Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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OYO STATE: SPN MOURNS THE PASSING OF ITS FORMER DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE!

We wish her family, friends and NULGE fortitude to bear the loss! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo state chapter, receives with huge shock and pain, the news of a sudden death of Comrade Famuti Ebunoluwa who was until her death, a staff of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Oyo State chapter and member of the

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OUTRAGEOUS FEE HIKE FOR NEW UI INTAKE IS A FORETASTE OF AN IMPENDING ATTACKS ON OLD STUDENTS

ERC calls for the Constitution of Action Committee for an Effective Planning and Coordination of a Fight back The attention of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), University of Ibadan branch has been drawn to different outrageous figures of school fees recently displayed on the portal of the university’s new intakes for the 2023/24 academic session. The new fees, as seen

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CDWR SUPPORTS NIGERIAN NURSES’ STRUGGLE AGAINST GOVERNMENT’S OPPRESSIVE POLICIES

We Demand Improvement in Pay and Working Condition of Nurses’ and other Health Workers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), extends its unwavering solidarity and support to Nigerian nurses in their ongoing struggle against callous policies, attacks on personal freedom and neglect by the government. We call for the

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OUTRAGEOUS TARIFF HIKE AMIDST GROWING COST OF LIVING IS INSENSITIVE

TRADE UNIONS AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS SHOULD LEAD RESISTANCE AGAINST TARIFF HIKE The Bola Tinubu government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has imposed another provocative hike in electricity tariff for Band A consumers by a whopping 230% – from N68 Kwh to N225 Kwh. According to NERC, this tariff hike affects about 15% of the total consumers and is

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Labour Party Crisis

DSM Calls for Conference of Trade Unions, Left Organisations and Socialists to Discuss the Building of a Genuine Mass Working People’s Party The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the current move by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reclaim the Labour Party, so long as it is a genuine attempt to build a democratic working class party. The fact is

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Dangote Refinery: Can it resolve Nigeria’s fuel and forex crises?

  The brutal mindless removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Tinubu on his first day as president symbolized a new phase of attacks on the living conditions of the working people and the poor in an attempt to get out of the deep crisis Nigerian capitalism is in. This was followed up by total devaluation of the Nigerian currency,

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ERC CONDOLES WITH NSUK STUDENTS AND BEREAVED FAMILIES OVER TRAGIC BUT AVOIDABLE DEATHS OF 2 STUDENTS

WE HOLD GOVERNMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DEATH STUDENTS AND WORKERS MUST ORGANIZE AGAINST ALL ANTI-MASSES POLICIES! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) mourns the tragic death of two students of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) during a stampede where the state government was distributing grains to students as palliatives. Aside these two students, at least 22 others

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ON THE SEVEN-DAY WARNING STRIKE ACTION OF NASU AND SSANU

ERC CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STRIKING WORKERS TO PREVENT DISRUPTION OF THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR WE WARN THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST INTIMIDATING STRIKING WORKERS LIKE THEY DID WITH THE ‘NO WORK, NO PAY’ POLICY  IN 2022 FOR PROPER FUNDING OF THE EDUCATION SECTOR! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on the Federal Government to immediate meet

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After the Expiration of NLC’s 21-Day Ultimatum, What Next?

We Call for 48-Hour General Strike and Nationwide Protest as the Next Step. The latest 21-day ultimatum given to the government by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the current cost of living crisis has expired since Wednesday March 13. Unfortunately, as of Tuesday March 19, the NLC leadership has not issued any statement or disclosed anything to indicate its

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PUBLIC EDUCATION ON THE BRINK: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

ERC Holds Public Symposium. Participants Agree Student Loan is No Solution. Demand Adequate Funding of Public Education. By Davy Fidel On Saturday March 9, 2024, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) held a public symposium over the attack on public education including the wave of fee hike and the student loan policy. The ERC has helped expose the students loan scheme

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ENOUGH WITH THE STUDENT LOAN SHENANIGAN!

ERC CALLS ON PRESIDENT TINUBU TO STOP THE NATIONAL DECEIT AND FOCUS ON USING NIGERIA’S RESOURCES TO ADEQUATELY FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION WE DEMAND THAT ALL FEES IN PUBLIC TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS INCREASED IN ANTICIPATION OF THE NOW POSTPONED STUDENTS LOAN SCAM BE REVERSED IMMEDIATELY As Nigerian students receive the news of another postponement of the student loan policy this time indefinitely,

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IWD 2024 | Defending Women’s Rights Today

This International Women’s Day sees women, especially working women, facing great challenges in many countries especially those facing war, economic and social crises.  At the same time there is a mixed picture regarding issues that women specifically face. We have recently seen significant victories for women internationally, such as the mass movements in Latin America, which forced governments to legalise

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LET ADA AMAZU GRADUATE!

No One Deserves to Die Because they Want to Earn a Degree For the Reversal of hiked fees at the University of Abuja and Adequate Funding of Public education! The attention of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has been drawn to the predicament of Ada Amazu, a final year student of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Abuja (Uniabuja), who

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SUSPENSION OF NLC NATIONWIDE PROTEST: ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY!

We call for a 48 hour general strike as the next step We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) consider the decision of the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend the two-day nationwide protest of February 27 and 28, 2024 after only one day of protest as a counterproductive decision and a missed opportunity by the labour

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JAF and CORE Kick Off Protest Over Cost of Living Crisis

Mobilisation march in Lagos On Monday 26th February 2024; the Joint Action Front (JAF) in conjunction with Coalition for Revolution (CORE) held protest actions in Lagos and three other states over the worsening cost of living crisis. It is aimed to build a nationwide mass movement against anti-poor capitalist policies of the Bola Tinubu government which are responsible for the

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NO TO HIGH COST OF LIVING AND MASS SUFFERING

Join the Movement to Stop Tinubu’s Bad Policies Fight for Socialist Change  Leaflet Issued by the DSM on February 22 for Mass Circulation across the Country. In different parts of the country many people have hit the streets in peaceful protests over the prevailing mass hunger and cost of living crisis. Where people have not organized a protest, we have

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TINUBU: AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE POOR MASSES

Reverse Fuel Price Hike to Pre-may 29, 2023 Level Reverse Tuition Fee Hike and End all Anti-poor Policies Slash the Humongous Salaries and Allowances of Political Office Holders and Take Our Wealth off the 1% FOR A SOCIALIST NIGERIA! By H.T. Soweto The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) applauds all Nigerian workers, women, students, youth and the poor masses who have

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THE FIGHT FOR A NEW MINIMUM WAGE

The Naira Shrinks, Our Pockets Empty: Nigerian workers Need a Living Wage Now The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, and all their affiliates have a historic responsibility to rescue Nigeria and lead workers and the poor masses out of the quagmire the Bola Tinubu regime has plunged the country into. Across the length and breadth of Nigeria, the simmering

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TINUBU’S STUDENT’S LOAN POLICY AND THE WAVE OF FEE HIKE IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Mass Actions Needed to Defeat Anti-Student Policies Ever since the pronouncement of the student’s loan was made there have been heightened and sporadic attacks on public education through hike in tuition fees, spreading from one tertiary institution to another like a wide fire in harmattan. Sadly, many students continue to think that the government’s loan policy will help address the

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IBADAN – ABBEY TROTSKY’S TRIAL ADJOURNED AGAIN

The matter adjourned till 29th July, 2024. The case of trumped-up criminal charges instituted against Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, popularly known as Abbey Trotsky by the police Zone 11, Oshogbo at the instance of SUMAL FOOD LIMITED, Ibadan came up on Tuesday, 20th February, 2024 at Court 6 Magistrate Court Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State. The court session commenced around 9:30am during