Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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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DAGGA TOLAR DISCUSSES MINIMUM WAGE, MAY DAY

DAGGA TOLAR DISCUSSES MINIMUM WAGE, MAY DAY Between May 1 and May 8, 2018, Dagga Tolar, the Branch Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and Acting General Secretary of Democratic Socialist Movement, was the Personality of the Week on the social media platform of the Lagos State Wing of NUT. He fielded questions from tens of teachers on many issues

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AMBODE DEMOLITIONS CREATE JOBLESSNESS, HOMELESSNESS, SORROW, TEARS AND BLOOD

AMBODE DEMOLITIONS CREATE JOBLESSNESS, HOMELESSNESS, SORROW, TEARS AND BLOOD By Chinedu Bosah The right to decent housing and environment for all is an inalienable right but profit motive has led to wave of demolitions by successive governments (states and federal) in Nigeria that undermines the interest of the vast majority. Lagos leads in these attacks. The first major demolition in

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A CALL FOR COLLABORATION TO BUILD THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN)

A CALL FOR COLLABORATION TO BUILD THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN) An Open Letter to Trade Unions, CSOs and Change-Seeking Individuals By Chinedu Bosah, SPN National Secretary The formation of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) was initiated in 2013 by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in alliance with working class, students and youth activists across the country who

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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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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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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

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LAGOS: Is Ambode Truly Transforming Lagos?

LAGOS: Is Ambode Truly Transforming Lagos? By Lexan Ali The 3 years of the Akinwumi Ambode’s administration in Lagos can best be described as anything but transformative. This is because all of the steps taken, programmes being put in place and policies implemented by the led APC government in its purported quest to transform Lagos State, no matter how laudable

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FUEL SCARCITY: Fixing the Oil Sector is not Rocket Science!

FUEL SCARCITY: Fixing the Oil Sector is not Rocket Science! For immediate repair of old refineries, building of new ones and nationalization of oil and gas industry By H.T. Soweto Every now and then, Nigeria finds itself in the throes of fuel scarcity. The latest crisis which started December last year persisted for several months with motorists buying the products

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EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY DESPITE PRIVATISATION:

EPILEPTIC POWER SUPPLY DESPITE PRIVATISATION: Nationalization of the Power Sector is the Only Solution to Darkness By Fidel Davinovich Since the privatization of the power sector, epileptic power supply is still widespread. The power sector was sold at a rock bottom price of about N500 billion, an industry that is worth more than $3 trillion. This is a massive rip-off

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SPN OPPOSES AIRPORT CONCESSIONING AND PRIVATISATION

SPN OPPOSES AIRPORT CONCESSIONING AND PRIVATISATION Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is opposed to the planned concession and privatization of the four biggest airports by the Buhari-led APC government. Putting airports in the hands of profit-seeking private companies could compromise safety of air travelers, increase cost of air travels and jeopardize well the welfare of staff. The SPN declares solidarity

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ENL DOCKWORKERS AND DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE FOR COMPENSATION

ENL DOCKWORKERS AND DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE FOR COMPENSATION (y Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, CDWR Dockworkers of ENL Consortium and Truck Officers of Dangote Cement Plc continue the struggle for compensation after both managements violated working conditions and agreements reached with workers. ENL violated the condition of service reached with the dockworkers in May 2008 to pay time

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CHINA: Xi Jinping Extends His Rule

CHINA: Xi Jinping Extends His Rule By chinaworker.info reporters The news from Beijing is historic nothing less than a political earthquake with repercussions around the world. At its March 2018 “parliamentary session” the National People’s Congress, NPC, removed the two-term limit for the presidency and vice presidency. This confirms what was widely expected; that Xi Jinping plans to extend his

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SOUTHERN CAMEROON CRISIS: Halt the Repression, Release all Political Prisoners

SOUTHERN CAMEROON CRISIS: Halt the Repression, Release all Political Prisoners For the right of Southern Cameroonians to Self-Determination linked with a movement to overthrow Dictatorship and Capitalism By Dimeji Macaulay The Southern Cameroon crisis has escalated in the last few months since October 1, 2017 when the leadership of the Southern Cameroon separatist group declared independence from Cameroon. They called