Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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5 OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON: Release them Now!

5 OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON: Release them Now! Reinstate OAU 3! Restore the Students Union The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the arrest, arraignment and remand in prison custody of five (5) student activists of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife on the orders of the Prof. Ogunbodede-led authorities of the University. We demand their immediate and unconditional

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LASU: RECALL DR. ISAAC OYEWUMI AND DR. ADEBOWALE ADEYEMI-SUENU

LASU: RECALL DR. ISAAC OYEWUMI AND DR. ADEBOWALE ADEYEMI-SUENU For An Independent Public Panel of Enquiry By H.T. Soweto, National Cordinator, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) demands the immediate and unconditional recall of Dr. Isaac Oyewumi and Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu (respectively Chairman and Vice Chairman of ASUU LASU) by the authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU). Dr. Oyewumi

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REPEAL LAGOS STATE LAND USE CHARGE LAW 2018

REPEAL LAGOS STATE LAND USE CHARGE LAW 2018 REDUCTION IS A DECEIT Tax the Rich, Not the Poor The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Lagos State Chapter condemns the new land use charge recently introduced by the Lagos state government and calls for the total repeal of this obnoxious law. We are not swayed by the purported reduction of the

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SPN DEMANDS AN END TO JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS

SPN DEMANDS AN END TO JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS PLACE POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ON THE CIVIL SERVICE WAGE STRUCTURE! The revelation by Senator Shehu Sanni that each senator earns whopping N13.5 million monthly allowances aside from their N750, 000 monthly consolidated salary is not new. It confirms the correctness of the consistent campaign of the

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2018 International Women’s Day

2018 International Women’s Day We Urgently Need a Mass Movement to fight Gender Discrimination, Rape, Sexism, Exploitation and Women’s Oppression We women in Nigeria live in utter privation. We still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, schools and in society. All these cannot be disconnected from the capitalist system – a system that reinforces patriarchy and creates

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HERDSMEN VERSUS FARMERS CRISES

HERDSMEN VERSUS FARMERS CRISES An independent class approach needed to find genuine solution to the recurring decimal of violence H.T Soweto Brutal killings arising from farmer-herder clashes have left a trail of bodies, destruction and anxiety across communities in the North Central and North West zones of the country. On New Year Day, 73 people, including women and children, in