Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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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SPN’S REACTION TO PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MAY 29, 2018 SPEECH:

SPN’S REACTION TO PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MAY 29, 2018 SPEECH: THE SPEECH SHOWS OBVIOUS INCAPACITY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS For most Nigerians President Muhammadu Buhari’s May 29 speech was cheerless and uninspiring just like the previous ones. President Buhari has only succeeded in telling Nigerians what they spent money on without a coordinated plan to improve the

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3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: WHICH WAY NIGERIA?

3 YEARS OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO APC GOVERNMENT: WHICH WAY NIGERIA? Nigeria Perspective Resolution of the DSM 22nd Congress, April 2018 Perhaps more than any written texts could have done, the events of the past three years in Nigeria have in immeasurable ways confirmed the teachings of Marxism. For Marxists, capitalism is the root cause of inequality, economic crises and lack of

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2019 General Elections and the Working Masses

2019 General Elections and the Working Masses Place no faith in Obasanjo or any member of the capitalist ruling elite H.T Soweto The public rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid by former President Olusegun Obasanjo through a public statement is clearly an indication that a new crack has opened within the already divided capitalist ruling class. He accused

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OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE

OBASANJO IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS OF NIGERIA’S MISFORTUNE HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION TO NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS Only the coming to power of a Workers and Poor people’s government armed with Socialist Programme can save Nigeria The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) totally agrees with former president Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC do

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BIAFRA CRISIS: SPN Demands an End to Militarization of South-Eastern states

BIAFRA CRISIS: SPN Demands an End to Militarization of South-Eastern states For Immediate withdrawal of troops from the southeast No to Ban of IPOB and Attacks on the freedom of association and expression The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in unequivocal terms the militarization of south eastern Nigeria and reported attacks on journalists, torture of civilians, killing of Indigenous

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SPN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON “RESIGN OR RESUME” PROTESTERS AT WUSE MARKET IN ABUJA

SPN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON “RESIGN OR RESUME” PROTESTERS AT WUSE MARKET IN ABUJA Attack shows ruling party intent on repressing all criticism with extreme measures For the Unity of Working and Poor People in Struggle Against Anti-poor Policies The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the recent Wuse market attack on the #OurMumuDonDo movement led by popular entertainer Charles Oputa

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RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth

RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: The Roles of Nigerian Youth in National Rebirth No doubt, given the present parlous state of the country politically, socially and economically, it will be agreed by all that Nigeria needs an urgent restructuring. However, what we must understand is that restructuring itself is not a new idea in the history of Nigeria. Before now in Nigeria, we

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ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI

ACQUITTAL OF SARAKI BY CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL SHOWS THE LIMITATION OF CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT After a long trial, the Code of Conduct Tribunal delivered a ruling on the No-case submission of the Defence Counsel of Senate President Bukola Saraki, which struck out all the charges filed against him. This has drawn the ire of layers of working masses

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RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy

RISING ETHNIC TENSION: Labour Must Act Urgently to Prevent Anarchy Only a programme of struggle can unite working people and youth across sectarian divide The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the 3-month ultimatum issued by a coalition of 16 so-called Northern youth groups to people of Igbo extraction to exit the North. This sort of sectarian and reactionary

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Jingo at 70

Jingo at 70 A Revolutionary and Committed Working Class Fighter Dipo Fashina – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joins other socialists, trade unionists, students and working class activists to celebrate Dr. Dipo Fashina on the occasion of his 70th birthday. We proudly celebrate Jingo as one of the best of his generation – a consistent

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Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering

Two Years of Buhari Government is a Failure and characterized by Mass Suffering A call for a Mass Working Peoples’ Party This May 29 marks the second anniversary of Muhammadu Buhari-led government. For the working people, the last two years have been a monumental disaster wrought by the anti-poor capitalist policies of the government. So what the masses have bitterly

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LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE

LAND GRAB IN JIGAWA STATE THREAT TO STRIP OVER 100,000 PEASANTS OF THEIR SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD DSM CALLS ON AFFECTED FARMERS TO CONTINUE STRUGGLE UNTIL VICTORY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Northern Nigeria Chapter strongly condemns the attempt to strip over 100,000 peasants/small scale farmers of their source of livelihood by a Chinese company, known as Lee Group, with connivance

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NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT?

NIGERIA: IS A COUP IMMINENT? A Warning to the Working Class The recent claim by Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to the effect that he has received information that “some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons”, given the unfolding power struggle around President Muhammadu Buhari’s ill-health, holds a sinister meaning.

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Malabu Oil Block Fraud

Malabu Oil Block Fraud SPN Demands Government takeover of OPL 245 and Nationalization of the Oil and Gas Industry under democratic management The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands that government takes over Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245 with immediate effect and runs the oil block as a public entity under democratic control and management for the good and

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We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims

Array DSM Condemns the Communal Violence in Ile-Ife We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims DSM, Osun State Chapter, press conference March 15, 2017 This press conference had been called to respond to the wave of communal violence that swept through Ile-Ife earlier this month. This deadly violence which occurred between Yoruba

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Militants Attacks on Lagos and Ogun Communities

Militants Attacks on Lagos and Ogun Communities Against Ethnic Division, for Working Class Unity across Ethnic and Religious Lines to Defend our Communities H.T Soweto This week armed attacks by suspected Niger Delta militants on Yoruba communities in Lagos and Ogun states, and the military’s response, have the potential to provoke ethnic reprisals and a bloody crisis. Attacks by those

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Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies

Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government’s Policies The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, is greatly worried and concerned by the worsening dimension of the religious crisis in Osun State which is compounding the woes of the already crisis-ridden education sector. It is no exaggeration to say that a state of religious anarchy currently

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NIGERIA ON THE CLIFF EDGE, ONLY SOCIALIST POLICIES CAN GET IT OUT OF THE WOODS

NIGERIA ON THE CLIFF EDGE, ONLY SOCIALIST POLICIES CAN GET IT OUT OF THE WOODS TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE CONVENED ON JUNE 16, 2016, BY THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN) ON THE STATE OF THE NATION AND ONE YEAR OF BUHARI’S ADMINISTRATION. INTRODUCTION We of the SPN have decided to convene this press conference in fulfillment of our

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Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians

Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians We condemn government’s half-hearted and haphazard Approach We call for united movement of peace-loving communities and herdsmen to resist and disarm criminal herders For socialist programmes for modern agricultural system for food security and to end the horrors of climate crisis The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) joins millions of Nigerians to