Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Sacked ENL Dockworkers Return to Court on July 17

A Call for Solidarity By Davy Fidel After almost three years of deadlock in court, the matter of 584 dockworkers unjustly retrenched by ENL Consortium came up for a hearing on Thursday June 20, 2019 at the National Industrial Court. The workers in their hundreds were already in the court premises around 7:45am to display their banners and chant solidarity

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Police vs Labour and Socialist activist Abbey Trotsky, trial delayed

* DROP TRUMPED-UP CHARGES AGAINST ABBEY TROTSKY * END CASUALISATION OF WORKERS * FOR FIGHTING TRADE UNIONS On Thursday July 11 Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, aka Abbey Trotsky, was at Iyaganku magistrate court, Ibadan, Oyo state. This was in connection with the trumped-up charges levelled against him by the police authority in Oyo state and zone II (two) in connivance with

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OAU, Ile-Ife, 20th anniversary of campus murders

This year is the 20th anniversary of the killings of 5 students, including Secretary General of the Students Union and a member of the DSM, on July 10 1999 by campus cultists at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Activities were organised by students of the university this year to honour the memory of the victims. The article below was originally published

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EU REPORT ON NIGERIA’S 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS IS AN INDICTMENT OF INEC AND SHOWS THE COMMISSION HAS NO MORAL AUTHORITY TO SEEK DEREGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers the latest report of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on the recently conducted 2019 general elections as a major indictment on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its officials. With this report, which shows that INEC, security agencies and “leading parties” (APC, PDP etc.) manipulated the 2019 general elections,

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JUNE 12 ANNIVERSARY: SPN CELEBRATES WITH WORKERS, YOUTH AND POOR NIGERIANS

* PRESIDENT BUHARI’S OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF JUNE 12 AS DEMOCRACY DAY IS FOR IMAGE LAUNDERING * 26 YEARS AFTER, WORKING PEOPLES’ HOPES AND ASPIRATIONS OF JUNE 12 REMAIN UNACHIEVED The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) celebrates with workers, youth and poor Nigerians on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of June 12. We salute the victims and heroes of the

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Abbey Trotsky arrested again, this time by DSS

Update: Abbey was released from the Ibadan office of the Department of State Service (DSS) on the evening of Sunday June 9. The secret police claimed that he was only invited for questioning and asked him to help stop the further spread of the news that he was arrested on social media. Obviously as experience has repeated shown, this development

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Report of police interview of Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky) today

Report of Visit to AIG Zone 2 Headquarters, Osogbo today 28 May 2019 Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), acting national chairperson of SPN, and comrade Azeez Arowosegbe (one of the sacked workers), alongside comrades of DSM and SPN from Osun and Oyo Statse, honoured the invitation of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in charge of Zone 2 (Osun,

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Action needed to free Abiodun Bamigboye!

UPDATE 9:23pm 23 May 2019 The arrested comrades, Abbey and Arowosegbe are at Zone 2 police command in Osogbo, Osun state. We had comrades and lawyers waiting for them, and eventually they will be released on bail into the care of Alfred Adegoke, a DSM comrade and lawyer living in Osogbo who was the SPN’s candidate in last September’s Osun

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MAY DAY SOLIDARITY GREETINGS

MAY DAY SOLIDARITY GREETINGS FROM NUT LAGOS STATE WING The Lagos State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Adedoyin Adesina on behalf of State Exco and SWEC greets all Lagos State teachers and staff of the Ministry of Education, SUBEB, TESCOM, EQA on this year celebration of the 2019 MAY DAY wishing all a memorable remembrance of the martyrs of

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URGENT NEED FOR SPEEDY CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF ROADS IN AGBADO/OKE ARO LCDA TO PREVENT TRAGEDY IN

URGENT NEED FOR SPEEDY CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF ROADS IN AGBADO/OKE ARO LCDA TO PREVENT TRAGEDY IN THIS RAINY SEASON SPN Calls for Mass Actions by Residents to Force Ogun Government to Act By Ayo Ajakaye & Fatai Umoron, Chairperson & Secretary, SPN, Ifo LG, Ogun State The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ifo LGA, hereby calls the attention of

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NO TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS

NO TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS For Democratic Control of Police by Communities For Decent Conditions and Right to Union for Police Officers By Fidel Davynovic The “Right to life, freedom of association, freedom of movement, freedom of Expression” etc., as stipulated in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), has come under increased attacks in the last three months

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UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN: ERC Condemns the Suspension of Ojo Aderemi and Others

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN: ERC Condemns the Suspension of Ojo Aderemi and Others Students and Staff Unions Should Demand Immediate and Unconditional Recall of Victimised Students and Lift of Ban on Students Union By Ogunjimi Isaac Oyo State Coordinator, ERC The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, Oyo State chapter, condemns the decision of the University of Ibadan students’ disciplinary committee and its

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OAU STUDENTS FACING MOUNTING ATTACKS AFTER UNION PROSCRIPTION

OAU STUDENTS FACING MOUNTING ATTACKS AFTER UNION PROSCRIPTION Students Must Support Action Committee To Organise and Lead Imminent Fight Back By Micheal Lenin The attacks on the students of Obafemi Awolowo University have increased ever since the Professor Ogunbodede-led administration suspended the Students’ Union of the institution. It was the bold attempt by Great Ife students to rescue their union

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LASU STUDENTS UNION ELECTION: Management and Electoral Commission Must Respect the Order of Electora

LASU STUDENTS UNION ELECTION: Management and Electoral Commission Must Respect the Order of Electoral Tribunal For Independent Students Unionism Without Management’s Interference By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the role of management of the Lagos State University (LASU) in the last elections of the Lagos State University Students Union (LASUSU) and subsequently after.

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LASPOTECH WORKERS IN STRUGGLE AGAINST ATTACKS ON PAYS AND CONDITIONS

LASPOTECH WORKERS IN STRUGGLE AGAINST ATTACKS ON PAYS AND CONDITIONS By H.T. Soweto Ten union leaders of three staff unions (ASUP, NASU and SSANIP) of Lagos State Polytechnic were arrested and detained on April 15 by police following trumped up allegation by the Rector of the polytechnic. They were later arraigned at the Magistrate Court on April 17 which granted

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DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS AND ENL DOCKWORKERS CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE FOR EARNED ENTITLEMENTS

DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS AND ENL DOCKWORKERS CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE FOR EARNED ENTITLEMENTS By Chinedu Bosah It is now over two years since Dangote Truck Officers and the ENL Dockworkers have been in court to press for their earned allowances and entitlements. The judiciary, they say is the last hope of the common man but from experience, it is a nightmare

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TASCE AND OGUN WORKERS: Ogun Government Must Pay all Salary Arrears of TASCE Workers

TASCE AND OGUN WORKERS: Ogun Government Must Pay all Salary Arrears of TASCE Workers Reinstate Former NLC Chair, Ambali and Meet Demands of Ogun Workers By Eko John Nicholas The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun chapter, calls on the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led APC/APM government to stop the current subterfuge, vacillations and arm-twisting in regards to the 30

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OBNOXIOUS TAX-POLICY IN ABUJA: Working Masses Must Fight for Better Conditions

OBNOXIOUS TAX-POLICY IN ABUJA: Working Masses Must Fight for Better Conditions By Oladimeji Macaulay The last general elections offered members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) the opportunity to speak to many residents of Abuja at the area councils and it was clear that their biggest worry is the unfair tax policy in the face of government failure to

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CALL FOR PARTY DE-REGISTRATION: An Elitist Conspiracy Against Working People and Democratic Rights

CALL FOR PARTY DE-REGISTRATION: An Elitist Conspiracy Against Working People and Democratic Rights By Wole Olubanji Engels The 2019 general election left several issues in its trail. Nigerian politicians perfected the art of vote-buying and fomented violence to force cancellation of votes where they had little assurances of victory; INEC embarrassed the country, shifted polls in the dead of the

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RESTRUCTURING: Can it resolve Nigeria’s Social, Economic and Political Problems?

RESTRUCTURING: Can it resolve Nigeria’s Social, Economic and Political Problems? By Kola Ibrahim No doubts Nigeria is in a deep crisis and many different recipes are being put forward to get out of it, one of the most frequently heard is “restructuring”. Now restructuring means different things to different people based on interests. However, there are some common terms that