Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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GOOD NIGHT OUR SANGO, THE ULTIMATE REVOLUTIONARY

Segun Sango (born Segun Aderemi) wrote his own epitaph. He dreamt the working class socialist revolution; he spoke and worked for it; and he lived an exemplary life of a true revolutionist. By Lanre Arogundade Both in theory and praxis, he was a Nigerian version of truly dedicated world-class revolutionaries who built cadres across generations. A man of steel, he

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Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria Limited: ALL THE ARRESTED CASUAL WORKERS RELEASED!

CDWR appreciates NLC, Lawyers and all well-meaning Nigerians for prompt interventions The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter, brings to the knowledge of the general public that all the arrested casual workers of Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria limited, Ibadan, have been released from the Oyo State Operation Burst detention. This was following the intervention of Barrister Ola

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2023 Elections: An Urgent Necessity for Pro-Working People Political Alternative

Only alternative based on a socialist progamme can rescue Nigeria and reconstruct its economy in the interest of workers and the masses The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has recently announced February 18, 2023 as the tentative date the next general election is scheduled to hold across the country. If held, it will be the seventh since the country returned

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NLC Ogun State Organises Protest over Bad Road in Sango-Ota

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ogun state on Wednesday, October 27, organised a protest over the deplorable condition of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Sango-Ota. The NLC Lagos was also there in solidarity. Seven comrades of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers Right (CDWR) participated in the protest. The highlight of the protest was the enthusiastic

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YRC CONDEMNS UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON PROTESTERS AND JOURNALISTS AT LEKKI TOLL GATE BY THE POLICE

We Demand immediate release of all those arrested! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the brutal and unprovoked attack by the police on peaceful protesters and journalists at Lekki toll gate today, Wednesday October 20, 2021. There are reports of arrests, assault on journalists and seizure of their equipment as well as shooting at peaceful protesters. Peaceful protest is a

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OAU Students Hold July 10 Remembrance Symposium

DSM Members Participate, Win Contacts for Rebuilding of the Branch Five members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) took part in the 22nd commemoration of the July 10, 1999, murder of five OAU students by sponsored cultists. We circulated hundreds of leaflets and run a paper stall at the event. Our paper got the attention of many, we sold 10

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Nationwide Protest Held on June 12 ‘Democracy Day’ against Insecurity and Bad Economy

On Saturday June 12 a nationwide protest was held over insecurity economic hardship and anti-poor policies of Muhammadu Buhari government. President Buhari had in 2018 changed the so-called ‘Democracy Day’ from May 29 to June 12 ostensibly in honour of late MKO Abiola who won the presidential election in 1993, which was then annulled by the military, and the struggle

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ELDORADO WORKERS ARE OWED 7 MONTHS’ SALARY AND 3 YEARS PENSION AMIDST OTHER ENTITLEMENTS

ARMED POLICE BREAK THE PICKET BUT WORKERS ARE UNDAUNTED CDWR SUPPORTS ELDORADO WORKERS’ STRUGGLE AND WE DEMAND PAYMENT OF WORKERS ENTITLEMENTS WITHOUT DELAY The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the anti-labour activities of the management of Eldorado Nig Ltd, based in the Lagos district of Ikeja, including the refusal to pay workers backlog of salaries and other

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ELECTRICITY BILLS HIT ROOFTOP AS CONSEQUENCE OF THE TARIFF HIKE

LABOUR LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT UNDERMINES THE INTEREST OF WORKING MASSES CARE CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF THE HIKED TARIFF AND AN END TO ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION COALITION FOR AFFORDABLE AND REGULAR ELECTRICITY (CARE) Statement November 17, 2020 As a fallout of the over 100% electricity tariff hike that took effect from September 1, 2020, bills afterwards have become so high, some

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CARNAGE AS BUHARI’S MILITARY AND POLICE SHOOT AND KILL UNARMED PEACEFUL PROTESTERS

BUHARI AND SANWO-OLU MUST RESIGN SPN CALLS ON RANK AND FILE MILITARY AND POLICE NOT TO SHOOT PROTESTERS SPN CALLS FOR A MORE ORGANIZED MASS ACTION TO CHALLENGE FOR POWER The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal repression on peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers and police acting on the instructions of the Buhari regime and the ruling All

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Protests Begin against Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff

A storm is gathering over the intensification of capitalist attacks unleashed on the working masses and the poor by the Buhari government. The masses are poised to fight back if provided a platform. This is what has been revealed by a few pockets of struggles and activities that have already been held against fuel price hike and electricity tariff, some

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30,000 MINIMUM WAGE

Labour Must Insist on its Implementation and Prompt Payment Across States Without Retrenchment! Several months after Buhari/APC led government was compelled through various agitations and street protests, including a threat of strike action by Nigeria workers, to finally approve the implementation of the long overdue new minimum of N30,000, many state governments are yet to make concrete commitments over the

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OSUN STATE UNDER OYETOLA/APC RULE: HOW WORKING PEOPLE AND POOR ARE BEING SHORTCHANGED AND EXPLOITED

By Alfred Adegoke, Coordinator, DSM Osun State By 27th November 2020, Governor Gboyega Oyetola/APC led Government in Osun State will be two years in office. No one needs a soothsayer to know that there is nothing significant to show for it in terms of human and physical development of the state, yet the government is eager to score itself high in

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LAGOS STATE SPN KNOCKS SANWO-OLU OVER LAGOS DOCTORS’ STRIKE UNDER RISING COVID-19 CASES

CALLS GOVERNMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STRIKING DOCTORS Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has knocked the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government over the planned doctors’ strike, which is set to commence on Monday, 13th of July, 2020. The party expresses solidarity with the Medical Guild, the affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA),

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THE LIE AND LIES OF CAPITALIST ELECTIONS: EDO STATE EXAMPLE!

Neither Obaseki nor Ize-Iyamu can make Edo State work for the workers and poor masses ONLY A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ARMED WITH SOCIALIST PROGRAMME CAN GUARANTEE BETTER WORKING AND LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ALL By Eko John Nicholas, DSM National Committee member In an almost breath-taking public display of cynical opportunism the main protagonists in the Edo state governorship election

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THE FAILURE OF THE BUHARI-LED GOVERNMENT AND HOW TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER NIGERIA

DSM AJEROMI-IFELODUN, LAGOS, HOLDS A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM By Moshood Oshunfurewa, DSM Ajegunle Branch In spite of the heavy economic and societal burden placed on the Nigerian masses and the working people by the failure of the corrupt capitalist government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-four (24) Ajegunle residents, including comrades of the DSM, participated in a public

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Akele: Tribute to a courageous working class fighter

By Lanre Arogundade With Ayodele Akele’s remains committed to mother earth today in his hometown of Akungba, Ondo State, it is worth reiterating that he has earned his place in the hall of fame of genuine working class fighters. Comrades who worked with him at different periods of his leadership of the National Union of Public Corporation Employees in Lagos

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GX FOOD LIMITED: Workers remain resolute and steadfast amidst intimidation by management

Appeal for more international and national solidarity By Abbey Trotsky GX Foods workers approached the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) branch in Oyo State to intervene in the attacks on their working conditions in April 2020. Since then, CDWR comrades in solidarity have played major roles in the struggle. GX Foods Limited, Ibadan, is allegedly owned by Senator

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Lagos SPN Condemns the Spending of N80 Million on Lagos Lawmakers Wives’ Dubai ‘Training’ Trip

The recent revelation that the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa spent N80 million on a Dubai ‘training’ trip for 20 wives of Lagos lawmakers is highly condemnable. This is just one amongst the many profligate public expenditures by the Lagos State House of Assembly. Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees this

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SPN CONDEMNS KILLINGS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND TINA EZEKWE

SPN SUPPORTS THE MASS PROTEST IN US AND ACROSS THE WORLD SPN DEMANDS AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY, RACIAL VIOLENCE AND ALL FORMS OF OPPRESSION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by Minneapolis Police officers on May 25, 2020, after he was arrested for allegedly buying cigarettes with a