The Nigerian electoral commission (INEC) has refused recognition to the
National Conscience Party, the radical party led by Gani Fawehinmi. This
is an attempt to prevent it taking place in the coming round elections
for every position from the Local Governments up to the Presidency.
In a few weeks time, it will be three years since the military were
forced out of power. Looking back, it has been a period of pains and
pangs for most layers of the working masses. The period has been
dominated mostly by infernal socio-religious strife and violent wars.
Crime has assumed a more widespread and...
On the 31st of May, 2002, thirty-two countries will begin a competition
to determine who wins the World Cup, a trophy to determine the best
footballing nation in the world so to say. While Nigeria will be
adequately represented there as one of the five qualifiers from the
African continent, it is still searching for the...
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) wishes to express its profound
sympathy with thousands of Nigerians who lost relatives and properties
or sustained injuries as a result of the bomb explosions...
The indefinite general strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress
against the recent fuel price hike announced by the Obasanjo regime has
been suspended after two days. The reason given by the NLC leadership
was that this was because of the High Court ruling declaring the strike
illegal (see below). This strike was...
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) observes with great concern the
sharp increase in religious and ethnic sentiments and tension in Nigeria
in the aftermath of the 11th September terrorist attacks in the US and
the retaliatory military action by the US and Britain against
Gentlemen of the press, this press conference is organised by the
Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to draw the attention of the general
public and the working masses in particular to some recent dangerous and
ominous developments in the country. We consider it absolutely important
to address these issues not...
At around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday, 10th July, an armed gang made up of
members of pro-authority secret cults drawn from several tertiary
institutions invaded the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,
Osun State, on a surprise mission whose aim was the elimination of
radical student activists in the school.
It is now common knowledge that I spent twenty agonising days in undue
incarceration at the state police Criminal Investigation Department
(CID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, courtesy of a totally false
petition written by a right-wing, pro-government and anti-democratic
faction within the Lagos State NUJ led...