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Socialist Democracy April-May 2018


29 March 2018

2019 GENERAL ELECTION

Join in building SPN

By Abbey Trotsky

The build up to the 2019 elections has begun with furious infighting amongst the ruling elite. Rivals are fighting and manoeuvring to gain personal advantage and to try to contain the growing popular disappointment with Buhari and anger at the conditions working people face across the country.

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29 March 2018

MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Win N56,000 Minimum Wage and its implementation

By Chinedu Bosah

The present N18, 000 minimum wage is nothing compared to the present economic reality. More so when the wage structure is statutorily long overdue for review considering the fact that the present N18, 000 minimum wage that came into being in 2011 with an expiration of 5 years is yet to be reviewed more than two years after expiration. Review negotiation ought to have begun in 2015 and implementation by January 2016 but the present government deliberately refused to review.

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29 March 2018

SPN IS NOW REGISTERED: Hope Of A Better Nation Beacons

By Adaramoye Michael Lenin

Many Nigerians have come to the inevitable realization that the pro-capitalist parties have nothing to offer the present and future other than doom. These were the same persons deceived few years ago into supporting the APC change mantra. If there is any lesson that can be gleaned from the illusion the people had in the APC/Buhari administration; it is that Nigerians are seeking for a genuine alternative. Importantly, many Nigerians that aggressively campaigned for the mysterious change regime of APC/Buhari were not even card-carrying members of the APC; they just wanted something better for their nation. But it turned out to have been energy spent in the wrong direction! Although this terrible situation was made possible not because Nigerians were stupid, but due to the failure of pro-capitalist labour leaders in providing an alternative political platform to the anti-poor political parties.

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29 March 2018

NIGERIA'S ECONOMY: Is The Worst behind Us Yet?

By Peluola Adewale

It was a chest-thumping President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 27 NEC meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) boasting that his government has "slowly and steadily managed to stabilize the country and redirect the ship of the state". To justify this claim, he gleefully listed what he considered impressive economic indices such as exit from recession, increase in foreign reserve, stabilization of naira and slowing down of inflation rate.

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17 March 2018

SPN DEMANDS AN END TO JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS

• PLACE POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ON THE CIVIL SERVICE WAGE STRUCTURE!

The revelation by Senator Shehu Sanni that each senator earns whopping N13.5 million monthly allowances aside from their N750, 000 monthly consolidated salary is not new. It confirms the correctness of the consistent campaign of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) for an end to jumbo salaries and allowances at all levels of government.

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29 March 2018

LAGOS: Is Ambode Truly Transforming Lagos?

MEGA CITY FOR THE MEGA RICH

By Lexan Ali

The 3 years of the Akinwumi Ambode's administration in Lagos can best be described as anything but transformative. This is because all of the steps taken, programmes being put in place and policies implemented by the led APC government in its purported quest to transform Lagos State, no matter how laudable and ambitious they may appear, are plagued with contradictions on all sides.

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29 March 2018

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

For immediate repair of old refineries, building of new ones and nationalization of oil and gas industry

OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLE

By H.T. Soweto

Every now and then, Nigeria finds itself in the throes of fuel scarcity. The latest crisis which started December last year persisted for several months with motorists buying the products well above official price. As a result, many people are beginning to call the president Buhari/Osinbajo APC 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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29 March 2018

EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY DESPITE PRIVATISATION:

Nationalization of the Power Sector is the Only Solution to Darkness

By Fidel Davinovich

Since the privatization of the power sector, epileptic power supply is still widespread. The power sector was sold at a rock bottom price of about N500 billion, an industry that is worth more than $3 trillion. This is a massive rip-off of public interest. The Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have successfully continued the issuance of estimated billing that is mostly inflated and outrageous. Five years now the power industry has been privatized, power generation has not gone beyond 5000MW despite investing over $20billion in the last 15 years.

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29 March 2018

HERDSMEN VERSUS FARMERS CRISES

An independent class approach needed to find genuine solution to the recurring decimal of violence

Brutal killings arising from farmer-herder clashes have left a trail of bodies, destruction and anxiety across communities in the North Central and North West zones of the country.

In clear and unmistakable terms, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemn the killings. We urge the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) to also condemn these killings and to encourage working people to organize both the defense of their communities and take action to restore peaceful relations between the two farming communities.

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29 March 2018

SPN OPPOSES AIRPORT CONCESSIONING AND PRIVATISATION

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is opposed to the planned concession and privatization of the four biggest airports by the Buhari-led APC government. Putting airports in the hands of profit-seeking private companies could compromise safety of air travelers, increase cost of air travels and jeopardize well the welfare of staff.

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