Tuesday, 26 June 2018


Repeated killings across the country show that the Buhari APC government  and capitalist  ruling elite lack the capacity to maintain security and peace in Nigeria

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condoles with the people of Plateau state over the brutal killing allegedly carried out by herdsmen over the weekend in which at least 86 people lost their lives while many were injured and houses razed. This is one killing too many.

According to reports, this latest brutal attack is said to be a reprisal for recent killings of herdsmen and rustling of cattle. The SPN condemns killings on both sides. We also condole with families of the herdsmen and others who lost their lives in the cycle of violence.

We call for the unity of herdsmen and farmers as the only basis to find solutions to what is essentially a conflict over use of natural resources. As a basis to begin to build such unity and to prevent future violence, we call for the setting up of multi-ethnic and multi-religious defense committees composed of elected representatives of herdsmen and farmers and armed if necessary to prevent violent attacks on human, farmland and cattle.

The herdsmen and farmers clashes have gone on for far too long and the lack of a solution to the issues by the Buhari APC government is sickening. Rather than address the core issue of the conflict, the government is instead engaged in blame game. Even the recently announced plan to build ranches, which is coming rather late in the day, is yet to take off the ground all of which shows that the Buhari government lacks a sense of urgency on this issue. But ranching on its own is not the solution. To stop herdsmen and farmers clashes will require the modernization of agriculture (both crop and livestock) and development of the rural areas in terms of providing basic infrastructures and social amenities something which requires massive government/public investment but not possible on the basis of self-serving profit motive that drives the Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach of the Buhari government.

That security operatives were powerless, clueless and unable to anticipate or stop this killing, just like many other killings that have occurred, is a clear wakeup call to the reality that the Buhari APC government is incapable of guaranteeing the protection of the lives of Nigerians. While the Buhari government is pending billions of Naira on security, all we get as result are more and more dead bodies. This is unacceptable. Indeed if the security operatives were doing their job, the latest killing in Plateau state is a killing that should not have occurred. According to information, the killing was expected given recent attacks on herdsmen as well as repeated cases of cattle rustling. Unfortunately rather than do something to prevent the attack, the security agencies merely went to sleep.

All of these call into question where all the monies voted for security are going. SPN demands a public probe by an independent panel involving elected representatives of trade unions, community association, farmers and herdsmen groups and other civil groups to investigate the way and manner security votes over the last three and a half years have been expended in order to unravel why despite billions budgeted, insecurity is not abating while the security operatives continue to prove useless and clueless in the face of this rampaging violence.

Nonetheless, the SPN strongly holds that law and order as well as heavy security spending alone cannot stop killings arising from resource conflict. This is why we support the call for ranching of cattle with government intervention, which will eliminate or significantly reduce such physical contact between herders and farmers that usually result into clashes including mindless killings, as part of investment in the modernization of agriculture in general.   

There is no doubt that Nigeria has become an open air mortuary under the watch of the President Buhari and the ruling APC. But the PDP has no moral right to even make any public commentary on issues of insecurity. Under its 16-year rule, Nigeria was equally a killing field. The reality is that both APC and PDP have failed abysmally to guarantee the lives of Nigerians. So far, these kind of pro-rich political parties with their inherently profit-first policies continue to rule, the cycle of violence will not stop.

Only the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has the effective programme to make Nigeria a truly democratic country that guarantees the democratic rights of all minorities (ethnic, religious etc.) on the basis of a socialist economic programme of collective ownership of the key sectors of the economy, wealth redistribution and social programme like free and quality education, free and quality healthcare, jobs for all, payment of living wage etc., in order to ensure that all Nigerians regardless of religious, ethnic or other division live a contented, happy and fulfilled life.

Abiodun Bamigboye                                                          Chinedu Bosah
Acting National Chairperson                                                  National Secretary

Saturday, 23 June 2018

SPN Holds 2nd NEC Meeting, Elects Acting National Chairperson - PhotoNews

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on Saturday June 23, 2018 held the 2nd NEC Meeting, the first since the registration of the party in January 2018. One of the highlights was the election of Abiodun Bamigboye the Deputy National Chairperson Southwest as the acting National Chairperson replace Comrade Segun Sango who played immense roles in the building and registration of the party but currently in active due to ill health

Monday, 11 June 2018

SPN Members Hold Meetings, Mobililsation in Communities

The SPN members in Egan/Igando Lagos over the weekend embarked on the mobilization of the people in the community to a public symposium being organised by the party on Sunday June 17 in the community. Over 800 copies of leaflet were distributed, and  people, who are aggreived at the failure of governments and the state of the nation in general, engaged us asking questions on a better alternative. They also promised to be in attendance.

In Koye Oke a community in Ifo Local Government Ogun State  the general meeting of the party was held where unit leadership was elected

In Osun, the state Chapter of the SPN will hold a public symposium tommorrow June 12 in Osogbo with the theme: Coming Elections: Which Way Forward for Workers, Pensioners Youth and the Poor?. The gubernatorial election will be held in the state in September.   

Egan/Igando Lagos

Koye Oke Ifo LGA Ogun State


Saturday, 2 June 2018


On Saturday June 2, 2018, the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held seperate meetings in Lagos and Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State North central Nigeria. The Lagos's meeting was the monthly state meeting while the party held a special meeting in Lafia with contacts who have indicated interest to  join the SPN.  Tommorow, Sunday June 3, the Osun state meeting will be held in Osogbo.




SPN calls for the renationalization and democratic control of power sector

Ajegunle - Members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) through the aegis of Ajegunle Peoples' Movement (APM) participated in a mass meeting of more than 50 persons held on Wednesday 16 May, 2018. Seventy Five percent of those who attended were largely women, both old and young.

From information gathered, between 9:00am to 10:00am the women carried out a spontaneous protest to EKEDC office at Badia business unit. The protest was led by one Banmeme Adekunle, one of the youth leaders in the community who participated actively in the May, June and July 2015 No light, No payment campaign initiated by members of DSM. It was also mentioned that what prompted this protest was the exploitative crazy billing that has been ongoing for the months. 

At the meeting, they were agitated and angered especially the women over the astronomical crazy bill. According to many of the women present in the meeting they said. The bill the Eko Distribution Company is issuing the community at Ogbokwankwo, Eradiri etc are very high. "we want total reduction. We will continue to demand prepaid meter. We are tired of paying all the outrageous bills. In fact, we won't be paying for darkness anymore".

They protested down to the EKEDC office this morning after they saw the outrageous bill. They said "we told them enough is enough!". Community leaders, activists, socialists etc respectively from different organizations who were at the meeting also contributed with solidarity messages at the meeting. The community was encouraged to hold another meeting that could be bigger in order to be better prepared to press harder with their demands.

The leaflet of the Coalition for Affordable Regular Electricity (CARE) which explains the crisis in the power sector and articulates the demand of consumers for a better supply and appropriate billing system was circulated. Also distributed was the leaflet issued by the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) calling on the masses to join the party in order to build a better society. 

We in SPN Ajeromi Ifelodun applaud the potential put up by residents in this community especially the women for marching to EKEDC office at Badia, Lagos. We say great Nigerian working women!

Fundamentally, we enjoin all residents in the community to sustain this campaign and most importantly demand the renationalization of the power sector under democratic control of workers and consumers. We equally call on all fighting communities in Ajegunle and all genuine left fighters and activists who have been in the forefront of the campaign against darkness, exploitative unjustifiable bill etc to join CARE in order to unite for a bigger campaign for a better and just power sector.

We in SPN believe that in taking this country off the hook of capitalism is to build a formidable alternative like the Socialist Party of Nigeria. The SPN program, policies and principle stands for the nationalization of all public corporations under the democratic control and management by workers and the poor. We call on the people of Ajegunle to join the SPN in order to help build it as a formidable force.

Fidel Davynovich
SPN Ajegunle