Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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2022 May Day: Rallies not Used to Mobilise for Mass Actions Despite Economic Hardship

Nigerian workers joined their counterpart globally to celebrate this year International Workers Day with rallies across the country. Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) intervened in five of the rallies with our paper Socialist Democracy and a special May Day leaflet by the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR). As has become unfortunately usual these days May Day

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE MASSES CANNOT BEAR THIS SUFFERING ANYMORE!

Organize and Mobilize for Mass Actions Now! We Call on NLC and TUC to Urgently Declare a 48-Hour General Strike Ordinarily, Nigerians are no strangers to suffering. But if the truth must be told, the kind of suffering and misery being experienced by the mass of Nigerians over the past few months is second to none. The bitter truth is

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS:  A FARCE IN THE OFFING

Only a government of Workers and Poor Formed on a Socialist Programme can Guarantee the Reconstruction of Society in the Interests of Working People By Abbey Trotsky Barring any last-minute changes, the 2023 general elections will be taking place against the background of economic, political and social crisis currently bedeviling the country and an obvious absence of a mass working

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NIGERIA’S RAGING SECURITY CRISES

A Frankenstein Monster Created by the Failure of Capitalism By H.T. Soweto The 28 March 2022 horrific terrorist attack by bandits on a Kaduna-bound train will continue to evoke outrage for some time to come. Coming about seven years since the Buhari government came to power on a mandate to end rampaging insecurity whose main manifestation as at then was

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RESIST ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKES AND POOR SUPPLY

Public Ownership of Power Sector Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out By Chinedu Bosah The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed disclosed on Thursday, March 10, 2022, that the federal government had quietly removed subsidy on electricity tariff. The implication of this policy is that working people and the poor masses will be forced to pay

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NIGERIA’S ECONOMY IN TROUBLED WATERS

Working People Must Resist Capitalist Attacks and Fight for Socialist Alternative By Peluola Adewale In February the National Bureau of Statistics announced that Nigeria’s economy grew in 2021 by 3.4%, which is the strongest since 2014 and faster than the forecasts by the Central Bank as well as the IMF and World Bank. For an economy that contracted by 1.92%

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OYETOLA’S SCORECARD AND THE OSUN 2022 GUBER POLLS:

Which Way Forward for the Working People, Youths and the Oppressed in Osun State By Alfred Adegoke, Coordinator DSM Osun State It is no more news that Oyetola lost to Demola Adeleke his PDP rival in the first round of the 2018 Elections, a first round which was declared inconclusive by INEC, leading to a controversial re-run that declared Oyetola

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SPN WELCOMES AGITATION FOR AUTONOMY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND STATE LEGISLATURE

But Warns Autonomy Does not Guarantee Decent Conditions for Working People and Youth By Chinedu Bosah The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We also welcome the agitation for financial autonomy for the state legislature. It is undemocratic for one tier or arm of government to be made dependent on another

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LAGOS FACTORY ACCIDENT VICTIM GETS COMPENSATION AFTER CDWR AND NLC INTERVENED

Workplace and industrial accidents leading to permanent disability or death are now widespread. It is more prevalent in factories and workplaces wherein machines are used for production and services. Factory owners purchase outdated and dangerous machines because they are relatively cheaper while workers with little or no training are employed in poor working conditions and forced to man the machines

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STRIKES in Universities:  Shutdown of Public Universities: Hold Buhari Government Responsible

ERC Calls for Solidarity Actions from Labour and Students to Compel Government to Meet Demands of Striking Unions By Ogunjimi Isaac Ayobami, ERC Deputy National Coordinator For about three months now, public Universities have been shut down due to strike actions of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU)

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WORKERS’ STRIKES, INEQUALITY AND INSECURITY IN ABUJA

Between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 in Abuja, two different unions of public sector workers went on strike over their wages and working conditions. By Omole Ibukun, DSM Abuja The Nigeria Union of Teachers went on strike twice over the non-payment of their 2014 to 2018 promotion arrears and the lack of funding of Local Education

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Growing Insecurity in Ajeromi-Ifelodun

The Ajegunle Peoples’ Movement (APM), a community-based platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), condemns the violence in the local government mostly orchestrated by bourgeois politicians using political thugs and hoodlums. By Moshood Osunfurewa, DSM Ajegunle, Lagos, branch The Ajegunle Peoples’ Movement (APM), a community-based platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), condemns the violence in the local government mostly

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MAY DAY GREETINGS

  NULGE, OYO STATE Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Oyo State Chapter joins all workers here in Nigeria and across the world to commemorate the year 2022 edition of the International Workers Day popularly known as May Day. We hereby use this medium to charge our members to remain diligent in the course of their daily duty and

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May Day 2022: Time for Mass Struggle to end Mass Suffering in the Midst of Plenty

Next step – a 48 hour General Strike! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) felicitates with workers in Nigeria and globally as we celebrate the International Workers Day. This year’s celebration should be best used to take stock of the living and working conditions of Nigerian workers and the poor masses and how to organize sustained struggles for

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N100 MILLION AND N40 MILLION NOMINATION FORMS FOR APC AND PDP RESPECTIVELY CONFIRM THAT THE TWO MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES STAND EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE INTEREST OF THE RICH

WORKERS, YOUTHS AND THE POOR NEED TO BUILD A MASS PARTY TO DEFEND THEIR INTEREST The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is not surprised at the decision of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to charge N100 million and N40 million respectively for presidential nomination forms. It only confirms our position that these bourgeois political parties

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF NURUDEEN ABDUKAREEM, A CASUAL WORKER AT PREMIER FEED MILLS, IBADAN

We demand adequate compensation for the family and calls on the state leadership of NLC and TUC to commence campaign against casualisation and poor working conditions across workplaces in the state! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, Oyo State Chapter, decries the tragic death of one Mr Nurudeen Abdukareem, at Premier Feed Mills, a subsidiary of Flour Mills

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2023 Election: Tinubu and Package of Lies

None of Bourgeois Presidential Aspirants Can Resolve Nigeria’s Economic Woe The electoral campaigns for 2023 presidential election have started with different capitalist politicians slugging out for the tickets of the two major parties: APC and PDP. Among the contestants is Bola Tinubu, the first governor of Lagos State since the return to civil rule in 1999. He has been able

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NASU/SSANU TWO WEEKS WARNING STRIKE: WE BLAME THE INEPTITUDE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE SHUTDOWN OF UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WE CALL FOR A UNITED STRUGGLE OF ALL EDUCATION WORKERS’ UNIONS AND STUDENTS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) extends solidarity to members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) for the two weeks warning strike declared through the Joint Action Committee of the unions. We call on the

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KADUNA TRAIN ATTACK: SPN COMMISSERATES WITH VICTIMS AND BLAMES BUHARI LED APC GOVERNMENT FOR THE TRAGEDY

We Condole with the TUC over the loss of its General Secretary and State Chapter Chairman in the Mindless Attack We Urge the Labour Movement to Declare a National Day of Mourning and Protest Against Insecurity, Government Ineptitude and Worsening Living Conditions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the tragic attack by terrorists on a Kaduna-bound train on Monday

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DSM REJECTS SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON SPN DEREGISTRATION

We remain committed to the building of a Mass Workers’ Political Alternative to Rescue Nigeria through Socialist Transformation The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) rejects the judgement of the Supreme Court which was delivered on March 25 2022 and upholds the deregistration of 22 political parties, including the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). We