Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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,

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“You Are Out to Liquidate NCP” – Lagos NCP Members Tell Obayuwana led right wing NEC

NCP expulsions “You Are Out to Liquidate NCP” – Lagos NCP Members Tell Obayuwana led right wing NEC – Reject Expulsion of Sango and Suspension of Others The State Coordinating Council (SCC) of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) met on Saturday August 5, 2006. The meeting, which deliberated, among other issues, on the purported expulsion

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NCP: Right Wing NEC Seeks To Destroy Party’s Radical Tradition; Expels, Suspends Socialists and Left

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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DSM COMMENDS OSHIOMHOLE FOR DECLARING FOR LABOUR PARTY

DSM COMMENDS OSHIOMHOLE FOR DECLARING FOR LABOUR PARTY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) President, Adams Oshiomhole, for his decision to run, in the forthcoming 2007 elections, under the platform of the Labour Party. This decision, we hope, has finally settled the issue of which platform Adams intends to run in the 2007 general elections.

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NO TO ADDITIONAL TAX BURDEN ON POOR LAGOSIANS

National Conscience Party Lagos State Chapter NO TO ADDITIONAL TAX BURDEN ON POOR LAGOSIANS The Lagos State National Conscience Party hereby call on the Lagos State Government to immediately withdraw the proposed bill that will empower the Lagos State Government to impose an additional tax burden on the residents through the Community Development Associations (CDAs) This was made known recently

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Re: Oshiomhole for President

DSM and UAD joint statement Re: Oshiomhole for President The United Action for Democracy (UAD) and Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) receive with positive enthusiasm the reported decision of the Nigerian Labour Congress’s NEC asking Adams Oshiomhole, its outgoing president, to run for presidency or any other elective post in the forthcoming 2007 general elections. According to the NLC Deputy President,

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Oyo State Government Independent Power Project:

National Conscience Party Oyo State PRESS STATEMENT Oyo State Government Independent Power Project: Another Avenue for Looting We wish to react to the just concluded plan of the Oyo State Government to initiate an Independent Power Project (IPP) which it claims will serve as an alternative source of generating electricity to the already moribund and ineffective Power Holding Company of

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STOP THE PROPOSED SACK OF WORKERS!

National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter STOP THE PROPOSED SACK OF WORKERS! FIGHT TO DEFEAT ANTI-POOR NEO-LIBERAL ECONOMIC REFORM OF OBJ GOVERNMENT! The National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter condemns the proposed sacking of 33,000 workers out of 160,000 workforce in the civil service by the Federal Government and calls on the labour and pro-masses’ organisations to begin

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Relevance of Socialism in the 21st Century

Second Rotimi Ewebiyi Annual Symposium Relevance of Socialism in the 21st Century The choice of “Relevance of Socialism in the 21st Century” as the theme of the 2nd Rotimi Ewebiyi Annual Symposium and re-launch of Endowment Fund was highly apposite. The speeches at the programme attended by about 70 people mostly from trade union, academia, civil society, DSM and NCP

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Working People’s Political Alternative

Working People’s Political Alternative Report of a Political Summit hosted by UAD and DSM The political summit jointly organised by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and United Action for Democracy (UAD) on Wednesday June 28, 2006 with the theme: Building a Formidable Working People Political Alternative towards 2007 Elections, was a huge success. The major highlight of the event attended

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TIME FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT IS NOW!

TIME FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT IS NOW! Statement by the organisers of the political summit for a working peoples’ political alternative, United Action for Democracy (UAD) & Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), on June 28, 2006 at the Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja. NATURE OF THE CURRENT CRISIS From the point of view of the ordinary working masses, including vast layers