Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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FG’S PLAN TO BAN MOTORCYCLES WITHOUT PRIOR MASSIVE CREATION OF GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WILL HEIGHTEN INSECURITY AND SOCIAL CRISIS RAVAGING THE COUNTRY

SPN Condemns the plan ban, calls on the leadership of NLC and TUC to organise a resistance against it and demand massive creation of gainful employment opportunities The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, condemns the plan of the Federal Government, FG to ban motorcycles as a means to curb activities of terrorists and other sources of insecurity ravaging the country

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AFTER NLC PROTEST: WHAT NEXT?

SUCCESSFUL PROTEST IS IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT THE SITUATION IS RIPE FOR A GENERAL STRIKE SEIZE THE INITIATIVE – FOR IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR A GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), affiliates, striking university unions, civil society organizations, students and youth groups, left and socialist coalitions and organizations for the successful

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Osun Governorship Election: A Socialist Review

* For a Mass Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme By Kola Ibrahim The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has taken cognisance of the governorship election in Osun State, which was held on Saturday, 16th July, 2022. The election saw the defeat of the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the bourgeois

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Mass Anger Propels NLC Protest Against Closure of Universities

On Tuesday, July 26 2022, there was a huge turnout of workers and other protesters in the state capitals across the country for a nationwide protest called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the continued closure of universities as a result of the failure of the Buhari government to meet the demands of the striking university workers. Wednesday July

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ERC COMMENDS NLC THE DECISION TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER LINGERING STRIKES IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

THE NEXT STEP SHOULD BE A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the demands of ASUU, SSANU, NASU, COEASU, ASUP and NAAT. Although coming very late, it is a step

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NLC PLANNED PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF STRIKING WORKERS IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IS LEGAL AND A DEMOCRATIC RIGHT

*SPN Supports the Striking Workers and Calls on the Government to meet their Demands without Further Delay* *NLC and TUC should come together for sustained mass actions, including a 2-day general strike, until all demands are met* The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns and rejects the recent claim by the Federal Government, FG, that the planned nationwide protest scheduled

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SUMAL FOOD LIMITED VS ABBEY TROTSKY. Court adjournment for Out of Court Settlement

*MATTER AGAINST ABBEY TROTSKY BY OVER 20 SUMAL-BASED OUTSOURCING COMPANIES ADJOURNED BY INDUSTRIAL COURT FOR REPORT OF OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT* *EARLIER TWO WEEKS AGO COURT GAVE NOD TO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN A SIMILAR MATTER INSTITUTED BY SUMAL FOOD COLLABORATION WITH FOOD UNION* *CDWR Remains Committed to the Campaign against Casualization and Indecent Labour Practices in Workplaces* The civil

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WE COMMEND THE DECISION OF THE NLC TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER THE LINGERING ASUU STRIKE – IT IS LONG OVERDUE!

* WE WARN AGAINST SUSPENSION OF PROTEST WITHOUT ACHIEVING DEMANDS * WE URGE STUDENTS AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS TO MOBILIZE AND JOIN THE MASS PROTEST We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcome the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the

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150 DAYS OF ASUU STRIKE: ALL OUT AGAINST THE ANTI-STUDENT AND RETROGRESSIVE APC/BUHARI GOVERNMENT!

OPEN APPEAL TO STUDENTS’ BODIES, TRADE UNIONS, AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS FOR JOINT STRUGGLE TO FORCE GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF ASUU AND OTHER UNIONS SO THAT UNIVERSITIES CAN BE REOPENED Education Rights Campaign (ERC) statement Yesterday 13th July, 2022, marks the 150th day since the commencement of the strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities

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ASUU STRIKE: NLC’S CONSTANT THREAT TO EMBARK ON A SOLIDARITY ACTION WITH ASUU, SSANU, NASU AND NAAT WITHOUT ACTUALLY TAKING ANY PRACTICAL STEP IS A DISSERVICE TO LONG-SUFFERING STUDENTS

ERC Urges the NLC and TUC to Name a Day for a Nationwide Strike and Mass Protest Now! For the umpteenth time, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a one day solidarity action with striking education workers unions (ASUU, SSANU, NASU, and NAAT). This was revealed on Thursday 30 June 2022 by Ayuba

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CDWR Backs Ogun Workers’ Strike

CDWR calls on Gov. Dapo Abiodun to meet the demands of workers without further delay. CDWR calls on TUC, NLC and civil society organizations to declare a 48-hour warning strike and mass protest nationwide in support of workers’ demands across the states and across sectors. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter backs the ongoing strike

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Segun Sango: Family, Comrades, and Friends bid Outstanding Revolutionary Socialist farewell

“A nation that is well endowed with human and material resources but perpetually held down in a state of coma is an absurdity that cannot be rationally justified unless you believe in the irrationality of the capitalist system”. A quotation from Segun Sango carried on many memorial banners. On Friday June 24, the body of Segun Sango, SS, General Secretary

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Ogun Workers’ Congress Agree on Indefinite Strike

On Monday June 27, public sector workers of Ogun State held a congress at the Arcade ground of the Ogun state government secretariat, Oke Mosan Abeokuta. A member of Democratic Socialist Movement and Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights attended in solidarity with the workers. The congress was well attended. And speaker after speaker, deplored the terrible living and working

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Historic NC Confirms and Rekindles Hope in the Sustenance of the Tradition of the DSM/CWI Following Segun Sango’s Demise

Over the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2022, comrades of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) gathered in Lagos for a meeting of the National Committee (NC). This was immediately after the two-day burial activities of the organisation’s founding General Secretary, Comrade Segun Sango, which held on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June 2022. Segun Sango died on

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SEGUN SANGO (May 7, 1958 – May 23, 2022) – NOW WE SAY A FINAL ADIEU

A graveside oration by Lanre Arogundade, at Atan Cemetery, Laos, Friday June 24, 2022. Every journey has a terminus. Segun Sango, you have reached your earthly terminus. Now, it is time to bid you a final goodbye. We say this Adieu with tears in our eyes. We say this Adieu with pangs in our hearts. However, we also say this

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SEGUN SANGO (May 7, 1958 – May 23, 2022) – an appreciation of a permanent revolutionary

Many of the obituaries for and reminiscences of Segun Sango have centred on his personal qualities, abilities and confident lifelong dedication to fighting for a socialist future. By Robert Bechert, member of the Committee for a Workers’ International’s Secretariat. Certainly meeting Segun Sango, often popularly referred to as SS, for the first time in 1985 one was rapidly impressed by

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SEGUN SANGO (May 7, 1958 – May 23, 2022) – message from Peter Taaffe, Committee for a Workers’ International

I am so sorry I can’t be present at today’s ceremony, but I would just like to say these few words in honour of a great comrade and a good friend of many years. The passing of Segun Sango is a big loss for the Nigerian workers’ movement as well as for the members and sympathisers of the Committee for

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SEGUN SANGO (7 MAY, 1958-23 MAY 2022): FOUNDING NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON OF SPN, INDEFATIGABLE ORGANISER OF THE WORKING CLASS AND REVOLUTIONARY PER EXCELLENCE!

Comrade Segun Sango passed away on May 23, 2022, after an inspiring 64 years on earth and an adult life committed to ending the unjust capitalist system and for the socialist transformation of Nigeria and the world at large. In line with the idea of scientific socialism, Comrade Segun Sango opposed the exploitative and oppressive capitalist system that makes it

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Peter Obi: Atiku Abubakar’s ex-running mate no friend of Labour

Labour Party Remains a Trashcan of APC and PDP Rejects! We Call for Building of a Genuine Mass Working People’s Party on a Socialist Programme! We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) are not surprised by the emergence of Peter Obi as the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party given the history and character of the party that has long

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ABBEY TROTSKY vs POLICE/SUMAL FOOD LIMITED:

Matter comes up again on Thursday, July 28th, 2022. The criminal matter over trumped up charges instituted against Abbey Trotsky by the Nigeria police at the instance of Sumal Food Limited came up again on Wednesday, 9th June, 2022 at Court 6 of the Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The matter couldn’t go on owing to the absence