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 […]

Fuel subsidy removal: Nigerian Government fails to reach a compromise with labour [Protests/strike continues says labour]

The Nigerian Government failed to reach a compromise with labour at its meeting with labour leaders on Saturday night. Labour announced to the press that protests/the on-going strike will continue as a result. This is a developing story. Check back with us for more. What do you think about the Nigerian Government’s recent decision?

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 […]

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 […]