Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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REPORT OF MINIMUM WAGE STRIKE ACTIVITY IN LAGOS

REPORT OF MINIMUM WAGE STRIKE ACTIVITY IN LAGOS Labour leaders and protesting Lagos workers – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Omole Ibukun On Thursday 27th of September, 2018, the nationwide warning strike jointly called by the three Labour centres, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC), kicked off across the country with most

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Labour Holds Joint Strike over Minimum Wage

Labour Holds Joint Strike over Minimum Wage Better Preparation and Mass Activities Now Needed to win Demand By Peluola Adewale On Sunday September 30, 2018, the three labour centres in Nigeria: NLC, TUC and ULC ended the indefinite warning strike that they had jointly called after two days of action. The strike, which was over a new national minimum wage,

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SPN SUPPORTS NATIONWIDE WARNING STRIKE DECLARED BY THE NLC, TUC AND ULC OVER NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WA

SPN SUPPORTS NATIONWIDE WARNING STRIKE DECLARED BY THE NLC, TUC AND ULC OVER NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE URGENT STEPS NEEDED TO MAKE THE STRIKE SUCCEED The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) throws its weight behind the decision of the three labour federations – the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) –

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Preliminary Statement on Osun Governorship Election

Preliminary Statement on Osun Governorship Election SPN Thank All Our Supporters Nothing has changed – No Difference between APC and PDP The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State wishes to appreciate all our members, supporters and those who voted for the party and its candidate, Barrister Alfred Adegoke, in the now inconclusive Governorship Election in Osun State that held

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RIFT BETWEEN AMBODE AND TINUBU

RIFT BETWEEN AMBODE AND TINUBU Another Crack Opens in the Ruling Party H.T Soweto The rumored rift between the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, and his now estranged political godfather, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has finally blown into the open. This ends months of speculation. Obviously this crisis is only another crack in a ruling party already riven by multiple

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SPN WELCOMES THE JOINT DECISION OF NLC, TUC AND ULC TO GIVE A 14-DAY ULTIMATUM TO FG FOR THE COMPLET

SPN WELCOMES THE JOINT DECISION OF NLC, TUC AND ULC TO GIVE A 14-DAY ULTIMATUM TO FG FOR THE COMPLETION OF ALL NEGOTIATION ON A NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE! For immediate commencement of mobilisation and sensitisation across the country in preparation for a national day of action for the payment of salary/pension arrears and against all other anti-people policies of

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45 MILLION AND N12 MILLION NOMINATION FEES CHARGED BY APC AND PDP RESPECTIVELY UNDERSCORE HOW THE MA

45 MILLION AND N12 MILLION NOMINATION FEES CHARGED BY APC AND PDP RESPECTIVELY UNDERSCORE HOW THE MAINSTREAM BOURGEOIS PARTIES ARE EXCLUSIVELY PRESERVED FOR THE RICH AND THE CORRUPT SPN CHARGES ZERO NAIRA FOR ASPIRANTS IN ORDER TO GIVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL It is not surprising that All Progressives Congress (APC) is charging as high as N45 million as presidential

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Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong

Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong Kong Socialists protest at Chinese government’s repression – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Dimeji Macaulay Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) visited the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday to submit a protest letter to the Chinese government demanding an end to oppression

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A Pact with Osun People

A Pact with Osun People Alfred Adegoke   (Click to enlarge) Being the SPN Manifesto of Barrister Alfred Adegoke for Governor of Osun State The masses in Osun State are suffering from serious economic and social crises, more than ever before. The reasons for this are well known: More than 30 months’ arrears of half-salaries and half-pensions are owed; Fractional salaries

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SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA

SPN CONDEMNS THE POLICE AND DSS FOR INTIMIDATING THE MEDIA DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF PREMIUM TIMES JOURNALIST, SAMUEL OGUNDIPE The harassment, arrest and illegal detention of Premium Times journalists and editors by men of the Nigerian police over a report they did concerning the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS constitutes an assault on free press

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SPN CONDEMNS SIEGE ON THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX

SPN CONDEMNS SIEGE ON THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX No Trust in Any Section of the Capitalist Ruling Elite CALLS ON THE WORKING MASSES TO STRUGGLE FOR GENUINE WORKING CLASS DEMOCRACY The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the siege mounted in the early hours on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) on

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EKITI ELECTION:

EKITI ELECTION: ABSENCE OF PRO-WORKING PEOPLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE SPARKS VOTERS’ CYNICISM By Wole Olubanji, member of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) from Ekiti State The recently concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti-State held so much at stake for the Nigerian capitalist ruling class. Some pundits considered the election which was held on Saturday 14 July 2018 as a referendum on

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Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Elects Comrade Alfred Adegoke as its Governorship Candidate in the

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Elects Comrade Alfred Adegoke as its Governorship Candidate in the Osun Governorship Election holding on 22nd September 2018 The Osun State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), the party for the workers, youths and the poor masses, at its democratically convened State Congress/Governorship Primary, elected Comrade Alfred Adegoke Esq. as its candidate in

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2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW

2018 FEDERAL BUDGET WILL CONSOLIDATE POVERTY AND INCREASE WEALTH OF A PRIVILEGED FEW SPN DEMANDS HUGE INVESTMENT ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER A DEMOCRATIC CONTROL The 2018 Budget is not fundamentally different from previous ones. The only constant thing about budgets in the last five years is the steady increment in the volume of budget as well as

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EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT

EKITI ELECTION: NOT A PASS MARK FOR FAYEMI OR ENDORSEMENT OF BUHARI/APC-LED GOVERNMENT *The election reflects mass rejection of the pro-establishment politicians and their political parties! *NLC and TUC must commence the process of providing the working people with an independent pro-people political alternative either by forming a mass party or supporting the building of SPN into a mass party

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NLC PICKETS MTN OVER CASUALIZATION OF WORKERS

NLC PICKETS MTN OVER CASUALIZATION OF WORKERS Labour must start sustained campaign against casualization By Fidel Davy, DSM Ajegunle, Lagos For three days starting from Monday July 9, 2018, the offices of the MTN, the biggest telecommunication company in Nigeria, nationwide were picketed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over non-unionisation and casualization of workers. In Lagos members of Democratic

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STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU AUTHORITIES REINSTATE OMOLE IBUKUN AND THREE OTHER SUSPENDED STUDENTS’ ACTIVISTS

STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU AUTHORITIES REINSTATE OMOLE IBUKUN AND THREE OTHER SUSPENDED STUDENTS’ ACTIVISTS We demand a halt to all attacks on democratic rights and restoration of independent unionism By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have reinstated the studentship of Omole Ibukun, national secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC)

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SPN Holds NEC Meeting

SPN Holds NEC Meeting NEC Members and Observers – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Important resolutions taken on building the party and its role in the 2019 general elections H.T Soweto The 2nd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) held on Saturday, 23 June 2018. 14 NEC members and about 50 other party members

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2019 POLL: SPN DISSOCIATES ITSELF FROM ANY COALITION FORMED BY PDP AND 41 CAPITALIST POLITICAL PARTI

2019 POLL: SPN DISSOCIATES ITSELF FROM ANY COALITION FORMED BY PDP AND 41 CAPITALIST POLITICAL PARTIES No government formed on the basis of capitalist philosophy is capable of offering any breakthrough for the poor masses The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby disclaims the report in the Vanguard Newspaper on Saturday July 7, that it was among the 41 pro-capitalist