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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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18 September 2017

BIAFRA CRISIS: SPN Demands an End to Militarization of South-Eastern states

No to Ban of IPOB and Attacks on the freedom of association and expression

For Immediate withdrawal of troops from the southeast

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in unequivocal terms the militarization of south eastern Nigeria and reported attacks on journalists, torture of civilians, killing of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members and other civilians in Aba, Abia state by President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government. We call for immediate withdrawal of the troops now and appropriate punishments for those ordering and carrying out abuses, torture and killing of unarmed civilians.

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17 August 2017

SPN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON ON “RESIGN OR RESUME” PROTESTERS IN ABUJA

Attack shows ruling party intent on repressing all criticism with extreme measures

For the Unity of Working and Poor People in Struggle Against Anti-poor Policies

The Socialist Party of Nigeria condemns the recent Wuse market attack on the #OurMumuDonDo movement led by Charly Boy that was organizing protest actions to call on ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to either “Resume or Resign”. We consider this attack as a clear indication of the ruling All Progressive Congress’s (APC) intent to repress all criticism of the Buhari administration with extreme measures.

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9 August 2017

RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth

No doubt, given the present parlous state of the country politically, socially and economically, it will be agreed by all that Nigeria needs an urgent restructuring. However, what we must understand is that restructuring itself is not a new idea in the history of Nigeria.

The reason for this state of affairs is because none of the restructuring carried out in the past endeavored to address the fundamental root of oppression, inequality, underdevelopment and marginalization which is the neo-colonial capitalist economic system handed down by Nigeria’s erstwhile Colonial masters.

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26 June 2017

ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT'S ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT

After a long trial, the Code of Conduct Tribunal delivered a ruling on the No-case submission of the Defence Counsel of Senate President Bukola Saraki, which struck out all the charges filed against him. This has drawn the ire of layers of working masses and youth who are horrified with the ruling.

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9 June 2017

RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy

Only a programme of struggle can unite working people and youth across sectarian divide

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the 3-month ultimatum issued by a coalition of 16 so-called Northern youth groups to people of Igbo extraction to exit the North. This sort of sectarian and reactionary declaration is nothing but an open call for a pogrom.

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1 June 2017

Jingo at 70

A Revolutionary and Committed Working Class Fighter

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joins other socialists, trade unionists, students and working class activists to celebrate Dr. Dipo Fashina on the occasion of his 70th birthday. We proudly celebrate Jingo as one of the best of his generation - a consistent revolutionary and working class fighter.

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30 May 2017

Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering

A call for a Mass Working Peoples' Party

This May 29 marks the second anniversary of Muhammadu Buhari-led government. For the working people, the last two years have been a monumental disaster wrought by the anti-poor capitalist policies of the government. So what the masses have bitterly experienced in the last two years are rising prices of goods and services far above their purchasing power, increasingly high costs of living in a country where the masses have to largely provide for themselves the basic necessities (education, health, housing, water, electricity, etc.), job losses and worsening poverty.

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24 May 2017

LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE

DSM CALLS ON AFFECTED FARMERS TO CONTINUE STRUGGLE UNTIL VICTORY

THREAT TO STRIP OVER 100,000 PEASANTS OF THEIR SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Northern Nigeria Chapter strongly condemns the attempt to strip over 100,000 peasants/small scale farmers of their source of livelihood by a Chinese company, known as Lee Group, with connivance of the Jigawa state government. According to a report published in the Daily Trust on 20 May, 2017, the State Government has completed a deal to transfer 12,000 hectares of land to this Chinese company to establish sugarcane plantations against the will of the affected communities.

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