Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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FACTION LEAVES DSM OVER POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

DSM REMAINS COMMITTED TO FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF MARXISM A previously undeclared minority faction, operating clandestinely, has broken away from the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) over fundamental political questions, arising from irreconcilable differences on what should be the correct ideological orientation of a working class-oriented socialist organisation. They have now gone ahead to form a new organisation called the Movement for

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UNFAVOURABLE COURT JUDGEMENT VALIDATING DEREGISTRATION OF SPN ALONG WITH 31 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES SHALL NOT DETER US

THE SPN SHALL APPEAL THIS JUDGMENT AND EMBARK ON POLITICAL STRUGGLE TO DEFEND OUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE AS A POLITICAL PARTY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) shall not be deterred in our quest to stand for the working class and downtrodden by the recent unfavourable judgement by Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court (FHC) delivered on Thursday

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SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF ALMAJIRAI

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) vehemently condemns the gale of deportation of Almajirai across different states in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. However, the Party believes that the system of Almajiri in its current form requires a, genuine, comprehensive and more humane reform. The Almajirai phenomenon, just like the growing population of out of school

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Covid-19 and crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

The DSM is the Nigerian affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Lenin once said that with the 1917 Russian revolution, “Imperialism broke at its weakest link”. Today, the deadly combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rapid development of an almost unprecedented worldwide economic catastrophe is producing potentially explosive social, economic and political situations around the world.

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SPN SALUTES WORKERS ON MAY DAY

WE WARN THAT RELAXATION OF LOCKDOWN WITHOUT ADEQUATE PLAN FOR MASS TESTING AND REPOSITIONING OF THE HEALTH SECTOR COULD LEAD TO DISASTER The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) felicitates with Nigerian workers both in formal and informal sectors on the occasion of this year’s international workers day which has come at a period the world is facing one of the

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Demolition of communities in Ogba by Lagos Government is sheer wickedness, reckless and inhuman

SPN Demands adequate compensation for the victims The Lagos State government ruthlessly began the demolition of buildings from Yaya Abatan to Obawole in Ogba area of Lagos State this week. According to the usual blackmailing public stunt, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello in his response, said the demolished structures were illegally built. Lagos State Chapter

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DEFENCE AGAINST RISING CASES OF ROBBERY AND BANDITRY BY AWAWA AND ONE MILLION BOYS

Campaign for Democratic and Community Rights (CDCR), Ifo LGA, Ogun State * CDCR CALLS FOR FORMATION OF DEMOCRATICALY-CONTROLLED COMMUNITY DEFENSE WITH RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS WHERE NECESSARY * DON’T RELAX THE DAILY PATROLS AND BONFIRES! ALL STREET DEFENSE COMMITTEES TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AND LINK UP TO FORM LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES AT LGA AND THE STATE LEVEL * FOR

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EXTENSION OF THE LOCKDOWN BY PRESIDENT BUHARI WITHOUT TANGIBLE PALLIATIVES IS INSENSITIVE

SPN DEMANDS THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE PALLIATIVES TO ALL WORKING CLASS AND POOR PEOPLE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the extension of lockdown by President Buhari without tangible and adequate palliatives for working people and the poor. This has further confirmed that Buhari-led government is anti-poor, insensitive and callous considering the growing state of hunger, want and despondency.

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Lagos SPN accuses APC leaders of undermining effort to curb COVID-19 spread

COVID-19: LAGOS SPN ACCUSES APC LEADERS AND GOVT OFFICIALS OF UNDERMINING EFFORT TO CURB VIRUS SPREAD THROUGH ROWDY NATURE OF DISTRIBUTING INADEQUATE RELIEF MATERIALS The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) deems it fit to call the attention of the Lagos State government to the rowdy nature of distributing the limited and inadequate relief materials by

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COVID-19: LAGOS SPN CALLS FOR GENUINE STIMULUS PACKAGE DURING LOCKDOWN FOR LAGOSIANS

The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is dismayed that the Federal Government and the Lagos State government have continued to lock down the state without workable palliative being put in PLACE. For us, it is the height of insensitivity and callousness to restrict movement without a meaningful alternative survival plan in an economy where the

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S ADDRESS ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ALL MOTION, NO MOVEMENT

* LOCKDOWN WITHOUT PROVISION OF ADEQUATE RELIEF FOR WORKERS AND THE POOR MASSES WILL LEADTO A HUMAN TR * SPN CALLS ON THE NLC, TUC AND ULC TO TAKE THE LEAD IN ENCOURAGING DEMOCRATIC SELF-ORGANISATION TO ORGANIZE SUPPLIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION – INCLUDING ACTION AGAINST PROFITEERING AND BLACK MARKETS AGEDY (1) President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the Nation on the COVID-19

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COVID-19: DSM calls on Oyetola-led Osun State Government to go beyond half measures

We call on Osun State government to provide adequate safety and sanitary kits and facilities for the citizens The government should be ready to make provision for basic needs like foodstuffs, energy/fuel, water supply and cash transfer, in view of the lockdown We call for provision of at least N100, 000 special allowance, life insurance and safety kits for health

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AS CORONA VIRUS INFECTS NIGERIA’S ECONOMY

Capitalism has failed to Defend Nigerians’ Health H.T Soweto Even though the figures are rising daily, it is not certain yet how disastrous the ravages of COVID-19 will be for Nigeria in terms of number of infections and deaths. Economically however, there is no doubt that Nigeria faces the possibility of another economic recession as a result of the virus

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SPN WELCOMES REDUCTION OF PETROL PRICE FROM N145 TO N125 PER LITRE

* SPN ALSO DEMANDS THE REDUCTION OF THE PRICES OF KEROSENE AND DIESEL! The Federal government through the NNPC has on Wednesday 18 March 2020 reduced the pump price of petrol from N145 to N125 as a result of the collapse of crude oil prices on the world market and the attendant reduction of landing cost of refined fuel products.

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SPN WELCOMES THE HIGH COURT ORDER RESTRAINING INEC FROM DEREGISTERING POLITICAL PARTIES

WE DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE BY INEC The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the order of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday 17 February 2020 restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering SPN and 30 other political parties pronounced deregistered by the INEC on February 6, 2020. We thus call on the INEC to

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ORGANISE AND MOBILISE TO RESIST THE BAN OF OKADA AND TRICYCLES BY THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

Only a Modern, Integrated and Democratically-Managed Mass Public Transit System and Gainful Employment Can Address the Twin Crises of Transportation and Insecurity in Lagos State Once again, the anti-poor All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Lagos State government has re-enforced its attacks and restriction of Okada and tricycles on Lagos roads in 6 Local Government Areas and 9 Local Council Development Area

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DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST OMOYELE SOWORE AND ALL OTHER POLITICALLY VICTIMISED ACTIVISTS NOW

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strongest terms the continued victimisation of Omoyele Sowore by the Nigerian state for calling for the “RevolutionNow” protest. We hereby demand the immediate dropping of all charges against Sowore and Olawale Adebayo, who were detained on August 5, 2019 and were released on December 24, 2019. SPN also demands the immediate release

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DEREGISTRATION OF THE SPN AND 73 OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IS AN ASSAULT ON THE RIGHT FOR POLITICAL REPRESENTATION AND MUST BE RESISTED

SPN calls on the labour movement, pro-masses organizations and activists to condemn the action and welcomes every genuine campaign to resist it! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, vehemently condemns and rejects the action and decision of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, to deregister the SPN and other 73 political parties allegedly for failing to win elective posts or

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Amotekun

SPN Calls for democratic controlled armed multi-ethnic and multi-religious defence committees in communities NLC, TUC and ULC must launch a national campaign on high spate of insecurity and social issues like education, health and jobs The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) acknowledges the failure of Buhari government through the police, military and other security agencies to tackle the high spate

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NIGERIA: MASS STRUGGLE LOOMS

Perspective for the year 2020 The rising spate of repression under the Buhari/APC administration reflects the mortar fear of the capitalist class of impending class battles and/or the sort of mass movements seen in recent months in countries like Sudan, Algeria, Hong Kong, Chile and France – the glaring signs of which were clear in the low turnout in the