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1 May 2016

2016 MAY DAY: SPN Message

THE LABOUR MOVEMENT MUST LEAD THE WORKING PEOPLE OUT OF THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISIS

• A 24-hour General Strike and Mass Protest is Long Overdue!
• Only Struggle Can Win N56, 000 Minimum Wage!
• Socialist Change is the only Genuine Change!

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) felicitates with Nigerian workers as they celebrate Workers' Day. We identify with the struggles of Nigerian workers for better living and working conditions.

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30 April 2016

RECENT STUDENTS' UPRISING

ERC CALLS FOR COORDINATED AND UNITED ACTION

Over the past three weeks, students have risen up on several campuses to protest against fees, poor welfare conditions etc. These protests have occurred in UNILAG, BSU, UNIPORT, AAUA, Ogun State College of Health Tech and now UI. At least 3 of these campuses have been closed while two students were, reportedly, shot dead by police in UNIPORT.

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26 April 2016

DSM Condemns Osun NLC Chairman's Comments on Salaries and Pensions

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, expresses its displeasure over comments credited to the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Osun State, Mr. Jacob Adekomi by a television station, absolving the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government of any wrongdoing in the payment of salaries and pension to workers and retirees. We also view such comments as unbecoming of labour leader, whose main responsibility is the protection of workers' welfare and rights.

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25 April 2016

Capitalism is a Dead-end for Humanity

DSM National Committee discusses crises in Nigeria and worldwide

The National Committee (NC) meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held over April 16 to 17 took place as important changes are beginning to be seen as Nigeria's many crises and the new government's inability to stop the rot is resulting in growing pressure from below for something to be done. Pressure which has resulted in the trade union leaders threatening to call a "one-day national warning strike/protest", although up to now no date has been announced.

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25 April 2016

Education is not Business, Students are not Customers: Building a Fight Back against education attacks

So Far No change in Education

Friday April 15 saw the students’ wing of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) meet to discuss the future of Nigeria’s Education sector. Discussions centred on what needed to be done to both in regard to immediate issues like fees and conditions as well as how to secure the fundamental changes that the entire education sector requires.

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20 April 2016

Why Socialists fight for the liberation of women

Last Thursday, 14 April 2016, makes it exactly two years that 219 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State. The fate of the Chibok girls makes it important for us to reflect on the challenges women face under capitalism and the solutions that socialism has to all these.

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11 April 2016

UNILAG students protest poor welfare conditions and high cost of living

.On Wednesday, April 6, the University of Lagos students led by the students’ union leaders started a crucial peaceful protest to decry the management’s obvious nonchalance and uncaring attitude towards the precarious and terrible living conditions on campus.

The protest lasted 3 days with the authorities announcing closure of the campus on Friday April 8. Students were given just a few hours to pack up and leave. When students insisted they were not leaving, heavily armed police were brought in to effect the closure and throw students out of their hostels.

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11 April 2016

SPN SUPPORTS WARNING STRIKE BEING PROPOSED BY NLC AND TUC

LABOUR SHOULD URGENTLY NAME DATES FOR THE ACTION

THE LABOUR MOVEMENT MUST LEAD THE WORKING PEOPLE OUT OF THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL QUAGMIRE

NIGERIANS NEED GENUINE SOCIALIST CHANGE

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9 April 2016

OGUN SUSPENDED STRIKE: AMOSUN GOVERNMENT REMAINS UNYIELDING

ONLY STRUGGLE CAN FORCE GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE WORKERS' DEMANDS

Following appeals by the Governor Ibikunle Amosun led APC government and paramount traditional rulers in Ogun State, the labour leaders suspended a week-long workers' strike in the state. The suspension was to give room for the amicable settlement of the workers' demands by the government. Unyielding

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9 April 2016

Okada Riders and Ajegunle People Protest Police Brutality

 Protesters march in the community- photo DSM

Protesters march in the community- photo DSM

On Tuesday March 22nd 2016, commercial motorcyclists popularly called okada riders together with activists, socialists and residents of Ajegunle community in Lagos held a protest march against police brutality and extortion. The protest was organized by the Campaign Against Police Brutality, Extortion and Killing of Innocent Citizens (CAPBEKIC).

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