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
The struggle against privatisation in SA has entered a qualitatively new
stage. At the end of August Cosatu will be holding a two-day general
strike to protest against the government’s plan to privatise the
Electricity Supply Commission (ESKOM).
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...
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...