Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE MASSES CANNOT BEAR THIS SUFFERING ANYMORE!

Organize and Mobilize for Mass Actions Now! We Call on NLC and TUC to Urgently Declare a 48-Hour General Strike Ordinarily, Nigerians are no strangers to suffering. But if the truth must be told, the kind of suffering and misery being experienced by the mass of Nigerians over the past few months is second to none. The bitter truth is

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RESIST ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKES AND POOR SUPPLY

Public Ownership of Power Sector Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out By Chinedu Bosah The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed disclosed on Thursday, March 10, 2022, that the federal government had quietly removed subsidy on electricity tariff. The implication of this policy is that working people and the poor masses will be forced to pay

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NIGERIA’S ECONOMY IN TROUBLED WATERS

Working People Must Resist Capitalist Attacks and Fight for Socialist Alternative By Peluola Adewale In February the National Bureau of Statistics announced that Nigeria’s economy grew in 2021 by 3.4%, which is the strongest since 2014 and faster than the forecasts by the Central Bank as well as the IMF and World Bank. For an economy that contracted by 1.92%

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SPN REJECTS PLANNED HIKE IN FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF

CALLS ON LABOUR TO BEGIN MASS MOBILISATION TO DEFEAT NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) rejects the planned fuel price hike by the Buhari-led federal government. The planned fuel price hike is based on advice by the World Bank which in its latest Nigeria Development Update (NDU) titled “Time for Business Unusual” asked Nigeria to remove fuel subsidy.

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Environmental Crisis in Nigeria: Capitalist Rule Incapable of Lasting Solutions

President Muhammadu Buhari may join other world leaders in their cosy conference room during the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) between 31 October and 12 November 2021 in Scotland’s Glasgow. He may likely add his voice on the need for governments globally to protect the environment by embarking on activities that would mitigate the catastrophic impacts of

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Buhari’s 2022 Budget: Not a Way-out from the Worsening Economic Crisis

Working People must prepare for Resistance against more Capitalist Attacks President Muhammadu Buhari on October 7 2021 presented the proposed budget for the year 2022 to the National Assembly. The N16.4 trillion plan is tagged the Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability. No doubt, there will be growth even though anaemic and sluggish. However, what will be sustained, if they

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Pandora Papers Shine Light on Nigeria’s “Fantastically Corrupt” Elite

Premium Times along with a few other media organizations in Nigeria have been publishing daily exposures of the revelations they unearthed alongside 600 journalists from 150 news organizations around the world in a global investigation into the “offshore hideaways of some of the world’s most powerful personalities”. The project, known as Pandora Papers, is facilitated by the International Consortium of

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TIME FOR A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST TO TACKLE RISING COST OF LIVING AND UNEMPLOYMENT!

FOR THE BUILDING OF A MASS WORKERS POLITICAL PARTY BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES TO KICK OUT THE APC, PDP AND ALL CAPITALIST PARTIES! Aside the daily orgy of violence, abductions and killings in Nigeria, one other fact of everyday life is the rising cost of living and its attendant consequences on the already impoverished working people. Living conditions, for big

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SPN CONDEMNS PRESIDENT BUHARI’S CIVIL WAR STATEMENT

We call for a democratically-convened Sovereign National Conference of the working people, ethnic nationalities, etc. to address Nigeria’s socio-economic, political, security and nationality crises. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in absolute terms the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari where he threatened Nigerians, and especially the south-easterners, with the state violence reminiscent of the Nigerian civil war era. The

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Six Years of Economic Dislocation and Capitalist Attacks under Buhari Administration

May 29th 2021 marked six years of uninspiring rule of the Buhari/APC government. A government that emerged from the quest of Nigerians to end corruption, insecurity and poverty has become so cancerous to the very existence of Nigeria and Nigerians. For every item for which Buhari was elected, indices have gone southwards. Without mincing words, given the opportunity today, majority

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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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RECESSION OVER BUT ECONOMIC CRISIS AND POVERTY CONTINUE

Working Masses Must Resist Capitalist Attacks and Fight for Socialist Alternative Officially Nigeria has exited recession with an anaemic 0.11 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2020. This was announced by the National Bureau of Statistics in February 2021. The economy had slipped into its second recession in four years in the third quarter of 2020 following the contraction

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NIGERIA: COVID-19, REPRESSION, RECESSION AND REVOLT

NIGERIA: COVID-19, REPRESSION, RECESSION AND REVOLT A year of turning points (Document agreed by the DSM National Committee Dec 12 – 13, 2020) No doubt, 2020 has been an extremely eventful and unusual year in Nigeria and worldwide. The year started with the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic which led to about 5-months lockdown during which hundreds of thousands nearly