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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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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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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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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NIGERIA: MASS STRUGGLE LOOMS

Perspective for the year 2020 The rising spate of repression under the Buhari/APC administration reflects the mortar fear of the capitalist class of impending class battles and/or the sort of mass movements seen in recent months in countries like Sudan, Algeria, Hong Kong, Chile and France – the glaring signs of which were clear in the low turnout in the

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THE RE-ARREST OF OMOYELE SOWORE AND OTHER CASES OF FLAGRANT SUPPRESSION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ARE CLEAR SIGNS THAT THE BUHARI/APC REGIME IS TRANSFORMING INTO A CIVILIAN DICTATORSHIP

* The silence and inaction of the leadership of the NLC, TUC and ULC is intolerable. The Labour movement cannot continue to fold it arms while the Buhari Government continue to suppress basic democratic rights. * SPN calls for an urgent meeting of the NLC, TUC and ULC with civil society, professional groups and pro-working class organizations to discuss the

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Communique of SPN/DSM Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government in Osun State

On 30th November, 2019, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, in conjunction with Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), held a public symposium to review the Oyetola government’s one year in office. The symposium, which was attended by workers, youth, students, activists, labour leaders, professionals, and civil society groups discussed extensively on the character of the Oyetola government. The symposium

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WE CONDEMN REPRESSION OF #OCCUPYNASS AND SHIITES’ PROTESTS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND HATE SPEECH BILLS, ILLEGAL DETENTION OF SOWORE AND GROWING ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria strongly condemn the repression of the protest marches against the Social Media Bill and Hate Speech Bill to the National Assembly under the auspices of #OccupyNASS and the seizure of the camera of a journalist covering the protest. We equally condemn the bloody repression of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria,

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First Anniversary of Gboyega Oyetola/APC Osun Government: One Year of Ineptitude and Failure

• Workers must put pressure on Labour Leaders to defend Workers, Retirees and the Poor against government’s anti-poor policies • Only a Workers-led Government on Socialist Programmes can liberate Osun and Nigeria On 27th November, 2018, Governor GboyegaOyetola assumed office as the governor of Osun State, after a controversial and violence-ridden election in September, 2018. A year after assuming office,

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JUNE 12 ANNIVERSARY: SPN CELEBRATES WITH WORKERS, YOUTH AND POOR NIGERIANS

* PRESIDENT BUHARI’S OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF JUNE 12 AS DEMOCRACY DAY IS FOR IMAGE LAUNDERING * 26 YEARS AFTER, WORKING PEOPLES’ HOPES AND ASPIRATIONS OF JUNE 12 REMAIN UNACHIEVED The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) celebrates with workers, youth and poor Nigerians on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of June 12. We salute the victims and heroes of the

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A Pact with Osun People

A Pact with Osun People Alfred Adegoke   (Click to enlarge) Being the SPN Manifesto of Barrister Alfred Adegoke for Governor of Osun State The masses in Osun State are suffering from serious economic and social crises, more than ever before. The reasons for this are well known: More than 30 months’ arrears of half-salaries and half-pensions are owed; Fractional salaries

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SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA

SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF PREMIUM TIMES JOURNALIST, SAMUEL OGUNDIPE The harassment, arrest and illegal detention of Premium Times journalists and editors by men of the Nigerian police over a report they did concerning the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS constitutes an assault on free press

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2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW

2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW SPN DEMANDS HUGE INVESTMENT ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER A DEMOCRATIC CONTROL The 2018 Budget is not fundamentally different from previous ones. The only constant thing about budgets in the last five years is the steady increment in the volume of budget as well as

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EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT

EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT *The election reflects mass rejection of the pro-establishment politicians and their political parties! *NLC and TUC must commence the process of providing the working people with an independent pro-people political alternative either by forming a mass party or supporting the building of SPN into a mass party