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14 September 2018

SPN WELCOMES NLC, TUC AND ULC JOINT 14-DAY ULTIMATUM TO FG TO AGREE NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE!

*For immediate commencement of mobilisation and sensitisation across the country in preparation for a national day of action for the payment of salary/pension arrears and against all other anti-people policies of Buhari/APC-led regime now!!

The SPN strongly feels that this ultimatum must not be limited to just a media pronouncement, the labour leaders must commence immediate mobilisation and sensitisation of the workers and other poor Nigerians across the country in preparation for a 24 hours warning general strike and mass protest as a first step to commence the struggle for the approval should the FG fail to respect the 14 days ultimatum.

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12 September 2018

2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

SPN Ready to Act as a Rallying Point for All Those who are Fed up with the Status Quo and want a Genuine Political Alternative

Against the background of mounting crises in Nigerian society and economy, two recent important developments in the polity have raised anew the urgent necessity of building of a mass based, independent, working class political alternative with a clear socialist programme.

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9 September 2018

N45 MILLION AND N12 MILLION NOMINATION FEES CHARGED BY APC AND PDP RESPECTIVELY UNDERSCORE HOW THE MAINSTREAM BOURGEOIS PARTIES ARE EXCLUSIVELY PRESERVED FOR THE RICH AND THE CORRUPT

SPN CHARGES ZERO NAIRA FOR ASPIRANTS IN ORDER TO GIVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL

It is not surprising that All Progressives Congress (APC) is charging as high as N45 million as presidential nomination fees while Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is charging N12 million for its nomination fees. Besides, being a betrayal of workers and young people’s desire to play a role in the 2019 general elections, it shows clearly how the mainstream political parties are dominated by the rich.

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6 September 2018

Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong Kong

 Protesting oustdie the Chinese embassy in Abuja  - photo DSM

Protesting oustdie the Chinese embassy in Abuja - photo DSM

Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) visited the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday, September 4, to submit a protest letter to the Chinese government demanding an end to oppression in Hong Kong and also end to oppression of Jasic technology workers in Schenzen, southern China. We called for immediate release of Shen Mengyu, the Jasic workers’ leader, who has been incarcerated since August 10.

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22 August 2018

A Pact with Osun People

Alfred Adegoke

Alfred Adegoke

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 Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is in the race for Governor because the SPN is raising a workers’, farmers’ and peasants’ socialist banner to provide a real alternative to working people, youths and the poor masses in Osun State. The struggle to rescue Osun State is enormous. This is why we have started in earnest to provide the alternative socialist banner. SPN, with its track record of defending the interests of the working people, youth and the oppressed, will be providing the platform for the working people, youth and the poor to form a formidable force to defeat their oppressors.

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16 August 2018

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 and stands condemned in the eyes of all Nigerians who cherish the ideals of liberty.

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby joins Nigerians to condemn the assault and demand the immediate and unconditional release of Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe.

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8 August 2018

SPN CONDEMNS SIEGE ON THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX

CALLS ON THE WORKING MASSES TO STRUGGLE FOR GENUINE WORKING CLASS DEMOCRACY

No Trust in Any Section of the Capitalist Ruling Elite

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the siege mounted in the early hours on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) on the National Assembly Complex. The entire circumstances that surrounded and characterized the undemocratic incident at the NASS complex are reminiscent of the similar police blockade of the National Assembly in 2014 under the previous PDP administration. This has confirmed the fact that no section of the capitalist politicians is different when it comes to the use of state security/repressive apparatuses to subvert the will of the people and suppression of the opposition, especially in desperation to either hold on to power or consolidate it.

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25 July 2018

EKITI ELECTION:

ABSENCE OF PRO-WORKING PEOPLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE SPARKS VOTERS' CYNICISM

The recently concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti-State held so much at stake for the Nigerian capitalist ruling class. Some pundits considered the election which was held on Saturday 14 July 2018 as a referendum on the performance and popularity of President Muhammadu Buhari. In the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was declared as the governor-elect of the state. However, the election painted a graphic picture of voters' frustration and cynicism, where voters figuratively had to choose between the Devil and a Beelzebub. Rather than reflect an endorsement of President Buhari's APC, the election outcome showcased a lack of political alternative that could bring to fruition the people's aspiration for jobs, decent wages and good standard of living.

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23 July 2018

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Elects Comrade Alfred Adegoke as its Governorship Candidate in the Osun Governorship Election holding on 22nd September 2018

The Osun State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), the party for the workers, youths and the poor masses, at its democratically convened State Congress/Governorship Primary, elected Comrade Alfred Adegoke Esq. as its candidate in the forthcoming Governorship Election holding in Osun State on 22nd of September, 2018.

Comrade Alfred Adegoke is a longtime activist and socialist, who has committed close to 30 years of his life to emancipation of working people and youth in Nigeria. Unlike many fair-weather activists, Alfred Adegoke has maintained his commitment to the emancipation of the working and toiling people. He has continued to play active roles in the struggles and agitations of workers, the masses and youths nationally and in Osun State.

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19 July 2018

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

SPN DEMANDS HUGE INVESTMENT ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER DEMOCRATIC CONTROL

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the 2018 budget as, once again, having all the hallmarks of a capitalist budget in a time of mounting crisis. It is a budget of poverty consolidation and enrichment of a few privileged persons.

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 debt servicing. Capital expenditure nosedived in 2016 from N601 billion allocated in 2015 to mere N173.1 billion which was actually spent. However, in the same year 2016 debt servicing recorded N1.3 trillion up from N1 trillion in 2015. Hence, the budgets for social services like education and health have recorded paltry allocations.

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