Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Segun Sango at 60

Segun Sango at 60 By Peluola Adewale Segun Sango at 2013 SPN Inaugural Convention – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Segun Sango, socialist, revolutionary, legal practitioner, on May 7 celebrated his 60th birthday. While recent ill health has limited his political activity he has keenly followed developments. This is particularly so concerning the eventually successful struggle of the Socialist Party

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2019 General Elections and the Working Masses

2019 General Elections and the Working Masses Place no faith in Obasanjo or any member of the capitalist ruling elite H.T Soweto The public rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid by former President Olusegun Obasanjo through a public statement is clearly an indication that a new crack has opened within the already divided capitalist ruling class. He accused

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OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE

OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION TO NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS Only the coming to power of a Workers and Poor people’s government armed with Socialist Programme can save Nigeria The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) totally agrees with former president Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC do

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Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Defeats Department of St

Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Defeats Department of State Security Service (SSS) in Court Alfred Adegoke – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Awarded N500,000 Damages By Kola Ibrahim State Coordinator, CDWR Osun State On October 10th, 2017, the Federal High Court, Osogbo Division, sitting under Justice M.A. Onyetenu, gave a victorious judgment to Comrade

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Nigeria Resolution

Nigeria Resolution DSM National Committee Meeting October 14 -15 2017 Nigeria’s socio-economic and political problems seem to have no solution, over two years into the Buhari/APC ‘change’ government. In every sphere of governance, the government is struggling to maintain a balance, albeit an unsettled one. Economic situation, in spite of the official exit from recession, is getting worse and unmitigated

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Successful Weekend of Discussion at DSM National Committee

Successful Weekend of Discussion at DSM National Committee DSM NC singing   (Click to enlarge) By HT Soweto Over the weekend of Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 October 2017, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria – had its National Committee (NC) meeting. The meeting held at the International Press Centre (IPC), Ogba, Lagos. Over 60 delegates and observers representing

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BIAFRA CRISIS: SPN Demands an End to Militarization of South-Eastern states

BIAFRA CRISIS: SPN Demands an End to Militarization of South-Eastern states For Immediate withdrawal of troops from the southeast No to Ban of IPOB and Attacks on the freedom of association and expression The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in unequivocal terms the militarization of south eastern Nigeria and reported attacks on journalists, torture of civilians, killing of Indigenous

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SPN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON “RESIGN OR RESUME” PROTESTERS AT WUSE MARKET IN ABUJA

SPN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON “RESIGN OR RESUME” PROTESTERS AT WUSE MARKET IN ABUJA Attack shows ruling party intent on repressing all criticism with extreme measures For the Unity of Working and Poor People in Struggle Against Anti-poor Policies The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the recent Wuse market attack on the #OurMumuDonDo movement led by popular entertainer Charles Oputa

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RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth

RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth No doubt, given the present parlous state of the country politically, socially and economically, it will be agreed by all that Nigeria needs an urgent restructuring. However, what we must understand is that restructuring itself is not a new idea in the history of Nigeria. Before now in Nigeria, we

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CWI/IR unification: An historic strengthening of the forces of Marxism

CWI/IR unification: An historic strengthening of the forces of Marxism 22 July unification congress unanimously approves unification document and incorporation of IR into CWI As has been reported on the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) website, the CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria (IR, Revolutionary Left) held a special unification congress on 22 July in Barcelona. This was the culmination of

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ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI

ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT After a long trial, the Code of Conduct Tribunal delivered a ruling on the No-case submission of the Defence Counsel of Senate President Bukola Saraki, which struck out all the charges filed against him. This has drawn the ire of layers of working masses

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RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy

RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy Only a programme of struggle can unite working people and youth across sectarian divide The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the 3-month ultimatum issued by a coalition of 16 so-called Northern youth groups to people of Igbo extraction to exit the North. This sort of sectarian and reactionary

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Jingo at 70

Jingo at 70 A Revolutionary and Committed Working Class Fighter Dipo Fashina – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joins other socialists, trade unionists, students and working class activists to celebrate Dr. Dipo Fashina on the occasion of his 70th birthday. We proudly celebrate Jingo as one of the best of his generation – a consistent

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Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering

Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering A call for a Mass Working Peoples’ Party This May 29 marks the second anniversary of Muhammadu Buhari-led government. For the working people, the last two years have been a monumental disaster wrought by the anti-poor capitalist policies of the government. So what the masses have bitterly

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LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE

LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE THREAT TO STRIP OVER 100,000 PEASANTS OF THEIR SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD DSM CALLS ON AFFECTED FARMERS TO CONTINUE STRUGGLE UNTIL VICTORY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Northern Nigeria Chapter strongly condemns the attempt to strip over 100,000 peasants/small scale farmers of their source of livelihood by a Chinese company, known as Lee Group, with connivance

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NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT?

NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT? A Warning to the Working Class The recent claim by Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to the effect that he has received information that “some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons”, given the unfolding power struggle around President Muhammadu Buhari’s ill-health, holds a sinister meaning.

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DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING Growing popular anger and the tasks of socialists Cross section of participants at DSM NC meeting – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Damilola Owoyomi and Omole Ibukun At the beginning of April 1 over 60 comrades and sympathizers gathered in Lagos for a National Committee meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). Amongst the

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Malabu Oil Block Fraud

Malabu Oil Block Fraud SPN Demands Government takeover of OPL 245 and Nationalization of the Oil and Gas Industry under democratic management The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands that government takes over Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 with immediate effect and runs the oil block as a public entity under democratic control and management for the good and

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We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims

Array DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims DSM, Osun State Chapter, press conference March 15, 2017 This press conference had been called to respond to the wave of communal violence that swept through Ile-Ife earlier this month. This deadly violence which occurred between Yoruba