Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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DSM Condemns N30 Million Labour Party Guber Nomination Fee in Edo

Shows LP is a Party Dominated by the Rich We Reiterate Our Call on Trade Unions to Rebuild the Party as a Genuine Working Peoples Political Alternative The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the decision of the Labour Party to charge an outrageous sum of N30 million as its nomination fee for the governorship election in Edo State. This shows

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INVITATION BY THE DSS TO A “PARLEY”: WE WILL MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE IF INVITATION IS FORMALISED AND LAWYERS’ PRESENCE PERMITTED

ERC Condemns DSS Surveillance of its Leaders and Infiltration of its Meetings On Thursday 14 December 2023, a day after the public unveiling of our new pamphlet “Ten Reasons why Tinubu’s Students Loan is a Scam”, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the secret police of the Nigerian state, reached out via a phone call to comrade Hassan

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“THE POOR CAN NO LONGER BREATHE”

PRESIDENT TINUBU’S ECONOMIC REFORM IS AKIN TO A DOCTOR DRAWING BLOOD FROM A HAEMORAGHING PATIENT FIGHTBACK NOW! If a poll is conducted in Nigeria today asking average Nigerians how they have fared since May 29 when President Bola Tinubu came to power, the prevailing answer is likely going to be a tale of suffering, hardship and misery. Such is the

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FG DENIAL OF 114 % PAY RISE NOT ENOUGH: ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS NEED A PAY CUT!

We of the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) received the news that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had denied reports of the plan to increase his salary and that of political office holders by a whopping 114% with a pinch of salt. In our opinion, this denial does not address the glaring fact that President Tinubu and all political office holders already

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June 12 Anniversary: DSM calls on the working masses and youth to organize and fight against President Tinubu’s anti-poor policies

On Monday, June 12, 2023, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Ifako Ijaiye branch, held a tabling/stall at Abule Egba, Lagos, to mark the 30th year since the annulment of the June 12 presidential election which was won by MKO Abiola. By Gideon Adeyeni, DSM Ifako Ijaiye Branch The main aim of the tabling was to try and begin to

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DSM Members hold June 12 Activities

Call for Mass Resistance against Petrol Price Hike and other Anti-poor Policies On Monday June 12, members of the DSM held different activities across 4 states of the federation to mark the 30th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election whose annulment triggered a struggle against military rule and eventually led to the restoration of civil rule in 1999.

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June 12: 30 Years After

Today marks the 30th anniversary of June 12 1993 presidential election which was won by MKO Abiola but annulled by Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime. The struggle triggered by the annulment heightened the resistance against the continued military rule and eventually led to the restoration of civil rule in 1999. Today 24 years after, none of the socio-economic malaise and suppression

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HOW WILL NIGERIA FARE UNDER TINUBU PRESIDENCY?

Urgent Tasks before Workers, Youth and the Poor Masses Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, appears set to be sworn-in on May 29, 2023 as Nigeria’s 5th civilian President since the restoration of civil rule in 1999. Tinubu was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the highly

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2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REFLECTS A MOOD OF MASS DISENCHANTMENT

Trade unions, working people and youth must prepare for struggle Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC), was declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election held on February 25, 2023. However, it is instructive that a whopping 63 percent of the few who chose to vote, cast their vote against him. By Peluola Adeware Tinubu had about 8.8

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ETHNIC HATE IN LAGOS ELECTION: A Further Evidence of the Bankruptcy of Capitalist Elite

It is time to build a mass political alternative that represents the genuine interests of the working masses and youth The 2023 general elections followed a campaign season which saw all the capitalist politicians busy appealing to ethnic, religious and primordial sentiments, instead of trying to sell the ideas that they represent and the policies and programmes that they plan

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ADELEKE/PDP’S GOVERNMENT IN OSUN STATE: Can it Deliver?

After four years of rudderless leadership, the Oyetola government has been replaced by a new government of Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This is of course with a caveat: the possibility of the judicial overturning of Adeleke’s victory. Whatever happens however, nothing can change the fact that Oyetola is the first sitting governor in Osun State history

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE MASSES CANNOT BEAR THIS SUFFERING ANYMORE!

Organize and Mobilize for Mass Actions Now! We Call on NLC and TUC to Urgently Declare a 48-Hour General Strike Ordinarily, Nigerians are no strangers to suffering. But if the truth must be told, the kind of suffering and misery being experienced by the mass of Nigerians over the past few months is second to none. The bitter truth is

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Anambra Gubernatorial Election

“Historic Low” Voter Turnout Partly Reflects Growing Lack of Confidence in the Electoral System The much-awaited November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra state has come and gone with a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winner. He secured 112, 229 votes

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Conquest and Rule – a review of ‘What Britain did to Nigeria’

A recent book by Nigerian historian Max Siollun looks at how the brutal history of British imperialism’s ‘conquest and rule’ has shaped the country. Sophie Simcox, a member of the leadership of the Committee for a Workers’ International who has often been in Nigeria, draws out its relevance today. ‘Nigeria is a failed state’. This was the headline of an

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE BAN ON TWITTER BY THE BUHARI-LED REGIME FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS MUST BE RESPECTED

CALL A 24 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE TO KICK START CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND LIVING STANDARDS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns in strong terms the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by Muhammadu Buhari-led regime. We also condemn the government’s order to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter after the ban. The action undermines free

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#TWITTERBAN: YRC CONDEMNS THE SUSPENSION OF TWITTER; IT IS AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS.

FOR IMMEDIATE PROTESTS TO DEMAND REVERSAL OF THE SUSPENSION, RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL DETAINEES, REJECTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA BILL AND OTHER MEASURES AIMED AT CURTAILING CIVIL LIBERTIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) strongly condemns the recent suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. This declaration of suspension is dictatorial and a direct attack on the democratic rights of Nigerians to freely express

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SPN condemns the shooting of Sowore, attack on Abuja protesters and demands immediate arrest and prosecution of ACP Hyelhira Altine Daniel

We reiterate a call on NLC and TUC to declare a 24-hour strike on insecurity and socio-economic crisis The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the attack on protesters in Abuja on Monday 31st May 2021 by members of the Nigeria Police Force, led by one notorious ACP Hyelhira Daniel. This protest, which was called by The People’s Alternative

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Six Years of Economic Dislocation and Capitalist Attacks under Buhari Administration

May 29th 2021 marked six years of uninspiring rule of the Buhari/APC government. A government that emerged from the quest of Nigerians to end corruption, insecurity and poverty has become so cancerous to the very existence of Nigeria and Nigerians. For every item for which Buhari was elected, indices have gone southwards. Without mincing words, given the opportunity today, majority

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NIGERIA ON THE BRINK: Neither a declaration of State of Emergency nor Military Coup will halt descent into chaos

*Only the Independent Initiative of the Working Class can tackle insecurity and Prevent Looming Disaster As insecurity, violence, attacks on security formations and personnel, Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, abductions and killings increases on a daily basis, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly believes that no other force exists in Nigeria today outside of the working class that can provide a

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NIGERIA ON THE BRINK: INSECURITY, INFLATION, POVERTY AND A GOVERNMENT WITH NO ANSWERS

ONLY THE COMING TO POWER OF A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES CAN SAVE IT WE CONDEMN NBC’S THREAT OF SANCTION AGAINST CHANNELS TELEVISION AS AN ATTACK ON PRESS FREEDOM. SPN CALLS ON THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A SERIOUSLY PREPARED ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS RALLIES TO PROTEST PRESIDENT BUHARI GOVERNMENT’S ABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY