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Socialist Democracy November - December 2018


23 November 2018

SOOT CRISIS IN RIVERS STATE: Failure of the Capitalist Government and the Exploitation of the Oil Companies

By Daniel Akande

According to reports, while residents of River States nay the Niger Delta region have helplessly become used to multiple oil spills which have damaged livelihoods and farmlands, they are currently facing a new kind of danger which is soot, black particles in the air. Since November 2017, residents of Port Harcourt have been experiencing increasing level of soot residue on surfaces in and out of their homes.

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23 November 2018

UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS: Only a Socialist Programme of Planned, Nationalised Economy can Stamp out Unemployment and Industrialise Nigeria

By Wole Olabanji Engels

As at the moment of writing this piece, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has not updated its data to reflect the current rate of unemployment or underemployment in the country. However, in an interview with Sunday Tribune of 2nd September 2018, the Statistician General and head of the NBS, Mr. Yemi Kale, has anticipated the depressing figures that might characterise the new data set to be published by the NBS.

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23 November 2018

STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU Authorities Reinstate Omole Ibukun and 3 other Suspended Students' Activists

We demand a halt to all attacks on democratic rights and restoration of independent unionism

By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, ERC

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have reinstated the studentship of Omole Ibukun, national secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) a platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), and three other activists who were suspended on 7th October 2017. Omole Ibukun and three other activists, who were reinstated on 2nd July, 2018, had been vindictively suspended for the leadership roles they played in the peaceful protests of OAU students against harsh living conditions on campus between 5th and 6th October, 2017.

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23 November 2018

ERC SUPPORTS ASUU'S STRUGGLE FOR A PROPERLY FUNDED, QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Calls for a United Struggle of Students and education workers

By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, ERC

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully supports the current indefinite strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). We believe that the failure of the Nigerian government to properly fund the education sector or honour agreements it freely entered with unions, as usual, are directly responsible for the present strike action.

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23 November 2018

Youth Restiveness in Ajegunle and Lagos at Large!

By Lexan Ali

There is an escalating crisis of the growing youth unrest, violent criminality, communal clashes, cult and gang wars and killings going on in Ajegunle, Agege, Lagos Island, Orile and many other communities in Lagos state. More recently, the crises between youths in Layinka and Olumoku, two neighbouring communities in Ajegunle resulting in rival killings, burning of houses have led to a mass exodus of people and relocation of businesses. This is a clear indication of how society is sinking deeper into barbarism, brought about by the failings of the capitalist arrangement

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23 November 2018

REFUSE CRISIS IN LAGOS

By Chinedu Bosah

The refuse crisis in Lagos lingers as the government has shown obvious incapacity to resolve the problem. It is now common to see refuse heaps in many places, waste bins of many residents are not picked for weeks creating a health hazard

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23 November 2018

OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: SPN thank all our supporters

Nothing has changed, No Difference between APC and PDP

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State wishes to appreciate all our members, supporters and those who voted for the party and its candidate, Barrister Alfred Adegoke, in the now inconclusive Governorship Election in Osun State that held on 22nd September, 2018. We saw this election as part of our continuing campaign to win the support of the Osun people to end the rule of anti-poor capitalist parties in the state and embrace the socialist banner. We are however proud of our brave intervention in this election and our modest vote of 391, given the enormous odds against us. As we had pointed out much before now, the elections had been rigged against small parties especially those like the SPN which has a pro-working people programme and does not have a war-chest of stolen funds to buy votes.

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