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Nigeria on a cliff edge - published February 2010
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Only a working people's government can save it - published November 2009
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16 May 2016

Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians

• We condemn government’s half-hearted and haphazard Approach
• We call for united movement of peace-loving communities and herdsmen to resist and disarm criminal herders
• For socialist programmes for modern agricultural system for food security and to end the horrors of climate crisis

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) joins millions of Nigerians to condemn the heinous and continuous killings of Nigerians in the continuing, and increasing number of, conflicts breaking out in different parts of the country.

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13 May 2016

HIKE IN FUEL PRICE TO N145 IS THE HEIGHT OF INSENSITIVITY AND CRUELTY

FOR A 72-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE

NLC, TUC AND PRO-LABOUR GROUPS MUST RESIST DEREGULATION OF THE OIL INDUSTRY

SPN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL TO N86.50

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms the 67% hike in the price of fuel to N145 and hereby demands an immediate and unconditional reversal to the original price of N86.50k.

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6 April 2016

AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABOUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER

Times are Harder; Working People and the poor are Suffering!

Nigeria has continued to be gripped – yet again – by acute fuel scarcity. The simultaneous collapse of the already scandalously poor public power supply system - leading in most parts of the country to near zero supply of electricity means that the energy crisis is hydra-headed. And the effect is telling hard on all - the urban and rural poor, the petty traders and artisans, the industrial workers, the professionals, the market men and women, the middle class etc.

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26 January 2016

Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change

With Nigeria groaning under the dead weight of global capitalist crisis which is symptomized by the lowest oil price in 12 years, the 2016 budget appears to have arrived in coma.The oil price has plunged from $116 in July 2014 to less than $30 in January 2016. In addition, doomsday prediction that price could further slide to $20 now appears more likely than ever. However, at N6.08trillion proposed expenditure, this is the biggest budget in Nigeria’s history. It is even bigger than all the previous budgets at periods of high oil prices.

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19 January 2016

LASIEC MUST OBEY THE COURT ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE

We of the Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome the recent court judgment granted by the Lagos State High Court ordering the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct local government elections in Lagos State without delay. The case was instituted by the National Conscience Party (NCP). We believe that the court order is a judicial victory in all respects for the mass of the working people in Lagos State who have been denied the opportunity of democratically electing their desired candidates into the local governments in Lagos State.

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6 January 2016

PRESS STATEMENT

WORKING PEOPLE MUST PREPARE TO DEFEND THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the mass of the working people to prepare to resist any attempt to make them pay for the current crisis of capitalism. We make this call based on the admissions of the President Muhammadu Buhari himself that the Nigerian economy is experiencing harsh times on the basis of global economic crisis. This is reinforced by the sharp fall in crude oil prices which made the 2016 budget to be set at a benchmark price of $38 per barrel. Indeed, there is now a possibility that crude oil price would be lower than the budget benchmark.

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3 January 2016

REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE IS A GIMMICK AND INTRIGUE TO IMPOSE DEREGULATION

Start mobilising to resist this trick

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the reduction of petrol price from N87 to N86.50k as a mere gimmick and intrigue to deceitfully impose on the poor Nigerian working people the neo-liberal capitalist policy of deregulation of the downstream oil sector.

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25 December 2015

HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND A FLAGRANT DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER

NLC and TUC must lead sustained mass protest

On December 8, 2015, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola addressed a press conference mandating the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Distribution companies to meet and come out with “fair market tariff”. Less than two weeks after, Sam Amadi, the outgone NERC chairman announced a new regime of electricity tariff. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns this pro-rich economic philosophy of addressing basic needs of the working masses.

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10 November 2015

CHANGE: THROUGH REFORM OR REVOLUTION?

DSM National Meeting resolution on Nigeria, October 24-25, 2015

Politically, the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 28 presidential elections marks a new turning point for Nigeria. This political development together with the on-going economic crisis opens up an entirely new phase.

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26 June 2015

JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC

SPN DEMANDS LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unwarranted and parasitic jumbo allowance and salaries being collected by political office holders and appointees at all levels of government and tiers.

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