Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Vote Lanre Arogundade as Lagos State Governor

Vote Lanre Arogundade as Lagos State Governor By Demola Yaya Of all contestants to the political offices in the forthcoming 2007 general elections, Lanre Arogundade is the only untainted candidate with a genuine socialist and working class background. In sharp contrast to the private sector oriented economy programmes being advocated by virtually all the candidates for the elections, Lanre is

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VOTE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, BUT…..

VOTE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, BUT….. By Segun Sango Against general rejection/opposition to all persons running on the platform of bourgeois parties, we in the DSM call on the working masses and youths of Edo state to vote massively for Adams Oshiomhole in the forthcoming April 2007 governorship election, notwithstanding the fact that, he is running as the candidate of the Action

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Reject Money Bags, Capitalist Politicians

Reject Money Bags, Capitalist Politicians Join Campaign to Build a True Working Peoples’ Party The general elections to elect another set of governments, which, under the 1999 constitution, will rule till May 2011, at the central and state levels, have been fixed for April 2007. Expectedly, many politicians and political godfathers are out again canvassing votes for themselves and or

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Lagos NCP Rally/Press Conference to defend its election candidates

Lagos NCP Rally/Press Conference to defend its election candidates Faced with threats that its democratically chosen candidates would not be able to stand in April’s elections, the Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) held a rally in front of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office at Yaba, Lagos State, on Thursday, January 25, 2006. Dagga Tolar

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DSM goodwill message to the 9th Delegate Conference of the NLC

Nigerian Labour Congress DSM goodwill message to the 9th Delegate Conference of the NLC The DSM has been invited to address the NLC’s 9th Delegate Conference which is being held in Abuja, the Federal capital, on February 15 and 16. Below is the goodwill message that the DSM sent in advance of the Conference. AGENDA FOR LABOUR IN 2007 AND

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BEFORE THE OBAYUWANA LED NEC LIQUIDATES THE NCP.

National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter BEFORE THE OBAYUWANA LED NEC LIQUIDATES THE NCP. Text of a statement delivered by Segun Sango, the Lagos State chairman of the National Conscience Party at a press conference held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at the legal chambers in Lagos of Gani Fawehinmi, the NCP founder and first National Chairman. This press

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LAGOS PIPELINE TRAGEDY AVOIDABLE, FG/NNPC TO BLAME

Press Statement LAGOS PIPELINE TRAGEDY AVOIDABLE, FG/NNPC TO BLAME For the second time in a year in Lagos State and for the umpteenth time in the country as a whole, another tragic fire has resulted from a burst fuel pipeline claiming the lives and properties of many in the Lagos suburb of Abule-Egba on Tuesday, December 26, 2006. But what

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THE NCP’s NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ABUJA

THE NCP’s NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ABUJA The national convention of the National Conscience Party (NCP) was held at Denis Hotel, Abuja on December 20, 2006. In his address on the state of the nation, the National Chairman of the NCP, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, lampooned neo-liberal economic policies and the anti-democratic posture of the Obasanjo/Atiku ruling PDP government and urged the

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OYO NCP POSITION ON THE NCP NCC PROPOSAL TO ENDORSE GENERAL BUHARI AS THE PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL

OUR POSITION ON THE NCP NCC PROPOSAL TO ENDORSE GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI AS THE PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS. National Conscience Party Oyo State Chapter The National Secretary, National Conscience Party (NCP), 1, Yaounde Street, 1st Floor, Wuse Zone 6, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Dear Sir, OUR POSITION ON THE NCP NCC PROPOSAL TO ENDORSE GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI

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ON BUHARI AND THE 2007 ELECTIONS

National Conscience Party Lagos State Chapter SPECIAL MESSAGE TO 2006 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE NCP: ON BUHARI AND THE 2007 ELECTIONS INTRODUCTION Firstly, we congratulate the party national leaders for holding this congress at this especially troubled time of Nigeria’s history. The more money the country makes, the more miserable the vast majority of the masses become. Almost eight years

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Lagos State NCP Elects Lanre Arogundade as Guber Candidate

National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter Lagos State NCP Elects Lanre Arogundade as Guber Candidate The Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) has elected Lanre Arogundade as its gubernatorial candidate for 2007 election. The Lagos State NCP held a special Congress on Saturday December 16 where the governorship and state and federal legislative candidates were democratically

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RE: “CRISIS LOOMS IN LAGOS NCP”

Rejoinder to The Punch RE: “CRISIS LOOMS IN LAGOS NCP” On behalf of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP), permit me to make the following preliminary points against the total fallacious and concocted story published under the above-cited caption in the Sunday Punch of December 17, 2006. My father’s name is Aderemi but I am more

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2007 ELECTIONS: Only Socialist Solution Can Avert Looming Disaster

2007 ELECTIONS: Only Socialist Solution Can Avert Looming Disaster Victory of Capitalist Class Will Only Create Unprecedented Economic and Political Crisis. Only Working Class, Socialist Solution Can Avert the Looming Disaster Under Nigeria’s 1999 constitution, a general election to elect a new set of governments at the central and state levels must take place before May 29, 2007. For the

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NCP AND THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS

NCP AND THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS By Demola Yaya Against the background of constant and severe attacks on the living condition of the poor working masses by the governments at levels through the neo-liberal policies of privatisation and commercialisation of public property and social services like education, healthcare, etc, mass retrenchment, hike in the pump price of locally consumed fuel

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BLEAK 2007: URGENT NEED FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ PARTY

BLEAK 2007: URGENT NEED FOR A WORKING PEOPLES’ PARTY By Dagga Tolar The feud between President Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku which resulted into an exposition with documentary evidences of high scale corruption in the presidency affirms the long held position of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) that both men are not, in anyway, fit to continue to rule Nigeria

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Mass Retrenchment under the Guise of Reform

Mass Retrenchment under the Guise of Reform By Niran Okewole Nigerian workers have watched with dismay as the Federal Government unfolded its plans to downsize the public service. By this arrangement, the heads of 33,000 workers are to be placed on the guillotine. Labour leader, Adams Oshiomole, has criticized this initiative, stating that it would deprive not just the workers

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BAKASSI: Transferred from Satan to Lucifer

BAKASSI: Transferred from Satan to Lucifer By Bashiru Idris On Thursday 10, October 2002, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered judgment on oil rich Bakassi Peninsular and finally gave its ownership to Cameroon, Nigeria’s neighbouring country. The court decision was based on Ango-German agreement of 11 March 1913. The Peninsular is an area of some 1,000km of mangrove swamp

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LAGOS: COMMUNITY MASS STRUGGLE PAYS

LAGOS: COMMUNITY MASS STRUGGLE PAYS By Toyin Raheem, Chairperson NCP Agege Local Government The National Conscience Party (NCP), Agege Local Government chapter in conjunction with Agege Community Movement (ACOM) once again demonstrated the power in collective struggle. The people of Kareem Babatunde Street in Papa-Ashafa, Agege, shall forever remain grateful to the National Conscience Party and Agege Community Movement for

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SALES OF NITEL TO OBJ: Real Meaning of Privatisation

SALES OF NITEL TO OBJ: Real Meaning of Privatisation By Lanre Akinola Recently, the Obasanjo led PDP government finally sold NITEL to Transnational Corporation, otherwise known as Transcorp. The sale of NITEL, one of the national heritages, is a continuation of neo-liberal policies of commercialisation and privatisation of the commanding heights of the economy that has been embarked upon by

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Oshiomhole Declares For Labour Party

2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS Oshiomhole Declares For Labour Party By Segun Sango In the presence of an over 5,000 expectant crowd, mostly made up of workers, students, women, youths and the poor in general, the outgoing President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, on Wednesday September 6, 2006 in Benin, publicly presented himself and his manifesto seeking to be