Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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KADUNA TRAIN ATTACK: SPN COMMISSERATES WITH VICTIMS AND BLAMES BUHARI LED APC GOVERNMENT FOR THE TRAGEDY

We Condole with the TUC over the loss of its General Secretary and State Chapter Chairman in the Mindless Attack We Urge the Labour Movement to Declare a National Day of Mourning and Protest Against Insecurity, Government Ineptitude and Worsening Living Conditions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the tragic attack by terrorists on a Kaduna-bound train on Monday

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DSM REJECTS SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON SPN DEREGISTRATION

We remain committed to the building of a Mass Workers’ Political Alternative to Rescue Nigeria through Socialist Transformation The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) rejects the judgement of the Supreme Court which was delivered on March 25 2022 and upholds the deregistration of 22 political parties, including the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). We

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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEREGISTRATION OF SPN

We are Undaunted as We Remain Committed to Struggle Against all Capitalist Attacks and for Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme Today, the Supreme Court set aside the judgement of the Court of Appeal which had earlier reversed INEC’s deregistration of the SPN and 21 other parties. This was although INEC criminally disobeyed the appeal court judgement while

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2023 ELECTIONS: NLC AND TUC SHOULD INITIATE BUILDING OF WORKING PEOPLE’S POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE IN ADDITION TO CHARTER OF DEMANDS

*SPN opposes any illusion in pro-capitalist politicians and government formed by them **Only a working people government formed through an independent political initiative of the working people armed with a socialist programme can rescue the country and its ailing economy. The Socialist Party of Nigeria, (SPN) commends both the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC for organizing

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ASUU STRIKE: HOLD BUHARI APC-LED GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR EIGHT WEEKS’ STRIKE EXTENSION

ERC Calls on Nigerian Students to Embark on Nationwide Protests and Demonstrations until the FG is Compelled to Meet Demands The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby places the blame for the extension of ASUU’s one-month warning strike by eight weeks on the nonchalance of the Buhari All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal Government which failed to utilize the one-month warning strike

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the new era of global capitalism

The world has been plunged into another catastrophe on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, following the murderous Putin regime’s invasion of Ukraine. The war, which has raged for more than two weeks, has brought with it carnage and human suffering not experienced in Europe since the Balkan wars in the 1990s. By Tony Saunois, Secretary, Committee for a Workers’ International

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BRUTAL MURDER OF BAMISE AYANWOLA: YRC CALLS FOR JUSTICE

The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) commiserates with the family and friends of Bamise Ayanwola, the 22-year old young woman who went missing on February 26, 2020 after boarding a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Bus from Ajah only to be found dead days later. From available facts and evidence, it is highly probable that Bamise fell victim to ritual killers or

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Let’s Fight for a System Change to End Bias Against Women

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022: *Labour Leadership Must Lead Struggle Against Oppression and Economic Deprivation By Kola Ibrahim It is another International Women’s Day (IWD). While it is traditional on this occasion to felicitate with Nigerian women and women all over the world, it is actually more appropriate to sympathise with Nigerian women, given the increasing suppression, oppression and exploitation

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Oluwabamise Ayanwole’s Brutal Murder Highlights Horrific Plight of Women in Nigeria

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022: Only Struggle and Socialism Can End Oppression of Women March 8, of every year is celebrated as international women’s day all over the world. On the eve of the event this year, the brutal murder of a 22-year-old woman, Oluwabamise Ayanwole who had been missing for days after boarding a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) in Lagos,

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OYO STATE: THE ARREST OF ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL OVER N9 BILLION FRAUD IS A MOCKERY OF THE PURPORTED COMMITMENT OF ENGR. SEYI MAKINDE-LED GOVERNMENT TO TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

SPN Challenges the Makinde-led Oyo State Government to subject the finances of the state to democratic control of a board comprising representatives of workers organizations, political parties, civil society organizations among others The arrest of Alhaji Bello Gafar, the Oyo State Accountant-General, by the Economic Financial and Crime commission, EFCC, over an allegation of N9billion money laundering has continued to

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NLC Political Conference – For a Mass Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme

*SPN Welcomes NLC Political Conference *No to Lesser-Evilism or Support for a Pro-Capitalist Third Force! *For a Mass Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme SPN statement at the ongoing NLC Political Conference We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria welcome the separate initiatives of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to organize political

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Putin sends troops into Ukraine – For workers’ unity against war and capitalism!

Statement issued by the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) on February 24 when the war started. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Thursday, 24 February, that he has ordered a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Socialists and the wider working-class movement must condemn Putin’s military invasion, which will bring the death of many innocent civilians and widespread destruction. The

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ERC CONDEMNS MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR WALKING OUT ON STUDENTS DURING PARLEY WITH NANS OVER ASUU STRIKE

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, for walking out on students during a parley with the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) over the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Minister reportedly became incensed and walked out when the students representatives challenged him for

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SPN CONDEMNS FUEL SCARCITY AND HARDSHIP IMPOSED ON NIGERIANS

DEMAND NATIONALISATION OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR UNDER THE DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF WORKERS AND CONSUMERS For over 2 weeks now and still counting, petrol scarcity has been imposed on Nigerians by the Buhari government. It was shocking to discover that NNPC and the major marketers had imported about 200 million litres of petrol that contained 20% methanol from Belgium,

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ASUU STRIKE: GOVERNMENT MUST MEET DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY

ERC URGES STUDENTS AND WORKING PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THIS STRIKE NLC AND NLC MUST ORGANISE ACTION IN SUPPORT OF ASUU AND FOR A FUNCTIONING EDUCATION SYSTEM The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) blames the Buhari government for the one month strike action that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has had to embark upon starting from February 14. We acknowledge

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CDWR CONDEMNS FG’S FAILURE TO MEET ASUU’S DEMANDS AND ADEQUATELY FUND EDUCATION

CDWR SUPPORTS THE STRIKE ACTION The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on another strike action due to the government’s refusal to meet its demands. The one-month strike started on Monday, February 14, 2022 following the resolution of its National Executive meeting held at UNILAG on February 12 and 13, 2022. Some of the reasons for the strike

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ERC CALLS ON THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT TO AVERT IMPENDING ASUU STRIKE BY MEETING ALL OUTSTANDING DEMANDS

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby calls on the Buhari government to avert impending nationwide strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by meeting and resolving all outstanding disputes with the University lecturers. Outstanding areas of disputes include the refusal of the Federal Government to sign and implement the Renegotiated 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, adoption of the University Transparency

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DSM DEMANDS PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM THE DSS FOR INCESSANT HARRASSMENT OF COMRADE LANRE AROGUNDADE

Demands a Halt to all Attacks on Democratic Rights The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the arrest and harassment of comrade Lanre Arogundade at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday 10 February 2022 by the Department of State Security (DSS) after his return from a professional trip to The Gambia. Apart from being a former President of National

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CDWR SUPPORTS THE STRIKING ABUJA PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND URGES NLC AND PARENTS TO SUPPORT THEIR DEMANDS

WE CALL ON NUT TO MOBILISE MEMBERS TO FIGHT FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION The Campaign for Workers and Democratic Rights (CDWR), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter, welcomes the decision of primary school teachers of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in FCT-Abuja to go on strike over their unpaid promotion arrears. The strike was first embarked on by

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BURKINA FASO COUP: Turbulent Future Awaits the Working People and Youth

Mass Struggle and Working Class Independence Necessary On Monday 24 January 2022, a group of military officers toppled President Roch Kabore-led government in Burkina Faso. The junta, which is named the “Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR)” and led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, has suspended the constitution and the National Assembly. It has also placed President Kabore