The January Awakening in Nigeria | by Baba Aye

The January Awakening in Nigeria | by Baba Aye

Few in Nigeria would have the feeling that 2012 is barely a month old. The past few weeks have been filled with events of historic proportions. First, in response to the unpopular 120% hike in petrol price, the people spontaneously took to the streets across the...
The Left under threat in Nigeria | by Baba Aye

The Left under threat in Nigeria | by Baba Aye

May 4, 2012 is a day that I shall not forget. Early in the morning, I heard that my trade union comrade and friend, Olaitan Oyerinde, had been killed. He was shot four times in his home, in front of his wife, about an hour after midnight. Lintin, as some of us used to...