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28 August 2014

ERC CONDEMNS CLOSURE OF OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY

Governor Amosun's Action is a Mockery of Democracy

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the forced closure of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun, by the Ibikunle Amosun state government. We are equally opposed to the militarisation of the campus by the state government which was meant to demobilise the mass of students from organizing further planned mass actions against the fee hike.

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27 August 2014

CRISIS OF FEE HIKE IN OGUN STATE-OWNED TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Demand of OOU Students for Further Reduction of Hiked Fees Must be Met Immediately and Unconditionally

Only a Solution that is Acceptable by Students of All the Affected Institutions in Ogun State Can Guarantee Academic Peace

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on the Governor Amosun-led Ogun State government to immediately and unconditonally meet the justified demand of students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) for a further reduction in their tuition fees to an amount less than N50,000.

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21 August 2014

CLASS COLLABORATIONIST POLITICS WILL NOT RECLAIM THE LABOUR PARTY

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the resolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held on August 16 in Enugu to “take control of Labour Party, and reposition it as a party with the ideals of labour and its ideological preference in order to make desirable impact in future elections.” We do this because we are absolutely convinced that labour must independently intervene in the 2015 elections to rally the working masses, the poor and genuine change seeking elements against the ruling class leading this country to disaster.

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15 August 2014

BAN ON PROTESTS IN BORNO

WE CONDEMN ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria condemn in the strongest terms the ban on public protests by the Borno State Police Command of the Nigerian Police. According to media reports, angry wives of soldiers in the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on August 10 staged a protest against the deployment of their husbands to Gwoza with obsolete arms. It was reported that the top military command of the Division wanted a fresh set of soldiers to go to Gwoza and rescue the seized town from the Boko Haram terrorists who are holding sway in that part of the state.

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15 August 2014

EBOLA: CAPITALIST FAILURE COMPOUNDS THE PANDEMIC AND PUTS MILLIONS OF WORKING PEOPLE AT RISK

Working masses across West Africa must fight for a socialist health solution

We of the Socialist Party join millions of working people across West Africa to commiserate with the families of victims of the Ebola pandemic that is currently ravaging countries across the sub-region.

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15 August 2014

ASUU's CALL FOR "A SOCIALIST WELFARE STATE"

FOR A CONFERENCE OF TRADE UNIONISTS, SOCIALISTS AND ACTIVISTS NOW!

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) heartily applauds the declaration of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for the "adoption of a socialist welfare state as against the current capitalist system in Nigeria" (Leadership, Abuja – August 12, 2014).

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13 August 2014

Osun Governorship Election: Victory of a Lesser Evil

Urgent need to build Mass Working People's Party now!

After several months of heavily monetized campaigns, inducement and rotten politicking, the Osun State governorship election held on August 9, 2014. The election held amidst heavy militarization with well over 65, 000 security forces, including the police, state security service, army etc., storming the state as if there was a state of war. At the end of voting, the current governor of the state, who was also the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Rauf Aregbesola won the election, garnering 394, 684 votes, amounting to 55 percent of the votes.

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12 August 2014

ERC 2014 EDITION OF FREE HOLIDAY COACHING HAS BEGUN IN AJGEUNLE

A teaching session at the ERC holiday coaching, photo DSM

A teaching session at the ERC holiday coaching, photo DSM

A decade of uninterrupted exercise for poor children from working class background

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Ajegunle, Lagos, branch has kick-started this year's annual free holiday coaching for students of secondary schools in Ajegunle and its environs.

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12 August 2014

UNILAG STUDENTS' UNION: The Struggle for the Reinstatement of the Union

After several years of agitation for the restoration of the Students’ Union at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the management of the institution has now decided to inaugurate a constitution drafting committee to draft “a suitable constitution" as a step for reinstating a central students platform for the university.

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11 August 2014

REVERSAL OF LASU FEES: WE ARE VINDICATED!

Vigilance is Now Required From LASU Students and Workers To Ensure That This Victory is Permanent

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) wholeheartedly welcomes the reversal of the astronomically hiked fees of the Lagos State University (LASU) by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Governor of Lagos State. The Governor made this known at the 19th convocation ceremony of the University held on Thursday 7 August 2014.

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