Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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COURT NULLIFIES TARIFF HIKE

COURT NULLIFIES TARIFF HIKE Time to Consolidate the Mass Struggle for Reversal of Power Privatisation and End “Crazy” Billing Justice Idris Muhammed of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has nullified the exploitative electricity tariff hike in a landmark judgment delivered on July 13, 2016; variously describing the tariff hike as reckless, criminal, illegal and irresponsible. This judgment is a victory

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CDWR CONDEMNS ATTACK ON STREET TRADERS

CDWR CONDEMNS ATTACK ON STREET TRADERS No to Ban on Street Trading in Lagos The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns in strong terms the decision by the Akinwumi Ambode-led APC government of Lagos state to ban and criminalize street trading and its patronage. This decision also negates the rights to life and dignity of the mass of

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Oyo Strike:

Oyo Strike: Socialist Democracy Special Edition July 2016 WORKERS ON INDEFINITE STRIKE OVER UNPAID WAGES Workers Insist on “No Pay No Work” Workers and students hold mass protests against school privatization By CWI Reporters The fall in international oil prices has triggered a massive crisis in Nigeria, one of the world’s major oil producers, dependent on oil income and, with

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Time for a 24-hour General Strike and Mass Protest

Time for a 24-hour General Strike and Mass Protest In solidarity with workers and pensioners in over 27 states who are being owed backlog of salaries and pensions For an increase in the national minimum wage in line with inflation rate By DSM NEC The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union

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OYO WORKERS AND PENSIONERS

OYO WORKERS AND PENSIONERS Be Steadfast, Victory is Possible!! We say no to School Privatisation By Abiodun Bamgboye (Abbey Trotsky) The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, strongly supports the strike and struggle of workers and retirees in Oyo State over non-payment of salary and pension arrears. The workers are owed salaries for six months while retirees have

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Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies

Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, is greatly worried and concerned by the worsening dimension of the religious crisis in Osun State which is compounding the woes of the already crisis-ridden education sector. It is no exaggeration to say that a state of religious anarchy currently

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THE RETURN OF MILITANCY IN THE NIGER DELTA

THE RETURN OF MILITANCY IN THE NIGER DELTA NIGER DELTA AVENGERS ATTACK OIL INFRASTRUCTURE AS GOVERNMENT MILITARISES COMMUNITIES By Chinedu Bosah Militancy has staged a dramatic comeback in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. Between 2008 and 2009, it was the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), now the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) seems to have stunned everyone by blowing

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Socialist Democracy General Strike Special Edition May 2016

Socialist Democracy General Strike Special Edition May 2016 FUEL PRICE HIKE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF Enough of Suffering and Smiling Fight until Total Reversal Buhari/APC Change is anti-poor Change Support Struggle for Socialist Change By HT Soweto There is no other way to describe the announcement on Wednesday 11 May 2016 by the Minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, of

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OIL SECTOR: Deregulation is Deadly Poison

OIL SECTOR: Deregulation is Deadly Poison By Kola Ibrahim The Buhari/APC government, after perambulating for a year, has come down to its real agenda continuation of the ruinous neo-liberal policies of the past i.e. deregulation and privatization. The government has hiked fuel price from N86 to N145. Before the new increment, the government had deliberately allowed fuel marketers to unofficially

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RISING COST OF LIVING: How will the Poor Survive?

RISING COST OF LIVING: How will the Poor Survive? By Chinedu Bosah Before now, the cost of living was mostly impacted by the continued free fall of Naira against the dollar occasioned by fall crude oil price and weak productive economy. And as a largely import dependent country, prices of goods and services moved up. This would not have been

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SPN SUPPORTS N56,000 NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

SPN SUPPORTS N56,000 NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE Labour Must also Fight for Settlement of Unpaid Salaries and Pension By Segun Sango National Chairperson, SPN The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the recent decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to demand the new national minimum wage of N56, 000. We hold that this is long

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ERC Condemns UNILAG Authorities’ Unfair Treatment of 100 Level Medical Students

ERC Condemns UNILAG Authorities’ Unfair Treatment of 100 Level Medical Students By Julius Samuel & Ilesanmi Samson, ERC Branch Coordinator and Mobilisation Officer The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), University of Lagos (UNILAG) branch, condemns the undemocratic decision of the University administration to prevent 100 Level medical students from proceeding to the College of Medicine, Idi-Araba to continue their programme. Two

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LASU: ERC Demands Improved Funding and Democratic Management

LASU: ERC Demands Improved Funding and Democratic Management By Aasim Dhikrullah, ERC Branch Coordinator Newly-formed branch of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) at the Lagos State University (LASU) welcome recent changes unveiled by the State government. However we are quick to point out that all of these would amount to nothing if they are not backed by improved funding and

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RECRUITMENT OF 500,000 VOLUNTEER TEACHERS

RECRUITMENT OF 500,000 VOLUNTEER TEACHERS No to Casualisation; For Decent Jobs with Right to Join Trade Union By Omole Ibukun, ERC Secretary, OAU Branch The announcement that the Buhari government would employ 500, 000 unemployed graduates as volunteer teachers has raised hope that finally something is being done about the alarming unemployment situation in the country. This is part of

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MASS STRUGGLE UNTIL ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE IS REVERSED!

MASS STRUGGLE UNTIL ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE IS REVERSED! NLC and TUC Should Lead Sustained Mass Actions Until the Hike is Reversed and Pre-paid Meters Provided to All Consumers. Despite mass opposition to the tariff hike and subsisting order of the Federal High Court, the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have gone ahead to implement the outrageous new tariff that will make consumers

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BIAFRA: Self-Determination is an Inalienable Right!

BIAFRA: Self-Determination is an Inalienable Right! …….. But Capitalism Must Be Defeated Free Nnamdi Kanu and all Incarcerated Activists! For a Genuine and Democratic Referendum to Allow Igbo People Freely Decide Whether to Stay or Separate!! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly condemns the arrest, harassment, killings and outright human right violation which the Buhari government has been committing against

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DASUKIGATE: Jail the Looters! Seize their ill-gotten Wealth!!

DASUKIGATE: Jail the Looters! Seize their ill-gotten Wealth!! … But Corruption Will Only End Through System Change By H.T. Soweto Revelation of the mindless looting carried out by officials of the immediate-past Jonathan government and key figures in his party has elicited justified outrage across the country. But this comes as no great surprise to very many Nigerians; it confirms

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AJEGUNLE PEOPLE REJECT ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

AJEGUNLE PEOPLE REJECT ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE Ajegunle people under the aegis of Ajegunle People and Communities (APCs) in conjunction with the Ajeromi-Ifelodun United Interest for Justice protested at the venue of a kangaroo stakeholders’ meeting held on Wednesday 3rd, February, 2016 in Eta hotel, Apapa-Lagos by the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC). The protest was to warn the EKEDC and

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RISING COST OF LIVING: NLC and TUC Must Lead Struggle for a New Living Wage

RISING COST OF LIVING: NLC and TUC Must Lead Struggle for a New Living Wage By Bosah Chinedu Since 1945 when Nigerian workers embarked on 45 days general strike against the Colonial authorities for a 50 percent increase in the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), every slight increase in the wage and condition of workers since then has been won