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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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25 October 2014

SPN Condemns the Planned Removal of Minimum Wage from Exclusive List

For 48-hour General Strike/Mass Protest Now!

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the planned removal of the minimum wage from the Exclusive List of the Constitution by the National Assembly. This action of the National Assembly is meant to undermine the collective bargaining of workers.

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24 October 2014

Struggle for Free Education and Socialism

HT Soweto, ERC National Coordinator speaking at the DSM Student Wing meeting , photo DSM

HT Soweto, ERC National Coordinator speaking at the DSM Student Wing meeting , photo DSM

DSM Student Wing Meets to Discuss How to Step up Campaign against Education Attacks

On Friday October 10, 2014, about 40 student activists and socialists gathered in a room in Lagos to discuss various emerging issues in the education sector. Topping the discussion was the report of the massive struggles against fee hike that have broken out this year but also the betrayal of these struggles by right wing local union and NANS leaders.

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24 October 2014

TASCE WORKERS HOLD A 3-DAY WARNING STRIKE

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT MUST MEET THEIR DEMANDS NOW!

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Ogun state chapter expresses our solidarity with the workers of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu Ijebu Ogun state, who went on a 3-day warning strike on October 14 to protest over the state government refusal to pay 48 months 'unpaid salary arrears and September salary.

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22 October 2014

DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

THE QUEST FOR SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA GAINS MASS ECHO AMIDST ENORMOUS CAPITALIST CRISES


NIGERIA'S ECONOMY AND POLITICAL SITUATION


RESOLUTION ON WORLD RELATIONS


Student Movement: Potential for Struggle Impeded by a Crisis of Leadership

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15 October 2014

FG ignores education deadline

Government Fails to Meet Demands of ASUP and COEASU 3 Months after Suspension of Strike

ERC Calls on FG to Avert another Prolonged Closure of Public Polytechnics and Colleges of Education

Today, Wednesday 15 October 2014, marks the expiration of the 3-months grace the unions in the Polytechnic and Colleges of Education subsector gave to the Federal government for the implementation of their demands failing which they would resume their suspended strikes.

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15 October 2014

WORKERS PROTEST ANTI-LABOUR PRACTICES AT LINDA COMPANY

Decent work protest, photo DSM

Decent work protest, photo DSM

By Chinedu Bosah

On September 25, 2014, over 1,000 workers in Lagos went on strike which lasted for about two weeks at the Linda Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of 'x-pression' hair weave-on, over inhuman working conditions and anti-labour practices which led to the death of an employee, 19 years old Atukpo Wisdom.

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15 October 2014

Osun's WAEC fiasco

Woeful WAEC Results for State's Students shows failure of Aregbesola Government's Education Policies

Again, the positions of we in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on the bankruptcy of the so-called education reform of the Rauf Aregbesola/APC government in Osun State have been borne out with the latest results from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) SSCE. According to the latest results, Osun State came distant twenty second (22nd) in the examination.

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29 September 2014

Free Abdulmalik Sa'idu and Fejiro Oliver Now

Stop attacks on democratic rights

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) demands immediate end to the savage attacks on democratic rights of citizens Abdulmalik Saidu and Fejiro Oliver. The former is currently languishing in detention for posting comments on the Facebook which, purportedly, "insults" the person of Kastina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema. The latter is a journalist who is in the custody of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) for reports that purportedly "malign" the person of the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Muhammed Aliyu.

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