Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE AGAINST CRAZY BILLING AND PLANNED ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE AGAINST CRAZY BILLING AND PLANNED ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE By M.A. Shoyombo The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE) – formed by Socialists and community activists – is opposed to any arrangement that will lead to increase in electricity tariff in order to accommodate the greedy interest of the power sector companies that have woefully failed in

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3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: Which Way Nigeria?

Socialist Democracy June-July 2018 Edition 3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: Which Way Nigeria? (Extract of the resolutions reached at 22nd DSM Congress held on 14 -15 April, 2018) Perhaps more than any written texts could have done, the events of the past three years in Nigeria have in immeasurable ways confirmed the teachings of Marxism. In 2015, driven by

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MINIMUM WAGE

MINIMUM WAGE For a 24hr Warning General Strike and Nationwide Mass Protests Now Only Mass Actions Can Win Demand and Implementation By Peluola Adewale President Muhammad Buhari’s Government has created an impression that it is willing to increase the minimum wage. But it is clear that, just as Jonathan did in 2011, the main reason for this seeming disposition is

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OYO COUNCIL POLL: A Show of Shame and Staged-Managed Electoral Fraud

OYO COUNCIL POLL: A Show of Shame and Staged-Managed Electoral Fraud Lesson for SPN and Tasks Ahead By Abbey Trotsky On the 12th May, 2018, the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC conducted elections into 33 local government areas, LGA, and 35 local council development areas, LCDA, in the state. According to the result of this election declared by OYSIEC

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AREGBESOLA GOVERNMENT’S 8-YEAR ADMINISTRATION IN OSUN STATE: A Short Review

AREGBESOLA GOVERNMENT’S 8-YEAR ADMINISTRATION IN OSUN STATE: A Short Review By Kola Ibrahim By November 26, 2018, the two terms totalling 8 years of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola will come to an end. In preparation for this, gubernatorial election is to hold, according to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on September 22, 2018. Various candidates in political parties, including major bourgeois

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LABOUR STRUGGLES – HEALTH WORKERS ON STRIKE

LABOUR STRUGGLES – HEALTH WORKERS ON STRIKE Dangote and Dock Workers Still in Court BUA Workers Agitating Over Sack of Leaders and Unfair Labour Practices By Chinedu Bosah Health workers in Nigeria except doctors have embarked on strike since April 17, 2018 over improvement of welfare and working conditions but the capitalist APC-led Buhari government just like the previous government

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THE FAILURE OF VISIONSCAPE AND PSP:

THE FAILURE OF VISIONSCAPE AND PSP: LG Should Manage Refuse Disposal as Mandated by the 1999 Constitution Visionscape Should End Victimization of Workers and Improve Working Conditions By Chinedu Bosah The Lagos State Government has contracted Visionscape Sanitation Solutions to manage refuse disposal of residential houses and others thereby sacking the Private Sector Participation (PSP) Operators. Refuse management has gone

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2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE SEARCH FOR A GENUINE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE SEARCH FOR A GENUINE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE By H.T. Soweto At the moment, all genuine change-seeking elements agree that unless a viable political alternative is presented, any faction of the decadent capitalist ruling elite that wins the 2019 presidential elections will spell further doom for the already traumatized working and toiling masses. This is predicated on

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GAZA PROTEST MASSACRE: For Mass Struggle to Lift the Siege!

GAZA PROTEST MASSACRE: For Mass Struggle to Lift the Siege! By Secretariat of Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel/Palestine) While in Jerusalem a messianic inauguration ceremony was held at American embassy, in the Gaza Strip the day of the embassy’s transfer was the deadliest day since the war in 2014. The Netanyahu government, hand-in-hand with a despicable incitement campaign, sent

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2018 BUDGET DEEPENS UNDERFUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

2018 BUDGET DEEPENS UNDERFUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION For a United Struggle of Students and Workers to Demand Better Funding of Education By Wole Olabanji, ERC National Mobilisation Officer The National Assembly has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday, 16th May 2018. The budget failed to take into cognizance the problems of fee hikes, accommodation crisis and moribund teaching facilities

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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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LASU: RECALL DR. ISAAC OYEWUMI AND DR. ADEBOWALE ADEYEMI-SUENU

LASU: RECALL DR. ISAAC OYEWUMI AND DR. ADEBOWALE ADEYEMI-SUENU For An Independent Public Panel of Enquiry By H.T. Soweto, National Cordinator, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) demands the immediate and unconditional recall of Dr. Isaac Oyewumi and Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu (respectively Chairman and Vice Chairman of ASUU LASU) by the authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU). Dr. Oyewumi

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LASU: No to Harassment of Students by Campus Marshals for Indecent Dressing

LASU: No to Harassment of Students by Campus Marshals for Indecent Dressing For a Students Congress Now! By IBS Duroorike Coordinator, ERC LASU It is no news that Lagos State University (LASU) is one of the most militarized campuses anywhere in Nigeria with fully armed Campus marshals patrolling round the campus, extorting and harassing students with impunity under the pretext

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ACE ERC Holds Public Symposium

ACE ERC Holds Public Symposium By Omole Ibukun, ERC National Secretary The Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo, chapter of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) had its political symposium and internal seminar to mark the international Women’s Day on Saturday 10 March 2018 at the Tinubu Block on the campus. The Symposium which was themed “Perennial fuel scarcity in Nigeria

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REJECT PLANS TO HIKE FEES IN AAUA

REJECT PLANS TO HIKE FEES IN AAUA Prepare for a Fightback By Dammy Owot, Coordinator, ERC Ondo State Chapter) Comment made by the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State that tuition fees being paid by students in the state-owned tertiary institutions is not enough to buy a pair of shoes has led to outrage on social media.

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Post-Election Anti-poor Attacks Inevitable Whichever of the Pro-rich Parties Win

Socialist Democracy April-May 2018 Edition 2019 GENERAL ELECTION Post-Election Anti-poor Attacks Inevitable Whichever of the Pro-rich Parties Win Join in building SPN By Abbey Trotsky The build up to the 2019 elections has begun with furious infighting amongst the ruling elite. Rivals are fighting and manoeuvring to gain personal advantage and to try to contain the growing popular disappointment with

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FCA IBADAN: Not Yet Hurrah Despite the Commencement of Regular Academic and Administrative Activitie

FCA IBADAN: Not Yet Hurrah Despite the Commencement of Regular Academic and Administrative Activities in the College By Caleb O. Caleb, ERC FCA Branch Secretary The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Moor plantation branch, welcomes the entire students and workers in the Federal College of Agriculture, FCA, Ibadan back on campus for a full commencement of both the academic and administrative

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MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Win N56,000 Minimum Wage and its implementation

MINIMUM WAGE: Only Mass Struggle Can Win N56,000 Minimum Wage and its implementation By Chinedu Bosah The present N18, 000 minimum wage is nothing compared to the present economic reality. More so when the wage structure is statutorily long overdue for review considering the fact that the present N18, 000 minimum wage that came into being in 2011 with an

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SPN IS NOW REGISTERED: Hope Of A Better Nation Beacons

SPN IS NOW REGISTERED: Hope Of A Better Nation Beacons By Adaramoye Michael Lenin Many Nigerians have come to the inevitable realization that the pro-capitalist parties have nothing to offer the present and future other than doom. These were the same persons deceived few years ago into supporting the APC change mantra. If there is any lesson that can be

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NIGERIA’S ECONOMY: Is The Worst behind Us Yet?

NIGERIA’S ECONOMY: Is The Worst behind Us Yet? By Peluola Adewale It was a chest-thumping President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 27 NEC meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) boasting that his government has “slowly and steadily managed to stabilize the country and redirect the ship of the state”. To justify this claim, he gleefully listed what he considered