—WE PROPOSE GENERAL MEETING OF COMMUNITY PEOPLE TO DISCUSS THE INSECURITY The Ajegunle People’s Movement (APM), a community campaign organization of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), calls on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Lagos State government to be alive to their basic responsibility of protecting lives and property in the face of the worsening insecurity in Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA.
JOIN THE ERC TO BUILD AN INDEPENDENT, DEMOCRATIC, AND MASS BASED STUDENTS UNION TO FIGHT CULTISM AND ANTI-STUDENT POLICIES Today makes it 24 years after the bloody cult attack which took the lives of five students of this institution. The slain students included a 21-year-old 400-Level law student and the then Secretary-General of the Students Union, George Iwilade, popularly referred
Above photo of some of the participants in front of the dilapidated Wahab Larinde Primary School in Oshodi JAF and DSM Members Join them in Solidarity By DSM Reporters As part of the plan to sensitise and mobilise community people on the need for a nationwide resistance against the government’s various anti-poor policies, members of Joint Action Front (JAF) attended
Fight for real, immediate improvements in living standards Palliatives, even if granted, will amount to pouring spit to douse a roaring forest fire considering the level of hardship many face Labour must reject capitalist ideology and instead prepare for a new General Strike Now! The past few weeks have been one of intolerable suffering for the workers and oppressed masses
We of the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) received the news that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had denied reports of the plan to increase his salary and that of political office holders by a whopping 114% with a pinch of salt. In our opinion, this denial does not address the glaring fact that President Tinubu and all political office holders already
* Students loan should be turned into a grant to support the living expenses of undergraduates * ERC calls on all Nigerian students, parents, civil society organisations, education workers’ unions and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to oppose the Student Loan Act and the introduction of tuition fee. Below is the text of a
WE CONDEMN THE PLAN TO INTRODUCE TUITION FEES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS STUDENTS AND EDUCATION WORKERS MUST BE READY TO STRUGGLE AGAINST THIS ANTI-POOR POLICY The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the newly-signed students’ act by the Bola Tinubu led administration. It is nothing but an attempt to send students of poor background into generational indebtedness while transferring the responsibility
On Monday, June 12, 2023, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Ifako Ijaiye branch, held a tabling/stall at Abule Egba, Lagos, to mark the 30th year since the annulment of the June 12 presidential election which was won by MKO Abiola. By Gideon Adeyeni, DSM Ifako Ijaiye Branch The main aim of the tabling was to try and begin to
Call for Mass Resistance against Petrol Price Hike and other Anti-poor Policies On Monday June 12, members of the DSM held different activities across 4 states of the federation to mark the 30th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election whose annulment triggered a struggle against military rule and eventually led to the restoration of civil rule in 1999.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of June 12 1993 presidential election which was won by MKO Abiola but annulled by Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime. The struggle triggered by the annulment heightened the resistance against the continued military rule and eventually led to the restoration of civil rule in 1999. Today 24 years after, none of the socio-economic malaise and suppression
Defend Right to Basic Needs of Life Resist all Anti-Poor Policies It is no news that since the pronouncement by Bola Tinubu during his inauguration as Nigeria’s President that the “petrol subsidy is gone” the prices of petrol have been astronomically increased to as high as N577per litre from N185 per litre officially, something which is about 212 percentage increment.
AS A MINIMUM, LABOUR SHOULD DEMAND THAT FG REVERTS TO OLD PRICES WHILE NEGOTIATION CONTINUES. FOR 200, 000 MINIMUM WAGE ADJUSTED TO THE RATE OF INFLATION. NATIONALISATION OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR UNDER DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT & CONTROL. Statement by the Democratic Socialist Movement. When the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced an indefinite general strike to respond to the provocative
Calls on the TUC to collaborate with the NLC to jointly prosecute the strike No to Hike in Petrol Price and all Anti-Poor Policies For immediate mobilization and setting up of strike committees at workplaces, communities and campuses to ensure the widest-possible involvement of the working masses and youth Only about a week after assuming power, Nigeria’s new President, Bola
WE CONDEMN THE VICTIMIZATION OF STUDENTS’ACTIVISTS AND CLAMPDOWN ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS OF STUDENTS! STUDENTS MUST ORGANIZE AND RESIST THIS OUTRAGEOUS INCREMENT! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the obnoxious increment in fees imposed on students by the management of University of Abuja (Uniabuja). We consider this increment as fraudulent and insensitive to the economic plights of children of working
SPN BLAMES TINUBU’S RECKLESS PRONOUNCEMENT ON SUBSIDY REMOVAL FOR THE SUDDEN RETURN OF HIKE IN PETROL PRICE AND LONG QUEUE NLC, TUC AND PRO-MASSES ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD BEGIN MASS MOBILISATION TO RESIST ALL ANTI-PEOPLE POLICIES President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023 used his inaugural speech to leave nobody in doubt of his resolve to unleash anti-poor capitalist attacks on
On Monday May 29, while a section of the ruling capitalist elites gathered in Abuja to celebrate the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Agege/Ifako-Ijaye branch in Lagos, held a tabling session (involving leafletting and paper sale) as part of effort to engage the working people over the inevitable struggles
Today, May 23, saw protesters in Lagos and London demanding that the persecution and political harassment of Seun Kuti ends immediately. Kuti is a famous musician, son of legendary musician Fela Kuti, and chairperson of the Nigerian Movement of People (MOP). He is an outspoken radical critic of the democratic abuses routinely carried out by Nigerian state forces against the
It is a year today that Comrade Segun Sango, an outstanding revolutionary socialist, passed on. As the General Secretary of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), member of the International Executive Committee of the Committee for a Workers’ International, and the founding chair of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), he contributed immensely to class struggles, the building of working people’s
Temiloluwa Ajetunmobi, immediate past coordinator Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Lagos State University (LASU), writes on her first experience of May Day The 2023 May Day was my first experience of Workers’ Day celebration. I took part in the celebration at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos. 1st of May every year is known around the world as International Workers’ Day.
We Demand his Immediate Release Having Met his Bail Condition We demand appropriate reprimand for Lagos State Police Command PRO Benjamin Hundeyin and other officers who have violated the law in their attempt to nail Seun Kuti. The ongoing trial of Seun Kuti for alleged assault of a policeman has turned to a political trial and vendetta that threatens the