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26 March 2018

National Industrial Court Rules in favour of Dangote Cement Workers

Joyous Dangote Truck Officers with their lawyer Toluwani Adebiyi after the hearing - photo DSM

Joyous Dangote Truck Officers with their lawyer Toluwani Adebiyi after the hearing - photo DSM

CDWR Calls on Dangote Cement Plc to immediately meet workers' Demands.

The truck officers who have been callously and fraudulently sacked by the management of Dangote Cement won, on Tuesday March 20, their the first victory against the company at the National Industrial Court. Following the frivolous and senseless preliminary objection raised by Dangote Cement Plc that lasted many hearings, Justice Mustapha Tijini ruled in favour of the cheated workers and fixed May 23, 2018 for the commencement of hearing on the substantial matter.,/p>

The reality of the matter is that Dangote Cement Plc has no case but, as usual, is trying to cheat workers. Unfair labour practices and favourable government policies is the reason Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa.

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22 March 2018

FIVE OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON CUSTODY FOR PROTESTING FORCEFUL EVICTION OF STUDENTS FROM HOSTELS

As authorities step up repression, escalate the solidarity

A Call for Protest Letters and Messages

Repression at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has taken a new turn with the arrest of five student activists and their remand, on March 22, in prison custody for protesting against the forceful eviction of students from their hostels.

The students were arrested on Wednesday 21 March 2018 while protesting against attempts by the authorities of the University to forcefully evict from hostels students who stayed back on campus during the break to undergo Teaching Practice and Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

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18 March 2018

Cameroon: a Marxist approach to the national crisis

For several months, the English-speaking population of Cameroon has been fighting for more investment in the region and respect. The government, under the leadership of President Paul Biya, proceeds to brutal repression.

Since the end of 2016 there have been major actions by workers and the poor in the two English-speaking regions in the west of Cameroon. In recent weeks, the deadly repression has been stepped up by the Cameroonian state. This has led to a strengthening of separatist feelings.

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17 March 2018

SPN DEMANDS AN END TO JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS

• PLACE POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ON THE CIVIL SERVICE WAGE STRUCTURE!

The revelation by Senator Shehu Sanni that each senator earns whopping N13.5 million monthly allowances aside from their N750, 000 monthly consolidated salary is not new. It confirms the correctness of the consistent campaign of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) for an end to jumbo salaries and allowances at all levels of government.

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17 March 2018

REPEAL LAGOS STATE LAND USE CHARGE LAW 2018

REDUCTION IS A DECEIT

Tax the Rich, Not the Poor

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Lagos State Chapter condemns the new land use charge recently introduced by the Lagos state government and calls for the total repeal of this obnoxious law. We are not swayed by the purported reduction of the charges because it is a well-worn tactic to deceive the masses to believing that the government has shifted ground while, in reality, it has just settled for the originally intended figures. The masses have experienced similar tactics many times with different hikes in fuel price.

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12 March 2018

2018 International Women's Day in Nigeria

 Singing solidarity song in celebration of women's day in Ibadan - photo DSM

Singing solidarity song in celebration of women's day in Ibadan - photo DSM

Just like previous years, International Women's Day in Nigeria was celebrated by the trade unions with low-key activities. Compared with efforts that go into preparation for May Day, how the trade unions mark women's day is one way to understand the status of working women in the unions – a reflection of their overall status in a deeply patriarchal and neo-colonial capitalist society that Nigeria is.

Nevertheless in a few other states, a number of activities were organised by labour unions, the Socialist party of Nigeria (SPN). Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to mark the day.

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7 March 2018

2018 International Women's Day

We Urgently Need a Mass Movement to fight Gender Discrimination, Rape, Sexism, Exploitation and Women's Oppression

We women in Nigeria live in utter privation. We still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, schools and in society. All these cannot be disconnected from the capitalist system - a system that reinforces patriarchy and creates inequality and discrimination. It is a system that survives mainly by oppressing and exploiting the vast majority, including women, to further enrich the tiny minority.

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), CWI Nigeria, calls for active campaigns led by the labour movement and students' movement against sexism, rape, unequal pay and all cases of women's oppression in workplaces, communities and campuses.

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3 March 2018

SHOCKING ABDUCTION OF 110 GIRLS IN DAPCHI, YOBE STATE, BY SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM MILITANTS

Action Programme for the Labour Movement Required

On 20th February Nigerians woke up to a news they least expected: the abduction the night before of 110 female students of Government Science and Technical Girls College, Dapchi, Yobe State. A few days before, the Military had yet again announced that Boko Haram had been defeated, Sambisa forest secured and Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau on whom they have placed a three million naira bounty on the run disguised in a Muslim woman’s clothing

The Democratic Socialist Movement condemns the abduction. We demand an immediate rescue of the abducted Dapchi girls as well as the remaining Chibok girls and all those young boys and girls who are victims in a series of underreported cases of abduction. We call for the setting up of non-sectarian democratic defense committees under the control of communities to provide protection for schools and prevent new attacks.

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26 February 2018

HERDSMEN VERSUS FARMERS CRISES

An independent class approach needed to find genuine solution to the recurring decimal of violence

Brutal killings arising from farmer-herder clashes have left a trail of bodies, destruction and anxiety across communities in the North Central and North West zones of the country.

In clear and unmistakable terms, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemn the killings. We urge the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) to also condemn these killings and to encourage working people to organize both the defense of their communities and take action to restore peaceful relations between the two farming communities.

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22 February 2018

SPN Rejects Imposition of Yoruba Language for Lagos tertiary institution admission

Public funded free and quality education for all devoid of discrimination should be the priority

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns a new law recently signed by the Lagos state governor Akinwumi Ambode that makes passing Yoruba language at Secondary School Leaving Examinations a requirement for admission into any of the tertiary institutions owned by the Lagos State. We call for its immediate abrogation as it is discriminatory and a violation of the fundamental rights of residents of Lagos state who are not Yoruba.

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