Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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MINIMUIM WAGE: Strategy to Fight, Win and Force the Implementation

MINIMUIM WAGE: Strategy to Fight, Win and Force the Implementation For a mass workers’ political party to wrest political power from the capitalist vampires By Abbey Trotsky If the 2011 minimum wage amendment Act is anything to go by, the N18, 000 minimum wage signed into law on the 25th of March, 2011 by the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government should

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ERGP: No Illusion in another Pro-Capitalist Agenda

ERGP: No Illusion in another Pro-Capitalist Agenda By Peluola Adewale To address the current economic crisis, one of the worst in the history of Nigeria, Buhari/Osinbajo government launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) in February 2017. The plan which covers a period between 2017 and 2020 has been presented by the government and many bourgeois economists to the

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4 YEARS AFTER PRIVATISATION, ELECTRICITY SUPPLY HAS GONE WORSE AMIDST EXTORTION OF CONSUMERS

4 YEARS AFTER PRIVATISATION, ELECTRICITY SUPPLY HAS GONE WORSE AMIDST EXTORTION OF CONSUMERS For Renationalisation of Electricity under Democratic Management and Control By Chinedu Bosah Almost 4 years into privatization of the power sector, electricity supply across the federation remains epileptic and the private power companies have shown lack of capacity to stabilize the sector let alone improve it. Besides,

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YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA: A Ticking Time-Bomb

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA: A Ticking Time-Bomb By Wole Olubanji Protem Coordinator, Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) According to official statistics, and the latest data released by the nation’s Bureau of Statistics, over 28 million Nigerians are currently unemployed or underemployed. But what is more worrisome is that a large number of this unemployed population are young people between the age

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OTODO GBAME: Ambode/APC Government Renders Thousand Homeless on Behalf of Rich Property Tycoons

OTODO GBAME: Ambode/APC Government Renders Thousand Homeless on Behalf of Rich Property Tycoons By Chidinma Ibeh, DSM, Ajegunle The unfortunate and brutal invasion of the poor waterfront slum community of Otodo Gbame in Lekki by the Lagos state government has once again brought to light the plight of the poor against an insensitive government. It will be recalled that some

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DANGOTE GOT HIS WEALTH FROM EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS LIKE ME – SAYS IBRAHIM ABUBAKAR, FORMER EMPLOYEE

DANGOTE GOT HIS WEALTH FROM EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS LIKE ME – SAYS IBRAHIM ABUBAKAR, FORMER EMPLOYEE AT DANGOTE CEMENT PLC. Ibrahim Abubakar was a truck officer with Dangote Cement PLC until about 5 months ago. On the morning of 4 February 2017, Abubakar and 800 other truck officers were sacked in breach of their contracts. Since then, they have organized

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DOCK WORKERS FIGHT FOR THEIR 10 YEARS UNPAID WAGES; TAKE ENL TO COURT

DOCK WORKERS FIGHT FOR THEIR 10 YEARS UNPAID WAGES; TAKE ENL TO COURT By Fidel Davinovich, DSM Ajegunle Dockworkers employed by ENL Consortium Limited, operators of terminal C and D have been on protest since March 2016 over unpaid time related wages between 2008 and 2016 as agreed collectively by the industry. ENL is one of the terminal operators after

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6 WEEKS AFTER, SIX STUDENTS OF LAGOS STATE MODEL COLLEGE CONTINUE TO LANGUISH IN KIDNAPPERS’ DEN

6 WEEKS AFTER, SIX STUDENTS OF LAGOS STATE MODEL COLLEGE CONTINUE TO LANGUISH IN KIDNAPPERS’ DEN ERC Demands their Immediate Rescue Calls for policies to address the social roots of kidnapping and other crimes By Nurudeen Omomeewa, ERC, Lagos State Coordinator On 25 May 2017six secondary school students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe, were kidnapped from their dormitories. As

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BIAFRA 50 YEARS AFTER: Socialists and the Struggle for Self-Determination

BIAFRA 50 YEARS AFTER: Socialists and the Struggle for Self-Determination By Chinedu Agbebire After 50 years of civil war which consumed nothing less than 3 million lives and properties worth billions of naira, the agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra has resumed with much vigor and echo. This campaign with its consequent tension was heightened on June 7, 2017

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OSUN WEST BYE-ELECTION: An indicting Verdict on Anti-Poor Aregbesola Govt.

OSUN WEST BYE-ELECTION: An indicting Verdict on Anti-Poor Aregbesola Govt. PDP is no better alternative; we need a new mass party of the working and poor people By Kola Ibrahim, Secretary, SPN, Osun State The result of the recently held Osun West Senatorial By-Election is, in a way, an indicting referendum on the Aregbesola government; its policies, politics, corruption and

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BRITAIN: Tories in Tatters

BRITAIN: Tories in Tatters Corbyn Proved Anti-Austerity Ideas Popular From the Socialist Party of England and Wales website. Theresa May’s failed election gamble is a nightmare for the capitalist class in Britain. Seven weeks ago most of Britain’s elite were hopeful that May would succeed in dramatically increasing the number of Tory MPs, thereby buttressing her government to be able

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SOUTHERN CAMEROON CRISIS: The Working People Must Give the Lead

SOUTHERN CAMEROON CRISIS: The Working People Must Give the Lead By Dimeji Macaulay The media have recently beamed light on the rising secessionist movement in the Southern Cameroon and the rottenness of Paul Biya’s regime. The crisis in South Cameroon is one of the examples of rising developments of self-determination movements in Africa and many parts of the world. But

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION JULY 1917: The Bolsheviks “Become A Power”

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION JULY 1917: The Bolsheviks “Become A Power” By Vincent Kolo chinaworker.info (CWI in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) Just over a century ago this July, 500,000 workers and soldiers marched through the Russian capital Petrograd, with tens of thousands joining marches in Moscow, Kiev and other cities. The demonstrations on 1 July (18 June according to Russia’s old

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LAUTECH: A Citadel Bedevilled With Crisis of Underfunding and Corruption

LAUTECH: A Citadel Bedevilled With Crisis of Underfunding and Corruption The Task Before Students, Workers and Parents Towards a Permanent Solution By Alawode Motunrayo DSM LAUTECH Branch The academic activities in Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have been on and off for the past three years, with students shut out of the campus for six months, sometimes more than that,

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EDUCATION SECTOR: Strike and Mass Struggle Imminent

EDUCATION SECTOR: Strike and Mass Struggle Imminent For a summit of all unions in the education sector to work out a plan of action By Michael Lenin Secretary, DSM OAU Branch The education sector continues to become an object of lamentation and pain to students and workers owing to its decadent state. Unarguably, other sectors are in similar ruin, but

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BUHARI/OSINBAJO GOVERNMENT: Two Years of Broken Promises

BUHARI/OSINBAJO GOVERNMENT: Two Years of Broken Promises By H.T. Soweto Socially, economically and politically, Nigeria is faring worse than two years ago. Every segment of the polity reeks of crises and instability. Responsible for this calamitous state of affairs is no other factor than the neo-liberal capitalist policies of the Buhari/Osinbajo APC administration as much as that of previous administrations.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Who is to Blame for Incessant Strikes of Workers? Thirty-five year old Opeyemi Sonekan (not real name) was very heavy and in labour pains. She registered for anti-natal care at the government owned hospital in an urban city of Lagos State. It was her first pregnancy. The expectant mother was optimistic, hoping for a safe delivery.

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RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy

RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy Only a programme of struggle can unite working people and youth across sectarian divide The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the 3-month ultimatum issued by a coalition of 16 so-called Northern youth groups to people of Igbo extraction to exit the North. This sort of sectarian and reactionary

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SPN Registration Case Adjourned Again

SPN Registration Case Adjourned Again Snail pace of the Judicial system helping to perpetuate INEC injustice against us By Peluola Adewale The long standing legal action of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) blocking its registration suffered another adjournment on Wednesday June 7. This was the 18th time since November 19 2014 when

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Dagga Tolar re-elected as Chairman of Teachers’ Union in Ajegunle, Lagos

Dagga Tolar re-elected as Chairman of Teachers’ Union in Ajegunle, Lagos By HT Soweto Dagga Tolar at a DSM meeting – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Comrade Dagga Tolar (Segun Ajayi) has won re-election as Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Lagos State. Another three positions were won by candidates of the Teachers