Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SPN WARNS OGUN POLICE TO STOP INTIMIDATING NIGERIAN STUDENTS

PROTEST IS AN INALIENABLE DEMOCRATIC AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, and the Ogun State Force Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, to stop intimidating and harassing Nigerian students who wish to protest the wicked and anti-people increase in petrol price from N145 to N162 and also the

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N25, 000 LEVY FOR COVID-19 AND MALARIA TEST FOR SCHOOLS PUPILS: SPN SUPPORTS PARENTS PROTEST

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT MUST RESCIND THIS DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AND BEAR THE COSTS OF THE TEST WE CALL ON THE NUT, NLC AND TUC TO DEMAND A STOP TO THIS RIP-OFF AND DAYLIGHT ROBBERY OF CITIZENS BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State chapter, supports the protest of parents of graduating pupils in private schools, whom

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WAW SOAP FACTORY: Student crushed to death!

Poor working conditions and lack of safety policy responsible for the death of UI Student crushed in the machine in the factory SPN demands adequate compensation for the family and calls on Labour to fight casualisation and poor working conditions in the state! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, decries the sudden death of one Mr Gbadebo

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ERC POSITION ON FG’S ILL-THOUGHT DECISION TO PARTIALLY REOPEN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 4, 2020

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS WITHOUT AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT BY TRADE UNIONS TO CONFIRM SCHOOLS’ COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS CAN PUT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN DANGER * ERC REITERATE ITS EARLIER POSITION THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD ONLY BE REOPENED AFTER AN INDEPENDENT COVID-19 TASK FORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAS ASSESSED SCHOOLS’ READINESS Following several weeks of policy summersault and

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SCHOOL REOPENING – ERC CALLS FOR INFRASTRUCTURES TO BE COVID-19 COMPLIANT BEFORE REOPENING

ERC CALLS FOR EXTENSIVE OVERHAULING OF SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURES TO MAKE THEM COVID-19 SAFETY COMPLIANT AS A CONDITION FOR REOPENING * FOR A COVID-19 EDUCATION CHARTER AND SAFETY TASKFORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, PUPILS AND PARENTS IN EVERY SCHOOL, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, TO MONITOR AND ENFORCE COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY RULES The Federal Government through the Ministry of Education’s permanent secretary had on

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SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF ALMAJIRAI

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) vehemently condemns the gale of deportation of Almajirai across different states in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. However, the Party believes that the system of Almajiri in its current form requires a, genuine, comprehensive and more humane reform. The Almajirai phenomenon, just like the growing population of out of school

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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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IMPLEMENTATION OF IPPIS, WITHOUT DEMOCRATIC CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS, WILL NOT CURB CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) views the controversy generated around the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the public Universities as unnecessary and diversionary especially considering the enormous challenges of underfunding, skyrocketing tuition fees and clampdown on democratic rights facing the education sector. No doubt, mindboggling corruption has become the hallmark of many public tertiary

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TASCE PROTEST: STOP ALL FORMS OF VINDICTIVE ACTION AGAINST WORKERS AND ACCEDE TO THEIR LEGITIMATE DEMANDS

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the ignominy that the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu has now descended into, and the lacklustre and callous attitude bordering on vindictiveness of the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government of Ogun state towards the plights of

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ERC Commences National Campaign against Anti-poor Education Policies and attacks on democratic rights in schools

First reports by IBK, Abbey Trotsky and Dimeji Macaulay INTRODUCTION In response to intensified crises of public education in Nigeria, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has launched a national campaign against education underfunding, fee hike, victimization of student activists and staff union leaders and activists well as sexual harassment on campuses. So far, about 1300 copies of ERC posters have

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Key issues facing education and the fight for democratic rights of students and campus workers

Text of a press conference convened by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) to address salient developments in the education sector held on Tuesday 29 October 2019 in Lagos Great Nigerian workers! Great Nigerian students! (1) We welcome you all to this press conference. By now, we are sure that there is hardly anyone, except those who benefit from the corrupt

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FUOYE: WE CONDEMN POLICE KILLING OF PROTESTING STUDENTS

* Blood of the two Murdered Students on the Governor’s Wife * For Democratic Public Probe into the cause of the Crisis and prosecution of Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Security Officials and Other accomplices for Murder * Immediate Stripping of Erelu Bisi Fayemi and all Governor’s Wives and the wife of the President of their unconstitutional status as ‘First Lady’ and

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OAU, Ile-Ife, 20th anniversary of campus murders

This year is the 20th anniversary of the killings of 5 students, including Secretary General of the Students Union and a member of the DSM, on July 10 1999 by campus cultists at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Activities were organised by students of the university this year to honour the memory of the victims. The article below was originally published

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LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION: MANAGEMENT’S ACTIONS THREATEN THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE STUDENTS UNION

LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION: MANAGEMENT’S ACTIONS THREATEN THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE STUDENTS UNION The national leadership of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) is concerned about the unfortunate turn of events at the Lagos State University (LASU) over the conduct of the students’ union elections. The actions of the LASU management via the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) during and particularly

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LASU: ELECTORAL COMMISSION CONNIVES WITH MANAGEMENT TO RIG OUT ERC MEMBER AND OTHER CANDIDATES IN ST

LASU: ELECTORAL COMMISSION CONNIVES WITH MANAGEMENT TO RIG OUT ERC MEMBER AND OTHER CANDIDATES IN STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION By ERC Reporter The Students’ Union of Lagos State University held elections into elective positions in the students’ union on 27th February, 2019. The electronic voting system adopted for the conduct of the election malfunctioned particularly in certain faculties during the process

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ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES

ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES Condemns NANS for opposing a nationwide strike against Education Underfunding The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) wishes to reiterate her principled support for the ongoing strike of ASUU and ASUP. We believe this strike, which is about compelling government to fulfill its social responsibility in terms of funding public education and improving

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DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University

DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby bemoans the despotic approach of the management and Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to the agitations and demands of the staff unions of the university. We condemn the highhandedness of the Prof. Labode Popoola-led University Management,

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ERC SUPPORTS ASUU’S STRUGGLE FOR A PROPERLY FUNDED, QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

ERC SUPPORTS ASUU’S STRUGGLE FOR A PROPERLY FUNDED, QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA Calls for a United Struggle of Students and education workers By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully supports the current indefinite strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). We believe that the failure of the Nigerian

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ERC CONDEMNS LAUTECH INCREMENT AS CONTEMPT FOR STUDENTS AND WORKING CLASS FAMILIES

ERC CONDEMNS LAUTECH INCREMENT AS CONTEMPT FOR STUDENTS AND WORKING CLASS FAMILIES NATIONWIDE SOLIDARITY AND ORGANISED ACTION NEEDED! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns in strong terms the decision by the authorities of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, to jack up the tuition fees of the institution. Under the new fee regime imposed on working class parents and students, students

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STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU AUTHORITIES REINSTATE OMOLE IBUKUN AND THREE OTHER SUSPENDED STUDENTS’ ACTIVISTS

STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU AUTHORITIES REINSTATE OMOLE IBUKUN AND THREE OTHER SUSPENDED STUDENTS’ ACTIVISTS We demand a halt to all attacks on democratic rights and restoration of independent unionism By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have reinstated the studentship of Omole Ibukun, national secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC)