Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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As Usual, Not for the Ordinary Nigerian

2008 Budget: As Usual, Not for the Ordinary Nigerian Peluola Adewale President Umaru Yar’Adua tagged the 2008 Appropriation the budget for the ordinary Nigerian. Not a few poor working masses will ask him to tell that to the marines. He informed that the budget “gives priority to, and makes ample provision for improving physical infrastructure, particularly, power and transportation, human

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Comrades Regain Conditional Freedom

Detained OAU Student Activists: Comrades Regain Conditional Freedom By Peluola Adewale, DSM, Lagos Two of detained student leaders of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Olatunde Dairo, the Public Relations Officer of Students Union and Taiwo Hassan Soweto, Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign were released from the prison late yesterday (February 21) after their bail conditions had been met earlier in the

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BEKO 2ND ANNIVERSARY SYMPOZIUM

BEKO 2ND ANNIVERSARY SYMPOZIUM The 2nd memorial anniversary of Beko Ransome-Kuti, the former chairman of Joint Action Forum, the civil society arm of Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), was held on Sunday February 10 2008 at the Nigeria Labour Congress Secretariat in Yaba, Lagos. It was LASCO that led the seven general strikes and mass protests against the last

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KENYAN’S RIGGED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: A TRAGIC AFRICAN PHENOMENON

KENYAN’S RIGGED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: A TRAGIC AFRICAN PHENOMENON By Segun Sango On December 27, 2007, Kenyans voted in general elections to elect a new government. But as mostly happened in Africa, it is the ordinary Kenyans that instead got short changed. Against the run of public support and public opinion polls, President Kibaki, one of the 3 leading presidential candidates

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Legitimacy in Governance

Legitimacy in Governance Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture On January 15, the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar association held its fourth al Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture in honour of the well known and respected civil rights lawyer and founder of the National Conscience Party. Among the invited speakers at this very widely reported event was Segun Sango, general secretary of

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PROPOSED FUEL PRICE HIKE AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

PROPOSED FUEL PRICE HIKE AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION Statement issued at a Joint Press Conference held by United Action for Democracy (UAD) and Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Lagos on Monday, January 14, 2008 We have followed with keen interest the ongoing debate on fuel prices. In particular, we’ve studied closely, as reported in the media, the outcome of

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Setting free imprisoned OAU student leaders

Setting free imprisoned OAU student leaders By Lanre Arogundade & Adeola Soetan, Lagos, January 11, 2008 Although the reigning authorities in our alma mater, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, would want the world to believe differently, the un-hidden truth is that they have chosen to have three students’ leaders imprisoned because they stood and acted boldly for independent unionism,