Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 162, Ipaja Road, Agbotikuyo Bus-stop, Agege, Lagos
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
21 September 2014
FREE THE CONDEMNED SOLDIERS NOW!
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the death sentence on 12 soldiers by the Brig. Gen. CC Okonkwo led nine-man General Court Martial. It is the height of crudity and insensitivity for the affected soldiers to be sentenced to death for protesting against a command that sent them to the warfront in the face of huge numbers of avoidable deaths of soldiers, poor working conditions and absence of effective logistics and weaponry. This is likened to Adolf Hitler's army!
17 September 2014
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held a press conference yesterday, September 16, 2014, in Lagos at the International Press Centre (IPC) to make public the rejection of the party's application for registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) despite fulfilling all constitutional provisions on party registration as well as the requirements set by the electoral body. The conference was also used to announce the filling of a case at the Federal High Court Abuja by the party to challenge the unconstitutional action of the INEC.
15 September 2014
For a Working Peoples' Political Alternative Now!
By Ayo Ademiluyi
In an apparent replication of the declaration of an “Islamic State” in some parts of Iraq and Syria by the terrorist ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) group, Boko Haram insurgents recently declared Gwoza, Borno State as an “Islamic Caliphate”.
11 September 2014
FASHOLA GOVERNMENT IS LEAVING A LEGACY OF WOES
We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos State Chapter, strongly decry the legacy of $1 billion debt burden that the outgoing Babatunde Fashola government is leaving behind for the mass of working people and the poor in the state. According to media reports, the state government owes 33.86 per cent of the country's total sub-national external debts (debts owed by state governments). Statistics obtained from the website of the Debt Management Office in Abuja shows that out of the total external debt of $3.01bn, Lagos State owed $1.02bn, leaving the remaining 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory with $1.99bn as of June 30, 2014. Further analysis shows that out of the $1.02bn external loan commitments, $937.91m was from multilateral bodies, while $82.5m represented loans contracted from bilateral sources. (Punch newspaper, 5th September, 2014).
11 September 2014
For Adequate Funding of Health Care under Democratic Control
The Oyo State Chapter of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) describes as disturbing and ridiculous the recent media reports of how a medical doctor at the General Hospital in Eruwa could not carry out a verification test on a female student who was allegedly raped by a solder in the town. This is a manifestation of the deplorable state of health sector in Oyo State. It puts to question the veracity of the so-called success stories of Abiola Ajimobi-led government in the health sector.
8 September 2014
Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention
At the end of August the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim began a co-authored article published in the Washington Post by writing that "If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain and then eliminate the disease." No doubt he is spot on.
4 September 2014
FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING OF EDUCATION IN OGUN STATE
We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Ogun State strongly condemn the onslaught of the Ibikunle Amosun government on education in the state. In a sheer demonstration of an attack on democratic rights, the state government has shut down the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, and connived with the Ogun State Police Command to ban protests by mass of students for a further reduction of their school fees.
4 September 2014
By ERC Reporters
*Students Groan under Inadequate Facilities and Outrageous Fees
*Graduates of Degree Program Lament Non-Release of Result/Certificate Four Years after Graduation
3 September 2014
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the latest wave of victimization of student activists and leaders at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, by the Prof. Tale Omole-led university management and calls for the immediate and unconditional recall of 8 suspended student activists.
1 September 2014
A TRUE PICTURE OF HEALTH CRISIS WORSENED BY FAILURE OF CAPITALIST ELITE
We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Rivers State Chapter, view the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus to Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, as a true confirmation of the failure of the Jonathan regime in the fight against the epidemic despite the government's propaganda.