Tag: fuel subsidy removal

  • Occupy Nigeria: Where do we go from here?

    The decision by Organised Labour to call off nationwide strike has been met with great disapproval by Nigerians. Nigerians feel betrayed by NLC. In their anger, some have even accused NLC of taking bribes from the government. NLC organised rallies last week that drew hundreds of thousands from their homes to the rally grounds. Celebrities, […]

  • BREAKING NEWS: President Goodluck brings down fuel pump price to N97

    At 0700 hours today the 16th of January 2012, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in his address to the nation on the removal of fuel subsidy announced the reduction of pump price from N140 to N97. This has caused mixed feelings all over the Nation. Nigerians are worried about their security because this could lead […]

  • Newsletter

    Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

    Don't worry, we don't spam

  • GEJ cancels broadcast as strike continues today

    President Goodluck was to address the nation at 9:00pm yesterday, 15th January, 2012. However, the broadcast was postponed due to certain reasons known only to the President himself and his aides. However, NLC has said the strike would continue today. Details of the meeting with the government have not been released. Protesters are urged to […]

  • Another round of meetings: GEJ meets with NLC, ministers and governors

    To read a previous post on this story, click here The meeting of President Goodluck and governors and ministers on the issue of fuel subsidy removal has just ended. The Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Madueke, has said government is trying to ensure a speedy resolution in the best interest of Nigerians. Nigeria’s former Vice President, […]

  • Strike continues on Monday: NLC meeting with government ends in a deadlock

    The NLC/TUC  meeting with the government on the removal of fuel subsidy finally came to an end at about 11:30pm on Saturday, 14th January, 2012. The  meeting lasted about 4 hours. The FG Team was led by Pius Anyim and Senate President David Mark presided while NLC /TUC team was led by Omar and Peter Esele. […]

  • Nigerians are waiting: Will the negotiators leave the table smiling or not?

    Recently, there have been intensive debates with Nigerians holding several  positions about the removal of fuel subsidy. There are those who claim that there is no subsidy and some say there is subsidy. Another group agrees with subsidy removal but says that the timing is wrong, while some say fuel subsidy should never be removed […]

  • Nigeria has lost N2 trillion to nationwide strike

    Today is a decisive day for the representatives of the Organised Labour and the Federal Government. When they return to the negotiation table, they are condemned to reaching an acceptable agreement that will end the on-going six-day mass protests that have led the country and her citizenry to lose about N2 trillion. According to estimates, […]

  • NLC announces 2-day strike suspension

    President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Abdulwahed Omar, has announced a two-day suspension of the ongoing nationwide protests over government’s withdrawal of subsidies on petrol. The protests which entered a 5th day today will now be suspended on Saturday and Sunday to allow people take a break and possibly prepare for another round of protests on Monday. […]

  • Full Details of Mr President’s meeting with NLC yesterday

    PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan’s meeting with the leadership of Labour failed last night to resolve the petrol price crisis. It was inconclusive. The talks continue tomorrow. The meeting, which was held at the Presidential Villa, started at about 4pm. Senate President David Mark led a team which included Senators Ike Ekweremadu and Victor Ndoma-Egba.  Nigeria Governors’ Forum […]

  • Wikileaks reveals how the cabals are swindling Nigerians

    In the middle of a mass resistance that has virtually shut down Nigeria in response to the government’s abrupt January 1 withdrawal of a subsidy on oil, a previously-unreleased United States 2009 Wikileaks cable has emerged which indicates official manipulation that may have cost Nigeria billions of dollars. According to the cable [C O N […]