Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER

AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABOUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER Times are Harder; Working People and the poor are Suffering! Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Statement Nigeria has continued to be gripped – yet again – by acute fuel scarcity. The simultaneous collapse of the already scandalously poor public power supply system – leading in most parts of

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BUHARI AND THE ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT

BUHARI AND THE ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT Lagos DSM discusses the anti-corruption fight and the challenges for the working masses The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its first aggregate meeting of the year on 16 January, 2016. The meeting was a follow-up to the previous meeting held in December 2015. It was partly meant to continue the

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Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change

Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change By Peluola Adewale With Nigeria groaning under the dead weight of global capitalist crisis which is symptomized by the lowest oil price in 12 years, the 2016 budget appears to have arrived in coma.The oil price has plunged from $116 in July 2014 to less than $30 in January 2016. In addition, doomsday

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LASIEC MUST OBEY THE COURT ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE

LASIEC MUST OBEY THE COURT ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE We of the Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome the recent court judgment granted by the Lagos State High Court ordering the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct local government elections in Lagos State without delay. The

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2016 BUDGET

2016 BUDGET 2016 BUDGET: WORKING PEOPLE MUST PREPARE TO DEFEND THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the mass of the working people to prepare to resist any attempt to make them pay for the current crisis of capitalism. We make this call based on the admissions of the President Muhammadu Buhari himself that

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REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE IS A GIMMICK AND INTRIGUE TO IMPOSE DEREGULATION

REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE IS A GIMMICK AND INTRIGUE TO IMPOSE DEREGULATION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the reduction of petrol price from N87 to N86.50k as a mere gimmick and intrigue to deceitfully impose on the poor Nigerian working people the neo-liberal capitalist policy of deregulation of the downstream oil sector. The pump price reduction announced by

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NIGERIA’S MESS: CAN BUHARI CLEAN IT UP?

NIGERIA’S MESS: CAN BUHARI CLEAN IT UP? Lagos DSM discusses the way forward for the working people in a period of capitalist crisis By Ayo Ademiluyi The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held an end of year public meeting which brought together new contacts and supporters encountered in workplace interventions, students’ movement activities and community campaigns.

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HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND A FLAGRANT DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER

HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND A FLAGRANT DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER NLC and TUC must lead sustained mass protest On December 8, 2015, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola addressed a press conference mandating the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Distribution companies to meet and come out with “fair market tariff”. Less than

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BUHARI GOVERNMENT AND LOOMING AUSTERITY POLICIES

BUHARI GOVERNMENT AND LOOMING AUSTERITY POLICIES LAGOS DSM HOLDS AGGREGATE MEETING By DSM Reporters The Lagos State Chapter of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its aggregate meeting on Saturday, November 21, 2015. In declaring the meeting open Ayo Ademiluyi, who chaired the meeting, noted that the meeting was taking place at a period of dramatic events in the socio-economic

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CHANGE: THROUGH REFORM OR REVOLUTION?

CHANGE: THROUGH REFORM OR REVOLUTION? DSM National Meeting resolution on Nigeria, October 24-25, 2015 Politically, the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 28 presidential elections marks a new turning point for Nigeria. This political development together with the on-going economic crisis opens up an entirely new phase. Without doubt, the Buhari government

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JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC

JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC SPN DEMANDS LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unwarranted and parasitic jumbo allowance and salaries being collected by political office holders and appointees at all levels of government and tiers. These salaries and allowances are scandalously too high. For instance, the basic

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ALFRED ADEGOKE ARRESTED AND RELEASED BY DSS OVER OSUN PENSIONERS’ PROTEST

ALFRED ADEGOKE ARRESTED AND RELEASED BY DSS OVER OSUN PENSIONERS’ PROTEST Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), apparently at the instance of the Osun State Government, have arrested Comrade Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), and Osun State Coordinator of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). He was picked up at his office

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Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change

Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Statement Today May 29, 2015 is historic in Nigeria being the first time an elected opposition takes over the mantle of government. The high expectation among the large layers of the populace from the new government of Muhammadu Buhari is palpable. Many

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DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING By Wole Olubanji Engels Ayo Ademiluyi introducing the discussion on Nigeria – photo DSM The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held a National Committee (NC) meeting between April 18 and 19. The meeting is all the more crucial to the next stage of DSM intervention in the struggle of Nigerian working people for real change in

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SPN Condemns Granting of Life Pensions to Presidents and others

SPN Condemns Granting of Life Pensions to Presidents and others We call on Labour Movement to Mobilize for Mass Actions against this Robbery The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the recent passage into the constitutional amendment the granting of life pensions for Presidents, Vice President, Senate Presidents and House of Representatives Speakers by the National Assembly. We see this

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N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS

N10 REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF PETROL IS RIDICULOUS NLC and TUC Should Name Appropriate Price and Begin Mass Mobilisation for its Actualisation We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) view the recent N10 reduction in the price of petrol from N97 per liter to N87 as cynical and tokenist. We support the positions of the Nigeria Labour Congress

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The Massacre in Baga: Socialism or Barbarism

The Massacre in Baga: Socialism or Barbarism H.T Soweto The bloody 4-day massacre in Baga, Nigeria, is a chilling reminder that as gory as Nigeria’s security challenges may already be, there is actually no limit to how far things can degenerate. Initial accounts put the death toll at about 2,000 with 35,000 displaced. However, the Army has dismissed this figure

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Unpaid Workers’ Salaries:

Unpaid Workers’ Salaries: Labour Must Provide A Steadfast Leadership for Mass Resistance against Fresh Neo-liberal Economic Attacks We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to condemn the widespread non-payment of workers’ salaries by state governments and the Federal Government. We view the fact that about 11 state governments

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Local Government Autonomy Cannot Automatically Guarantee Developments

Local Government Autonomy Cannot Automatically Guarantee Developments The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We however warn that the autonomy will not automatically engender development at the grassroots level. We hold that the fundamental cause of failure of governance at all levels is the anti-poor and pro-rich policies embraced by self-serving

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SPN’s Action against INEC at Federal High Court Abuja

SPN’s Action against INEC at Federal High Court Abuja REGISTER SPN NOW The matter the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has filed to challenge its non-registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) comes up on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at the Federal High Court Abuja at Court 5. The Suit No is FCH/ABJ/CS/630/2014. We are praying the court to