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 authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife,
Nigeria, on Tuesday, 27th May 2003, suspended four student activists of
the university for one session for leading mass protests against
increments in school fees.
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...
At least 1,200 enthusiastic members and supporters of the National
Conscience Party (NCP) attended a Lagos rally on 1 February 2003
launching the Nigerian election campaign of the Party. The NCP is the
most radical party standing in the national, state and local elections,
scheduled to start in April.
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.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D, i.e. the
coordinating organ of all Nigerian students in all tertiary institutions
in the South-West states is using this medium to officially solidarise
with millions of the down trodden, oppressed, cheated, victimized,
marginalized people of the world who...
On Friday, November 8, 2002, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision
dismissed the appeal of the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) against the Federal Court of Appeal judgement of 26th July 2002
which had declared as illegal and unconstitutional the guidelines used
by INEC for the registration of...
Members of the National Conscience Party (NCP), including members of the
Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), organised an all-Lagos demo on
Wednesday 22 January against the sudden imposition of high "processing"
fees for all election candidates. This is yet another of the hurdles put
in front of the NCP. NCP...
Rufus Olusesan, a worker, trade union activist, and DSM (Democratic
Socialist Movement - CWI in Nigeria) member, was unjustly and
arbitrarily sacked by the management of Nexans Kabelmetal Nigeria Plc,
Ikeja, Lagos, who on 7 December, 2002. After strike action and an
international campaign he has been reinstated. Eight...