Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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CDWR Condemns Arrest of Eko John Nicholas by the DSS at May Day Event in Abeokuta

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the arrest and detention of Eko John Nicholas by the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday May 1 at MKO Abiola Stadium Abeokuta during the May Day celebration. Eko, who is the Ogun State Coordinator of CDWR and a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM),

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UNJUST SACKING OF NURSE ABIODUN THOMAS: Ogun College of Health Tech Authorities must Reinstate her Now!

We Call on Labour and Civil Society Organisations to Support the Demand for her Recall and an End to Attacks on Democratic Rights at Ogun Higher Institutions The unjust sacking of Nurse Abiodun Thomas, a staff with the school clinic of the Ogun state College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu Ode, by the management has again underscored the tyranny that

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OGUN WORKERS’ WORSENING CONDITION: Ademola Benco-led NLC state council must be prepared to lead struggles for Improvement

Despite the obvious attempts at grandstanding and propaganda by the Dapo Abiodun APC-led Ogun government, the conditions of workers and ordinary have become worse off under this administration. By Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator, CDWR, Ogun State Glaringly, workers in the state are still suffering from  the non-remittance of deductions from salaries for cooperative; poor implementation of the national minimum wage;

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May Day 2023 | Struggle for Organisation and Socialism Must Answer Another Tumultuous Year of Capitalist Crisis

Statement by the Committee for a Workers’ International Stormy times, that’s almost an understatement of the situation the world is in this May Day. The last year has seen a continuation of rapid developments that characterise the unstable era we are living in. The opening lines of the 2022 Committee for a Workers’ International’s May Day appeal almost exactly apply

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FG’S 40% PAY RISE WELCOMED, BUT NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A NATIONALLY NEGOTIATED WAGE INCREMENT!

NLC and TUC Must Demand a New National Minimum Wage That Takes Account of the Rising Inflation! Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) May Day 2023 Leaflet The current minimum wage of N30,000 was reluctantly signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 18th April, 2019. This was after a series of agitations including protests and threats of

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Sudan | Revolutionary masses must end generals’ counter-revolutionary violence

A brutal power struggle is under way in Sudan. On 15 April, heavy fighting erupted between different factions of the armed forces. Civilians have abruptly found themselves in war zones, especially in the capital Khartoum. The death toll is already in the hundreds, and thousands are injured. A refugee crisis is developing as civilians rush to escape the fighting. Civil

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Is Students Loan Scheme a Solution to Education Underfunding?

While it is true that Nigerian public universities do not officially charge tuition fees, students are still subjected to the payment of outrageous fees. In fact, in most schools today, new intakes in federal universities pay more than 100,000 naira, while in state-owned institutions it can go as high as N200,000 to N600,000. By Michael Lenin, National Mobilisation Officer, Education Rights Campaign

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UI: ERC DECRIES WORSENING WELFARE CONDITION AND CALLS FOR A CONGRESS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE GENERALITY OF STUDENTS

Since the reopening of the university for the commencement of physical academic activities on 20th March 2023, we of the Education Rights Campaign, ERC, University of Ibadan chapter have noticed the continuous poor welfare condition on campus. Electricity and water supplies across the campus have remained epileptic, something which has worsened the condition of certain facilities like toilets, bathrooms and

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N5000/N10,000 late registration fee by EKSU management is criminal!

We condemn the plan to increase school fees by the University! We call for immediate scrapping of late registration fees. No to school fees increment! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the imposition of N5000/N10,000 late registration fees on students of Ekiti State University (EKSU) by the university management. Imposing late registration fees on students who are yet to pay

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Argentina – End Repression of Working Class Militants

CDWR DEMANDS THE DROPPING OF THE CHARGES AND THE DISCHARGE OF CÉSAR ARAKAKI AND DANIEL RUIZ The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) in Nigeria is aware through a public campaign that in Argentina César Arakaki, a member of Partido Obrero (PO), and Daniel Ruiz, a member of  Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores Unificado (PSTU), have been subjected to

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LP crisis: DSM calls on NLC and TUC leaderships to commence the process of rebuilding the party

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) sees the current crisis rocking the Labour Party as a clarion call for the rebuilding of the party as a true working people’s party. The crisis which has been rocking the party prior to the 2023 general election took on a new dimension on Thursday, 5th April, 2023 when the Nigeria police provided a cover

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TECH-U NAME CHANGE: PUBLIC FUNDING SHOULD BE OF MORE CONCERN

SPN rejects the current high fees being charged at the Technical University and demands adequate funding as well as reduction of fee to an amount affordable by poor students. The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter, has been drawn to the recent decision of the Engr Seyi Makinde-led government to rename the Oyo state Technical

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YOUTH RIGHTS CAMPAIGN CONDEMNS BRUTAL MURDER BY TRIGGER-HAPPY DELTA POLICE OFFICER

ONYEKA EMMANUEL IBEH KILLED AS HE SDAT IN HIS CAR BY INSPECTOR OBI EBRI IN ASABA WE CRY FOR JUSTICE! The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns the brutal murder of Onyeka Emmanuel Ibeh by trigger-happy policemen in Asaba, Delta state. Mr Ibeh was fatally shot, in the presence of his newly wedded and pregnant wife,  while sitting inside his car

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SPN Supports Planned NLC Strike and Protest over Cash Crunch

NLC and TUC Should Consistently Mobilise Mass Resistance against Economic Hardship and Anti-Poor Policies The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the plan of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to go on strike and picket branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) nationwide as from Wednesday March 29, 2023. We indeed hold that such an action is long overdue

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OYO 2023: SPN RE-ELECTION OF ENGR SEYI MAKINDE NEVER A DECISION OF THE MAJORITY

SPN cautions against continuous illusion and urges the working people to be united and get prepared to resist anti-people policies of Makinde-led government! The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter rejects the false impression  and erroneous belief that the re-election of Engr Seyi Makinde as the Governor of Oyo State, after having secured 563,756 votes, in the March

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NIGERIAN STUDENTS AT DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, UK, RISK DEPORTATION DUE TO CBN FORM A DELAY

CBN should urgently allocate forex to Nigerian Banks to treat all pending Form A applications for international Students faced with this crisis. President Buhari’s maladministration is responsible for Nigerians fleeing the Country. Authorities of De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, Britain, recently issued letters to some international students, many of whom are Nigerians, banning them from the University and temporarily withdrawing

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CDWR WELCOMES THE RENEWED INTEREST OF THE NLC TO RESIST CASUALISATION

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) welcomes the renewed interest of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to fight casualization at workplaces. This indication was in a statement credited to Comrade Joe Ajaero, NLC President, during his visit to some industrial unions in Lagos as reported by Guardian newspaper on March 14 2023. Casualisation is an anti-labour and indecent

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: WORKING PEOPLE SHOULD RESIST DIVISION ALONG ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS LINES

UNITE AGAINST CAPITALIST POLITICIANS AND THEIR ANTI-POOR POLICIES The presidential election was held on February 25, 2022, and Bola Tinubu has been declared president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) amidst controversies. One feature of the election was voting by many along ethnic and religious lines, something which is not unprecedented though. In the absence of a mass working

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IWD 2023: Working class women and a political programme to overcome oppression

Women around the world will be marking International Women’s Day in a variety of ways. Protest demonstrations can be expected in many countries against the oppression that women face, not least in Iran, where anti-government movements have continued for months. By Heather Rawling, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) For socialists, IWD has a particular meaning and purpose born out

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Tinubu Elected Nigeria’s President Amidst a Mood of Mass Disenchantment

DSM Condemns Irregularities and Violence in the Election. Tinubu elected on a minority, 37 percent, vote. Will not solve Nigeria’s crises. NLC and TUC must prepare for struggle. It is no news that former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), has been declared the winner of the presidential election held on Saturday February