Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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COVID-19: LAGOS SPN CALLS FOR GENUINE STIMULUS PACKAGE DURING LOCKDOWN FOR LAGOSIANS

The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is dismayed that the Federal Government and the Lagos State government have continued to lock down the state without workable palliative being put in PLACE. For us, it is the height of insensitivity and callousness to restrict movement without a meaningful alternative survival plan in an economy where the

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ALTERNATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR LOCKDOWN

SPN call for action to all trade unions, pro-masses’ organisations and civil society Dissatisfied with the puny and inadequate relief provisions promised by the Federal Government, the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on all trade unions, pro-masses organisations and civil society to join us to demand the following set of alternative demands as the conditions which the Federal government

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S ADDRESS ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ALL MOTION, NO MOVEMENT

* LOCKDOWN WITHOUT PROVISION OF ADEQUATE RELIEF FOR WORKERS AND THE POOR MASSES WILL LEADTO A HUMAN TR * SPN CALLS ON THE NLC, TUC AND ULC TO TAKE THE LEAD IN ENCOURAGING DEMOCRATIC SELF-ORGANISATION TO ORGANIZE SUPPLIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION – INCLUDING ACTION AGAINST PROFITEERING AND BLACK MARKETS AGEDY (1) President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the Nation on the COVID-19

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COVID-19: DSM calls on Oyetola-led Osun State Government to go beyond half measures

We call on Osun State government to provide adequate safety and sanitary kits and facilities for the citizens The government should be ready to make provision for basic needs like foodstuffs, energy/fuel, water supply and cash transfer, in view of the lockdown We call for provision of at least N100, 000 special allowance, life insurance and safety kits for health

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SPN DEMANDS N100, 000 COVID-19 SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND ALL WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE

FOR A FREE, ADEQUATELY-FUNDED AND DEMOCRATICALLY-MANAGED PUBLIC HEALTHCARE 1. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands the immediate payment of ₦100, 000 Special COVID-19 monthly allowance to all medical/health professionals and other workers at the frontline of the war against COVID-19 during this emergency period occasioned by the pandemic. 2. We also demand a declaration by the Federal and

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AS CORONA VIRUS INFECTS NIGERIA’S ECONOMY

Capitalism has failed to Defend Nigerians’ Health H.T Soweto Even though the figures are rising daily, it is not certain yet how disastrous the ravages of COVID-19 will be for Nigeria in terms of number of infections and deaths. Economically however, there is no doubt that Nigeria faces the possibility of another economic recession as a result of the virus

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STOP PLAN TO SACK 120 TASCE WORKERS IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) wishes to alert the public to the plan of the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Ogun State, to sack 120 workers because of their role in the struggle for payment of over 67 months’ owed salary arrears and opposition to other anti-worker policies. Before now some

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BUHARI GOVERNMENT INDECISION AND CAPITALISM RESPONSIBLE FOR COVID-19 SPREAD IN NIGERIA

* SPN Demands emergency measures for mass testing, safety and quarantine to stop the virus spread * NLC, TUC AND ULC must commence preparation to protect jobs, wages and welfare of workers in order to ensure that COVID-19 spread is not used at the long run by the anti-people government to attack the interest of poor people The Socialist Party

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Coronavirus – Labour and Working People Must Force Governments at all Levels to Contain its Spread

Coronavirus Pandemic – A Failure of Capitalism Labour and Working People Must Force Governments at all Levels to Contain the Spread of Virus in Nigeria By Peluola Adewale Perhaps nothing in recent history has exposed the incompetence of capitalism to meet the basic needs of the people and advance humanity further than the global outbreak of Coronavirus otherwise called Covid-19

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SPN WELCOMES REDUCTION OF PETROL PRICE FROM N145 TO N125 PER LITRE

* SPN ALSO DEMANDS THE REDUCTION OF THE PRICES OF KEROSENE AND DIESEL! The Federal government through the NNPC has on Wednesday 18 March 2020 reduced the pump price of petrol from N145 to N125 as a result of the collapse of crude oil prices on the world market and the attendant reduction of landing cost of refined fuel products.

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SPN WELCOMES THE HIGH COURT ORDER RESTRAINING INEC FROM DEREGISTERING POLITICAL PARTIES

WE DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE BY INEC The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the order of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday 17 February 2020 restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering SPN and 30 other political parties pronounced deregistered by the INEC on February 6, 2020. We thus call on the INEC to

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ORGANISE AND MOBILISE TO RESIST THE BAN OF OKADA AND TRICYCLES BY THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

Only a Modern, Integrated and Democratically-Managed Mass Public Transit System and Gainful Employment Can Address the Twin Crises of Transportation and Insecurity in Lagos State Once again, the anti-poor All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Lagos State government has re-enforced its attacks and restriction of Okada and tricycles on Lagos roads in 6 Local Government Areas and 9 Local Council Development Area

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DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL OTHER POLITICALLY VICTIMISED ACTIVISTS NOW

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strongest terms the continued victimisation of Omoyele Sowore by the Nigerian state for calling for the “RevolutionNow” protest. We hereby demand the immediate dropping of all charges against Sowore and Olawale Adebayo, who were detained on August 5, 2019 and were released on December 24, 2019. SPN also demands the immediate release

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DEREGISTRATION OF THE SPN AND 73 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IS AN ASSAULT ON THE RIGHT FOR POLITICAL REPRESENTATION AND MUST BE RESISTED

SPN calls on the labour movement, pro-masses organizations and activists to condemn the action and welcomes every genuine campaign to resist it! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, vehemently condemns and rejects the action and decision of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, to deregister the SPN and other 73 political parties allegedly for failing to win elective posts or

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Amotekun

SPN Calls for democratic controlled armed multi-ethnic and multi-religious defence committees in communities NLC, TUC and ULC must launch a national campaign on high spate of insecurity and social issues like education, health and jobs The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) acknowledges the failure of Buhari government through the police, military and other security agencies to tackle the high spate

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LASU MANAGEMENT POSTPONE STUDENT ACTIVIST’S DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE MEETING TILL FURTHER NOTICE

By Yusuf Nurudeen OmOmeewa I was to appear before the Students Disciplinary Committee Meeting slated for Wednesday 22 January, 2020 at 10:00 am before I received the news of the sudden postponement of this meeting till further notice at around 11:00 am. I had prepared to appear before the meeting in company of my Lawyer comrade Ayo Ademiluyi. Friends and

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ABBEY TROTSKY VS SUMAL FOODS LIMITED – A Call for Solidarity

Abbey faces four cases in Court over intervention in the plight of Casual Workers in Sumal A Call for Solidarity Actions and Financial Support Drop Trumped-up Charges against Abbey Trotsky We of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) solicit solidarity actions including financial supports from trade unions, civil society originations, activists and people of good conscience for the

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SPN Demands Immediate Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage in Osun State without retrenchment; and Payment of over Thirty-month Arrears of Half-salaries and Half-pensions

* The Governor should stop paying lip service on the matter but pay the new minimum wage * We call on labour leaders to call Workers’ Congress to discuss and take actions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter hereby calls on the government of Gboyega Oyetola in Osun State to, as a matter of urgency, start the

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13TH MONTH BONUS AND PROMPT PAYMENT OF SALARIES ARE GOOD DEVELOPMENTS BUT MORE DESIRABLE IS THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT!

*Labour must ensure that the implementation of the new minimum wage is in full compliance with minimum wage act and the FG/labour agreement should be the bench mark!! The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter has been drawn to a media report that civil servants in the state were paid “13th month bonus” in addition

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OGUN MINIMUM WAGE: GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT TO NEGOTIATE NOT SYNONYMOUS TO CONCESSIONS

LABOUR LEADERS AND WORKERS MUST PREPARE TO STRUGGLE TO WIN FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT OR ILLEGAL DEDUCTIONS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter, receives with a mixed filling the last-minute suspension of the planned 48 hour warning strike by the state chapters of NLC and TUC. The strike was meant to protest