Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN CONDEMNS BRUTAL STATE REPRESSION OF MASS PROTEST IN KAZAKHSTAN

WE DEMAND AN END TO ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal repression of the legitimate mass protest of the people who are tired of massive corruption and capitalist misrule by the former government and the current government. The SPN hails the heroic mass protest of the working masses that challenged hike in fuel

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ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL: PARTIES SHOULD DEMOCRATICALLY DETERMINE THEIR MODE OF PRIMARIES

SPN WELCOMES ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF RESULTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) notes that President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to the Electoral Act 2021 amendment bill sent to him by the National Assembly. The President rejected the bill purportedly because it removes the provision for indirect primaries, making direct primaries by all political parties mandatory. The bill also makes

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SPN SUPPORTS ASUU’S DEMANDS FOR REVATALISATION OF UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

We blame FG for the planned ASUU strike! The inability of the successive regimes to honour the 2009 Agreement reached with ASUU is an indictment on Capitalism and calls for a workers and poor government run on a socialist programme The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in totality the failure of the successive governments to honour the 2009 Agreement

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SPN REJECTS PLANNED HIKE IN FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF

CALLS ON LABOUR TO BEGIN MASS MOBILISATION TO DEFEAT NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) rejects the planned fuel price hike by the Buhari-led federal government. The planned fuel price hike is based on advice by the World Bank which in its latest Nigeria Development Update (NDU) titled “Time for Business Unusual” asked Nigeria to remove fuel subsidy.

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COLLAPSED 21-STOREY IKOYI HIGH RISE BUILDING: FOURSCORE HEIGHTS LIMITED AND LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT HAVE A CASE TO ANSWER

We demand an independent investigation, arrest and prosecution of all those responsible as well as adequate compensation for victims The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos State Chapter, commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives and those injured in another tragic incident of building collapse in Lagos State. According to newspaper reports, at least 10 people have

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SPN AND 21 PARTIES VS INEC: SUPREME COURT ADJOURNS MATTER TO NOVEMBER 15, 2021

SPN CALLS ON THE LABOUR MOVEMENT TO DEFEND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND ALSO MOBILIZE FOR A WORKING PEOPLES POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE The matter between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and 22 political parties including the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) came up today (Thursday, October 28, 2021) at the Supreme Court in Abuja over the undemocratic deregistration of political parties and

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The invasion of Sunday Igboho’s house was draconian and condemnable

SPN calls for a sovereign national conference that will be dominated by elected representatives of the working people and youth to determine the way forward for Nigeria We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hold that the invasion of Mr Sunday Igboho’s house in the dead of the night by men of DSS was draconian and condemnable regardless of

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SPN SUPPORTS NLC’S JUNE 22 PLEDGE TO MOBILISE FOR A NATIONWIDE STRIKE OVER WORKERS SACK IN KADUNA STATE

SERIOUS MOBILIZATION OF WORKERS AND DEEPENING OF THE STRUGGLE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESIST THESE ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the resolution of the National Executive Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to return to mass struggle in response to the sustained attacks on workers in Kaduna. We believe that this is the only way

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S ORDER TO THE POLICE TO SHOOT PERSONS WITH AK-47 GUNS IS EXTRA-JUDICIAL AND ILLEGAL

SPN prefers the arrest, investigation and prosecution of criminals with illegal possession of arms The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns President Buhari’s order to the Police to shoot persons found illegally with AK-47 and any other assault weapons. This order is illegal, crude and barbaric. President Buhari should stop treating Nigeria like a conquered territory and citizens as slaves.

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SPN CONDEMNS PRESIDENT BUHARI’S CIVIL WAR STATEMENT

We call for a democratically-convened Sovereign National Conference of the working people, ethnic nationalities, etc. to address Nigeria’s socio-economic, political, security and nationality crises. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in absolute terms the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari where he threatened Nigerians, and especially the south-easterners, with the state violence reminiscent of the Nigerian civil war era. The

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SPN condemns the shooting of Sowore, attack on Abuja protesters and demands immediate arrest and prosecution of ACP Hyelhira Altine Daniel

We reiterate a call on NLC and TUC to declare a 24-hour strike on insecurity and socio-economic crisis The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the attack on protesters in Abuja on Monday 31st May 2021 by members of the Nigeria Police Force, led by one notorious ACP Hyelhira Daniel. This protest, which was called by The People’s Alternative

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SPN Supports Mass Protest against Insecurity and Poverty Organized by TPAP-M

We call on Labour to mobilize for a 48-Hour General Strike and Mass Protest against Insecurity and anti-people policies The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the mass protest against insecurity and mass poverty organized by The People’s Alternative Political Movement (TPAP-M) holding today, May 31, 2021. The state of insecurity has attained a dangerous level as the lives and

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Kaduna Mass Sack: SPN rejects agreement that portrays over 50,000 workers redundant and demands immediate recall of sacked workers

A 24-Hour Warning General Strike over Retrenchment, Wage Cuts and all Anti-Poor Policies is urgently needed now to consolidate the struggle The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) again commends the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Kaduna workers over the massive strike and protest held against the anti-worker tyranny of Governor Nasiru el Rufal of Kaduna State. Even though it lasted

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INEC PLOT TO FORCE THE SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT OVER NUP DEREGISTRATION ON ALL OTHER DISREGISTERD POLITICAL PARTIES IS MISCHIEVOUS

WE DEMAND THE REINSTATEMENT OF ALL DEREGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES AND INSIST THAT NEITHER THE SPN NOR 21 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES ARE AFFECTED BY THE SUPREME JUDGEMENT The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN faults the deliberate moves by the Independent National Electric Commission (INEC) to force the recent Supreme Court judgement that affirms INEC’s power to deregister National Unity Party (NUP)

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NIGERIA ON THE BRINK: INSECURITY, INFLATION, POVERTY AND A GOVERNMENT WITH NO ANSWERS

ONLY THE COMING TO POWER OF A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES CAN SAVE IT WE CONDEMN NBC’S THREAT OF SANCTION AGAINST CHANNELS TELEVISION AS AN ATTACK ON PRESS FREEDOM. SPN CALLS ON THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A SERIOUSLY PREPARED ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS RALLIES TO PROTEST PRESIDENT BUHARI GOVERNMENT’S ABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY

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OYO: APPROVAL OF N299 MILLION FOR PRINTING BALLOT PAPERS IS MEANS OF ENRICHING ACOLYTES WITH PUBLIC FUNDS

SPN faults the direct involvement of the Engr Seyi Makinde/PDP-led government in the printing of ballot papers and holds that a transparent, free and fair Local Government election can only be guaranteed by an OYSIEC (Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission) constituted by elected representatives of trade union organizations, professional bodies and political parties. The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MEDICAL TRIP IN THE FACE OF ABJECT STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTHCARE AND IMMINENT NATIONWIDE DOCTORS’ STRIKE IS INSENSITIVE AND VEXATIOUS

SPN calls for peaceful mass protest in solidarity with doctors’ strike and to demand improved funding of healthcare The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers President Buhari’s trip to London on Tuesday 30th March 2021 for a “routine medical checkup” as insensitive, vexatious and an insult to Nigerians especially the working and poor people who have no choice but to

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SPN Supports the People’s Alternative Political Summit

We Propose SPN as an Option of Political Alternative for Consideration by the Summit We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome this highly commendable initiative of The People’s Alternative Political Summit. We agree with many of the statements in the invitation to this Summit. One of this is the objective of the summit which is to set in

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THE ANNOUNCED PETROL PRICE HIKE IS A DRESS REHEARSAL OF WHAT IS TO COME

WORKING MASSES AND YOUTH SHOULD ORGANIZE MASSIVELY TO CHALLENGE ANY HIKE IN PETROL PRICE; PREVAIL ON NLC AND TUC LEADERSHIP TO WITHDRAW THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF DEREGULATION AND COMMENCE MOBILISATION FOR MASS ACTION It was not surprising that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced a price hike of petrol from N168 to N212 per litre on Thursday, March 11,

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Buhari, APC & PDP Have Failed

TIME FOR A MASS WORKING PEOPLE’S ALTERNATIVE POLITICAL PARTY NOW The past six years under rule of the All Progressive Congress (APC), plus that of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other capitalist parties in the states they control, have brought nothing but a harvest of misery. The hope and expectation hinged on the coming to power of the APC