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1 February 2019


One of the intrigues that heralded election-time politics in Lagos State was the dramatic abandonment by a majority of APC members of Mr. Akinwumi Ambode. Tinubu was widely pilloried in the media for feudalizing the Lagos political space, as aptly described by Olu Fasan in an article in BusinessDay newspaper of October 15, 2018. Naturally almost all the gubernatorial candidates in the forthcoming election in Lagos state agree with Olu Fasan, and believe that this sort of feudalization would prevent their lofty dreams of winning office in Lagos State from materialising.

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25 January 2019

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Labour Must Declare a Two-Day General Strike

SPN Calls for a Sustained Struggle for N30,000 Minimum Wage and its Full Implementation

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The Socialist Party of Nigeria welcomes the rejection of N27,000 as the new minimum wage by the labour centres as reported in the news.

However, it is not enough for labour to reject this. We call for an immediate declaration of a 48 hour general strike in the first instance, and the immediate mobilization of workers and support of the public for the strike and actions necessary to raise living standards.

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21 January 2019

UPDATE: Abbey Trotsky Released by DSS

Following local and international online and other protests, the Department of State Service (DSS) has released Abiodun Bamigboye (a.k.a. Abbey Trotsky), the gubernatorial candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Oyo State, from detention.

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21 January 2019


Abbey Trotsky campaigning in Oyo - photo DSM

Abbey Trotsky campaigning in Oyo - photo DSM

DSS arrests SPN Gubernatorial Candidate in Oyo State

This detention is clearly an act of desperation by the Nigerian state to intimidate Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, a. k. a. Abbey Trotsky, because of the radical programmes and alternative that he represents.

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17 January 2019

Zimbabwe: general strike in immediate response to price hikes

A three day general strike in Zimbabwe was set in motion on January 14 in response to the deteriorating economic situation in the country. The strike was organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and local activists as an immediate challenge to the 150 percent fuel price hike announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on January 12.

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5 January 2019


Condemns NANS for opposing a nationwide strike against Education Underfunding

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) wishes to reiterate her principled support for the ongoing strike of ASUU and ASUP. We believe this strike, which is about compelling government to fulfill its social responsibility in terms of funding public education and improving the conditions of education workers, deserves the principled support of students, parents and the labour movement as a whole.

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3 January 2019

New Minimum Wage: SPN Supports January 8, 2019 National Mass Protest

• We call for mass mobilization of workers, youth and the masses

• Labour Movement should build a new political alternative to the capitalist political class

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby welcomes the latest decision of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to re-start national mass protests across the country on January 8, 2019, in response to the failure of the federal government to transmit the minimum wage proposal to the National Assembly for enactment. Just as recent actions have demonstrated the effectiveness of united struggle of all trade centres and pro-labour organisations, we hereby urge that the January 8 action be jointly coordinated by the NLC in alliance with the TUC, ULC and also the Joint Action Front (JAF).

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31 December 2019

Sudan: long-simmering rage of the masses explodes on the streets

Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since December 19, unprecedented in their geographic scope and duration. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers worldwide in front of Sudanese embassies to showcase their solidarity with the heroic struggle of their brothers and sisters. In contrast, most media outlets in neighbouring countries have been silent about this new stage of the brewing Sudanese revolution, afraid that the collapse of Omar al-Bashir's three decades long dictatorship might provoke a new wave of uprisings across the region.

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31 December 2018

2019 General Elections: SPN campaign in Ifo, Ogun State, Kicks-Off with an Inspiring Rally

There was an excited response as the flag-off rally of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) campaign to elect Comrade Hassan Taiwo Soweto as member, Ogun State House of Assembly, Ifo 2 constituency, took place on Saturday 15 December 2018. It started with a symposium at the Olambe Town hall, with about 120 persons in attendance. The symposium started with solidarity songs where the members of the party sang enthusiastically, before the candidate came out to give his manifestoes to an inspiring applause by the audience.

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26 December 2018

DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers' Rights in Osun State University

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby bemoans the despotic approach of the management and Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to the agitations and demands of the staff unions of the university. We condemn the highhandedness of the Prof. Labode Popoola-led University Management, which has led to undemocratic attacks on the rights of workers in the institution to unionisation, expression and assembly.

We call on the Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, who is the visitor to the institution, and Osun State government, the owner, to stop the university administration in the ruinous path it has taken against staff unions and their leaders.

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