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
28 December 2017
•Aregbesola Government should pay full salaries and pensions to all workers and retirees
•All arrears of half-salaries and pensions plus gratuities must be paid.
•Promotion is a right, not a privilege
•Labour Leadership should call Congress of Workers now
The Democratic Socialist Movement supports the strike action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress Osun state chapters. We fully support the struggle for immediate payment of full salaries and pensions to all categories of workers and retirees, plus payment of arrears among other demands. We make bold to say that the strike is long overdue, as workers and retirees have had to endure several months of denied salaries and pensions.
27 December 2017
* Labour and the working masses should demand immediate repair of old refineries and building of new ones
* Fight for nationalization of the oil industry under democratic control and management
Once again, Nigeria is in the throes of fuel scarcity. This fuel crisis is turning to be a big problem for the Buhari/Osinbajo All Progressive Congress (APC) government as it is seriously robbing it of whatever credibility it has left. Now many people are beginning to call the regime “clueless” and “incompetent” – the very same adjectives used to describe the Jonathan PDP regime some two and half years back.
23 December 2017
SPN DEMANDS NATIONALIZATION AND DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT OF THE OIL INDUSTRY AS THE WAY OUT OF THIS QUAGMIRE
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the federal government and the oil marketers/tycoons for failing to guarantee adequate supply of fuel and thereby causing untold hardship for the vast majority of Nigerians.
We challenge the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) to act fast to save the working and toiling people from the agony they are going through at the moment.
23 December 2017
South African ANC conference offers no way forward
After the most tumultuous run-up to any conference in ANC history, Dollar multimillionaire Cyril Ramaphosa has ascended to the presidency of the ANC after a bitterly fought factional contest against South African president Jacob Zuma. The so-called “radical economic transformation” faction and the business-aligned anti-corruption crusaders had fought each other all the way from the bottom to the top, in almost all provinces, continuing right up to the eve of conference.
20 December 2017
Hassan Taiwo Soweto and Abbey Trotsky explain to socialists internationally the significance of the Socialist Party of Nigeria winning its case against INEC and the tasks now facing the party in Nigeria.
18 December 2017
SPN Demands Recovery of the money and Nationalization of the Oil Industry under public democratic control and management
The December 13 revelation by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, that Nigeria lost a whopping N7.6 trillion ($21 billion) over the past 25 years to International Oil Companies (IOCs) is indeed shocking and bewildering. This is wholesale stealing of a nation’s natural resource which must not be swept under the carpet.
16 December 2017
The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) fully supports the ongoing campaign among Nigerians, especially young people, for the scrapping of the notorious Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) division of the Nigerian Police Force. As far as we are concerned, SARS is not fighting crime. Rather it is an organization that engages in wholesale and systematic extortion, blackmail, torture and extra-judicial murder.
We equally applaud Nigerians who came out on Monday 11 December 2017 to demonstrate in some cities across the country. This movement needs to be built further. We therefore call for more and more nationwide mass protests and demonstrations until the government meets the demands.
16 December 2017
WE DEMAND THE REGISTRATION OF SPN IN LINE WITH THE COURT JUDGMENT
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the registration of 21 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, the SPN is calling on INEC to immediately obey the November 28, 2017, Federal High Court judgment ordering INEC to register the SPN within 30 days. It is 18 days since the judgment and we would have expected that INEC would have complied by now.
8 December 2017
FEDERAL HIGH COURT DIRECTS INEC TO REGISTER THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN)
On November 28 a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to finally register the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) within thirty (30) days.
The SPN welcomes this judgment, which confirms our democratic and legitimate right to freedom of association as a political party able to participate in the elections on the basis of socialist ideas and programmes.
30 November 2017
On 7th October, 2017, the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) indefinitely suspended four student activists including Omole Ibukun, National Secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to campaign against education underfunding, fee hikes and attacks on the democratic rights of students and workers.