Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE

LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE THREAT TO STRIP OVER 100,000 PEASANTS OF THEIR SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD DSM CALLS ON AFFECTED FARMERS TO CONTINUE STRUGGLE UNTIL VICTORY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Northern Nigeria Chapter strongly condemns the attempt to strip over 100,000 peasants/small scale farmers of their source of livelihood by a Chinese company, known as Lee Group, with connivance

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NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT?

NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT? A Warning to the Working Class The recent claim by Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to the effect that he has received information that “some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons”, given the unfolding power struggle around President Muhammadu Buhari’s ill-health, holds a sinister meaning.

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Malabu Oil Block Fraud

Malabu Oil Block Fraud SPN Demands Government takeover of OPL 245 and Nationalization of the Oil and Gas Industry under democratic management The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands that government takes over Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 with immediate effect and runs the oil block as a public entity under democratic control and management for the good and

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We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims

Array DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims DSM, Osun State Chapter, press conference March 15, 2017 This press conference had been called to respond to the wave of communal violence that swept through Ile-Ife earlier this month. This deadly violence which occurred between Yoruba

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Militants Attacks on Lagos and Ogun Communities

Militants Attacks on Lagos and Ogun Communities Against Ethnic Division, for Working Class Unity across Ethnic and Religious Lines to Defend our Communities H.T Soweto This week armed attacks by suspected Niger Delta militants on Yoruba communities in Lagos and Ogun states, and the military’s response, have the potential to provoke ethnic reprisals and a bloody crisis. Attacks by those

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Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies

Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, is greatly worried and concerned by the worsening dimension of the religious crisis in Osun State which is compounding the woes of the already crisis-ridden education sector. It is no exaggeration to say that a state of religious anarchy currently

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NIGERIA ON THE CLIFF EDGE, ONLY SOCIALIST POLICIES CAN GET IT OUT OF THE WOODS

NIGERIA ON THE CLIFF EDGE, ONLY SOCIALIST POLICIES CAN GET IT OUT OF THE WOODS TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE CONVENED ON JUNE 16, 2016, BY THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN) ON THE STATE OF THE NATION AND ONE YEAR OF BUHARI’S ADMINISTRATION. INTRODUCTION We of the SPN have decided to convene this press conference in fulfillment of our

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Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians

Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians We condemn government’s half-hearted and haphazard Approach We call for united movement of peace-loving communities and herdsmen to resist and disarm criminal herders For socialist programmes for modern agricultural system for food security and to end the horrors of climate crisis The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) joins millions of Nigerians to

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HIKE IN FUEL PRICE TO N145 IS THE HEIGHT OF INSENSITIVITY AND CRUELTY

HIKE IN FUEL PRICE TO N145 IS THE HEIGHT OF INSENSITIVITY AND CRUELTY SPN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL TO N86.50 FOR A 72-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE NLC, TUC AND PRO-LABOUR GROUPS MUST RESIST DEREGULATION OF THE OIL INDUSTRY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms the 67% hike in the price of fuel to N145 and hereby demands an

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AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER

AS ENERGY CRISIS DRIVES NIGERIA TO ANOTHER BRINK, LABOUR SHOULD WAKE FROM SLUMBER Times are Harder; Working People and the poor are Suffering! Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Statement Nigeria has continued to be gripped – yet again – by acute fuel scarcity. The simultaneous collapse of the already scandalously poor public power supply system – leading in most parts of

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Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change

Buhari 2016 Budget: Not a Real Change By Peluola Adewale With Nigeria groaning under the dead weight of global capitalist crisis which is symptomized by the lowest oil price in 12 years, the 2016 budget appears to have arrived in coma.The oil price has plunged from $116 in July 2014 to less than $30 in January 2016. In addition, doomsday

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LASIEC MUST OBEY THE COURT ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE

LASIEC MUST OBEY THE COURT ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE We of the Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcome the recent court judgment granted by the Lagos State High Court ordering the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct local government elections in Lagos State without delay. The

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2016 BUDGET

2016 BUDGET 2016 BUDGET: WORKING PEOPLE MUST PREPARE TO DEFEND THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the mass of the working people to prepare to resist any attempt to make them pay for the current crisis of capitalism. We make this call based on the admissions of the President Muhammadu Buhari himself that

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REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE IS A GIMMICK AND INTRIGUE TO IMPOSE DEREGULATION

REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE IS A GIMMICK AND INTRIGUE TO IMPOSE DEREGULATION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the reduction of petrol price from N87 to N86.50k as a mere gimmick and intrigue to deceitfully impose on the poor Nigerian working people the neo-liberal capitalist policy of deregulation of the downstream oil sector. The pump price reduction announced by

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HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND A FLAGRANT DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER

HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND A FLAGRANT DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT ORDER NLC and TUC must lead sustained mass protest On December 8, 2015, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola addressed a press conference mandating the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Distribution companies to meet and come out with “fair market tariff”. Less than

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CHANGE: THROUGH REFORM OR REVOLUTION?

CHANGE: THROUGH REFORM OR REVOLUTION? DSM National Meeting resolution on Nigeria, October 24-25, 2015 Politically, the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 28 presidential elections marks a new turning point for Nigeria. This political development together with the on-going economic crisis opens up an entirely new phase. Without doubt, the Buhari government

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JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC

JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC SPN DEMANDS LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unwarranted and parasitic jumbo allowance and salaries being collected by political office holders and appointees at all levels of government and tiers. These salaries and allowances are scandalously too high. For instance, the basic

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Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change

Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Statement Today May 29, 2015 is historic in Nigeria being the first time an elected opposition takes over the mantle of government. The high expectation among the large layers of the populace from the new government of Muhammadu Buhari is palpable. Many

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DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

DSM HOLDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING By Wole Olubanji Engels Ayo Ademiluyi introducing the discussion on Nigeria – photo DSM The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held a National Committee (NC) meeting between April 18 and 19. The meeting is all the more crucial to the next stage of DSM intervention in the struggle of Nigerian working people for real change in