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13 July 2015

DSM MEMBERS AND OTHER ACTIVISTS PROTEST PLANNED HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF AT THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT LAGOS

About 20 demonstrators, including members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and activists from different communities in Lagos, held a protest action against the planned increase in electricity tariff on Thursday July 9, 2015.

The protest took place at the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos where the suit filed by a human rights lawyer, Toluwani Adebiyi, seeking to stop the planned hike in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the private electricity Distribution Companies (disco’s) came for hearing.

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14 June 2015

AJEGUNLE PEOPLE PROTEST AGAINST POOR ELECTRICITY POWER SUPPLY AND EXPLOITATION

Protesers on the march, photo DSM

Protesers on the march, photo DSM

By Lexan Ali

June 4th saw residents of Aiyetoro community in Ajegunle, Lagos, under the aegis of Ajegunle People and Community Movement, stage a protest rally to the EKEDP (Eko Electricity Distribution Company) office, Zeek Plaza, Apapa, against poor electricity supply and rapacious exploitation of consumers through estimated/crazy billing by the distribution company.

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14 June 2015

MOUNTING HEAPS OF REFUSE ON ROADSIDES AND STREETS: A LOOMING DISASTER IN OGUN STATE

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Ogun State Chapter condemns the abandonment of dumped garbage on roads and streets in major towns and cities in the state by the refuse collectors under the Ministry of Environment. The situation in Ijebu Ode, which has now become a huge refuse dump site, is particularly pathetic. Sadly, there seems to be complete absence of government in Ijebu Ode.

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13 June 2015

“MASS MISERY IN THE MIDST OF ABUNDANCE AND THE TASKS OF WORKING PEOPLE”

Kola Ibrahim, Secretary SPN Osun State Chapter , photo DSM

Kola Ibrahim, Secretary SPN Osun State Chapter , photo DSM

Oyo SPN Executive Committee Inaugurated

CDWR and Oyo SPN Hold Political Symposium

Various representatives of trade unions, civil society and artisan organizations mainly from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were drawn together on the 29th May, 2015 during a political symposium jointly organized by the members of the Oyo State Chapter of Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) and Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN). The theme of the symposium was "Mass misery in the midst of abundance and the task of the working people".

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1 June 2015

AJEGUNLE RESIDENTS HOLD MASS MEETING ON POOR POWER SUPPLY AND ESTIMATED BILLS

A cross section of the residents, photo DSM

A cross section of the residents, photo DSM

On Tuesday May 26, 2015 about 200 residents of Layinka Street, Arumoh Street, Jibowu Street, Sani Close, Kojo Lane, Amechi Street, Akali Lane, Etugbo Lane, Olatoye Close, Bara Street, etc gathered at the Nawair-ud-deen Primary School, NUD, Primary Arumoh Ajegunle Apapa, Lagos for a mass meeting of the community on the poor power supply and exploitation of consumers with estimated billing by Eko electricity distribution company (EKEDC).

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28 May 2015

SUPPORT “NO LIGHT; NO PAYMENT CAMPAIGN” IN YOUR COMMUNITIES

FOR A REGULAR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE BACK THE POWER SECTOR FROM PRIVATE PROFITEERS AND PUT UNDER REAL DEMOCRATIC CONTROL

• Organize and Mobilise to Join Protests/Rallies
• Form Action Committee on Your Street
• Peacefully Resist any Disconnection!

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25 May 2015

LAGOS: AICOM MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS PROTEST PERENNIAL POWER OUTAGES AND EXPLOITATIVE BILLING

Femi Popoola, President of Akinola Youth, leading the protesters  round the streets in the community, photo DSM

Femi Popoola, President of Akinola Youth, leading the protesters round the streets in the community, photo DSM

May 20 saw members of the Aboru-Ifesowapo Community Movement (AICOM) and some residents participate in a peaceful rally in Lagos against the perennial power outages and outrageous billing. Some of the complaints of the residents in the past 5 years are the load-shedding policy and the outrageous bills sent to residents.

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20 May 2015

AGO PALACE/OKOTA UNITED PROTEST AGAINST DARKNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

Residents Hold Protest March against Poor Electricity Supply and Exploitation

No light, No payment! No light, No disconnection!

It is no news that the electricity supply crisis has jumped out of the frying pan into the fire since the private firms called GENCO’s and DISCO’s took over the PHCN. It was bad enough under the PHCN but the situation has gone much worse under the private companies which are busy disbursing darkness but reaping billions as profit.

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5 March 2014

KILLINGS OF STUDENTS BY BOKO HARAM IN YOBE: FAILURE OF JONATHAN'S WAR ON TERROR

We in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemn in strongest terms the attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group on the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state. We join the millions of the working masses in the country to voice indignation and outrage against this carnage. According to media reports, the death toll has risen to 59. However this, and the subsequent savage attacks in Mainok, Mfaka and Jakana, raise a big question on the effectiveness of military expedition of Jonathan regime in the region ostensibly against terrorism.

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27 February 2014

SANUSI'S SUSPENSION: WORKING MASSES MUST RESIST ENDLESS LOOTING

No illusions in Sanusi or Jonathan, working masses' organizations must mobilise mass resistance against all sections of the looting elite

We in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) regard the suspension of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Central Bank Governor by President Goodluck Jonathan as a grand plan to cover the tracks of his government on the alleged missing $20 billion oil revenue.

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