AN INFLAMATORY Nigerian newspaper article connected to the Miss World
contest sparked off bloody religious sectarianism in the northern city
of Kaduna. The fighting later flared in the capital Abuja leaving 215
people dead, 1,200 injured and 12,000 homeless.
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...
The registration of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and twenty-one
other political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) represents a major victory for the Nigerian working people in
their struggle for democratic rights and decent living conditions.
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...
After eight days of grim heroic struggles, the Obasanjo government was
forced to reduce the recent increment in fuel prices by 15%. Now petrol
officially is to sell at N34 per litre instead of N40, while diesel and
kerosene respectively will sell at N32 instead of N38.
A new, positive development in the struggle for a genuine multi-party
democracy in the country took place on Friday, 26th July, 2002, when the
Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, declared as unconstitutional,
illegal, null and void the guidelines used by the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last...
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the Nigerian working
people, labour and youth organisations and activists to rise up to fight
the recent decision by the so-called Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) to register only three new political parties out of
the 24 political parties which applied...
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
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.
Amid growing charges of vote rigging Olusegun Obasanjo seems to be on
course to be declared winner of Nigeria’s bitterly contested 19 April
Presidential election. How stable his rule will be is a very different
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian affiliate of the
Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls on the Nigerian
working people and youth to oppose the planned military action by the US
and its allies aimed at overthrowing the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.