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
22 May 2017
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. In the context of a heightening power struggle within the capitalist ruling elite over how and who replaces President Buhari in the event his illness does not permit him to complete his tenure or re-contest for second term by 2019, could the military intervene again?
29 March 2017
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 benefit of the entire people of Nigeria. Not doing this would allow this highly lucrative oil field to fall into the hands of crooks of all shades who are now circling round to have a slice of the collective wealth of our people.
26 March 2017
We call for an independent and democratic public probe, and full compensation to all victims
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, strongly condemns the wave of communal violence that swept through Ile-Ife earlier this month. This deadly violence which occurred between Yoruba and Hausa people has left in its wake enormous loss of live and propertie. In particular, we condemn the wanton killing, destruction of properties and looting that occurred in the town. We call on working and poor people of Ile-Ife, both indigenes and non-indigenes, to unite and act to stop the orgy of violence.
30 July 2016
Against Ethnic Division, for Working Class Unity across Ethnic and Religious Lines to Defend our Communities
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 described by the media as militants have occurred in Ijebu-Mushin down to Igbo-Lomighun in Ikorodu. These militants appear to be made up of criminals and bunkerers who make a living from stealing oil by blowing pipelines that crisscross riverine communities in Ogun and Lagos states.
26 June 2016
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.
This is, quite unfortunately, causing division among the ranks of the poor masses who should be united in opposition to the anti-peoples’ policies of the Aregbesola regime.
15 June 2016
SPN Press Conference
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers it imperative to examine and analyze the Buhari/APC government's first year of its so-called change agenda and the impact on the working class and poor masses.
We have to begin by stating a fact which has now become undisputable, which is that the condition of living for the vast majority of Nigerians has become increasingly difficult especially as the rising cost of living is increasing poverty.
16 May 2016
• 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 condemn the heinous and continuous killings of Nigerians in the continuing, and increasing number of, conflicts breaking out in different parts of the country.
13 May 2016
FOR A 72-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE
NLC, TUC AND PRO-LABOUR GROUPS MUST RESIST DEREGULATION OF THE OIL INDUSTRY
SPN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL TO N86.50
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms the 67% hike in the price of fuel to N145 and hereby demands an immediate and unconditional reversal to the original price of N86.50k.
6 April 2016
Times are Harder; Working People and the poor are Suffering!
Nigeria has continued to be gripped – yet again – by acute fuel scarcity. The simultaneous collapse of the already scandalously poor public power supply system - leading in most parts of the country to near zero supply of electricity means that the energy crisis is hydra-headed. And the effect is telling hard on all - the urban and rural poor, the petty traders and artisans, the industrial workers, the professionals, the market men and women, the middle class etc.
26 January 2016
With Nigeria groaning under the dead weight of global capitalist crisis which is symptomized by the lowest oil price in 12 years, the 2016 budget appears to have arrived in coma.The oil price has plunged from $116 in July 2014 to less than $30 in January 2016. In addition, doomsday prediction that price could further slide to $20 now appears more likely than ever. However, at N6.08trillion proposed expenditure, this is the biggest budget in Nigeria’s history. It is even bigger than all the previous budgets at periods of high oil prices.