Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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LAGOS PIPELINE TRAGEDY AVOIDABLE, FG/NNPC TO BLAME

Press Statement LAGOS PIPELINE TRAGEDY AVOIDABLE, FG/NNPC TO BLAME For the second time in a year in Lagos State and for the umpteenth time in the country as a whole, another tragic fire has resulted from a burst fuel pipeline claiming the lives and properties of many in the Lagos suburb of Abule-Egba on Tuesday, December 26, 2006. But what

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THE NCP’s NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ABUJA

THE NCP’s NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ABUJA The national convention of the National Conscience Party (NCP) was held at Denis Hotel, Abuja on December 20, 2006. In his address on the state of the nation, the National Chairman of the NCP, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, lampooned neo-liberal economic policies and the anti-democratic posture of the Obasanjo/Atiku ruling PDP government and urged the

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OUR POSITION ON THE NCP NCC PROPOSAL TO ENDORSE GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI AS THE PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL

OUR POSITION ON THE NCP NCC PROPOSAL TO ENDORSE GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI AS THE PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS. National Conscience Party Oyo State Chapter The National Secretary, National Conscience Party (NCP), 1, Yaounde Street, 1st Floor, Wuse Zone 6, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Dear Sir, OUR POSITION ON THE NCP NCC PROPOSAL TO ENDORSE GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI

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ON BUHARI AND THE 2007 ELECTIONS

National Conscience Party Lagos State Chapter SPECIAL MESSAGE TO 2006 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE NCP: ON BUHARI AND THE 2007 ELECTIONS INTRODUCTION Firstly, we congratulate the party national leaders for holding this congress at this especially troubled time of Nigeria’s history. The more money the country makes, the more miserable the vast majority of the masses become. Almost eight years

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Lagos State NCP Elects Lanre Arogundade as Guber Candidate

National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter Lagos State NCP Elects Lanre Arogundade as Guber Candidate The Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) has elected Lanre Arogundade as its gubernatorial candidate for 2007 election. The Lagos State NCP held a special Congress on Saturday December 16 where the governorship and state and federal legislative candidates were democratically

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RE: “CRISIS LOOMS IN LAGOS NCP”

Rejoinder to The Punch RE: “CRISIS LOOMS IN LAGOS NCP” On behalf of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP), permit me to make the following preliminary points against the total fallacious and concocted story published under the above-cited caption in the Sunday Punch of December 17, 2006. My father’s name is Aderemi but I am more

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2007 ELECTIONS: Only Socialist Solution Can Avert Looming Disaster

2007 ELECTIONS: Only Socialist Solution Can Avert Looming Disaster Victory of Capitalist Class Will Only Create Unprecedented Economic and Political Crisis. Only Working Class, Socialist Solution Can Avert the Looming Disaster Under Nigeria’s 1999 constitution, a general election to elect a new set of governments at the central and state levels must take place before May 29, 2007. For the

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NCP AND THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS

NCP AND THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS By Demola Yaya Against the background of constant and severe attacks on the living condition of the poor working masses by the governments at levels through the neo-liberal policies of privatisation and commercialisation of public property and social services like education, healthcare, etc, mass retrenchment, hike in the pump price of locally consumed fuel

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BLEAK 2007: URGENT NEED FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ PARTY

BLEAK 2007: URGENT NEED FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ PARTY By Dagga Tolar The feud between President Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku which resulted into an exposition with documentary evidences of high scale corruption in the presidency affirms the long held position of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) that both men are not, in anyway, fit to continue to rule Nigeria

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Mass Retrenchment under the Guise of Reform

Mass Retrenchment under the Guise of Reform By Niran Okewole Nigerian workers have watched with dismay as the Federal Government unfolded its plans to downsize the public service. By this arrangement, the heads of 33,000 workers are to be placed on the guillotine. Labour leader, Adams Oshiomole, has criticized this initiative, stating that it would deprive not just the workers

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BAKASSI: Transferred from Satan to Lucifer

BAKASSI: Transferred from Satan to Lucifer By Bashiru Idris On Thursday 10, October 2002, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered judgment on oil rich Bakassi Peninsular and finally gave its ownership to Cameroon, Nigeria’s neighbouring country. The court decision was based on Ango-German agreement of 11 March 1913. The Peninsular is an area of some 1,000km of mangrove swamp

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LAGOS: COMMUNITY MASS STRUGGLE PAYS

LAGOS: COMMUNITY MASS STRUGGLE PAYS By Toyin Raheem, Chairperson NCP Agege Local Government The National Conscience Party (NCP), Agege Local Government chapter in conjunction with Agege Community Movement (ACOM) once again demonstrated the power in collective struggle. The people of Kareem Babatunde Street in Papa-Ashafa, Agege, shall forever remain grateful to the National Conscience Party and Agege Community Movement for

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SALES OF NITEL TO OBJ: Real Meaning of Privatisation

SALES OF NITEL TO OBJ: Real Meaning of Privatisation By Lanre Akinola Recently, the Obasanjo led PDP government finally sold NITEL to Transnational Corporation, otherwise known as Transcorp. The sale of NITEL, one of the national heritages, is a continuation of neo-liberal policies of commercialisation and privatisation of the commanding heights of the economy that has been embarked upon by

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Oshiomhole Declares For Labour Party

2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS Oshiomhole Declares For Labour Party By Segun Sango In the presence of an over 5,000 expectant crowd, mostly made up of workers, students, women, youths and the poor in general, the outgoing President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, on Wednesday September 6, 2006 in Benin, publicly presented himself and his manifesto seeking to be

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DSM Holds National Committee (NC) Meeting

DSM Holds National Committee (NC) Meeting At its National Committee (NC) meeting held between September 23 and 24, 2006, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) x-rayed the capitalist induced socio-economic problems confronting humanity in Nigeria and internationally and came to a conclusion that only the working class unity and a working people political alternative built on a socialist programme nationally and

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ERC: Ajegunle Chapter Holds Free Coaching Classes

ERC: Ajegunle Chapter Holds Free Coaching Classes The Ajegunle Branch of Education Rights Campaign (ERC) held the second edition of free coaching classes between August 2 and September 6, 2006, for senior secondary school students in the community. About 150 students participated in the programme. The maiden edition took place last year. The coaching was rounded up with a symposium

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UI: Authorities Victimise Another Student Activist!

UI: Authorities Victimise Another Student Activist! The authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI), which are notorious for vitimisation of student activities who lead students to challenge their highhandedness and demand improvement in welfare, have expelled another student activist, Anthony Oni, the immediate past Secretary of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), UI Branch. Among those that had been victimized and

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WHY POST JAMB?

WHY POST JAMB? By Keye Ewebiyi The Post JAMB Test introduced by the immediate past Minister of Education has failed in its bid to sanitize the education sector. The exam was initiated illegally to curb the inefficiency of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in conducting credible matriculation examination in Nigeria. Nigeria is a country where not less than

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OAU: Candidates Challenge Fraudulent Post-UME Examination

OAU: Candidates Challenge Fraudulent Post-UME Examination By H.T. Soweto The post UME candidates helped organize into “Post-UME Candidates Forum” by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Chapter staged series of protest actions against the fraudulent conduct of the recent Post UME examination in the University. Protest letters were written and submitted by candidates who were denied admission

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Privatisation of Unity Schools? NO WAY!

Privatisation of Unity Schools? NO WAY! Students, Youth and Workers Should Resist Neo-Liberal Attack on Public Education Being an extract from a statement from Lagos State National Conscience Party in October 2006. As always expected from an irresponsible government, the 102 unity schools nationwide have been slated for privatisation. The Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, made this announcement recently. The