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25 November 2014

Falling Oil Price: Working People must prepare to resist Attacks

By Peluola Adewale

Ordinary Nigerians, whose daily life is like being in a frying pan with hot vegetable oil, should be prepared to resist any attempt by the government to fling them into fire. This is as a result of the decline in the oil price. The Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told the Financial Times that a sustained slump in oil price would necessitate more painful measures (Financial Times, London, October 27, 2014).

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19 November 2014

Protests in Nigeria and Europe against Non-Registration of SPN

Protests in Nigeria and Europe against Non-Registration of SPN - Berlin, Germany, photo DSM

Protests in Nigeria and Europe against Non-Registration of SPN - Berlin, Germany, photo DSM

Hearing in the Suit against INEC at Federal High Court Abuja adjourned until November 27

Register SPN Now!

By SPN Reporters

There were protests today (November 19) in Nigeria, Germany, Belgium, England and Sweden today against the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) despite it fulfilling all the legally stipulated requirements, albeit onerous and undemocratic, for registration of a political party

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18 November 2014

SPN's Action against INEC at Federal High Court Abuja

REGISTER SPN NOW

The matter the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has filed to challenge its non-registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) comes up on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at the Federal High Court Abuja at Court 5. The Suit No is FCH/ABJ/CS/630/2014.

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18 November 2014

CDWR Supports Teachers' Warning Strike in Osun State

Strike shows utter failure of Aregbesola government's education policies

On 14th November, 2014, the Osun State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) started a three-day warning strike to draw the attention of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government to the rot that public schools in the state are in. There is a high possibility that the strike will snowball into full-fledge strike, as the Aregbesola government, despite all its pretensions to progressivism, has not made any positive response to the simple demands of the teachers as at the time of writing this piece.

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18 November 2014

Local Government Autonomy Cannot Automatically Guarantee Development

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We however warn that the autonomy will not automatically engender development at the grassroots level.

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16 November 2014

ERC OAU Public Symposium Highlights Growing Consciousness among Students

DSM and ERC tabling at ERC OAU symposium

DSM and ERC tabling at ERC OAU symposium

A well-attended public symposium was held by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Branch on Friday, 7th November 2014 to discuss issues ranging from anti-student attacks to the moribund state of the students' movement. The speakers – Prof. Josiah Ajiboye (Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)-University of Ibadan Chapter), Kola Ibrahim (Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement, Osun-State), Dr. Kehinde Ajila (Former Executive member, ASUU-OAU) and Olawale Owolabi (Student activist, who has been under suspension order for his roles in the students' struggle of February 2011) – took their turn to lead discussions on these issues.

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16 November 2014

NATIONAL EDUCATION SUMMIT

A cross section of participants at the ASUU Education Summit 2014, photo DSM

A cross section of participants at the ASUU Education Summit 2014, photo DSM

ASUU, NASU, NAAT AND SSANU DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN NIGERIA's PUBLIC EDUCATION SECTOR.

By Ogundele Michael, ERC National Secretary

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1 November 2014

Mass uprising ousts Burkina Faso dictator

No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

After 27 years in power, Blaise Compaoré was planning to die in his presidential chair. But the events of recent days have changed everything in Burkina Faso, one of the world’s poorest countries. Compaoré has been overthrown

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29 October 2014

LABOUR PARTY AND THE NEED OF A WORKING PEOPLES POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

As we write, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a time-table putting 2015 general elections on 15 February next year.

Even at this late stage the Socialist Party of Nigeria calls on workers and the trade unions, urban dwellers, peasant farmers, market women, youth and students, civil society and socialist activists, etc., to begin in earnest the task of creating a genuine working class political party that will, starting from the 2015 general elections, field candidates to wrest power from all the ruling capitalist parties.

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29 October 2014

Nigeria: Vast social and class extremes

The unreported Nigeria - mass struggles by the working class

By Sophie Simcox, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Following her recent visit to Nigeria, Sophie Simcox looks at the situation in a vast country of social and class extremes and the prospects for the growth of a genuine mass working class alternative.

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