Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Post-Election Anti-poor Attacks Inevitable Whichever of the Pro-rich Parties Win

Socialist Democracy April-May 2018 Edition 2019 GENERAL ELECTION Post-Election Anti-poor Attacks Inevitable Whichever of the Pro-rich Parties Win Join in building SPN By Abbey Trotsky The build up to the 2019 elections has begun with furious infighting amongst the ruling elite. Rivals are fighting and manoeuvring to gain personal advantage and to try to contain the growing popular disappointment with

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FCA IBADAN: Not Yet Hurrah Despite the Commencement of Regular Academic and Administrative Activitie

FCA IBADAN: Not Yet Hurrah Despite the Commencement of Regular Academic and Administrative Activities in the College By Caleb O. Caleb, ERC FCA Branch Secretary The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Moor plantation branch, welcomes the entire students and workers in the Federal College of Agriculture, FCA, Ibadan back on campus for a full commencement of both the academic and administrative

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MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Win N56,000 Minimum Wage and its implementation

MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Win N56,000 Minimum Wage and its implementation By Chinedu Bosah The present N18, 000 minimum wage is nothing compared to the present economic reality. More so when the wage structure is statutorily long overdue for review considering the fact that the present N18, 000 minimum wage that came into being in 2011 with an

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SPN IS NOW REGISTERED: Hope Of A Better Nation Beacons

SPN IS NOW REGISTERED: Hope Of A Better Nation Beacons By Adaramoye Michael Lenin Many Nigerians have come to the inevitable realization that the pro-capitalist parties have nothing to offer the present and future other than doom. These were the same persons deceived few years ago into supporting the APC change mantra. If there is any lesson that can be

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NIGERIA’S ECONOMY: Is The Worst behind Us Yet?

NIGERIA’S ECONOMY: Is The Worst behind Us Yet? By Peluola Adewale It was a chest-thumping President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 27 NEC meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) boasting that his government has “slowly and steadily managed to stabilize the country and redirect the ship of the state”. To justify this claim, he gleefully listed what he considered

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LAGOS: Is Ambode Truly Transforming Lagos?

LAGOS: Is Ambode Truly Transforming Lagos? By Lexan Ali The 3 years of the Akinwumi Ambode’s administration in Lagos can best be described as anything but transformative. This is because all of the steps taken, programmes being put in place and policies implemented by the led APC government in its purported quest to transform Lagos State, no matter how laudable

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FUEL SCARCITY: Fixing the Oil Sector is not Rocket Science!

FUEL SCARCITY: Fixing the Oil Sector is not Rocket Science! For immediate repair of old refineries, building of new ones and nationalization of oil and gas industry By H.T. Soweto Every now and then, Nigeria finds itself in the throes of fuel scarcity. The latest crisis which started December last year persisted for several months with motorists buying the products

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EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY DESPITE PRIVATISATION:

EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY DESPITE PRIVATISATION: Nationalization of the Power Sector is the Only Solution to Darkness By Fidel Davinovich Since the privatization of the power sector, epileptic power supply is still widespread. The power sector was sold at a rock bottom price of about N500 billion, an industry that is worth more than $3 trillion. This is a massive rip-off

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SPN OPPOSES AIRPORT CONCESSIONING AND PRIVATISATION

SPN OPPOSES AIRPORT CONCESSIONING AND PRIVATISATION Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is opposed to the planned concession and privatization of the four biggest airports by the Buhari-led APC government. Putting airports in the hands of profit-seeking private companies could compromise safety of air travelers, increase cost of air travels and jeopardize well the welfare of staff. The SPN declares solidarity

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ENL DOCKWORKERS AND DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE FOR COMPENSATION

ENL DOCKWORKERS AND DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE FOR COMPENSATION (y Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, CDWR Dockworkers of ENL Consortium and Truck Officers of Dangote Cement Plc continue the struggle for compensation after both managements violated working conditions and agreements reached with workers. ENL violated the condition of service reached with the dockworkers in May 2008 to pay time

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CHINA: Xi Jinping Extends His Rule

CHINA: Xi Jinping Extends His Rule By chinaworker.info reporters The news from Beijing is historic nothing less than a political earthquake with repercussions around the world. At its March 2018 “parliamentary session” the National People’s Congress, NPC, removed the two-term limit for the presidency and vice presidency. This confirms what was widely expected; that Xi Jinping plans to extend his

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SOUTHERN CAMEROON CRISIS: Halt the Repression, Release all Political Prisoners

SOUTHERN CAMEROON CRISIS: Halt the Repression, Release all Political Prisoners For the right of Southern Cameroonians to Self-Determination linked with a movement to overthrow Dictatorship and Capitalism By Dimeji Macaulay The Southern Cameroon crisis has escalated in the last few months since October 1, 2017 when the leadership of the Southern Cameroon separatist group declared independence from Cameroon. They called

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5 OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON: Release them Now!

5 OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON: Release them Now! Reinstate OAU 3! Restore the Students Union The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the arrest, arraignment and remand in prison custody of five (5) student activists of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife on the orders of the Prof. Ogunbodede-led authorities of the University. We demand their immediate and unconditional

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LASU: RECALL DR. ISAAC OYEWUMI AND DR. ADEBOWALE ADEYEMI-SUENU

LASU: RECALL DR. ISAAC OYEWUMI AND DR. ADEBOWALE ADEYEMI-SUENU For An Independent Public Panel of Enquiry By H.T. Soweto, National Cordinator, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) demands the immediate and unconditional recall of Dr. Isaac Oyewumi and Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu (respectively Chairman and Vice Chairman of ASUU LASU) by the authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU). Dr. Oyewumi

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LASU: No to Harassment of Students by Campus Marshals for Indecent Dressing

LASU: No to Harassment of Students by Campus Marshals for Indecent Dressing For a Students Congress Now! By IBS Duroorike Coordinator, ERC LASU It is no news that Lagos State University (LASU) is one of the most militarized campuses anywhere in Nigeria with fully armed Campus marshals patrolling round the campus, extorting and harassing students with impunity under the pretext

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ACE ERC Holds Public Symposium

ACE ERC Holds Public Symposium By Omole Ibukun, ERC National Secretary The Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo, chapter of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) had its political symposium and internal seminar to mark the international Women’s Day on Saturday 10 March 2018 at the Tinubu Block on the campus. The Symposium which was themed “Perennial fuel scarcity in Nigeria

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REJECT PLANS TO HIKE FEES IN AAUA

REJECT PLANS TO HIKE FEES IN AAUA Prepare for a Fightback By Dammy Owot, Coordinator, ERC Ondo State Chapter) Comment made by the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State that tuition fees being paid by students in the state-owned tertiary institutions is not enough to buy a pair of shoes has led to outrage on social media.

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REPEAL LAGOS STATE LAND USE CHARGE LAW 2018

REPEAL LAGOS STATE LAND USE CHARGE LAW 2018 REDUCTION IS A DECEIT Tax the Rich, Not the Poor The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Lagos State Chapter condemns the new land use charge recently introduced by the Lagos state government and calls for the total repeal of this obnoxious law. We are not swayed by the purported reduction of the

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SPN DEMANDS AN END TO JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS

SPN DEMANDS AN END TO JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS PLACE POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ON THE CIVIL SERVICE WAGE STRUCTURE! The revelation by Senator Shehu Sanni that each senator earns whopping N13.5 million monthly allowances aside from their N750, 000 monthly consolidated salary is not new. It confirms the correctness of the consistent campaign of the

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2018 International Women’s Day

2018 International Women’s Day We Urgently Need a Mass Movement to fight Gender Discrimination, Rape, Sexism, Exploitation and Women’s Oppression We women in Nigeria live in utter privation. We still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, schools and in society. All these cannot be disconnected from the capitalist system – a system that reinforces patriarchy and creates