Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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FG’S PLAN TO BAN MOTORCYCLES WITHOUT PRIOR MASSIVE CREATION OF GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WILL HEIGHTEN INSECURITY AND SOCIAL CRISIS RAVAGING THE COUNTRY

SPN Condemns the plan ban, calls on the leadership of NLC and TUC to organise a resistance against it and demand massive creation of gainful employment opportunities The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, condemns the plan of the Federal Government, FG to ban motorcycles as a means to curb activities of terrorists and other sources of insecurity ravaging the country

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NLC PLANNED PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF STRIKING WORKERS IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IS LEGAL AND A DEMOCRATIC RIGHT

*SPN Supports the Striking Workers and Calls on the Government to meet their Demands without Further Delay* *NLC and TUC should come together for sustained mass actions, including a 2-day general strike, until all demands are met* The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns and rejects the recent claim by the Federal Government, FG, that the planned nationwide protest scheduled

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SEGUN SANGO (7 MAY, 1958-23 MAY 2022): FOUNDING NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON OF SPN, INDEFATIGABLE ORGANISER OF THE WORKING CLASS AND REVOLUTIONARY PER EXCELLENCE!

Comrade Segun Sango passed away on May 23, 2022, after an inspiring 64 years on earth and an adult life committed to ending the unjust capitalist system and for the socialist transformation of Nigeria and the world at large. In line with the idea of scientific socialism, Comrade Segun Sango opposed the exploitative and oppressive capitalist system that makes it

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS:  A FARCE IN THE OFFING

Only a government of Workers and Poor Formed on a Socialist Programme can Guarantee the Reconstruction of Society in the Interests of Working People By Abbey Trotsky Barring any last-minute changes, the 2023 general elections will be taking place against the background of economic, political and social crisis currently bedeviling the country and an obvious absence of a mass working

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OYETOLA’S SCORECARD AND THE OSUN 2022 GUBER POLLS:

Which Way Forward for the Working People, Youths and the Oppressed in Osun State By Alfred Adegoke, Coordinator DSM Osun State It is no more news that Oyetola lost to Demola Adeleke his PDP rival in the first round of the 2018 Elections, a first round which was declared inconclusive by INEC, leading to a controversial re-run that declared Oyetola

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SPN WELCOMES AGITATION FOR AUTONOMY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND STATE LEGISLATURE

But Warns Autonomy Does not Guarantee Decent Conditions for Working People and Youth By Chinedu Bosah The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We also welcome the agitation for financial autonomy for the state legislature. It is undemocratic for one tier or arm of government to be made dependent on another

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N100 MILLION AND N40 MILLION NOMINATION FORMS FOR APC AND PDP RESPECTIVELY CONFIRM THAT THE TWO MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES STAND EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE INTEREST OF THE RICH

WORKERS, YOUTHS AND THE POOR NEED TO BUILD A MASS PARTY TO DEFEND THEIR INTEREST The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is not surprised at the decision of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to charge N100 million and N40 million respectively for presidential nomination forms. It only confirms our position that these bourgeois political parties

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KADUNA TRAIN ATTACK: SPN COMMISSERATES WITH VICTIMS AND BLAMES BUHARI LED APC GOVERNMENT FOR THE TRAGEDY

We Condole with the TUC over the loss of its General Secretary and State Chapter Chairman in the Mindless Attack We Urge the Labour Movement to Declare a National Day of Mourning and Protest Against Insecurity, Government Ineptitude and Worsening Living Conditions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the tragic attack by terrorists on a Kaduna-bound train on Monday

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DSM REJECTS SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON SPN DEREGISTRATION

We remain committed to the building of a Mass Workers’ Political Alternative to Rescue Nigeria through Socialist Transformation The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) rejects the judgement of the Supreme Court which was delivered on March 25 2022 and upholds the deregistration of 22 political parties, including the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). We

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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEREGISTRATION OF SPN

We are Undaunted as We Remain Committed to Struggle Against all Capitalist Attacks and for Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme Today, the Supreme Court set aside the judgement of the Court of Appeal which had earlier reversed INEC’s deregistration of the SPN and 21 other parties. This was although INEC criminally disobeyed the appeal court judgement while

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2023 ELECTIONS: NLC AND TUC SHOULD INITIATE BUILDING OF WORKING PEOPLE’S POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE IN ADDITION TO CHARTER OF DEMANDS

*SPN opposes any illusion in pro-capitalist politicians and government formed by them **Only a working people government formed through an independent political initiative of the working people armed with a socialist programme can rescue the country and its ailing economy. The Socialist Party of Nigeria, (SPN) commends both the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC for organizing

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OYO STATE: THE ARREST OF ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL OVER N9 BILLION FRAUD IS A MOCKERY OF THE PURPORTED COMMITMENT OF ENGR. SEYI MAKINDE-LED GOVERNMENT TO TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

SPN Challenges the Makinde-led Oyo State Government to subject the finances of the state to democratic control of a board comprising representatives of workers organizations, political parties, civil society organizations among others The arrest of Alhaji Bello Gafar, the Oyo State Accountant-General, by the Economic Financial and Crime commission, EFCC, over an allegation of N9billion money laundering has continued to

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NLC Political Conference – For a Mass Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme

*SPN Welcomes NLC Political Conference *No to Lesser-Evilism or Support for a Pro-Capitalist Third Force! *For a Mass Working People’s Political Alternative on a Socialist Programme SPN statement at the ongoing NLC Political Conference We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria welcome the separate initiatives of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to organize political

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SPN CONDEMNS FUEL SCARCITY AND HARDSHIP IMPOSED ON NIGERIANS

DEMAND NATIONALISATION OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR UNDER THE DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF WORKERS AND CONSUMERS For over 2 weeks now and still counting, petrol scarcity has been imposed on Nigerians by the Buhari government. It was shocking to discover that NNPC and the major marketers had imported about 200 million litres of petrol that contained 20% methanol from Belgium,

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BUHARI GOVERNMENT’S POSTPONEMENT OF FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL SHOWS ITS FEAR OF THE POWER OF STRUGGLE

SPN URGES LABOUR NOT TO GO TO BED BUT USE THE PARTIAL VICTORY TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE AGAINST DEREGULATION, PRIVATISATION AND ALL OTHER ANTI-POOR POLICIES On Monday 24 January 2022, the Federal Government through the Minister of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced the postponement of the planned removal of subsidy on petroleum products till further notice. Following

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SPN CONDEMNS BRUTAL STATE REPRESSION OF MASS PROTEST IN KAZAKHSTAN

WE DEMAND AN END TO ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the brutal repression of the legitimate mass protest of the people who are tired of massive corruption and capitalist misrule by the former government and the current government. The SPN hails the heroic mass protest of the working masses that challenged hike in fuel

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ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL: PARTIES SHOULD DEMOCRATICALLY DETERMINE THEIR MODE OF PRIMARIES

SPN WELCOMES ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF RESULTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) notes that President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to the Electoral Act 2021 amendment bill sent to him by the National Assembly. The President rejected the bill purportedly because it removes the provision for indirect primaries, making direct primaries by all political parties mandatory. The bill also makes

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SPN SUPPORTS ASUU’S DEMANDS FOR REVATALISATION OF UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

We blame FG for the planned ASUU strike! The inability of the successive regimes to honour the 2009 Agreement reached with ASUU is an indictment on Capitalism and calls for a workers and poor government run on a socialist programme The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in totality the failure of the successive governments to honour the 2009 Agreement

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SPN REJECTS PLANNED HIKE IN FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF

CALLS ON LABOUR TO BEGIN MASS MOBILISATION TO DEFEAT NEO-LIBERAL ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) rejects the planned fuel price hike by the Buhari-led federal government. The planned fuel price hike is based on advice by the World Bank which in its latest Nigeria Development Update (NDU) titled “Time for Business Unusual” asked Nigeria to remove fuel subsidy.

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COLLAPSED 21-STOREY IKOYI HIGH RISE BUILDING: FOURSCORE HEIGHTS LIMITED AND LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT HAVE A CASE TO ANSWER

We demand an independent investigation, arrest and prosecution of all those responsible as well as adequate compensation for victims The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos State Chapter, commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives and those injured in another tragic incident of building collapse in Lagos State. According to newspaper reports, at least 10 people have