Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Oyo State: Campaign for Affordable and Regular Electricity Gains Momentum

The campaign for a mass based and unified community movement for affordable and regular supply of electricity launched in Oyo State through the formation of the Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity, CARE, has begun to gain momentum as many community groups and organizations have joined CARE and its activities with new ones soliciting to join. CARE was launched in

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CARE Solidarises With Isolo Community; Demands an end to Loadshedding and Overbilling

Residents of Isolo axis of Lagos, comprising Metropolitan College Road, Onawale Street, Ayanlu Street and its environs has been subjected to 2 days on and 1 day off  electricity supply arrangement in the past 8 years. Due to this load-shedding policy, electricity supply to the community is abysmally poor as residents do not get up to 5 hours electricity daily.

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OAU Students Hold Peaceful Protest Over Death of Miss Adesina

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife was shut down by the management led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitayo Ogunbodede on October 1, 2021 after a protest by over a thousand OAU Ife students led by the Electoral Commission, Central Executive Council-elect, Hall Representative Council-elect and Students Representative Council-elect over the demise of one of us, late Miss Aisha Adesina, a

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New VC in UI: Workers and Students Should Prepare to Defend Interest and Rights

On the 14th October, 2021, the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan led by the Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, a former National Chairman of All Progressive congress, APC announced Professor Kayode Adebowale as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University. This was after a very protracted process that was marred with controversies largely revolved around both the religious and tribal

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BAD STATE OF SANGO-OTA ROAD: CDWR Supports Mass Protests of Workers, Youths and Community People

We Demand the Use of Public Works Department under Democratic Control of Workers and Community People for Public Projects The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter commend workers, youth and community people as well as Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over different protests against the sorry state of Sango-Ota roads. By Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator CDWR Ogun

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House Demolitions and Empty Estates in Abuja

For a Mass Campaign for Low- Cost Decent Housing for Working People and the Poor Recently there have been repeated demolitions of houses in Abuja in their hundreds, and sometimes in thousands. Mr Ikharo Attah, the chairman FCTA Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation said “We carried out all the clean-up or demolition, as you call it, with strong empathy

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Ajegunle People Must Resist Multiple Taxations and Agitate for Basic Amenities

Residents, traders, and workers in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Lagos State, and elsewhere continue to face unrelenting government attacks on their small businesses and living conditions from local, state, and federal governments, as well as parasitic multinational business organisations like EKO DISCO. By Moshood Osunfunrewa, DSM Ajegunle The community people have come under sustained attacks through the imposition of multiple taxes and levies

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COLLAPSED 21-STOREY IKOYI HIGH RISE BUILDING: FOURSCORE HEIGHTS LIMITED AND LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT HAVE A CASE TO ANSWER

We demand an independent investigation, arrest and prosecution of all those responsible as well as adequate compensation for victims The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Lagos State Chapter, commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives and those injured in another tragic incident of building collapse in Lagos State. According to newspaper reports, at least 10 people have

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Environmental Crisis in Nigeria: Capitalist Rule Incapable of Lasting Solutions

President Muhammadu Buhari may join other world leaders in their cosy conference room during the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) between 31 October and 12 November 2021 in Scotland’s Glasgow. He may likely add his voice on the need for governments globally to protect the environment by embarking on activities that would mitigate the catastrophic impacts of

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SPN AND 21 PARTIES VS INEC: SUPREME COURT ADJOURNS MATTER TO NOVEMBER 15, 2021

SPN CALLS ON THE LABOUR MOVEMENT TO DEFEND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND ALSO MOBILIZE FOR A WORKING PEOPLES POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE The matter between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and 22 political parties including the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) came up today (Thursday, October 28, 2021) at the Supreme Court in Abuja over the undemocratic deregistration of political parties and

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NLC Ogun State Organises Protest over Bad Road in Sango-Ota

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ogun state on Wednesday, October 27, organised a protest over the deplorable condition of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Sango-Ota. The NLC Lagos was also there in solidarity. Seven comrades of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers Right (CDWR) participated in the protest. The highlight of the protest was the enthusiastic

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Military coup in Sudan – defiant masses take to the streets

Mass resistance can defeat the coup and bring working people to power A military coup has taken place in Sudan. The army has arrested civilian ministers and their advisors. However, tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in defiance with chants of: “The people are stronger, stronger!” and “Retreat is not an option!” John Gillman, Socialist Party

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Buhari’s 2022 Budget: Not a Way-out from the Worsening Economic Crisis

Working People must prepare for Resistance against more Capitalist Attacks President Muhammadu Buhari on October 7 2021 presented the proposed budget for the year 2022 to the National Assembly. The N16.4 trillion plan is tagged the Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability. No doubt, there will be growth even though anaemic and sluggish. However, what will be sustained, if they

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Bad State of Sango-Ota Road: CDWR Supports Mass Protest of Workers, Youths and Community People

We Demand the Use of Public Works Department under Democratic Control of Workers and Communities for Public Projects The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter commends workers, youth and community people as well as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over different protests against the sorry state of Sango-Ota roads. The 64 km Sango-Ota-Idiroko Road has been

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YRC HOLDS SYMPOSIUM TO REVIEW #ENDSARS STRUGGLE ONE YEAR AFTER

Participants call for youth struggle to be taken to the next level with a campaign against unemployment and anti-poor policies Over 30 youth, activists and Socialists turned out at a public symposium held on Saturday October 23 by the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) to commemorate the one year anniversary of the #EndSARS struggle. The YRC is a youth platform of

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YRC CONDEMNS UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON PROTESTERS AND JOURNALISTS AT LEKKI TOLL GATE BY THE POLICE

We Demand immediate release of all those arrested! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the brutal and unprovoked attack by the police on peaceful protesters and journalists at Lekki toll gate today, Wednesday October 20, 2021. There are reports of arrests, assault on journalists and seizure of their equipment as well as shooting at peaceful protesters. Peaceful protest is a

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Justice for October 2020 EndSARS Protesters and all Victims of Police Brutality and State Repression

Release all #EndSARS protesters still in detention as well as all political detainees Fight State Repression! End Capitalism!! For a Democratic and Socialist Nigeria!!! On the occasion of the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest, the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) salute all radical youth who stood against police brutality and state repression last year October as well as those who

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Pandora Papers Shine Light on Nigeria’s “Fantastically Corrupt” Elite

Premium Times along with a few other media organizations in Nigeria have been publishing daily exposures of the revelations they unearthed alongside 600 journalists from 150 news organizations around the world in a global investigation into the “offshore hideaways of some of the world’s most powerful personalities”. The project, known as Pandora Papers, is facilitated by the International Consortium of

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TIME FOR A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST TO TACKLE RISING COST OF LIVING AND UNEMPLOYMENT!

FOR THE BUILDING OF A MASS WORKERS POLITICAL PARTY BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES TO KICK OUT THE APC, PDP AND ALL CAPITALIST PARTIES! Aside the daily orgy of violence, abductions and killings in Nigeria, one other fact of everyday life is the rising cost of living and its attendant consequences on the already impoverished working people. Living conditions, for big

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: NIGERIAN TEACHERS DESERVE BETTER PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS!

TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ALL EDUCATION WORKERS MUST UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST ALL ATTACKS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) felicitates with teachers on this years’ occasion of World Teachers’ Day. We acknowledge the important role teachers play in the society as those who impact knowledge in students. Equally, we recognize the enormous challenges teachers are faced with. Teachers