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
8 February 2016
IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE PREPAID METERS TO ALL CONSUMERS
NLC and TUC Should Lead Sustained Mass Actions until the Hike is Reversed
Despite mass opposition to the tariff hike and subsisting court order of the Federal High Court, the Distribution Companies have gone ahead to implement the outrageous new tariff that will make consumers across the country pay an increment of at least 45% from February 1, 2016.
WE CAN'T PAY! WE WON'T PAY!
31 January 2016
Lagos DSM discusses the anti-corruption fight and the challenges for the working masses
In mid-January the Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement held its first aggregate meeting of the year on 16 January, 2016 to discuss the anti-corruption fight of the Buhari regime which has seen several elements alleged to have taken part in the monumental fraud called the “arms deal” brought to trial.
28 January 2016
Demos held in 3 states and Abuja
On Monday 25th January 2016, the legal action filed by the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) challenging the INEC decision not to register it came up again for mention at the Federal High Court Abuja Division. The case has now again being adjourned till 31st March 2016.
27 January 2016
DSM member, Comrade Chinedu Agbebire, who was at the protest in Aba Abia State, brings the following eye-witness account as well as comments on the movement's strenght, limitations and the way forward.
On January 18th, 2016, thousands trooped out in Aba Abia State, South East Nigeria, in answer to the call of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other pro-Biafra organizations to protest the detention of Nnamdi Kanu and demand a Sovereign state of Biafra.
26 January 2016
With Nigeria groaning under the dead weight of global capitalist crisis which is symptomized by the lowest oil price in 12 years, the 2016 budget appears to have arrived in coma.The oil price has plunged from $116 in July 2014 to less than $30 in January 2016. In addition, doomsday prediction that price could further slide to $20 now appears more likely than ever. However, at N6.08trillion proposed expenditure, this is the biggest budget in Nigeria’s history. It is even bigger than all the previous budgets at periods of high oil prices.
19 January 2016
We of the Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome the recent court judgment granted by the Lagos State High Court ordering the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct local government elections in Lagos State without delay. The case was instituted by the National Conscience Party (NCP). We believe that the court order is a judicial victory in all respects for the mass of the working people in Lagos State who have been denied the opportunity of democratically electing their desired candidates into the local governments in Lagos State.
15 January 2016
• We call for reversal of this obnoxious policy
• Labour unions (ASUP, COEASU, NASU, CASUOSTI etc.), in conjunction with students and communities must organize mass actions to stop attacks on education
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter, condemns in absolute terms the mass retrenchment of staff of state-owned tertiary institutions in Osun State. We call for the immediate reversal of this retrenchment by the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government and end to all anti-worker policies of the government.
12 January 2016
Despite a background of Student leaders taking to the airwaves in an attempt to create bandwagon of applause for the 2016 budgetary allocation for the education sector, the allocation still remains lower than that of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. These previous budgets were not also proportionate to the needs of the sector in those years, none of them exceeded 11 percent of the budget, against the 26 percent bench-mark recommendation of the United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for developing countries. For a recommendation that, reportedly, countries like Ivory Coast and Senegal have met and gone beyond, it is most appalling that the most populated country, the biggest economy and the largest exporter of crude-oil in Africa is still yet to meet it.
6 January 2016
WORKING PEOPLE MUST PREPARE TO DEFEND THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS
We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the mass of the working people to prepare to resist any attempt to make them pay for the current crisis of capitalism. We make this call based on the admissions of the President Muhammadu Buhari himself that the Nigerian economy is experiencing harsh times on the basis of global economic crisis. This is reinforced by the sharp fall in crude oil prices which made the 2016 budget to be set at a benchmark price of $38 per barrel. Indeed, there is now a possibility that crude oil price would be lower than the budget benchmark.
3 January 2016
Start mobilising to resist this trick
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the reduction of petrol price from N87 to N86.50k as a mere gimmick and intrigue to deceitfully impose on the poor Nigerian working people the neo-liberal capitalist policy of deregulation of the downstream oil sector.