Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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OUTRAGEOUS TARIFF HIKE AMIDST GROWING COST OF LIVING IS INSENSITIVE

TRADE UNIONS AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS SHOULD LEAD RESISTANCE AGAINST TARIFF HIKE The Bola Tinubu government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has imposed another provocative hike in electricity tariff for Band A consumers by a whopping 230% – from N68 Kwh to N225 Kwh. According to NERC, this tariff hike affects about 15% of the total consumers and is

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RESIST ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AND EXPLOITATION

For an Affordable and Uninterrupted Power Supply The planned electricity tariff hike scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2023 was suspended by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) due to mass public outcry. Following the capitulation of trade union leaders in 2020 arising from the botched strike against electricity tariff hike and petrol hike, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) gave

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HIGH ELECTRICITY TARIFF LEADS TO HUGE DEBT AND MASS DISCONNECTION

Trade Unions and Community People Should Demand End to Electricity Privatisation Since the advent of civil rule in 1999, the Nigerian self-serving ruling elite have religiously implemented neo-liberal and anti-people policies. This includes privatisation policy which has led to public corporations being stolen from the people. This agenda led to the plunder and destruction of NITEL and the privatization of

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AJEGUNLE: Community People Fight Against Electricity Exploitation

Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed more than 200 times in the last nine years, regularly resulting in widespread blackouts. The power outages, which prevent people from meeting routine business and household needs, result in huge economic and social costs. This is an index of the failure of the electricity privatisation in Nigeria. By Moshood Osunfunrewa Coordinator, DSM Ajegunle Residential

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Ajegunle residents continue opposing exorbitant electricity bills and organise mass protests against mass disconnection

Residents Demand a Reduction in their Electricity Bills and Affordable Electricity Tariff Residents of Tolu area of Ajegunle, Lagos, are presently involved in a mass struggle triggered by December 2022 electricity bills that are crazily high. Some compounds were billed more than N100,000 and this is a community dominated by working class people and the poor masses. Rather than dialogue

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ELECTRICITY STRUGGLE AND OPPOSING ARRESTS IN AJEGUNLE

Before the illegal police arrest and detention of Mr. Joseph and four female community activists on January 25, 2023, residents of the Ajegunle communities from Tolu up to Wilmer had been organizing public meetings to build up mass resistance against estimated crazy billing and poor electricity supply. By Ajegunle DSM reporters Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKODISCO), the privately-owned energy distribution

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AJEGUNLE ELECTRICITY PROTEST ARRESTS

WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL DETAINED PERSONS AND AN END TO OUTRAGEOUS AND UNJUSTIFIABLE ELECTRICITY BILLS UPDATE Thursday January 26 – all those arrested have now been released, and the struggle against crazy billing continues.  On Wednesday January 25, 2023,  community people, mostly women and youths in the Tolu area of Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos led by

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COLLAPSE OF 4 DISCOS AND THEIR TAKEOVER BY GOVERNMENT INDICATES AN OBVIOUS FAILURE OF POWER PRIVATISATION

Renationalisation of the Power Companies Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out The fact that four Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) failed and others are being kept afloat by the incessant bailout and public intervention funds clearly prove the futility and failure of the privatization program. The federal government and banks recently took over Kano DISCO, Kaduna DISCO,

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Police Terrorizes Agege, Lagos, community for protesting mass disconnection on the orders of Ikeja Electric management

*Release Alfa Saheed Fatai, and Odewale Jamiu Now! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the arrest of Alfa Saheed, the Imam of Ladoje Mosque, Agege and Odewale Jamiu early this morning, Wednesday 21st September 2022, by police officers from the Abattoir Divisional Headquarters, Oko Oba Agege, Lagos, at the behest of Ikeja Electric, Emmanuel Undertaking office. The

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INAUGURATION OF NELMCO BOARD IS A MOVE FOR ANOTHER BAILOUT AND A POSSIBLE TRANSFER OF DISCOs TO ANOTHER SET OF “PRIVATE INVESTORS”

# CARE insists that privatisation is a failure and reiterates its call for a renationalisation of POWER SECTOR under a democratic control of electricity workers and consumers # We also call for the implementation of the TCN workers’ demands The attention of the Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity, CARE, has been drawn to the news of a recent inauguration

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RESIST ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKES AND POOR SUPPLY

Public Ownership of Power Sector Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out By Chinedu Bosah The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed disclosed on Thursday, March 10, 2022, that the federal government had quietly removed subsidy on electricity tariff. The implication of this policy is that working people and the poor masses will be forced to pay

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Oyo State: Campaign for Affordable and Regular Electricity Gains Momentum

The campaign for a mass based and unified community movement for affordable and regular supply of electricity launched in Oyo State through the formation of the Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity, CARE, has begun to gain momentum as many community groups and organizations have joined CARE and its activities with new ones soliciting to join. CARE was launched in

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CARE Solidarises With Isolo Community; Demands an end to Loadshedding and Overbilling

Residents of Isolo axis of Lagos, comprising Metropolitan College Road, Onawale Street, Ayanlu Street and its environs has been subjected to 2 days on and 1 day off  electricity supply arrangement in the past 8 years. Due to this load-shedding policy, electricity supply to the community is abysmally poor as residents do not get up to 5 hours electricity daily.

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Labour Holds National Protest over Minimum Wage Legislation

On March 10, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress organised a national protest of affiliates and members to the National Assembly and various state houses of assembly against, among other issues, the planned transfer of minimum wage from exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list. With the exception of Lagos and Abuja which saw modest turnouts, the

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REJECT ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AND EXPLOITATIVE BILLING

For Return of Power Sector to Public Ownership but now Under Workers and Consumers Democratic Control The power privatization has deepened the power sector crises, no significant improvement has been recorded as electricity still hovers around 3,500 MW and for a population of 200 million people. There have been four tariff hikes since privatisation while the hike that was done

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CDWR Condemns Hike in Petrol and Electricity Prices

NLC and TUC Rotten Compromise and Official Acceptance of Deregulation and Privatisation Emboldened the Buhari Regime We demand an end to Deregulation and Privatisation Policies; for a public sector-led economy under the democratic control and management of workers and consumers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the increase in petrol price from N162 to N170 per litre;

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INCESSANT PETROL AND ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKES IS A PRODUCT OF DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION POLICIES

WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE POOR MASSES SHOULD RESIST DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the increase in petrol price from N162 to N170 per litre, something which is the third petrol price hike in five months. We also condemn the electricity tariff hike by over 100%. These hikes are increasingly unaffordable and rising living conditions are

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SPN Condemns Suspension of Strike by NLC and TUC Leadership

No to Deregulation and Privatization Working Masses and Youth Must Continue to Organise to Resist the hike in fuel price and electricity tariff and other anti-poor capitalist policies The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) joins workers and the poor masses in condemning the calling off of the strike action and mass protest scheduled to begin on Monday, September 28, 2020,

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ON THE EVE OF THE GENERAL STRIKE: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

LABOUR NEEDS A COMBATIVE LEADERSHIP THAT LEADS STRUGGLES AND FIGHTS FOR WORKING PEOPLE TO TAKE POWER OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE CAPITALISTS AND LOOTERS   H.T Soweto Baring last minute cancellation, Nigeria is likely to be gripped by a general strike and mass protest starting from Monday September 28, 2020. The immediate issues are the increases in fuel price,

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TIME TO RESIST

SUPPORT AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE NLC AND TUC INDEFINITE GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST AGAINST HIKES IN FUEL PRICE, ELECTRICITY TARIFF AND VAT * FOR AN END TO DEREGULATION, PRIVATISATION AND ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES * THE BUHARI CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED! PDP’S NO ALTERNATIVE! FOR A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT ARMED WITH SOCIALIST POLICIES As an indefinite general