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Safety concerns after Lagos plane crash kills 170

By Trevor Johnson, June 8, 2012

Just before 4 p.m. on June 3, a passenger plane crashed into a built-up area of Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 153 people on board.

Mounting attacks on Nigerian workers

By Robert Stevens, February 23, 2012

Workers in Nigeria face escalating attacks on their livelihoods following the betrayal of last month’s national general strike against the regime of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigerian government uses terror bombing to justify clampdown

By Robert Stevens, January 25, 2012

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is using a spate of terrorist bombings to justify measures aimed at growing working class opposition to his rule.

The betrayal of Nigeria’s general strike

By Robert Stevens, January 21, 2012

The betrayal of the nationwide general strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) provides crucial lessons for workers and young people the world over.

Nigerian unions suspend general strike as army deploys in cities

By Robert Stevens, January 17, 2012

Nigeria’s two main trade union federations have called off the general strike against President Goodluck Jonathan as army units moved into cities around the country.

Strikes resume in Nigeria after collapse of talks between unions and government

By Robert Stevens, January 16, 2012

Action against the Nigerian government of President Goodluck Jonathan continues as the Nigeria’s main trade union federations failed in their attempt to halt the general strike.

Nigerian unions suspend general strike

By Robert Stevens, January 14, 2012

Nigeria’s two main trade union federations suspended strike action, on the fifth day of a general strike against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigerian general strike escalates as government steps up repression

By Robert Stevens, January 12, 2012

Hundreds of thousands have demonstrated throughout Nigeria over the past three days in an escalating general strike against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

General strike over fuel hike paralyzes Nigeria

By Bill Van Auken, January 10, 2012

Tens of thousands of Nigerians took to the streets Monday at the start of a nationwide general strike against the government’s lifting of subsidies, resulting in the doubling of fuel costs overnight.

General strike called as protests spread in Nigeria against gas price hike

By Niles Williamson, January 6, 2012

As protests spread against cuts to state oil subsidies, Nigerian labour unions have called a general strike starting Monday if the cuts are not rescinded.

Bomb blast in Nigerian capital kills at least 18

By David Walsh, August 27, 2011

A massive explosion ripped through the United Nations complex in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, Friday morning.

Nigerian vote leaves country deeply divided

By Susan Garth, April 20, 2011

President Goodluck Jonathan’s electoral victory has left Nigeria divided along regional, political and class lines.