Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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A RADICAL PROGRAMME TO TACKLE THE CRISIS IN THE OIL SECTOR

A RADICAL PROGRAMME TO TACKLE THE CRISIS IN THE OIL SECTOR The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) urgently proposes the following steps as emergency measures to tackle the crisis in the oil sector, restore products availability, reverse pump price to official price, clean up the oil industry and take the oil wealth from oil cartels and crooks and return it to

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ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION HAS FAILED

ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION HAS FAILED For Return of Power Sector to Public Ownership under Democratic Control By Peluola Adewale On October 25, 2010, electricity workers and activists under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Joint Action Front (JAF) embarked on protest march from Yaba to Marina in Lagos to mobilise mass opposition to the then planned

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Worsening Electricity Supply Sparks Protest In Many Communities

Worsening Electricity Supply Sparks Protest In Many Communities By Chinedu Bosah The worsening of electricity supply and monumental exploitation of consumers since the privatization of the power sector has triggered protests in many communities in the last 4 months across the country especially in Lagos. In May the electricity generation went down to an all-time low of 1300MW for a

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DEEPENING CRISIS IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT:

DEEPENING CRISIS IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT: Need To Rebuild the Movement as a Fighting and United Platform for the Working Masses By Chinedu Bosah The rival May Day rallies this year were an illustration that, for the first time in decades, the trade union movement is formally split. Many workers wanting a united Labour response to the country’s deepening

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BOKO HARAM: Can Moving Military Command Center to Maiduguri End the Insurgency?

BOKO HARAM: Can Moving Military Command Center to Maiduguri End the Insurgency? By H.T. Soweto At his inauguration on May 29, President Buhari declared to an expectant Nation that he would move the military command to Maiduguri and it shall remain there until Boko Haram is “completely subdued”. This is because “victory cannot be achieved by basing the command and

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PERENNIAL FUEL SHORTAGES:

PERENNIAL FUEL SHORTAGES: Need for Public Ownership of Oil Industry By H.T. Soweto For weeks in April and May 2015, a drought of fuel has hit Nigeria, ironically Africa’s top economy and largest crude oil producer. Queues have returned to petrol stations. Transport costs are rising. Where fuel is available, it goes for as much as N150 per litre and

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Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries:

Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries: Aregbesola Government Excuses Are Ridiculous and Untenable The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter has been drawn to a statement credited to the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, as reported by the Punch and Guardian newspapers, during the inauguration of the new State Assembly that the reason

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Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change

Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Statement Today May 29, 2015 is historic in Nigeria being the first time an elected opposition takes over the mantle of government. The high expectation among the large layers of the populace from the new government of Muhammadu Buhari is palpable. Many

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UNPAID SALARIES: TIME FOR A COORDINATED MASS WORKERS FIGHTBACK

UNPAID SALARIES: TIME FOR A COORDINATED MASS WORKERS FIGHTBACK NLC and TUC Must Declare a 24-Hour Warning National Strike as the Next Step We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the national leadership of the two trade union centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) (of both the two factions) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to immediately call