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22 February 2018

SPN Rejects Imposition of Yoruba Language for 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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20 February 2018

Zuma ousted as President of South Africa

Does Ramaphosa offer any hope for the working class?

Ramaphosa's replacement of Zuma as South African president has been welcomed by most including working class people. They hope he will make good on his promise to root out corruption, lift the economy out of the doldrums, create jobs, eradicate poverty and raise living standards.

But herein lies the contradiction. The expectations of the capitalist class and the working class are irreconcilable and Ramaphosa is the candidate of big business.

The leftwing trade unions must put into effect their decision to create workers' party.

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28 January 2018

2019 General Elections and the Working Masses

* Place no faith in Obasanjo or any member of the capitalist ruling elite

The public rejection of President Buhari's second term bid by former President Obasanjo through a public statement is clearly an indication that a new crack has opened within the already divided capitalist ruling class. He accused the regime of "nepotism", "clannishness" and "condonation" of corruption of errant members of its nepotistic court.

However Obasanjo is one of the principal architects of Nigeria’s misfortune. He has ruled Nigeria on two different occasions, first as military ruler and then as a civilian president. Both his administrations implemented neo-liberal economic policies that further deepened the socio-economic crises, while his civilian presidency saw phenomenal looting.

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24 January 2018

OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA'S MISFORTUNE

HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION TO NIGERIA'S PROBLEMS

Only the coming to power of a Workers and Poor people's government armed with Socialist Programme can save Nigeria

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) totally agrees with former president Obasanjo that President Buhari and the APC do not in any way deserve a second term, but Obasanjo himself is one of the principal architects of the misfortune of this country.

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15 January 2018

TIME UP FOR THE LOOTERS' PARTIES

SPN members outside INEC office Abuja after collection  - photo DSM

SPN members outside INEC office Abuja after collection - photo DSM

· A Clarion call for support for SPN to Fix Nigeria

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) cherishes the historic occasion of the collection of our certificate of registration from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in compliance with an order of the Federal High Court Abuja.

This was the culmination of a legal and political battle that lasted three and half years.

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9 January 2018

SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA CONDEMNS KILLINGS BY CRIMINAL HERDSMEN IN BENUE STATE AND ELSEWHERE

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) unequivocally condemns killings by criminal herdsmen in Benue State and elsewhere. We also condemn any reprisal as this, aside satisfying anger, will not resolve the real problem. We condemn the Buhari APC government and security operatives for their failure and cluelessness in the face of these rising killings and attacks by murderous herdsmen.

We call for immediate action to help defend those under attack and the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and sponsors of these killings.

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5 January 2018

SPN WARNS THE BUHARI/APC GOVERNMENT AGAINST ANY ATTEMPT TO INCREASE FUEL PRICE

Calls on the labour movement to declare a 24-hour warning strike and mass protest

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns against any plan by the Buhari/APC government to increase pump price of petroleum products. Such an attempt must be resisted by the working masses and youth across the country.

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28 December 2017

DSM Support Workers' Strike in Osun State

•Aregbesola Government should pay full salaries and pensions to all workers and retirees
•All arrears of half-salaries and pensions plus gratuities must be paid.
•Promotion is a right, not a privilege
•Labour Leadership should call Congress of Workers now

The Democratic Socialist Movement supports the strike action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress Osun state chapters. We fully support the struggle for immediate payment of full salaries and pensions to all categories of workers and retirees, plus payment of arrears among other demands. We make bold to say that the strike is long overdue, as workers and retirees have had to endure several months of denied salaries and pensions.

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27 December 2017

FUEL SCARCITY: Fixing the Oil Sector is not Rocket Science!

* Labour and the working masses should demand immediate repair of old refineries and building of new ones

* Fight for nationalization of the oil industry under democratic control and management

Once again, Nigeria is in the throes of fuel scarcity. This fuel crisis is turning to be a big problem for the Buhari/Osinbajo All Progressive Congress (APC) government as it is seriously robbing it of whatever credibility it has left. Now many people are beginning to call the regime “clueless” and “incompetent” – the very same adjectives used to describe the Jonathan PDP regime some two and half years back.

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23 December 2017

PERENNIAL FUEL SCARCITY AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS UNABLE TO GUARANTEE SUPPLY

SPN DEMANDS NATIONALIZATION AND DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT OF THE OIL INDUSTRY AS THE WAY OUT OF THIS QUAGMIRE

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the federal government and the oil marketers/tycoons for failing to guarantee adequate supply of fuel and thereby causing untold hardship for the vast majority of Nigerians.

We challenge the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) to act fast to save the working and toiling people from the agony they are going through at the moment.

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