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
15 October 2014
Government Fails to Meet Demands of ASUP and COEASU 3 Months after Suspension of Strike
ERC Calls on FG to Avert another Prolonged Closure of Public Polytechnics and Colleges of Education
Today, Wednesday 15 October 2014, marks the expiration of the 3-months grace the unions in the Polytechnic and Colleges of Education subsector gave to the Federal government for the implementation of their demands failing which they would resume their suspended strikes.
15 October 2014
By Chinedu Bosah
On September 25, 2014, over 1,000 workers in Lagos went on strike which lasted for about two weeks at the Linda Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of 'x-pression' hair weave-on, over inhuman working conditions and anti-labour practices which led to the death of an employee, 19 years old Atukpo Wisdom.
15 October 2014
Woeful WAEC Results for State's Students shows failure of Aregbesola Government's Education Policies
Again, the positions of we in the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on the bankruptcy of the so-called education reform of the Rauf Aregbesola/APC government in Osun State have been borne out with the latest results from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) SSCE. According to the latest results, Osun State came distant twenty second (22nd) in the examination.
29 September 2014
Stop attacks on democratic rights
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) demands immediate end to the savage attacks on democratic rights of citizens Abdulmalik Saidu and Fejiro Oliver. The former is currently languishing in detention for posting comments on the Facebook which, purportedly, "insults" the person of Kastina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema. The latter is a journalist who is in the custody of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) for reports that purportedly "malign" the person of the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Muhammed Aliyu.
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.