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Only a working people's government can save it - published November 2009
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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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29 May 2015

Buhari Government:

People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change

Today May 29, 2015 is historic in Nigeria being the first time an elected opposition takes over the mantle of government. The high expectation among the large layers of the populace from the new government of Muhammadu Buhari is palpable. Many people could not wait to see the back of Goodluck Jonathan government who proved to be a monumental failure, something that was excruciatingly manifested with an unprecedented total shutdown of the country in the last weeks of his outgoing government.

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27 April 2015

DSM holds post-election National Committee meeting

DSM holds post-election National Committee meeting


Resolution on the Nigerian Situation


World Relations: A turbulent period in history

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25 February 2015

SPN Condemns Granting of Life Pensions to Presidents and others

* We call on Labour Movement to Mobilize for Mass Actions against this Robbery

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the recent passage into the constitutional amendment the granting of life pensions for Presidents, Vice President, Senate Presidents and House of Representatives Speakers by the National Assembly. We see this as another attack on an average Nigerian who has been made to wallow in poverty in spite of the stupendous wealth of the country. It is absolutely immoral and wicked of National Assembly whose members claim to be the elected representatives of the common people to defraud the nation by committing public resources to the already rich few. Currently, Nigerian politicians, and especially National Assembly members, are the highest paid in the world. It is clear that the insatiable quest of politicians to loot the better part of the nation's wealth is not quenched by the outrageous amount politicians award for themselves at all levels, thus the new attempt to give politicians who occupied key positions permanent wages, even after they have left offices.

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22 January 2015

N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS

NLC and TUC Should Name Appropriate Price and Begin Mass Mobilisation for its Actualisation

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) view the recent N10 reduction in the price of petrol from N97 per liter to N87 as cynical and tokenist. We support the positions of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress that the reduction does not reflect the fall in the price in the global oil market.

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19 January 2015

The Massacre in Baga: Socialism or Barbarism

H.T Soweto

The bloody 4-day massacre in Baga, Nigeria, is a chilling reminder that as gory as Nigeria's security challenges may already be, there is actually no limit to how far things can degenerate. Initial accounts put the death toll at about 2,000 with 35,000 displaced. However, the Army has dismissed this figure as exaggeration. In an official statement the Army spokesperson General Chris Olukolade stated that the number of people killed including Boko Haram fighters "has so far not exceeded about 150". But whether 2000 or 150, this is an incredible loss of human life on a single day.

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