Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE BAN ON TWITTER BY THE BUHARI-LED REGIME FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS MUST BE RESPECTED

CALL A 24 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE TO KICK START CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND LIVING STANDARDS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns in strong terms the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by Muhammadu Buhari-led regime. We also condemn the government’s order to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter after the ban. The action undermines free

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#TWITTERBAN: YRC CONDEMNS THE SUSPENSION OF TWITTER; IT IS AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS.

FOR IMMEDIATE PROTESTS TO DEMAND REVERSAL OF THE SUSPENSION, RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL DETAINEES, REJECTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA BILL AND OTHER MEASURES AIMED AT CURTAILING CIVIL LIBERTIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the recent suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. This declaration of suspension is dictatorial and a direct attack on the democratic rights of Nigerians to freely express

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SPN condemns the shooting of Sowore, attack on Abuja protesters and demands immediate arrest and prosecution of ACP Hyelhira Altine Daniel

We reiterate a call on NLC and TUC to declare a 24-hour strike on insecurity and socio-economic crisis The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the attack on protesters in Abuja on Monday 31st May 2021 by members of the Nigeria Police Force, led by one notorious ACP Hyelhira Daniel. This protest, which was called by The People’s Alternative

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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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NIGERIA ON THE BRINK: Neither a declaration of State of Emergency nor Military Coup will halt descent into chaos

*Only the Independent Initiative of the Working Class can tackle insecurity and Prevent Looming Disaster As insecurity, violence, attacks on security formations and personnel, Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, abductions and killings increases on a daily basis, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly believes that no other force exists in Nigeria today outside of the working class that can provide a

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NIGERIA ON THE BRINK: INSECURITY, INFLATION, POVERTY AND A GOVERNMENT WITH NO ANSWERS

ONLY THE COMING TO POWER OF A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES CAN SAVE IT WE CONDEMN NBC’S THREAT OF SANCTION AGAINST CHANNELS TELEVISION AS AN ATTACK ON PRESS FREEDOM. SPN CALLS ON THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A SERIOUSLY PREPARED ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS RALLIES TO PROTEST PRESIDENT BUHARI GOVERNMENT’S ABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY

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OYO: APPROVAL OF N299 MILLION FOR PRINTING BALLOT PAPERS IS MEANS OF ENRICHING ACOLYTES WITH PUBLIC FUNDS

SPN faults the direct involvement of the Engr Seyi Makinde/PDP-led government in the printing of ballot papers and holds that a transparent, free and fair Local Government election can only be guaranteed by an OYSIEC (Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission) constituted by elected representatives of trade union organizations, professional bodies and political parties. The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MEDICAL TRIP IN THE FACE OF ABJECT STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTHCARE AND IMMINENT NATIONWIDE DOCTORS’ STRIKE IS INSENSITIVE AND VEXATIOUS

SPN calls for peaceful mass protest in solidarity with doctors’ strike and to demand improved funding of healthcare The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers President Buhari’s trip to London on Tuesday 30th March 2021 for a “routine medical checkup” as insensitive, vexatious and an insult to Nigerians especially the working and poor people who have no choice but to

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Buhari, APC & PDP Have Failed

TIME FOR A MASS WORKING PEOPLE’S ALTERNATIVE POLITICAL PARTY NOW The past six years under rule of the All Progressive Congress (APC), plus that of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other capitalist parties in the states they control, have brought nothing but a harvest of misery. The hope and expectation hinged on the coming to power of the APC

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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

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A month of turmoil shakes Buhari regime

End the rotten capitalist system Nigeria has passed through nearly a month of turmoil. Video footage of the hated SARS police unit killing a man and driving off in his car was the spark for mass protests. Years of frustration, disappointment, poverty and anger exploded into a mighty mass movement fundamentally undermining the regime of Buhari. It put into question

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#END SARS IS NOT ENOUGH. BUHARI MUST GO!

NO TO PDP, APC OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT OF LOOTERS FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT COMPOSED BY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE OPPRESSED MASSES TO FIX NIGERIA We Call On Rank and File Members of the Army, Police and Other Security Forces not to Fire on Peaceful Protesters. Join the Movement against the Murderous Anti-poor Regime which also Oppresses,

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH IS UNINSPIRING AND INSULTING

SPN ADVOCATES A WORKING PEOPLES’ GOVERNMENT ON A SOCIALIST PROGRAMME President Buhari’s Independence Day speech did not come as a surprise to us considering the fact that it is a neocolonial capitalist government, with the usual lack of planned economic projections capable of taking Nigeria out of the woods. The speech was rather uninspiring and insulting to the sensibilities of

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Still crawling at 60: Capitalism has failed Nigeria

It is 60 years today since Nigeria got its flag independence from Britain during the decolonisation process of Africa. Faced with increasing demands for independence throughout its African colonies British imperialism moved to hand over the reins of power in Nigeria to the local elite, rather than risk its rule being challenged by a radical liberation movement. By Peluola Adewale