Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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UI: Authorities Victimise Another Student Activist!

UI: Authorities Victimise Another Student Activist! The authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI), which are notorious for vitimisation of student activities who lead students to challenge their highhandedness and demand improvement in welfare, have expelled another student activist, Anthony Oni, the immediate past Secretary of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), UI Branch. Among those that had been victimized and

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WHY POST JAMB?

WHY POST JAMB? By Keye Ewebiyi The Post JAMB Test introduced by the immediate past Minister of Education has failed in its bid to sanitize the education sector. The exam was initiated illegally to curb the inefficiency of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in conducting credible matriculation examination in Nigeria. Nigeria is a country where not less than

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OAU: Candidates Challenge Fraudulent Post-UME Examination

OAU: Candidates Challenge Fraudulent Post-UME Examination By H.T. Soweto The post UME candidates helped organize into “Post-UME Candidates Forum” by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Chapter staged series of protest actions against the fraudulent conduct of the recent Post UME examination in the University. Protest letters were written and submitted by candidates who were denied admission

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Privatisation of Unity Schools? NO WAY!

Privatisation of Unity Schools? NO WAY! Students, Youth and Workers Should Resist Neo-Liberal Attack on Public Education Being an extract from a statement from Lagos State National Conscience Party in October 2006. As always expected from an irresponsible government, the 102 unity schools nationwide have been slated for privatisation. The Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, made this announcement recently. The

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER CASTRO?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER CASTRO? US Imperialism Certainly Expects ‘regime change’, Not Just in the Government Of Cuba But Also In Its Social System. Will Cuba inevitably go the way of Russia and Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, with the return of a virulent capitalism? This question is prompted by the recent illness of

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Congo:

Congo: Presidential election triggers new crisis Masses yearn for end to despotism, wars and poverty Peluola Adewale Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) went back to the polls, on 29 October, for the run-off presidential election. The contest is between Joseph Kabila, the incumbent, who was installed, in 2001, after his father Laurent was murdered by a

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Mexico and the Stolen Presidency!

Mexico and the Stolen Presidency! By Alayande Stephen The present tide of political consciousness and radicalisation of Latin American has systemically taken its toil on the Central America Country, Mexico. This obviously underscores the stimulating anti-imperialist movements that have been sweeping across Latin America continuously in the last few years. Mexico, which is country with over 107 million population, has

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REFORMS IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

REFORMS IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY More Job Losses On The Way By Toyin Raheem, Chairman, Agege NCP The government of General Olusegun Obasanjo has proved beyond reasonable doubt it is all out to unleash ceaseless neo-liberal attack on workers and poor masses. Every government should be able to appraise itself and retrace its steps towards improving on the welfare of

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FROM NEPA TO PHCN:

FROM NEPA TO PHCN: Name Changes but Darkness Remains By Bosah Chinedu Since the change of the name from National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), which is commonly known as “never expect power always” to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) also known as “please hold your candles now”, epileptic power supply has gone from bad to worse. In fact, much

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NIGERCHIN WORKERS STRUGGLE

NIGERCHIN WORKERS STRUGGLE Labour Leadership Should Work For Victory By Emma Adikwe The workers of Nigerchin Ikeja Lagos, who staged a heroic three-month struggle to press home demand for recognition of their rights to belong to trade union of their choice, have been left to rot in lurch. They have neither won the battle nor returned back to their work

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Oceanic Bank Workers Opt For a Union

Oceanic Bank Workers Opt For a Union By Dagga Tolar The so-called “higher standard of service” dished out by a majority of the new generation banks is largely at the great expense of the workers, who are outright denied the right to belong to a trade union. Workers are made to sign a document, stating their non-interest in the union

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Voters Registration Exercise: A BIG SHAM

Voters Registration Exercise: A BIG SHAM By Demola Yaya The present farce tagged “voters registration and revalidation exercise” by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced October 25 is a graphic indication that both the commission and the Obasanjo’s regime can never conduct a credible, free and fair election come 2007 general elections. Before the commencement of the exercise, Chairman

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GOVERNMENT OF CORRUPTION

GOVERNMENT OF CORRUPTION Obasanjo and Atiku Must Go! For a Working People’s Political Alternative! By Peluola Adewale When President Olusegun Obasanjo was in Singapore attending IMF/World Bank annual meeting on September 16, his attention should have been fixed on the tumultuous events rocking close by in Taiwan. About 100,000 people had literally taken over the Capital, Taipei, to press their

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PRIVATISATION OF UNITY SCHOOLS? NO WAY!

National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter Press statement PRIVATISATION OF UNITY SCHOOLS? NO WAY! Students, Youths and Workers Should Resist Neo-Liberal Attack on Public Education As always expected from an irresponsible government, the 102 unity schools nationwide have been slated for privatisation. The Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, made this announcement recently. The reason she gave was that “the

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Government of Corruption: Obasanjo and Atiku Must Go!

Government of Corruption: Obasanjo and Atiku Must Go! – For a Working People’s Political Alternative Now! By Peluola Adewale, DSM Executive Committee When President Olusegun Obasanjo was in Singapore attending IMF/World Bank annual meeting on September 16, his attention should have been fixed on the tumultuous events rocking close by in Taiwan. About 100,000 people had literally taken over the

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2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS: OSHIOMHOLE DECLARES FOR LABOUR PARTY

DSM statement 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS: OSHIOMHOLE DECLARES FOR LABOUR PARTY In the presence of an over 5,000 expectant crowd, mostly made up of workers, students, women, youths and the poor in general, the outgoing President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, on Wednesday September 6, 2006 in Benin, publicly presented himself and his manifesto seeking to be elected

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Socialist Democracy special issue – August 2006

August Special Edition of Socialist Democracy NCP: Right Wing NEC Seeks To Destroy Party’s Radical Tradition; Expels, Suspends Socialists and Left Opponents. Segun Sango, Lagos Chair of the NCP and General Secretary of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) has been expelled by the Dr. Osagie Obayuwana led national leadership of the NCP. The expulsion letter signed by Mallam Yunusa S.

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OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE

PRESS STATEMENT OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE We in the Democratic Socialist Movement read with deepest consternation and high sense of disappointment, the reports in the “VANGUARD” of Wednesday August 9, 2006 and “The GUARDIAN” of Thursday August 10, 2006 to the effect that the NLC President, Adams Oshiomhole, will be running

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BAN OF OKADA OPERATION IN LAGOS STATE

National Conscience Party – Lagos State PRESS STATEMENT BAN OF OKADA OPERATION IN LAGOS STATE The Lagos State National Conscience Party (NCP) totally condemns the ban “order” allegedly placed on the operation of Okada (motorcycle) operators/riders in Lagos State between 7.00p.m and 6.00a.m. The aforesaid ban order was announced by Mr. Dele Alake, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy,

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RE: EXPULSION OF SEGUN SANGO AND SUSPENSION OF OTHER LEADERS FROM THE NATIONAL CONSCIENCE PARTY (NCP

National Conscience Party – Lagos State Resolutions of NCP Lagos State Coordinating Council meeting held on August 5, 2006 RE: EXPULSION OF SEGUN SANGO AND SUSPENSION OF OTHER LEADERS FROM THE NATIONAL CONSCIENCE PARTY (NCP) INTRODUCTION The meeting of State Coordinating Council (SCC) of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) was held on Saturday, August 5,