Fuel subsidy: Labour suspends strike after price cut to N97 per liter

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress,(TUC) have officially called off the nation’s 6-day strike. The announcement was made during a press conference by labour. This announcement comes on the back of the Nigerian President’s recent announcement of the fuel price as N97 per liter. Read more about his announcement here. According […]

On fuel subsidy removal: What was Sanusi Lamido Sanusi thinking? [Opinion]

By Jide Olatunbode I’m largely apolitical. I believe that in a democracy, the people deserve the kind of government they get. I also believe that in an argument, especially one where both sides are largely intellectuals, it would be foolhardy to blindly pitch camp with any side. Truth is, given certain facts, people have a […]

I am not the architect behind fuel subsidy removal says Diezani Allison Madueke

(NAN) The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has denied media reports that she unilaterally ordered the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to announce the withdrawal of fuel subsidy without presidential approval. A statement signed by the NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Dr Levi Ajuonuma, in Abuja described the reports as “malicious and lacking in […]

Jonathan 101: Understanding Mr President via OccupyNigeria [Opinion]

By Paul Adepoju #OccupyNigeria has really taught us a lot about Nigeria. In less than an hour after the PPRA’s announcement of the full withdrawal of the fuel subsidy was announced, almost every past utterance, gesticulation, frown, smile and history of the president has been twisted and used against. Though unfortunate, it gives us a better […]

No fuel subsidy removal strike/protests for the next two days says NLC

(NAN) The organised labour on Friday announced a two-day break in the nationwide protests against fuel subsidy withdrawal. Mr Joe Ajaero, Deputy President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), told journalists in Lagos after meeting with labour leaders that the break would enable people to revive and continue with the protest on Monday.  We will go on […]

Fuel subsidy removal: Nigerian Government agrees to revert to N65/liter under certain conditions

As a follow up to our previous publication, Fuel subsidy removal: Labour, FG agree to shift grounds to end protest, Vanguard confirms that the Nigerian government has agreed to revert to N65 per liter under certain conditions. According to Vanguard: At a marathon meeting attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, organised labour, the leadership of the […]