Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
16 December 2017
The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) fully supports the ongoing campaign among Nigerians, especially young people, for the scrapping of the notorious Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) division of the Nigerian Police Force. As far as we are concerned, SARS is not fighting crime. Rather it is an organization that engages in wholesale and systematic extortion, blackmail, torture and extra-judicial murder.
We equally applaud Nigerians who came out on Monday 11 December 2017 to demonstrate in some cities across the country. This movement needs to be built further. We therefore call for more and more nationwide mass protests and demonstrations until the government meets the demands.
16 December 2017
WE DEMAND THE REGISTRATION OF SPN IN LINE WITH THE COURT JUDGMENT
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the registration of 21 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, the SPN is calling on INEC to immediately obey the November 28, 2017, Federal High Court judgment ordering INEC to register the SPN within 30 days. It is 18 days since the judgment and we would have expected that INEC would have complied by now.
8 December 2017
FEDERAL HIGH COURT DIRECTS INEC TO REGISTER THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN)
On November 28 a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to finally register the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) within thirty (30) days.
The SPN welcomes this judgment, which confirms our democratic and legitimate right to freedom of association as a political party able to participate in the elections on the basis of socialist ideas and programmes.
30 November 2017
On 7th October, 2017, the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) indefinitely suspended four student activists including Omole Ibukun, National Secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) a platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to campaign against education underfunding, fee hikes and attacks on the democratic rights of students and workers.
28 November 2017
COURT ORDERS INEC TO REGISTER SPN
A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole in a judgment delivered today (November 28) has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) within 30days.
23 November 2017
Nationwide Mass Protests Needed To Force An Increase In The Budgetary Allocation To Education
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the proposal of President Buhari-led Federal Executive Council to allocate a paltry 7.04% of the 2018 budget to the education sector. We hereby demand an upward review of the budgetary allocation to education up to 26% as recommended by UNESCO, democratic management of schools as well as the honouring of all agreements reached with unions in the education sector.
21 November 2017
Calls for an Independent Panel of Inquiry into the Allegations and Processes Leading to the Dismissals
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the recent politically-motivated dismissal of the Chairman of the Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Isaac Akinloye Oyewumi and his vice, Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu.
20 November 2017
All police officers involved in the criminal acts must be brought to justice
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Oyo state chapter, strongly condemns the recent police repression and brutalization of innocent students and staff of the Federal College of Agriculture, (FCA) and Institute for Agricultural Research and Training, (IAR&T), Moor Plantation Ibadan. ERC also demands the immediate and unconditional release of students and workers arrested in connection with a legitimate protest.
16 November 2017
Reject Mugabe! Reject the generals!
Workers and young people must take lead
The takeover of power by the Zimbabwe defence force is a military coup in all but name. It represents a turning point in post-independence Zimbabwe and the almost certain end of Mugabe's reign. The military take-over was precipitated by the dismissal of Mugabe's most loyal henchman for the past thirty seven years, Emmerson Mnangagwa. This was part of the 93-year old Mugabe's manoeuvres in Zanu-PF party structures to ensure his 52-year old wife Grace, would succeed him as president.
15 November 2017
*Declare a National day of action to commence the struggle for a new minimum wage and payment of salary arrears
According to a media report the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has dragged the Federal Government of Nigeria to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for non-payment of salaries and proscription of trade unions in Kogi State. However, reading the report, it is obvious that the two issues of non-payment of salaries and proscription of trade unions in Kogi state mentioned by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, were only raised as a side talk with a journalist.
It is no reason for the Wabba-led NLC to continue delaying urgent action on salary arrears and for a new minimum wage.