Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

By - DSM

THE RE-ARREST OF OMOYELE SOWORE AND OTHER CASES OF FLAGRANT SUPPRESSION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ARE CLEAR SIGNS THAT THE BUHARI/APC REGIME IS TRANSFORMING INTO A CIVILIAN DICTATORSHIP

* The silence and inaction of the leadership of the NLC, TUC and ULC is intolerable. The Labour movement cannot continue to fold it arms while the Buhari Government continue to suppress basic democratic rights. * SPN calls for an urgent meeting of the NLC, TUC and ULC with civil society, professional groups and pro-working class organizations to discuss the

By - DSM

Communique of SPN/DSM Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government in Osun State

On 30th November, 2019, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, in conjunction with Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), held a public symposium to review the Oyetola government’s one year in office. The symposium, which was attended by workers, youth, students, activists, labour leaders, professionals, and civil society groups discussed extensively on the character of the Oyetola government. The symposium

By - DSM

WE CONDEMN REPRESSION OF #OCCUPYNASS AND SHIITES’ PROTESTS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND HATE SPEECH BILLS, ILLEGAL DETENTION OF SOWORE AND GROWING ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria strongly condemn the repression of the protest marches against the Social Media Bill and Hate Speech Bill to the National Assembly under the auspices of #OccupyNASS and the seizure of the camera of a journalist covering the protest. We equally condemn the bloody repression of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria,

By - DSM

First Anniversary of Gboyega Oyetola/APC Osun Government: One Year of Ineptitude and Failure

• Workers must put pressure on Labour Leaders to defend Workers, Retirees and the Poor against government’s anti-poor policies • Only a Workers-led Government on Socialist Programmes can liberate Osun and Nigeria On 27th November, 2018, Governor GboyegaOyetola assumed office as the governor of Osun State, after a controversial and violence-ridden election in September, 2018. A year after assuming office,

By - DSM

JUNE 12 ANNIVERSARY: SPN CELEBRATES WITH WORKERS, YOUTH AND POOR NIGERIANS

* PRESIDENT BUHARI’S OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF JUNE 12 AS DEMOCRACY DAY IS FOR IMAGE LAUNDERING * 26 YEARS AFTER, WORKING PEOPLES’ HOPES AND ASPIRATIONS OF JUNE 12 REMAIN UNACHIEVED The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) celebrates with workers, youth and poor Nigerians on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of June 12. We salute the victims and heroes of the

By - DSM

A Pact with Osun People

A Pact with Osun People Alfred Adegoke   (Click to enlarge) Being the SPN Manifesto of Barrister Alfred Adegoke for Governor of Osun State The masses in Osun State are suffering from serious economic and social crises, more than ever before. The reasons for this are well known: More than 30 months’ arrears of half-salaries and half-pensions are owed; Fractional salaries

By - DSM

SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA

SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF PREMIUM TIMES JOURNALIST, SAMUEL OGUNDIPE The harassment, arrest and illegal detention of Premium Times journalists and editors by men of the Nigerian police over a report they did concerning the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS constitutes an assault on free press

By - DSM

2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW

2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW SPN DEMANDS HUGE INVESTMENT ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER A DEMOCRATIC CONTROL The 2018 Budget is not fundamentally different from previous ones. The only constant thing about budgets in the last five years is the steady increment in the volume of budget as well as

By - DSM

EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT

EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT *The election reflects mass rejection of the pro-establishment politicians and their political parties! *NLC and TUC must commence the process of providing the working people with an independent pro-people political alternative either by forming a mass party or supporting the building of SPN into a mass party

By - DSM

SPN’S REACTION TO PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MAY 29, 2018 SPEECH:

SPN’S REACTION TO PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MAY 29, 2018 SPEECH: THE SPEECH SHOWS OBVIOUS INCAPACITY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS For most Nigerians President Muhammadu Buhari’s May 29 speech was cheerless and uninspiring just like the previous ones. President Buhari has only succeeded in telling Nigerians what they spent money on without a coordinated plan to improve the

By - DSM

3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: WHICH WAY NIGERIA?

3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: WHICH WAY NIGERIA? Nigeria Perspective Resolution of the DSM 22nd Congress, April 2018 Perhaps more than any written texts could have done, the events of the past three years in Nigeria have in immeasurable ways confirmed the teachings of Marxism. For Marxists, capitalism is the root cause of inequality, economic crises and lack of

By - DSM

2019 General Elections and the Working Masses

2019 General Elections and the Working Masses Place no faith in Obasanjo or any member of the capitalist ruling elite H.T Soweto The public rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid by former President Olusegun Obasanjo through a public statement is clearly an indication that a new crack has opened within the already divided capitalist ruling class. He accused

By - DSM

OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE

OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION TO NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS Only the coming to power of a Workers and Poor people’s government armed with Socialist Programme can save Nigeria The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) totally agrees with former president Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC do

By - DSM

BIAFRA CRISIS: SPN Demands an End to Militarization of South-Eastern states

BIAFRA CRISIS: SPN Demands an End to Militarization of South-Eastern states For Immediate withdrawal of troops from the southeast No to Ban of IPOB and Attacks on the freedom of association and expression The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in unequivocal terms the militarization of south eastern Nigeria and reported attacks on journalists, torture of civilians, killing of Indigenous

By - DSM

SPN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON “RESIGN OR RESUME” PROTESTERS AT WUSE MARKET IN ABUJA

SPN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON “RESIGN OR RESUME” PROTESTERS AT WUSE MARKET IN ABUJA Attack shows ruling party intent on repressing all criticism with extreme measures For the Unity of Working and Poor People in Struggle Against Anti-poor Policies The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the recent Wuse market attack on the #OurMumuDonDo movement led by popular entertainer Charles Oputa

By - DSM

RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth

RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth No doubt, given the present parlous state of the country politically, socially and economically, it will be agreed by all that Nigeria needs an urgent restructuring. However, what we must understand is that restructuring itself is not a new idea in the history of Nigeria. Before now in Nigeria, we

By - DSM

ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI

ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT After a long trial, the Code of Conduct Tribunal delivered a ruling on the No-case submission of the Defence Counsel of Senate President Bukola Saraki, which struck out all the charges filed against him. This has drawn the ire of layers of working masses

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

Jingo at 70

Jingo at 70 A Revolutionary and Committed Working Class Fighter Dipo Fashina – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joins other socialists, trade unionists, students and working class activists to celebrate Dr. Dipo Fashina on the occasion of his 70th birthday. We proudly celebrate Jingo as one of the best of his generation – a consistent

By - DSM

Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering

Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering A call for a Mass Working Peoples’ Party This May 29 marks the second anniversary of Muhammadu Buhari-led government. For the working people, the last two years have been a monumental disaster wrought by the anti-poor capitalist policies of the government. So what the masses have bitterly