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31 January 2015

Austerity: An Open Call for the Building of a Movement to Resist Imminent Attacks on Public Education

Statement of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) to Students Unions, NANS, NAPS, left organisations, radical groups and activists in the Students' Movement

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30 January 2015

SPN HOLDS PROTEST IN LAGOS AND IBADAN AGAINST INEC REFUSAL TO REGISTER THE PARTY

Chinedu Bosah, National Secretary of the SPN, speaking with journalists at the protest in Lagos, photo DSM

Chinedu Bosah, National Secretary of the SPN, speaking with journalists at the protest in Lagos, photo DSM

By Mojeed Ibrahim

Members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) with placards, banners and leaflets held protest actions in Lagos and Ibadan Wednesday, January 28, as parts of the activities in the campaign for the registration of the party. INEC, the national electoral commission, refused to register SPN despite it fulfilling all the legally stipulated requirements for the registration of a political party.

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23 January 2015

OGUN STATE TEACHERS' STRIKE: WE CALL FOR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF UNPAID SALARIES

We of the Ogun State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) support the Ogun State teachers in their ongoing strike action over unpaid salaries since November 2014. We strongly condemn the failure of the Ibikunle Amosun-led All Progressives' Congress (APC) government in the state to meet the very basic needs of workers such as prompt payment of their salaries.

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22 January 2015

N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS

NLC and TUC Should Name Appropriate Price and Begin Mass Mobilisation for its Actualisation

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) view the recent N10 reduction in the price of petrol from N97 per liter to N87 as cynical and tokenist. We support the positions of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress that the reduction does not reflect the fall in the price in the global oil market.

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19 January 2015

The Massacre in Baga: Socialism or Barbarism

H.T Soweto

The bloody 4-day massacre in Baga, Nigeria, is a chilling reminder that as gory as Nigeria's security challenges may already be, there is actually no limit to how far things can degenerate. Initial accounts put the death toll at about 2,000 with 35,000 displaced. However, the Army has dismissed this figure as exaggeration. In an official statement the Army spokesperson General Chris Olukolade stated that the number of people killed including Boko Haram fighters "has so far not exceeded about 150". But whether 2000 or 150, this is an incredible loss of human life on a single day.

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13 January 2015

2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE WORKING MASSES

Elections have become a periodic ritual, mandated and made compulsory by law, at least to keep the pretence of the so called "civil rule" in motion. In 2015, there is a sharper division among the ruling elites who, despite current economic and social hardships, are turning to the poor working peoples for votes. Indeed, the 2015 general elections are taking place against the background of the past 16 years of civil rule which has meant nothing but worsening living conditions for the working masses.

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9 January 2015

ABIA STATE AND 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS: A CONTINUATION OF STATE RUINATION

For a Working People Political Alternative Now

Support the Struggle for the Registration of SPN

In preparation towards 2015 generation elections, different bourgeois politicians are seriously strategizing on how to hoodwink suffering masses so as to continue with the pillage of state treasury and collective wealth. Here in Abia state, the mass of people have never had it easy since the return of civil rule in 1999. Their situation has been from one frying pan to another as they keep on having one evil replacing another. From Governor Orji UzoKalu's two-term administration to the present government led by Theodore Ahamefula Orji, who will also be completing his second tenure in 2015, it has been a monumental failure of governance. The state of things in the state has been pitiable with no hope of improvement come 2015 general election. As it is the case nationally there is no genuine working peoples' alternative being offered ahead of the coming elections.

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6 January 2015

Unpaid Workers' Salaries:

Labour Must Provide A Steadfast Leadership for Mass Resistance against Fresh Neo-liberal Economic Attacks

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to condemn the widespread non-payment of workers’ salaries by state governments and the Federal Government.

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31 December 2014

Osun SPN End-of-the-Year Political Retreat Evaluates Nigeria's Political Situation

SPN Osun 271214, photo DSM

SPN Osun 271214, photo DSM

The Osun State chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held a Political Retreat on Saturday, 27th December, in Osogbo, to evaluate the political development as the 2015 elections approach.

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3 December 2014

ATTEMPTS TO COVER UP BRUTAL ATTACK ON ERC MEMBERS AND ACTIVISTS IN OAU BY THE POLICE AND MANAGEMENT

* ERC Demands Arrest and Prosecution of the Perpetrators * For an Independent and Democratic Commission of Inquiry

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