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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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1 December 2014

ERC MEMBERS IN OAU ATTACKED BY PRO-JONATHAN THUGS

TWO HOSPITALISED, ONE IN CRITICAL CONDITION

With heavy heart, we wish to bring to the notice of Nigerians that members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and radical student activists at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) are under vicious attack by a rightwing section of the Students Union leadership led by the President Ibikunle Isaac Motunrayo in brutal retribution for organizing a protest against President Jonathan when he visited the campus on Friday 28 November 2014.

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1 December 2014

ORGANISED ATTACK AGAINST STUDENTS' ACTIVISTS IN OAU IN THE WAKE OF PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S VISIT

Education Rights Campaign (ERC) statement

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28 November 2014

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY December 2014 – January 2015 Edition

2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS: None of the existing political parties represent the change working masses and youth desire


ONLY THE UNITED ACTION OF THE WORKING MASSES CAN END BOKO HARAM


ONE YEAR OF POWER PRIVATISATION: Epileptic Power Indicates Failure of Privatisation


REVOLT IN BURKINA FASO AND THE CHALLENGE OF WORKING PEOPLE’S ALTERNATIVE


SOUTH AFRICA: NUMSA Expulsion from COSATU - Rebuild Trade Union Movement on Socialist principles


SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY December 2014 – January 2015 Edition

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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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