Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ERC condemns court order mandating ASUU to suspend its strike; it is injustice!

*NLC/TUC must declare a 48 hours general strike in support of ASUU* *Mass actions needed to force the government to a retreat!* The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the order delivered on Wednesday September 21 by the National Industrial Court mandating ASUU to suspend its strike. This order is not only unfair and unjust, it is also an attempt

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ERC Joins NANS #EndASUUStrike Protest

Buhari government must meet ASUU demanDS On Tuesday September 19, members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joined other Nigerian students at a protest organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Lagos as part of the campaign to place demand on the government to #EndASUUStrike. The protest took place at the

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ASUU INDEFINITE STRIKE: BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!

FG MUST MEET DEMANDS OF ASUU AND OTHER UNIONS NOW WE WELCOME STUDENTS PROTEST FOR IMMEDIATE REOPENING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the refusal of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It is this refusal that has led to the extension of the strike into a

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ERC CONDEMNS FG’S PLAN TO DRAG ASUU TO INDUSTRIAL COURT

*FG MUST DROP THE CHARGES AND MEET ALL DEMANDS OF ASUU* We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemn the decision of Buhari government to drag the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the National Industrial Court on Monday, September 12. This was reported by ThisDay newspaper in its edition of Saturday, September 10, 2022. We hold that the

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THE CRISIS IN NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND ASUU’S INDEFINITE STRIKE ACTION

H.T. Soweto’s speech at the 13th Memorial Lecture for Gani Fawehinmi held in Lagos The 13th annual memorial lecture in the honour of Gani Fawehinmi, Nigeria’s foremost human rights and pro-democracy activist and the founder of the National Conscience Party (NCP), was held in Lagos on Monday September 5, 2022. It is a yearly event organised by the Gani Fawehinmi

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ASUU INDEFINITE STRIKE: BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!

FG MUST MEET ALL ASUU DEMANDS NOW WE REJECT THE “NO-WORK NO-PAY POLICY” AND THREAT TO PROSCRIBE ASUU NANS’ PRO-GOVERNMENT STANCE IS A DISSERVICE TO NIGERIAN STUDENTS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the refusal of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It is this refusal that has led to

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One Year After: LASU students Remember Omomeewa and Cry for Justice

On Thursday 18th of August 2022, the Education Students Association of Nigeria (ESAN-LASU) in conjunction with Education Rights Campaign LASU branch organized a memorial walk around the Faculty of Education, Lagos State University (LASU), to mark the one year remembrance of our late Comrade Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle (Omomeewa) who was gruesomely murdered by yet to be identified assassins close to

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ONE YEAR AFTER BRUTAL MURDER, WE ASK: WHO KILLED OMOMEEWA?

A CRY FOR JUSTICE Statement by the EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC). Thursday 18 August 2022 makes it exactly one year that Comrade Nurudeen Alowonle, a.k.a Omomeewa, was brutally murdered. Until his unfortunate death, comrade Omomeewa was a leading student activist at the Lagos State University (LASU) and the Lagos State coordinator of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a platform

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Mass Anger Propels NLC Protest Against Closure of Universities

On Tuesday, July 26 2022, there was a huge turnout of workers and other protesters in the state capitals across the country for a nationwide protest called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the continued closure of universities as a result of the failure of the Buhari government to meet the demands of the striking university workers. Wednesday July

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ERC COMMENDS NLC THE DECISION TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER LINGERING STRIKES IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

THE NEXT STEP SHOULD BE A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the demands of ASUU, SSANU, NASU, COEASU, ASUP and NAAT. Although coming very late, it is a step

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NLC PLANNED PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF STRIKING WORKERS IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IS LEGAL AND A DEMOCRATIC RIGHT

*SPN Supports the Striking Workers and Calls on the Government to meet their Demands without Further Delay* *NLC and TUC should come together for sustained mass actions, including a 2-day general strike, until all demands are met* The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns and rejects the recent claim by the Federal Government, FG, that the planned nationwide protest scheduled

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WE COMMEND THE DECISION OF THE NLC TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER THE LINGERING ASUU STRIKE – IT IS LONG OVERDUE!

* WE WARN AGAINST SUSPENSION OF PROTEST WITHOUT ACHIEVING DEMANDS * WE URGE STUDENTS AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS TO MOBILIZE AND JOIN THE MASS PROTEST We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcome the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the

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150 DAYS OF ASUU STRIKE: ALL OUT AGAINST THE ANTI-STUDENT AND RETROGRESSIVE APC/BUHARI GOVERNMENT!

OPEN APPEAL TO STUDENTS’ BODIES, TRADE UNIONS, AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS FOR JOINT STRUGGLE TO FORCE GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF ASUU AND OTHER UNIONS SO THAT UNIVERSITIES CAN BE REOPENED Education Rights Campaign (ERC) statement Yesterday 13th July, 2022, marks the 150th day since the commencement of the strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities

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ASUU STRIKE: NLC’S CONSTANT THREAT TO EMBARK ON A SOLIDARITY ACTION WITH ASUU, SSANU, NASU AND NAAT WITHOUT ACTUALLY TAKING ANY PRACTICAL STEP IS A DISSERVICE TO LONG-SUFFERING STUDENTS

ERC Urges the NLC and TUC to Name a Day for a Nationwide Strike and Mass Protest Now! For the umpteenth time, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a one day solidarity action with striking education workers unions (ASUU, SSANU, NASU, and NAAT). This was revealed on Thursday 30 June 2022 by Ayuba

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Students’ Struggles break out over Strikes in Public Universities

Over the past 2 weeks, a series of small but determined protests by students have broken out across Nigeria. The main issue is the ongoing strikes of the staff unions of public universities namely, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

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STRIKES in Universities:  Shutdown of Public Universities: Hold Buhari Government Responsible

ERC Calls for Solidarity Actions from Labour and Students to Compel Government to Meet Demands of Striking Unions By Ogunjimi Isaac Ayobami, ERC Deputy National Coordinator For about three months now, public Universities have been shut down due to strike actions of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU)

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NASU/SSANU TWO WEEKS WARNING STRIKE: WE BLAME THE INEPTITUDE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE SHUTDOWN OF UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WE CALL FOR A UNITED STRUGGLE OF ALL EDUCATION WORKERS’ UNIONS AND STUDENTS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) extends solidarity to members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) for the two weeks warning strike declared through the Joint Action Committee of the unions. We call on the

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ASUU STRIKE: HOLD BUHARI APC-LED GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR EIGHT WEEKS’ STRIKE EXTENSION

ERC Calls on Nigerian Students to Embark on Nationwide Protests and Demonstrations until the FG is Compelled to Meet Demands The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby places the blame for the extension of ASUU’s one-month warning strike by eight weeks on the nonchalance of the Buhari All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal Government which failed to utilize the one-month warning strike

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ERC CONDEMNS MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR WALKING OUT ON STUDENTS DURING PARLEY WITH NANS OVER ASUU STRIKE

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, for walking out on students during a parley with the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) over the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Minister reportedly became incensed and walked out when the students representatives challenged him for

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ASUU STRIKE: GOVERNMENT MUST MEET DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY

ERC URGES STUDENTS AND WORKING PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THIS STRIKE NLC AND NLC MUST ORGANISE ACTION IN SUPPORT OF ASUU AND FOR A FUNCTIONING EDUCATION SYSTEM The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) blames the Buhari government for the one month strike action that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has had to embark upon starting from February 14. We acknowledge