Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL DETAINED ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby demand immediate and unconditional release of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. We also demand the release of all activists and journalists and a halt to all attacks on democratic rights. In the same vein, we demand an

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SPN Condemns Court Order to Detain Sowore for 45 Days

The Socialist Party Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the judicial contrivance of the federal government obtained through an order of the Federal High Court to detain Omoyele Sowore for another 45 days. We restate our demand for immediate and unconditional release of Omoyele Sowore as well as all detained activists and journalists. We call for an immediate meeting of civil society

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SPN Condemns Police Repression of August 5 Peaceful Protest

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the repression of peaceful protest held in Lagos, Osogbo, Abeokuta and a few other cities nationwide on Monday 5th August 2019 by armed police and other security operatives including the Joint Military Force popularly known as OP MESA. Tear gas and live ammunition were used to disperse the protests. We demand the immediate

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DSM DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF OMOYELE SOWORE

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby demands the immediate and unconditional release of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last General Elections and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore was arrested midnight on Saturday August 3 by the Department of State Service (DSS). The arrest is obviously connected to stopping Sowore’s call and coordination for

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SPN Demands Immediate and Unconditional Release of Sowore

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore, the leader of African Action Congress (AAC) and Publisher of Sahara Reporters by the Department of State Service (DSS) today Saturday August 3, 2019. We demand his immediate and unconditional release. We understand that the arrest of Sowore is not unconnected to a nationwide protest being

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SPN HOLDS BUHARI-LED REGIME RESPONSIBLE FOR BLOODY TURNOUT OF SHIITES’ PROTEST

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) holds the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for the bloody turnout of the protest by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to demand the release of their leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky. We hold the Buhari-led regime responsible based on the failure of the regime to obey all court orders ordering the

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PRESIDENT BUHARI IS PAYING LIP SERVICE TO N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE

LABOUR SHOULD MOBILISE WORKERS FOR A ONE-DAY WARNING GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST SPN DEMANDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE FOR ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS AND WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the federal government’s poor handling of the minimum wage implementation. President Buhari’s administration’s continuous delay in the implementation of the N30,

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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