Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
23 September 2017
Lagos Symposium: Labour leaders challenged to lead a serious fight for new minimum wage and payment of salary arrears
Labour leaders, trade unionists and pro-labour activists representing different organisations gathered on Lagos on September 20 to discuss how the labour movement could actualize living wage for Nigerian workers and settlement of unpaid salaries. The symposium, organized by the Campaign for Democratic and Worker’s Rights (CDWR), discussed both the policies needed and the concrete steps that needed to be taken.
23 September 2017
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the conditional suspension of the 36-day old ASUU strike and the 9-day old strikes of the SSANU, NASU and NAA university unions.
We commend the staff unions for a battle well fought that showed that struggle can win. We also salute students and parents for showing understanding and solidarity while the strikes lasted.
21 September 2017
*A committee of participants was set up for organising a regular monthly meeting of ERC
No fewer than 50 persons were in attendance at a public symposium on the theme of “Poor performance of students in the state in external examination: the cause and solution” organised by the Oyo State branch of Education Rights Campaign, ERC, on Friday, 8th September, 2017. This successful; meeting marked the end of a four week free holiday lessons the ERC had organised specifically for secondary students transiting from SS2 to SS3 in the state. In attendance were students who participated in the free holiday lessons, parents and volunteers teachers.
18 September 2017
No to Ban of IPOB and Attacks on the freedom of association and expression
For Immediate withdrawal of troops from the southeast
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 People of Biafra (IPOB) members and other civilians in Aba, Abia state by President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government. We call for immediate withdrawal of the troops now and appropriate punishments for those ordering and carrying out abuses, torture and killing of unarmed civilians.
6 September 2017
CALLS ON FG TO IMMEDIATELY MEET DOCTORS' DEMANDS
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) calls on the Buhari/Osinbajo-led Federal Government to speedily meet the demands of striking resident doctors in order to prevent avoidable suffering of poor Nigerians who depend on public hospitals because they cannot afford the enormous cost of overseas treatment.
6 September 2017
The Bida branch of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – situated in Niger State - held a successful public symposium, attended by nearly 60 people, on August 29 to discuss the crisis in education, the challenges facing student unionism and lessons of the 1917 Russian revolution for today.
5 September 2017
FCA IBADAN: Provost shut down College for fear of students’ planned protest against poor welfare conditions!
ERC Calls on Management to Meet Demands of Students and Immediately Re-open of the College
The Federal College of Agriculture (FCA), Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, was shut down on Wednesday 23 August, 2017 by its administration. This was immediately after students in the college resolved at a congress to embark on a three-day peaceful mass action scheduled to commence on the same Wednesday 23 August. The planned mass action was to protest against the prevailing poor welfare conditions in the college as well as the continuous refusal of the college administration, since the inception of new academic session in the college, to give students learning materials like lab coats, farm coats, log books and ID cards which they have actually paid for.
24 August 2017
Discusses how to help build campaign to demand adequate funding of education
On Monday August 21, 2017, around 75 LASU (Lagos State University) students came to a public meeting called by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), LASU Chapter, held a public meeting to discuss the theme: Incessant ASUU Strike: Way Forward for the Nigerian Masses.
19 August 2017
Enrollment of 70 Students and 11 volunteer Teachers were recorded in the first week
The inaugural edition of a free holiday coaching classes organized by the Oyo State branch of the Education Rights Campaign, ERC, for students transiting from SS2 to SS3 in secondary schools in Ibadan North Local government area of Ibadan entered into the second week on Monday, 14 August, 2017. This is after what can be described as an impressive first week of experimentation
17 August 2017
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 condemns the recent Wuse market attack on the #OurMumuDonDo movement led by Charly Boy that was organizing protest actions to call on ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to either “Resume or Resign”. We consider this attack as a clear indication of the ruling All Progressive Congress’s (APC) intent to repress all criticism of the Buhari administration with extreme measures.