Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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NIGERIA ON THE BRINK: Neither a declaration of State of Emergency nor Military Coup will halt descent into chaos

*Only the Independent Initiative of the Working Class can tackle insecurity and Prevent Looming Disaster As insecurity, violence, attacks on security formations and personnel, Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, abductions and killings increases on a daily basis, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly believes that no other force exists in Nigeria today outside of the working class that can provide a

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2021 May Day: Labour leaders fail to put forward fighting demands

In Nigeria, workers held the first May Day rallies this year since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year at the thick of lockdown the international workers’ day was celebrated with virtual meetings where virtually nothing was done. It is fitting that the theme of this year’s celebration was on Covid-19 and its effects on workers. By Peluola Adewale

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CASUAL WORKERS AT NIGERIAN EAGLE FLOUR MILL LIMITED PROTEST AGAINST POOR PAY AND SLAVERY WORKING CONDITIONS

NLC AND TUC SHOULD INTERVENE TO ENSURE THAT MANAGEMENT MEETS THE DEMANDS OF CASUAL WORKERS AND REINSTATES THE SACKED WORKERS WE CALL FOR SOLIDARITY ACTIONS The entire administrative and production activities in the Nigerian Eagle Flour Mill, Ibadan, were completely paralyzed and grounded on Tuesday, 27th and Wednesday 28th April, 2021. This was due to a peaceful protest of tens

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INIOBONG UMOREN’S TRAGIC DEATH AN INDICTMENT OF APC/PDP RULE AND NIGERIA’S CAPITALIST CRISIS

INIOBONG UMOREN’S TRAGIC DEATH IS AN INDICTMENT ON BUHARI’S CAPITALIST APC GOVERNMENT, PDP GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL OF AKWA IBOM STATE AND THEIR ALARMING RECORDS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION/ PROTEST MARCH AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT AND FOR DECENT JOBS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) joins all Nigerians especially the youth to mourn the tragic death of Ms. Iniobong

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE UNJUST SACK OF PRINCE TEGA AND COMRADE AISHAT AJIBOLA BY OOUTH MANAGEMENT

WE DEMAND UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT OF THE NURSES TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT NLC SHOULD INTERVENE IN THE REINSTATEMENT STRUGGLE The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the unjust sack of Prince Tega and Comrade Aishat Ajibola by the management of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State. CDWR is in solidarity with the victimized nurses and all victimized

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NLC and TUC Holds Pre-May Day Activities in Lagos and Ogun states

Shows critical and radical rank and file mood The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress held Pre-May Day activities in some states on Thursday April 29, 2021. Unlike May Day activities which are usually jamborees featuring merry making, march past in front of governors and exhibition of company merchandises, Pre-May Day events offer some moment of relative sobriety with

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2021 MAY DAY – CDWR FELICITATES WITH WORKERS IN NIGERIA AND THE WORLD

NO TO LOSS OF JOBS, CASUALIZATION, PAY CUTS AND OTHER ANTI-LABOUR POLICIES LABOUR LEADERS MUST MOBILISE WORKERS TO RESIST ALL CAPITALIST ATTACKS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) felicitates with workers in Nigeria and the world in these trying times of global pandemic and economic crises occasioned by sustained attacks on the living standards of workers. As we

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NIGERIA ON THE BRINK: INSECURITY, INFLATION, POVERTY AND A GOVERNMENT WITH NO ANSWERS

ONLY THE COMING TO POWER OF A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES CAN SAVE IT WE CONDEMN NBC’S THREAT OF SANCTION AGAINST CHANNELS TELEVISION AS AN ATTACK ON PRESS FREEDOM. SPN CALLS ON THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A SERIOUSLY PREPARED ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS RALLIES TO PROTEST PRESIDENT BUHARI GOVERNMENT’S ABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY

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*KSU (KADUNA) SCHOOL FEES INCREMENT FROM N24,000 AND N26,000 TO N150,000 AND 500,000 IS CALLOUS, ANTI-POOR AND UNACCEPTABLE

*WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE REVERSAL OF THE ILL-THOUGHT AND OUTRAGEOUS INCREMENT The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the extremely outrageous and irrational increment in fees of Kaduna State University (KSU) students by the management of Kaduna State University and the Kaduna State Government. We demand immediate and unconditional reversal of this fee hike as well as improved funding and democratic

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OYO: APPROVAL OF N299 MILLION FOR PRINTING BALLOT PAPERS IS MEANS OF ENRICHING ACOLYTES WITH PUBLIC FUNDS

SPN faults the direct involvement of the Engr Seyi Makinde/PDP-led government in the printing of ballot papers and holds that a transparent, free and fair Local Government election can only be guaranteed by an OYSIEC (Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission) constituted by elected representatives of trade union organizations, professional bodies and political parties. The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo

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Super League collapses- reclaim football from billionaire owners!

The plan to set up a new ‘European Super League’ was met with instant frustration, anger, and dismay. The proposals also met with universal disdain and managed to unite normally partisan fans across Europe in opposition to this new league. At the time of writing, the Super League plans are in disarray, as most of the clubs involved have pulled

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE MASS SACK OF KADUNA STATE PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS BY GOVERNOR NASIR EL-RUFAI

NLC AND TUC MUST COMMENCE MOBILIZATION FOR MASS ACTIONS AND STRIKE ACTION AGAINST MASS SACKS AND ALL ANTI-LABOUR POLICIES Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has concluded plans to sack about 4,000 public sector workers claiming paucity of funds. These sort of attacks on workers have been sustained since he became the governor of Kaduna State in 2015. Since Nasir

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ERC SUPPORTS ASUP INDEFINITE STRIKE

INCESSANT STRIKES BY DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF WORKERS ARE FURTHER SIGNS OF THE BUHARI CAPITALIST GOVT’S FAILURE WE URGE ASUP NOT TO JUST SIT AT HOME BUT ORGANISE PEACEFUL MASS PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) supports the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to embark on an indefinite strike action starting today Tuesday 6 April

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MEDICAL TRIP IN THE FACE OF ABJECT STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTHCARE AND IMMINENT NATIONWIDE DOCTORS’ STRIKE IS INSENSITIVE AND VEXATIOUS

SPN calls for peaceful mass protest in solidarity with doctors’ strike and to demand improved funding of healthcare The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers President Buhari’s trip to London on Tuesday 30th March 2021 for a “routine medical checkup” as insensitive, vexatious and an insult to Nigerians especially the working and poor people who have no choice but to

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SPN Supports the People’s Alternative Political Summit

We Propose SPN as an Option of Political Alternative for Consideration by the Summit We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome this highly commendable initiative of The People’s Alternative Political Summit. We agree with many of the statements in the invitation to this Summit. One of this is the objective of the summit which is to set in

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UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS IN NIGERIA: TIME TO BUILD A FIGHTING MOVEMENT TO DEMAND JOBS

ONLY A SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIETY CAN GUARANTEE DECENT JOBS AND DECENT LIVES FOR THE MASS MAJORITY Unemployment crisis in Nigeria has continued to worsen, together with the worrisome rate of poverty. According to a policy report made by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms in 2018, the country needs to provide at least 3 million jobs yearly to meet

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Labour Holds National Protest over Minimum Wage Legislation

On March 10, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress organised a national protest of affiliates and members to the National Assembly and various state houses of assembly against, among other issues, the planned transfer of minimum wage from exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list. With the exception of Lagos and Abuja which saw modest turnouts, the

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THE ANNOUNCED PETROL PRICE HIKE IS A DRESS REHEARSAL OF WHAT IS TO COME

WORKING MASSES AND YOUTH SHOULD ORGANIZE MASSIVELY TO CHALLENGE ANY HIKE IN PETROL PRICE; PREVAIL ON NLC AND TUC LEADERSHIP TO WITHDRAW THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF DEREGULATION AND COMMENCE MOBILISATION FOR MASS ACTION It was not surprising that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced a price hike of petrol from N168 to N212 per litre on Thursday, March 11,

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TRIBUTE TO SOWORE @ 50

Only a social revolution that puts working class and the poor masses in power armed with Socialist programmes can liberate Nigeria (DSM leaflet circulated today, Saturday March 6, 2021, at “A political Symposium of the masses” with the theme: Sowore@50: Towards the liberation struggle) The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) is glad to be invited to a political programme meant to

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Labour Must Resist Fuel Price Hike and All Anti-Poor Policies

DSM WELCOMES LABOUR MARCH 10 NATIONAL PROTEST TO DEFEND THE MINIMUM WAGE AGAINST ATTACKS The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the March 2nd decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to mobilize for a “national protest action” starting from March 10, 2021 against (1) the ploy by the capitalist elite to undermine the national