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Class Struggle And Revolutionary Pressures In Nigeria

Keyword : Class Struggle, Class, Revolutionary Pressures
Author(s) : Peter Mbah Ph.D

Abstract :   Class Struggle And Revolutionary Pressures Are Associated With Class Societies And Class Society Includes Struggle Of Class Opposites In Whatever Forms And Ways. Class Struggle As A Social Reality Of Nigeria's Economic Development Is Here Construed From Three Points Of View. First, The Past Transformation Of Nigeria From Pro-capitalist Modes To The Present Neocolonial Capitalist System Has In Fact Empirically Involved Class Struggles. Second, The Current Demand In The Forms Workers Protests For Improved Economic Wellbeing In The Country Is A Manifestation Of Class Struggle. The Outcome Of The Current Struggle And Its Future Character Will Determine The Course Of Nigeria's Future. Third, The Nature Of Such Class Struggles Is Not Merely Incidental And Epiphenomenal To Economic Development In Nigeria But Central And Decisive Both To Its Best Understanding And Dialectical Path. This Study Posits That The Various Nationwide Protests And Demonstrations Occasioned By Economic And Political Hardship Represent Revolutionary Pressures On The Nigerian State. The Paper Adopted Documentary Method Of Data Collection. An X-ray Of The Peculiar Experience Of The Nigerian Polity Reveals Deep-seated Discontent Whether Expressed Or Otherwise. Right From The Pre To Post-independence Era, The Manifestations Of Gross Marginalization Have Formed The Pivot On Which Class Struggle And Revolutionary Pressures Revolve In Nigeria.

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