Senators Abort Abuja Trip
Four Senators were forced to abort their journey from Lagos when they encountered 10,000 protesters in the Oyo State capital. Due to the occupation of Airports, the Senators, including Babafemi Ojudu and Oluremi Tinubu, were on their way to Abuja by road when they were stopped by the youths.
Occupy Nigeria protesters occupy NTA. Anti-subsidy removal protesters were not amused by what they termed propagandist and government biased coverage of current developments in the country, and they went to the NTA offices in Victoria Island to show it, occupying the premises.
Jonathan Faces ICC charges
As the death toll from the national mass protests rises, 11 civil society groups are making a case against president Goodluck Jonathan at the International Criminal Court for human rights violations and the killings of no less than 35 persons during the course of the protests against subsidy removal.
PENGASSAN Joins Strike
PENGASSAN has finally decided to swing its weight behind the national mass protests, a move that the NLC says will take them to the next phase of the struggle to make government reverse its unpopular subsidy removal policy
Celebs speak out to oppose fuel subsidy removal
On the 4th day of the protests, celebrities from joined the occupy nigeria rally at the Gani Fawehnimi Park, Ojota Lagos to denounce the Federal Government’s subsidy removal policy. Some of them apologised for having taking part in the campaign to elect the President into office during the 2011 elections. Amid rallying calls of solidarity, they also sought to bring home the need to keep the protests peaceful in order to forestall intervention by security forces.
Massive rally in Kano with women in attendance
Benin Violence Reports Debunked
Today, Governor Adams Oshiomole debunked reports that five mosques were burnt in Benin city, Edo state. Giving journalists a personal tour of the mosques, he urged them to ensure that they maintained the highest standards of factual accuracy in their reporting at all times and to desist from unconfirmed and sensational broadcasts.
Capital Dreams release music video
Drawing inspiration from current economic developments in the country, Capital Dreams’ Tha Suspect has released a music video titled ‘Subsidy’ on YouTube. As of this report, the video has garnered over eleven thousand views in less than 48 hours of upload.