Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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NIGERIA’S RISING DEBT BURDEN

NIGERIA’S RISING DEBT BURDEN By Eko John Nicholas The recent $1.5bn loan collected by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation from both local and foreign banks, has again underscored the nation’s penchant for borrowing. The NNPC, an agency of the Federal Government under the Ministry of Petroleum, is saddled with the responsibility of managing the nation’s stupendous oil wealth. However, over

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Mobile Phones For Rural Farmers Not a Priority

Mobile Phones For Rural Farmers Not a Priority By Adeola Soetan The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recently came with a proposal to give mobile phones to ten million rural farmers. Depending on the choice of the Agric officials, the cost is put between forty to sixty billion naira only! As reported in the media, the permanent secretary

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MINIMUM WAGE: General Strike is Overripe!

MINIMUM WAGE: General Strike is Overripe! For 48-Hour General Strike and Mass Protest * For a Fighting Trade Union Leadership By Peluola Adewale Two years after it has become a law the national minimum wage has been brazenly disobeyed by most state governors. Specifically, the new minimum wage was signed into law on March 25, 2011, a few days to

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VICTORY OF NIGERIA IN THE AFCON CHAMPIONSHIP: FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS STILL REMAIN

VICTORY OF NIGERIA IN THE AFCON CHAMPIONSHIP: FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS STILL REMAIN The victory of Nigeria at the 2013 All Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Championship in South Africa is one the veritable evidences that nothing is wrong with Nigerian personality. Globally, Nigerians have excelled in many fields of endeavor in the face of monumental failure of the thieving capitalist ruling

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OSUN STATE: Widespread Anger among Workers over N18, 000 Minimum Wage

OSUN STATE: Widespread Anger among Workers over N18, 000 Minimum Wage No more Dilly-Dallying, For Strike Actions Now! By Oladele Omokunle DSM Osogbo Since January Osun State workers have been holding rallies as part of activities to demand the implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage. The rallies are held at Fakunle High School Osogbo every Thursday. Members of the DSM

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VICTORY OF NIGERIA IN THE AFCON CHAMPIONSHIP:

VICTORY OF NIGERIA IN THE AFCON CHAMPIONSHIP: FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS STILL REMAIN The victory of Nigeria at the 2013 All Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Championship in South Africa is one the veritable evidences that nothing is wrong with Nigerian personality. Globally, Nigerians have excelled in many fields of endeavour in the face of monumental failure of the thieving capitalist ruling

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2013 BUDGET: President Jonathan and National Assembly Remain United against the Poor

2013 BUDGET: President Jonathan and National Assembly Remain United against the Poor By Peluola Adewale Going through Nigeria budget every year gives one a strong feeling of déjŕ vu. Apart from difference in figures the budgets since the return of civil rule are in all fundamentals the same. They are essentially anti-poor. But there is a little twist this year.

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CAPITALIST BAILOUTS: Can They Reboot Nigeria’s Ailing Economy?

CAPITALIST BAILOUTS: Can They Reboot Nigeria’s Ailing Economy? By Kola Ibrahim For a country where virtually all facets of the economy are comatose, the idea of bailing out some sectors may sound innocuous on the surface but beneath this is a grand design by the capitalist politicians and their big business partners who severally and unapologetically debased the economy to

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AILING LAGBUS TRANSPORT SCHEME: The Failure of Public Private Partnership (PPP)

AILING LAGBUS TRANSPORT SCHEME: The Failure of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Reinstate Comrade Samuel Olowokere Now! By Chinedu Bosah For keen watchers of LAGBUS transport scheme, it is glaring that the transportation scheme is fast collapsing despite huge resources committed to it. The scheme was set up by the Lagos State Government with investment of public funds, landed properties etc.,

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Oyo State: Buildings Demolished Without Provision of Alternative or Compensation

Oyo State: Buildings Demolished Without Provision of Alternative or Compensation By Abbey Trotsky In the last 6 months, the Oyo State government has demolished thousands of buildings used for different purposes like churches, houses, mosques and shops mainly in areas like Dugbe, Eleyele, Sango, Challenge, Samonda, and Iwo-road among others all in Ibadan. This exercise has rendered thousands of working

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OKADA RIDERS UNDER SIEGE:

OKADA RIDERS UNDER SIEGE: End The Ban; End The Brutality! For Continuation of Mass Action! By Chinedu Bosah About 3,000 protesters including the operators of commercial motorcycle, popularly called okada riders and members of left organizations affiliated to the Joint Action Front (JAF) marched in Lagos on Monday December 10 and Wednesday December 19, 2013 against the Schedule 2 of

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East-West Road: Another Failure of Corrupt Capitalist Government

East-West Road: Another Failure of Corrupt Capitalist Government For a Day of Mass Protest for Completion of the Road! By Ayo Ademiluyi Nothing perhaps depicts the total failure of the local capitalist ruling elite to solve the simplest tasks facing the Niger Delta than the terrible state of the East-West Road and the recent saga that broke out between two

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TEACHERS SPECIAL ALLOWANCE: NUT Must Declare Strike and Mass Protest for Implementation

TEACHERS SPECIAL ALLOWANCE: NUT Must Declare Strike and Mass Protest for Implementation By Victor Osakwe Following the introduction of the new national minimum wage in 2012 after a long delay, many state governors deliberately removed the Teachers Special Allowance (TSA) which teachers had been hitherto enjoined. The TSA which is 27.5 percent of the basic salary was won by the

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2015: NLC’S MISSION TO RE-CLAIM LABOUR PARTY

2015: NLC’S MISSION TO RE-CLAIM LABOUR PARTY Nigeria’s Incurable Socio-political Crisis Requires an Urgent Working Class Socio-political Alternative t is debatable whether currently there is any other country in the whole world afflicted with a greater socio-political crisis more than Nigeria. Potentially, Nigeria should be a success story. With a huge population of about 180 million, two-thirds of whom are

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Nigeria’s General Strike/Mass Protest against Fuel Price Hike

Nigeria’s General Strike/Mass Protest against Fuel Price Hike VITAL LESSONS FOR THE WORKING CLASS AND YOUTH (This article first published on 17 April 2012 is republished below, in an edited form, to mark the one year anniversary of the January uprising) By H T Soweto For 6 days running in January 2012, Nigeria was in the throes of a general

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SYRIA: For United Action of Workers and Youths Needed To Oust Assad

SYRIA: For United Action of Workers and Youths Needed To Oust Assad By Aj Dagga Tolar As we approach the second year of the revolt against the Bashar al-Assad, there can be no better pact with the devil for an anniversary gift than the call of Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, of the so call Syrian National Coalition (SNC)

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OAU: STRUGGLE FOR RESTORATION OF STUDENTS’ UNION CONTINUES

OAU: STRUGGLE FOR RESTORATION OF STUDENTS’ UNION CONTINUES By Wole Olubanji DSM OAU Branch Arising from the boycott of lectures by mass of students on December 5, 2012, the struggle for the restoration of banned Students Union at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) won a concession. This came in the form of a Students Transition Committee (STC) set up by

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CLOSURE OF AJEGUNLE MARKETS: Another Attack on the Poor

CLOSURE OF AJEGUNLE MARKETS: Another Attack on the Poor By Fidel Davynovic Due to the economic crisis that is confronting the poor masses, millions of youths, adults and even aged have to begin to scratch a living in the petty trading to keep life going as an alternative to resolve some immediate needs. But this survival activities being undertaken by

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Aregbesola Government’s Education Reforms: Socialist Alternative to Piece-meal Reforms

Osun State: Aregbesola Government’s Education Reforms: Socialist Alternative to Piece-meal Reforms By Kola Ibrahim The recent protest by the students of the famous Fakunle Comprehensive High School (FCHS), Osogbo, Osun State, against the planned (now suspended) demolition of their school by the state government has again brought to the fore the unorganized and ill-motivated education reform of the Aregbesola ACN

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PENSION SCAM SCANDAL:

PENSION SCAM SCANDAL: THE WORKING MASSES MUST FIGHT AND PROFER A POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALIST LOOTING Segun Sango Protem National Chairperson Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) In the midst of abundant human and natural resources, the vast majority of Nigeria’s working masses and the poor perpetually live in abject poverty. The primary reason for this embarrassing state of absurdity is