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Fuel Subsidy: Obasanjo Rallies Ex-Leaders To Mediate

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo may have succeeded in rallying some former leaders to meet with President Jonathan on Monday, regardless of the outcome of yesterday’s negotiation between Labour and government. The President is said to...
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Diaspora (DINA4SURE) Group Supports Deregulation

A GROUP of Nigerians in the Diaspora, the Diaspora Nigerians for Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment (DINA4SURE) has come out in support of subsidy removal and the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE) set up by the federal...
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Cleric Tasks Government On Subsidy Removal

A CLERIC, Senior Apostle Matthew Omorodion of the Deliverance Healing Miracle Church of God, Benin, has cautioned President Jonathan to be careful how he handles the fuel subsidy issue in order to avert a national crisis. Addressing journalists...
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Labour union gathers support for strike against subsidy removal

THE general strike and protest against removal of fuel subsidy by the labour movement is garnering more support as most unions have continued to declare to take active part in the protests. The unions that have declared support included the...
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Nationwide strike grounds international flights, passengers stranded

THE nationwide strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over fuel subsidy removal yesterday took a toll on air travel as there were no flights in and out of the country. Labour leaders made good their threat as they stopped...
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Fuel hike protesters threaten to shut down oil facilities in Delta State

FOR many hours yesterday, irate protesters made up of Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko and Igbo ethnic groups, shut down commercial activities at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) area of Warri, Delta State. Representatives of the groups, who...
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Subsidy removal the beginning of social revolution, says ACF chief

FORMER Kaduna State Military Administrator  and  Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has said that the mass protest against the removal of fuel subsidy is the beginning of social revolution in the...
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Police seek ‘orderly protest’ in Plateau State

Workers pledge to join in Borno, Yobe THE Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Dipo Ayeni, has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the state to be cautious...
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Benin monarch bans use of coffin for protest

AS residents prepare to stay away from work over the recent fuel subsidy removal, the Benin monarch, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa, yesterday warned protesters in the state to desist from carrying coffin along the streets during demonstrations, as this...
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Rights groups (CCSO) pledge to join strike

AHEAD of today’s planned industrial action against the removal of fuel subsidy, the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CCSO) has expressed its willingness to join forces with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other labour unions...