Farewell OAU. Welcome the AU! With enormous fanfair, pomp and pageantry,
the African Union (AU), the new continental body being established by
African states, was launched in Durban, South Africa, on 15th July,
2002. The AU is replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the
regional group formed by the...
The 10 October 2002 judgement of the International Court of Justice
(ICJ) conferring ownership of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsular on
Cameroun has been received with shock and disbelief by many Nigerians,
including ordinary working people.
On 22nd April, 2003, the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) announced the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo, the
candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second
term. According to the electoral body, Obasanjo polled 24,456,140 votes
or 61.94% of the total valid votes to beat...
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...
For the third time in just over four years the Obasanjo regime has again
increased the pump price of petroleum products from N26 per litre for
petrol to N40 per litre, while kerosene and diesel are to sell for N38
per litre each. This current increment marks the fourth time when an
Obasanjo government will be...
The recent Nigerian Presidential election was widely reported in the
world’s media as an important step towards the restoration of
"democracy" in that country, Africa’s largest with a population of
around 120 million. The holding, in April, of the FIFA World Youth
Soccer Championship in Nigeria and...
The Joint Action Council Against Hike In Fuel Price (JACAHFP) wishes to
salute the Nigerian working people for their observation today of the
nation-wide strike action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC))
and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the mass protests organised by
JACAHFP against the callous and...
A special congress of the Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience
Party (NCP) was held in Lagos on Monday, 6 January 2003. The main
purpose of the congress was to elect party candidates for the general
elections into the offices of the state governor and deputy governor,
and members of the state house of...
The Democratic Socialist Movement calls for the immediate and
unconditional release of the six labour leaders who were refused bail
and sent to prison custody by an Abuja magistrate court on Tuesday, 14th