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 […]

Fuel subsidy: Labour suspends street protests, rallies; urges workers to sit at home

(NAN) The organised labour movement on Monday suspended its nationwide protests and urged workers to embark on a sit-at-home strike. Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), told newsmen in Abuja, after an extensive meeting of labour leaders, that the decision was taken due to serious concerns about national security. “We came to […]

President Jonathan’s Speech/Address Announcing the New Fuel Price of N97/liter

Dear Compatriots, 1. This is the second time in two weeks I will address you on the deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. In the last seven days, the nation has witnessed a disruption of economic activities. Although, the economic imperatives for the policy have been well articulated by government, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) […]

Compromise on fuel subsidy removal, FG tells labour; says labour is inflexible and unwilling to negotiate

(NAN) The Federal Government has appealed to organised labour to be patriotic and make compromises in the ongoing negotiation over the deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil industry. Making the appeal on a television programme in Abuja, the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said, “leadership is about responsibility and willingness to make […]

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 […]