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25 February 2015

SPN Condemns Granting of Life Pensions to Presidents and others

* We call on Labour Movement to Mobilize for Mass Actions against this Robbery

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the recent passage into the constitutional amendment the granting of life pensions for Presidents, Vice President, Senate Presidents and House of Representatives Speakers by the National Assembly. We see this as another attack on an average Nigerian who has been made to wallow in poverty in spite of the stupendous wealth of the country. It is absolutely immoral and wicked of National Assembly whose members claim to be the elected representatives of the common people to defraud the nation by committing public resources to the already rich few. Currently, Nigerian politicians, and especially National Assembly members, are the highest paid in the world. It is clear that the insatiable quest of politicians to loot the better part of the nation's wealth is not quenched by the outrageous amount politicians award for themselves at all levels, thus the new attempt to give politicians who occupied key positions permanent wages, even after they have left offices.

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23 February 2015

2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS: ASUU HOLDS NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Dr Dipo Fashina at ASUU 2015 election national symposium - photo DSM

Dr Dipo Fashina at ASUU 2015 election national symposium - photo DSM

Neither the PDP nor APC Can Vow to Implement Chapter 2 of the Constitution!

On Thursday 6th February, 2015, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) organised a public symposium on the issues facing the country at the ETF building of the University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja. The symposium was organised as a forum to engage representatives of political parties contesting in the 2015 elections about their manifestoes.

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13 February 2015

2015 ELECTION POSTPONEMENT: A DISTURBING SIGN OF INCREASED MILITARY'S ROLE IN NIGERIA'S DEMOCRACY

A Warning to the Working and Toiling Masses to Be Prepared for a Possible Truncation of Civil Rule

Despite the overwhelming popular desire for change, the unfortunate fact is that whenever the 2015 general elections hold, the outcome will not lead to fundamental improvement in the conditions of the working class, youth and poor masses.

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11 February 2015

AS NLC HOLDS 11thDELEGATES' CONFERENCE:

CDWR CALLS ON THE NLC TO STRUGGLE FOR LIVING WAGE/PENSION, DECENT WORK AND BUILD A POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE FOR THE WORKING CLASS

The Delegate Conference that will usher in new leadership is taking place few days before the 2015 general election and at a time the working masses are facing untoward economic hardship due to implementation of neo-liberal capitalist policies that places more priority on monumental profit for a privileged few at the expense of the vast majority.

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10 February 2015

SHIFT OF POLLS

NO TO INTERFERENCE OF MILITARY IN ELECTORAL PROCESS

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Statement

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemn the recent postponement of the 2015 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the instance of the Nigeria's military authorities. We hold that it completely begs the question for INEC to postpone the elections by six weeks on the basis of the Boko Haram insurgency that the government has been unable to resolve for more than five years! We condemn the apparent use of the military by the Jonathan government to interfere in the electoral process.

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7 February 2015

THE 11TH NLC QUADRENNIAL DELEGATES' CONFERENCE:

WORKERS MUST ELECT A FIGHTING LEADERSHIP

Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Statement

The 11th Quadrennial Delegates' Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is coming up at perhaps the most critical period since the return to the civil rule. The stakes at the play in the contest for political power have never been this high, for the careerist politicians this is truly a "do or die" election. The presidential and general elections are to be held in the midst of the war against the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency in the North East and the austerity agenda now staring Nigerians scarily in the face as a result of sharp decline in oil revenue. For the first time an incumbent President faces the possibility of defeat in a presidential election. This election may leave Nigerians more divided than ever as ethno-religious sentiments have been the linchpin of the electioneering campaign.

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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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