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Socialist Democracy April May 2017


30 March 2017

February 6 #IStandWithNigeria protests shows growing anger at the Buhari/APC government

But What Next?

On Monday February 6, 2017, thousands poured into the streets across some cities in the country to protest the unending hardship and failure of the Buhari/APC government. Over 3,000 marched in Lagos. The Democratic Socialist Movement's placards and a leaflet listing 18 key demands were enthusiastically taken up by the crowds. Many thousands marched in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Akure, Ibadan and Osogbo.

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30 March 2017

Dock Workers Agitate in Court over Ten Years Unpaid Salary

About two hundred dock workers stormed the premises of the National Industrial Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, for the first hearing of their case on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 between the modern enslaved dock workers and Energy Neftegas Limited (Nig).

Alongside banners placards with sharp demands like “ENL pay us our ten years salary,” “Nationalize the Nigerian port under democratic control and management by workers”, etc. etc. were also raised to capture the attention of passer-by and residents.

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30 March 2017

2017 Budget and the State of Public Education: Students Need to Rise and Fight!

By Ibukun Omole ERC National Secretary

The 2017 appropriation bill for the education sector demonstrates the fact that the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Federal Government has no plans to salvage the education sector. About N540.1billion, less than 10% of the budget, is being proposed for the education sector at a time government's debt to the public universities alone is to the tune of N660billion, let alone other education institutions. Of this, recurrent expenditure will gulp N398.01billion.

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30 March 2017

Dangote Truck Officers Protest Mass Sack And Unfair Labour Practices

February 23 saw about 80 Truck Officers from Dangote Cement Plc stage a peaceful protest to the corporate head office of Dangote Group over their sack, harassment, unpaid entitlements and breach of agreements.

The workers, about 80 in number, assembled in Lagos from different parts of the country for the protest and carried placards proclaiming, amongst others, “Dangote deceived us into fraudulent scheme & unilaterally cancelled the agreement” and “Dangote used armed soldiers & police to harass workers”.

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30 March 2017

LAUTECH CRISIS: Reopening Without Commitment to Adequate Funding is a Recipe for Future Crisis!

Workers and Students must be United in a Consistent Struggle for Adequate Funding and Respect to Democratic Rights

By Ogunjimi Isaac ERC Deputy National Coordinator

Not until Tuesday, February 21, 2017, when members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho branch suspended their over 6 months industrial action was there any certainty as to when academic activities which had been grounded in the University for over seven months would be restored. This is despite the fact that Prof. Gbadegesin-led management of the university had reopened the university since Monday, January, 27, 2017 for commencement of academic activities.

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30 March 2017

FCA IBADAN: Workers Insist on Total Implementation of FG Directives

A Total Victory is Possible With a More Concerted Struggle!

By Caleb Caleb ERC - FCA, Ibadan

Workers at the Federal College of Agriculture FCA, Moor plantation, Ibadan Oyo State, who commenced an indefinite strike/mass action on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to demand the immediate and unconditional implementation of the directive given to the provost of the college by the Federal government, have continued to insist that the struggle will continue despite the fact that a letter of reinstatement was issued by Dr Adelekan-led management of the College to victimised staff until when there is a total implementation of the entire directive in contention.

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30 March 2017

AGAIN, SPN VS INEC COURT BATTLE ADJOURNED, NOW TO MAY 4, 2017

But We Remain Undaunted!

By Chinedu Bosah National Secretary, SPN

Three years ago, precisely in January 2014 the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) began its registration process and submitted its application on June 12, 2014. Formed by socialists, workers and youth activists, the SPN is meant to serve as an alternative to the pro-rich capitalist parties especially given the consistent refusal of the leadership of labour movement to form such a party. As we all know, the Labour Party (LP) formed by the Nigeria Labour Congress has turned into a second-eleven of the capitalist parties.

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30 March 2017

SPN Calls for the Reversal of BRT Fare Hike

By Moshood Oshunfurewa Lagos State Secretary, SPN

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos State Chapter calls on the Akinwunmi Ambode's All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Lagos State Government to reverse the hike of transport fares for LAGBUS Buses newly introduced.

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30 March 2017

UNILAG: Campaign for Recall of 11 Rusticated Students holds first Protest

Courage and Determination must now be matched with a clear plan to take the Struggle Forward

By YNA (Omomeewa) ERC Coordinator, Lagos State Chapter

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Lagos State Chapter joined a protest march on Monday 6 March 2017 organized by the #SaveUNILAG Coalition to demand the unconditional reinstatement of the 11 rusticated students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the restoration of independent students union among other demands.

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30 March 2017

NIGERIA IN CRISIS: What is the Way Out?

Over 60 at DSM Public Symposium in Lagos

On Saturday 25 February 2017, over 60 people turned up at a public symposium organized by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). The theme was: "Nigeria in crisis: What is the way out? There was a sub-theme: "After Feb 6 and 9 protests: What next?"

Against the background of the February 6 and 9 mass protests which indicate a reawakening in mass consciousness, the aim of the symposium was to discuss the capitalist economic crisis ravaging Nigeria and what the appropriate responses should be from the labour movement and other mass organizations of the working and toiling people.

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