Tag: fuel subsidy

The story in photos from Tinubu’s meeting with NLC leaders today

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress on Friday afternoon, held a meeting with the leaders of the Trade Union Congress and the National Labour Congress.…

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Shehu Sani to FG: ‘Stop intimidating NLC’

Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central District, today warned the federal government against intimidating the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress. This was contained in a statement. He said the…

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Japheth Omojuwa: This is why Nigerians aren’t joining this strike like they joined #OccupyNigeria

by Japheth Omojuwa Having spent a whole week in Germany travelling through villages in Lusatia, Brandenburg and attending lectures in Berlin studying the German Energy Mix for the purpose of…

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‘NLC has only one President, ignore any other’ | The NLC is fighting the NLC

The Vice President of a faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Amechi Asugwuni, on Tuesday, said that the Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the NLC is the only legitimate NLC,…

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In one tweet, someone captures the weakness of pro-2012 subsidy protests

@iyesdan on Twitter, challenged the new Digital Communications Adviser to the President, who also joined in the pro-2012 protest- Occupy Nigeria, Tolu Ogunlesi. The Twitter user wanted to know why…

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As NLC and FG fail to reach an agreement, nationwide strike looms

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday, May 17 exited its talks with the Federal Government over the reduction of the hiked price of petrol in the country…

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Dino Melaye to lead Nigerians in protest against his party

Senator Dino Melaye says he will lead Nigerians to issue a 7-day ultimatum to the federal government to revert to the old pump price of N86.50. The lawmaker said on…

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House of Reps session turns rowdy over discussion on fuel subsidy

Members of the House of Representative, on Monday, held a special session to deliberate on the fuel subsidy removed by the federal government last week. However, the session turned rowdy…

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‘Oil price deregulation is the best way to help suffering Nigerians’- Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed wants Nigerians to know that the recent deregulation of the price of petrol is the best policy the government can come up…

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Morning Devotion: NLC strike cometh, Hollande in Abuja and the tomato pests that stopped Dangote’s plant

On today’s episode, Joachim Mac-Ebong continues to address the forthcoming NLC strike, Francois Hollande's visit to Nigeria and the suspension of operations at Dangote's tomato processing plant. Take a listen…

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Uche Briggs: #OccupyNigeria was never about the character of GEJ

My brother, Ayokunle Odekunle, touched on the need for fuel subsidy removal and for our many differences, I agree on the underpinning thinking of his article: the issue of fuel…

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‘The pain of the poor Nigerian is beyond unbearable’ | Daddy Freeze on fuel subsidy

Cool Fm, OAP Daddy Freeze has shared his own take on the recent removal of fuel subsidy. Here is what he shared on his Instagram page on Friday, May 14 "The…

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They have now started asking for Kachikwu to resign

A civil rights group, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), on Thursday, called for the resignation of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and the Chief Executive of the Nigerian…

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Morning Devotion: Lai Mohammed’s N13 million, fuel subsidy reactions, and a currency devaluation on the way?

On today's episode, Joachim continues to address the fuel subsidy and its reactions, Lai Mohammed's trip to China vis-a-vis his N13million, and more. Take a listen below.

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Hard to believe, but on fuel subsidy removal, El-Rufai is asking for “patience and calm”

Following the sharp increase in fuel price and the removal of fuel subsidy, the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has called on Nigerians to remain calm, saying the supply of…

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Kachikwu, maker of promises he does not keep, just made another promise (WATCH)

Speaking as a guest at the Channels Television Arise TV show, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, explained why the fuel subsidy was removed and the reason…

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Shehu Sani accuses those now supporting subsidy removal of “outright deception”

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Thursday, took to his facebook wall to protest the removal of fuel subsidy and the subsequent increase in price of fuel. Sani,…

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Joachim Mac-Ebong: Those attacking #OccupyNigeria 2012 protesters are wrong – very wrong

by Joachim Mac-Ebong This is the morning after the evening before, when the government announced an upward review of petrol prices to a maximum of N145 per litre. Minus some…

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The NLC has issued the FG a warning

The Federal Government on Wednesday, May 11 removed the subsidy on petrol and gave freedom to any Nigerian entity to import fuel for sale. With subsidy removed, the recommended price…

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YNaija Approves: Fuel subsidy removal is timely, welcome, and in order

It was inevitable. President Muhammadu Buhari knew it, and anyone who pays more than passing attention to good governance knew it. To keep the fuel subsidy regime or discard the…

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Ayokunle Odekunle: We must not miss this golden chance to do away with subsidy

On a humid day in January 2012, I was seated on one of the wooden chairs in the Large auditorium of the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos enduring of…

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#OccupyNigeria: 4 reasons Nigerians will (probably) not take to the streets this time

Nigerians had a welcome gift on the first of January 2012: the removal of fuel subsidy. A bold -even for the otherwise timid administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan- and…

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#OccupyNigeria: What Nigerians are saying about fuel subsidy removal

In January 2012, Nigerians, regardless of ethnic or religious affiliation, displayed an uncommon solidarity when they came out in mass to protest the removal of fuel subsidy by the administration…

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Breaking: Petrol to now sell for N145 as FG officially removes subsidy

The Federal Government of Nigeria has finally removed the subsidy it placed on premium motor spirit commonly known as petrol. The removal of the subsidy on petrol is with immediate…

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Petrol subsidy returns, pump prices remain the same [DETAILS]

The Nigerian government has announced the reintroduction of payment of subsidy on petrol while also revealing that petrol scarcity would end in a few days. The latest pricing templates of…

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‘For the first time, we’re not worried about where to get subsidy money’

Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe Kachikwu has revealed that under his leadership, the oil corporation has saved N1 trillion in subsidy removal and $1 billion…

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Ben Bruce says overseas ban of Naira debit card is a wrong move. Vanguard  Military treated Buhari badly under PDP. Punch Boko Haram strike again This Day Marketers agree to…

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YNaija Editorial: The time is ripe for President Buhari to be bold and remove fuel subsidy

After five years of regular fuel supply around the Christmas season, Nigerians were this year reminded of those days when the Yuletide came with tales of woes of lack of…

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Too many demons control fuel subsidy – Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, says the federal government should immediately remove fuel subsidy. Delivering a keynote address at the 10th memorial anniversary of the late…

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World Bank to Buhari: ‘This is the best time to remove fuel subsidy’

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised by the World Bank to act now if his government is seriously in removing fuel subsidy. The Buhari government had initially intimated Nigerians on its plan to remove fuel…

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