Fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech on fuel subsidy removal [Transcript]

President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech on fuel subsidy removal; [Transcript] Dear Compatriots, A week ago, I had cause to address Nigerians on the security challenges we are facing in parts of the country, which necessitated the declaration of a state of emergency in 15 Local Government Areas in four states of the Federation. That course of […]

Fuel Subsidy: The Insensitivity called fuel subsidy removal [Opinion]

BY ARUKAINO UMUKORO Following a sober Christmas celebrations in some parts of the country, the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan delivered a frightening New Year gift to Nigerians in the name of fuel subsidy removal. A N65 to N141 price increase amounts to a 116% increase that would also result in a comparative increase in […]

Occupy Nigeria: Health Guide – How to stay safe as you protest/Occupy Nigeria

#OccupyNigeria: Health Guide To Safe Protests By Paul Adepoju (adepojupaul@gmail.com) Without gainsaying, the need for a safer protocol when it comes to civil unrests, strikes and protests cannot be overemphasized especially at a time when there is so much tension in the nation. With numerous trigger-happy security officers and insecurity instances around us, Nigerians need […]

Fuel subsidy: State House Press Release: Jonathan appoints Kolade to head subsidy reinvestment board

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE:¬†PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPOINTS KOLADE TO HEAD SUBSIDY REINVESTMENT BOARD/ BELGORE, AMAECHI, OSHIOMHOLE, OTHERS IN COMMITTEE TO DIALOGUE WITH ORGANISED LABOUR, CIVIL SOCIETY, STAKEHOLDERS President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has set up a high-powered committee headed by a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore to meet with organized labour and all other […]

“How fuel subsidy proceeds will be spent” – Okonjo Iweala

Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria – Much has been discussed about the pros and cons of the removal of fuel subsidy in Nigeria. However not as much media attention has been paid to how the gains from the subsidy removal will be spent across the economy.¬† Coordinating Minister for the Nigerian economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala […]