Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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OBIDIENTS AND LP:  For a Conference of Trade Unions, Youth and Socialists to Discuss Rebuilding of the Party

One of the major features of the 2023 Election is the phenomenon of Obidient movement. It is a movement which originally rose from an important political conclusion reached from the EndSARS youth revolt of October 2020. Though sparked by the protest against police brutality, the revolt was actually driven by deep anger against the political establishment whose failure was held

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MOBILISE AND FIGHT AGAINST PETROL PRICE INCREASE

Nationally organised demos and a one-day warning strike is necessary now! There is a planned onslaught on the working people, youth and the poor in Nigeria. It is the astronomical increase in pump price of petrol, otherwise called subsidy removal. If implemented, this policy will worsen, on a grand scale, the current suffering faced by the working people through sky-rocketing

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2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REFLECTS A MOOD OF MASS DISENCHANTMENT

Trade unions, working people and youth must prepare for struggle Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC), was declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election held on February 25, 2023. However, it is instructive that a whopping 63 percent of the few who chose to vote, cast their vote against him. By Peluola Adeware Tinubu had about 8.8

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ETHNIC HATE IN LAGOS ELECTION: A Further Evidence of the Bankruptcy of Capitalist Elite

It is time to build a mass political alternative that represents the genuine interests of the working masses and youth The 2023 general elections followed a campaign season which saw all the capitalist politicians busy appealing to ethnic, religious and primordial sentiments, instead of trying to sell the ideas that they represent and the policies and programmes that they plan

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HIGH ELECTRICITY TARIFF LEADS TO HUGE DEBT AND MASS DISCONNECTION

Trade Unions and Community People Should Demand End to Electricity Privatisation Since the advent of civil rule in 1999, the Nigerian self-serving ruling elite have religiously implemented neo-liberal and anti-people policies. This includes privatisation policy which has led to public corporations being stolen from the people. This agenda led to the plunder and destruction of NITEL and the privatization of

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Dialectical Materialism – The philosophy of Marxism to change the world

Though never claiming to be a crystal ball that allows us to see all aspects of future processes in their manifold possible forms, dialectical materialism provides a compass that allows socialists to understand events in their interconnectedness and most importantly, to intervene in them with a programme that can link immediate struggles to an explanation of the need for a

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EndSARS: Release Protesters Still in Detention and Compensate all Victims

The agony of #EndSARS victims and their families has continued to linger. Many protesters are still in detention while there has not been compensation for many among those killed or maimed by security operatives during the October 2020 nationwide protest against police brutality. This is in spite of the recommendation of different panels set up in Lagos and across the

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’S STRUGGLE: Abbey Trotsky to be reappear in Court

Court hearings scheduled for May 24th and June 12th 2023 CDWR solicits for more local and international solidarity including financial support! By Yusuf Salaudeen CDWR, Oyo State Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, also known as Abbey Trotsky, is the Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) – a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and also

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AJEGUNLE: Community People Fight Against Electricity Exploitation

Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed more than 200 times in the last nine years, regularly resulting in widespread blackouts. The power outages, which prevent people from meeting routine business and household needs, result in huge economic and social costs. This is an index of the failure of the electricity privatisation in Nigeria. By Moshood Osunfunrewa Coordinator, DSM Ajegunle Residential

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UNJUST SACKING OF NURSE ABIODUN THOMAS: Ogun College of Health Tech Authorities must Reinstate her Now!

We Call on Labour and Civil Society Organisations to Support the Demand for her Recall and an End to Attacks on Democratic Rights at Ogun Higher Institutions The unjust sacking of Nurse Abiodun Thomas, a staff with the school clinic of the Ogun state College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu Ode, by the management has again underscored the tyranny that

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OGUN WORKERS’ WORSENING CONDITION: Ademola Benco-led NLC state council must be prepared to lead struggles for Improvement

Despite the obvious attempts at grandstanding and propaganda by the Dapo Abiodun APC-led Ogun government, the conditions of workers and ordinary have become worse off under this administration. By Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator, CDWR, Ogun State Glaringly, workers in the state are still suffering from  the non-remittance of deductions from salaries for cooperative; poor implementation of the national minimum wage;

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FG’S 40% PAY RISE WELCOMED, BUT NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A NATIONALLY NEGOTIATED WAGE INCREMENT!

NLC and TUC Must Demand a New National Minimum Wage That Takes Account of the Rising Inflation! Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) May Day 2023 Leaflet The current minimum wage of N30,000 was reluctantly signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 18th April, 2019. This was after a series of agitations including protests and threats of

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Sudan | Revolutionary masses must end generals’ counter-revolutionary violence

A brutal power struggle is under way in Sudan. On 15 April, heavy fighting erupted between different factions of the armed forces. Civilians have abruptly found themselves in war zones, especially in the capital Khartoum. The death toll is already in the hundreds, and thousands are injured. A refugee crisis is developing as civilians rush to escape the fighting. Civil

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Is Students Loan Scheme a Solution to Education Underfunding?

While it is true that Nigerian public universities do not officially charge tuition fees, students are still subjected to the payment of outrageous fees. In fact, in most schools today, new intakes in federal universities pay more than 100,000 naira, while in state-owned institutions it can go as high as N200,000 to N600,000. By Michael Lenin, National Mobilisation Officer, Education Rights Campaign

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UI: ERC DECRIES WORSENING WELFARE CONDITION AND CALLS FOR A CONGRESS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE GENERALITY OF STUDENTS

Since the reopening of the university for the commencement of physical academic activities on 20th March 2023, we of the Education Rights Campaign, ERC, University of Ibadan chapter have noticed the continuous poor welfare condition on campus. Electricity and water supplies across the campus have remained epileptic, something which has worsened the condition of certain facilities like toilets, bathrooms and

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N5000/N10,000 late registration fee by EKSU management is criminal!

We condemn the plan to increase school fees by the University! We call for immediate scrapping of late registration fees. No to school fees increment! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the imposition of N5000/N10,000 late registration fees on students of Ekiti State University (EKSU) by the university management. Imposing late registration fees on students who are yet to pay

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OYO 2023: SPN RE-ELECTION OF ENGR SEYI MAKINDE NEVER A DECISION OF THE MAJORITY

SPN cautions against continuous illusion and urges the working people to be united and get prepared to resist anti-people policies of Makinde-led government! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter rejects the false impression  and erroneous belief that the re-election of Engr Seyi Makinde as the Governor of Oyo State, after having secured 563,756 votes, in the March

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NIGERIAN STUDENTS AT DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, UK, RISK DEPORTATION DUE TO CBN FORM A DELAY

CBN should urgently allocate forex to Nigerian Banks to treat all pending Form A applications for international Students faced with this crisis. President Buhari’s maladministration is responsible for Nigerians fleeing the Country. Authorities of De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, Britain, recently issued letters to some international students, many of whom are Nigerians, banning them from the University and temporarily withdrawing