Fuel subsidy removal: Government should yield to the people and stop being stubborn – Utomi

“Government should yield to the people and stop being stubborn,” Professor Pat Utomi said today in a recent interview with the Guardian. He called on the government to respect the will of the people saying the ongoing strike is inflicting a scandalously enormous loss on the economy. Excerpts: The strikes have now gone on for […]

Fuel subsidy removal: Labour, FG agree to shift grounds to end protest

(NAN) The Federal Government and organised labour on Thursday in Abuja agreed to shift grounds in their respective positions to end the on-going national protest against the removal of fuel subsidy. NLC’s president, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, told newsmen after a tripartite meeting between government, labour and civil society groups that the agreement was reached after prolonged […]

Fuel subsidy and PMS Politics: a reaction to Lamido Sanusi on subsidy [Opinion]

By ‘Tunji Ariyomo  I have read the opinion expressed by Mallam Lamido Sanusi over the ongoing oil subsidy imbroglio. I am one of those who once said Sanusi is not arrogant but brutally straightforward. In this regard, I have decided to be brutally straight-forward in my opinion and reaction as well. I concur with Sanusi’s […]

“Fuel subsidy benefits the cabal more than the poor” – Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The fuel subsidy on Nigerian petroleum benefits the cabal more than it benefits the poor, said Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi during an interview on Channels TV this morning. According to the Central Bank Governor, this time provides a good opportunity for the Nigerian government to execute well on a well thought […]

Fuel subsidy removal: “Why the Nigerian Government will not revert the fuel price to N65/litre” – Diezani Allison Madueke

Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday, gave reasons why the government would not revert fuel price to N65 per litre. According to the Minister, maintaining the fuel subsidy would entrench the endemic graft in the downstream sector of Nigeria’s petroleum industry and make it difficult for the government to tackle the issue of corruption […]

Of Pharaoh, President Jonathan and fuel subsidy removal [Opinion]

As the wind blows the sand from the shore, so must they be driven away. This is the true voice of the people. – Benjamin Zephania By Femi Asu When I recalled the reported declamation of President Goodluck Jonathan at the National Christian Worship Centre, also known as the Ecumenical Centre, in Abuja on Sunday, […]