

Nigerian elections postponed hours before voting

The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.