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
5 March 2014
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.
4 March 2014
Education Workers, Students and Socialists Agree that a United Action is needed to save Public Education from a Total Collapse
By Ogundepo Titus
On Thursday, 27th February, 2014, no fewer than one hundred (100) people including students, education workers and journalists gathered at a public symposium organized by the Education Right Campaign (ERC) at the University of Ibadan to discuss the 2013 ASUU strike and its lessons.
3 March 2014
3 March 2014
(By Segun Sango, National Chairperson, Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)
With its abundant human and natural resources, the present state of socio-economic and political paralysis, most especially manifested in unimaginable underdevelopment and mass misery of the vast majority of Nigerians, in all regions and sectors, provide an irrefutable proof of failure of the rule of both international and local capitalist elite in the past one hundred years of Nigeria's history as a corporate entity.
27 February 2014
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.
19 February 2014
Turnout Was Small But Very Combative
Over the past three weeks, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), which is a platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to campaign for proper funding of education and democratic management, has been playing role in a campaign called #SaveLASU. This campaign was initiated by ERC alongside the Lagos State University Students Union (LASUSU), National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) and radical students group at the Lagos State University (LASU).
3 March 2014
(By Peluola Adewale)
President Goodluck Jonathan government is deficient in many areas. But the capacity to gild the rot with the best of superlatives is not one of them. Freshly dished on our plate is the theme of the current budget proposal, "job creation and inclusive growth". This perhaps is the government's answer to "jobless growth" that has been aptly used to describe the continued rise in the GDP in over a decade, one of the fastest in the world. But ordinary Nigerians have learnt from experience that they would take this government seriously at their own peril. Perhaps no country suffers from Dutch disease monumental socio-economic hardship and non-productive economy in the midst of huge revenue from crude oil - more than Nigeria.
18 February 2014
LAGOS ASSEMBLY ANTI-STRIKE BILL - A THROWBACK TO THE ERA OF MILITARY DICTATORSHIP
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR) wishes to react to a Bill before the Lagos State House of Assembly which seeks to criminalise labour strike in the state. The bill according to media reports and as explained by the Leader of the House, Mr. Ajibayo Adeyeye, is to "make strike an offence for any group of workers in the state to embark on industrial actions or take part in any of such strike actions declared by unions in the state."
3 March 2014
(By Kola Ibrahim)
The chicken is coming home to roost. Months after the gargantuan fraud called privatization, Nigeria's capitalist government and its big business partners cannot justify the privatization of the electricity utility company, PHCN to private sharks. Currently, power supply has not only been in its horrible state, it has indeed got worse in many respect. Worse still, there seems to be no end in sight. Power generated by Nigeria's power plants has dwindled from 4517 MW in December 2012 to 3563MW in December 2013; a drop of 954MW within a year (Punch Editorial, 23/01/2014). In fact, by January 27, 2014, seven of the 11 power plants have shut down completely or almost completely (Punch, 29/01/2014) due to lack of capacity of the private owners to maintain and manage the plants. This has led to practical blackout for most part of the country for weeks since third week of January 2014.
18 February 2014
Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Press Statement
The Protest March to Lagos House of Assembly will Continue
(1) We have received the news of the announcement of resumption of the Lagos State University (LASU). Ordinarily the announcement of resumption this month after the unfortunate closure of January 23 is a news that should be received with joy by all LASU students especially considering that students have spent about 16 months in the same level.