“The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.” — Chinua Achebe

“Every society must attempt to answer questions about how it should be organized, usually on the basis of its own historical experience but sometimes also on the experiences of other societies.” — Thomas Piketty

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On the 17th day of July in 1999, over sixty Nigerians mostly Hausas and Fulanis were murdered and hundreds of shops, houses et mosques were torched as ethnic violence sparked off in the Yoruba town of Sagamu in Ogun state. …


…. because if we’re worried about human beings acting with undue cruelty or selfishness, we have to design an economic order that doesn’t encourage and reward those impulses” — Ben Burgis

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The core ideas in this article are lifted from the introductory chapter in my forthcoming book, After the Revolution, what next?

Looking around Nigeria, it is quite a tough toil to define what the middle-class is and the Nigerians that fall into this group. …


“This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

A discourse point in this article was lifted from the “The role of Capital” chapter in my forthcoming book, After the Revolution, what next?

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Imagine thinking that the current economic system benefits you when Nigeria is the poverty capital in the world, has a housing deficit of 17 million housing units, has a recorded food inflation rate at 19.56 percent and is on the brink of a stage 5 famine.

You might currently be reading this article while WFH in your cozy anglicized…


“The Sovereignty of women lies only in the hands of women, not men and not society” - Fakhrriyyah Hashim

The main discourse point of this article is lifted from the “Women will lead” chapter in my forthcoming book, After the Revolution, what next?

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Nigeria as a society together with its institutions, is patriarchal — dominated and governed by men. It is a brute fact that, men are the ruling class, and women are the subject class. Argue this till the coming of the political Mahdi, but the truth is that we live in an anti-women shithole.

Gender inequalities are the…

Basil Abia

Author of the forthcoming book: AFTER THE REVOLUTION, WHAT NEXT? Development and Poverty research support consultant. Pro-feminist Marxist

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