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25 May 2015

LAGOS: AICOM MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS PROTEST PERENNIAL POWER OUTAGES AND EXPLOITATIVE BILLING

Femi Popoola, President of Akinola Youth, leading the protesters  round the streets in the community, photo DSM

Femi Popoola, President of Akinola Youth, leading the protesters round the streets in the community, photo DSM

May 20 saw members of the Aboru-Ifesowapo Community Movement (AICOM) and some residents participate in a peaceful rally in Lagos against the perennial power outages and outrageous billing. Some of the complaints of the residents in the past 5 years are the load-shedding policy and the outrageous bills sent to residents.

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20 May 2015

AGO PALACE/OKOTA UNITED PROTEST AGAINST DARKNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

Residents Hold Protest March against Poor Electricity Supply and Exploitation

No light, No payment! No light, No disconnection!

It is no news that the electricity supply crisis has jumped out of the frying pan into the fire since the private firms called GENCO’s and DISCO’s took over the PHCN. It was bad enough under the PHCN but the situation has gone much worse under the private companies which are busy disbursing darkness but reaping billions as profit.

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5 March 2014

KILLINGS OF STUDENTS BY BOKO HARAM IN YOBE: FAILURE OF JONATHAN'S WAR ON TERROR

We in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemn in strongest terms the attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group on the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state. We join the millions of the working masses in the country to voice indignation and outrage against this carnage. According to media reports, the death toll has risen to 59. However this, and the subsequent savage attacks in Mainok, Mfaka and Jakana, raise a big question on the effectiveness of military expedition of Jonathan regime in the region ostensibly against terrorism.

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27 February 2014

SANUSI'S SUSPENSION: WORKING MASSES MUST RESIST ENDLESS LOOTING

No illusions in Sanusi or Jonathan, working masses' organizations must mobilise mass resistance against all sections of the looting elite

We in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) regard the suspension of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Central Bank Governor by President Goodluck Jonathan as a grand plan to cover the tracks of his government on the alleged missing $20 billion oil revenue.

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14 February 2014

SPN AND ONE MILLION NAIRA INEC REGISTRATION FEE

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We write to update you on an exciting new development on the Nigerian political landscape and seek your active and financial support.

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12 February 2014

SPN Calls for Immediate Payment of Pension to Osun State Retirees

Socialist Party of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter Press Statement

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter hereby calls on the Aregbesola/APC government in Osun State to immediately settle the pension of retirees in Osun State. Many of these retirees are already living from hand to mouth, despite having committed their active lives to serving society. Many of them are already infirm and can hardly afford the exorbitant hospital bills charged thanks to commercialization of healthcare by various governments in the country, including the Aregbesola government. Many have their children in schools, and can hardly pay high fees. While many of these retirees have not been put on the payroll since their retirement in December 2012, those already on the payroll are still owed several months of unpaid pension arrears and gratuity. Thus, these retirees, who have no other means of livelihood, can hardly meet their basic needs, while majority are already in debt.

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7 February 2014

School Merger and Religious Crises in Osun State Schools: SPN Calls for Genuine Education Summit

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Osun State Chapter Press Statement

We oppose merger of schools, but call for massive expansion of all schools

The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State has been drawn to a recent event in Iwo, Osun State as reported in the 5th February, 2014 edition of the Punch newspaper. According to this report, Baptist High School, a public school, was turned into a centre of religious cacophony. According to the paper, "there was confusion at Baptist High School Iwo, Osun State as some students shunned their uniforms and wore choir gowns, white garments, Islamic apparel and other unconventional dresses to the school … But Tuesday confusion reportedly became more pronounced at the assembly ground as the pupils could not listen to their teachers because they were busy lining up themselves along religious lines."

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2 February 2014

JONATHAN'S NATIONAL CONFERENCE: AN EXPENSIVE SIDESHOW

"Jonathan is set to release by mid-February the modalities for the convocation of the proposed national conference, The Guardian has learnt. Contrary to earlier expectations, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or any organ of government will not be involved in the election of delegates to the conference.

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28 January 2014

We Condemn Aregbesola Government's Diversion of Public funds to Building Religious Centre

Socialist Party of Nigeria Osun State Chapter Press Statement:

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter, strongly decries Aregbesola government's diversion of public resources to building a so-called Christian Interdenominational Worship Centre. According to newspapers' report, the government has already committed N51 million to pay people whose farms are being taken over for this worship centre. Surely, hundreds of millions will be committed to building this worship centre. This latest action further confirms our position that the current Aregbesola/APC government is only using religion to further its political interests, while wasting public resources on frivolities. In a country, where the State is declared secular, the Aregbesola government has been unduly promoting religious tendencies of various hues and colours. The same government declares frivolous public holidays and commits public resources to celebrating private religious festivals. The governor himself has turned every public and government function to religious venue, reciting religious verses! This clearly is divisive and has the tendency to cause unwarranted religious acrimony.

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23 January 2014

JAF THIRD CONGRESS 2014: OPENLY DECLARED FOR SOCIALISM

Dipo Fashina JAF Chair , photo DSM

Dipo Fashina JAF Chair , photo DSM

BUT NO AGREEMENT ON WORKING PEOPLES' POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

BY AYO ADEMILUYI

The Joint Action Front (JAF), the civil society partner of the two main trade union centres in Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) held its third Congress on 18th and 19th, January 2014. The Congress, with the theme, Alternative Political Agenda and the task of Rebuilding Nigeria, was held against the background of a growing quest for a clear working people's political alternative to the compounding socio-economic crisis under capitalism.

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