Shelved strike: IPMAN hails FG, organised Labour

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has commended the federal government and the organised Labour on successful deliberations which ensured that proposed strike and protest were averted. Led by Alhaji Sanusi Abdu Fari, IPMAN in a statement on Monday further expressed happiness on the approach adopted by both parties in resolving the issues relating to electricity and fuel Read More

Happening now – Electricity/fuel price hike: Organised Labour Leaders locked in meeting with FG, hours to NLC strike (Pictures)

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

Leaders of the organised Labour are locked in a last-minute meeting with the representatives of the federal government over planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The proposed strike was to compel President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to shift ground on the recent increase in electricity tariff and fuel price. The meeting is taking place Read More

Breaking – Electricity tariff/Fuel price hike: Court issues fresh order restraining NLC, TUC from strike

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

The National Industrial Court has issued a fresh order in Abuja restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on planned strike slated for Monday September 28, 2020. The order was granted by the court anchored by Justice Ibrahim Galadima following in an ex parte application by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Read More

Breaking – Electricity tariff/fuel price hike: Judicial workers go on strike

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

Day after a court injunction stopped the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from going on strike, Judicial workers of the Federal High Court across the country declared their intention to commence a two-week strike as from Monday September 28, 2020. The workers made their intention known via a circular seen within the High Court premises. The circular indicated that the strike Read More

Refineries’ rehabilitation: Fresh or old story?

September 18, 2020 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

When the federal government announced an increase in the price of petrol, there was outrage across the country, considering the fact that Nigeria is a major oil producer. However, with plans to rehabilitate the nation’s moribund refineries, analysts believe there could be hope in the horizon; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. When in 1959, oil was discovered in Oloibiri, in the present Read More

Ending the subsidy regime: matters arising

September 17, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

As I was saying, the decision to end the fuel subsidy regime was momentous. A decision this big would naturally invite what we call matters arising. These are issues thrown up when a new policy comes into effect and our comfort zone is invaded. For instance, under the new regime, we are paying more for fuel and electricity at a Read More

JAF protest ‘obnoxious’ fuel, electricity tariff hike in Ibadan

September 16, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Joint Action Front (JAF) Wednesday in Ibadan kicked off its mass mobilisation of Nigerians against the increment in the price of petroleum and electricity tariff in Ibadan. Speaking at the mass mobilisation, JAF coordinator in Oyo state, Professor Ademola Aremu, asked Nigerians to be ready to resist the increment in electricity tariff and fuel price hike. Prof Aremu, while Read More

Fuel subsidy removal: The needless furore

September 15, 2020 Maryam I. Shettima 0

Mr President is in the eye of the storm recently for bravely realizing the inevitable expungement of the fuel subsidy in Nigeria, brave due to the extreme furore and knee jerk reaction by some gullible and credulous Nigerians, who are convinced that, this decision is most inhumane and anti masses. Yet, conflictingly, deep within their minds, they are secretly relieved Read More

Electricity, fuel prices hike as death knell for SMEs

September 11, 2020 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

With an economy on the throes of recession coupled with the recent double hike in electricity tariff and petrol price, it seems small businesses are in for a very rough ride; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. In what has become a recurring decimal, the federal government last week increased electricity tariff in what it called ‘service reflective tariffs’. The following day, the Read More

Reverse fuel, electricity hike now, NANS tells FG

September 11, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the federal government to reverse the hikes in fuel price and electricity tariff, saying students are worst hit by the increase owing to the worseningthe economy. It’s national president, Comrade Danielson Bamidele  Akpan, made the call Thursday in Abuja during a world press conference it organised, stating that the effect Read More

Fuel price hike protest: Arrest of our leaders, journalists undemocratic – SPN

September 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Thursdays kicked against the arrest of some of its leaders together with journalists by security operatives, during a protest on fuel price hike and increment in electricity tariff, describing it as undemocratic SPN in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by its National Chairperson, Comrade Abiodun Bamigbose, demanded unconditional release of the arrested Read More

At last, the subsidy regime ends

September 10, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

The federal government could not have expected public applause over its decision this week to end fuel and electricity subsidies. None came. Instead, criticisms have come fast and furious. Labour is oiling its gun to do battle with the Buhari administration. It is the normal reaction. As they say, no shaking.             All the critics of the new policy home Read More

Fuel price / Electricity tariff increment: JAF demands immediate reversal to pre 2016 price

September 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola, 0

… Asks NLC, TUC to declare 48hrs strike, street protest The Joint Action Front (JAF), Oyo state chapter Wednesday demanded immediate reversal of the recent hikes in pump price of petrol, electricity tariff, describing it as “wicked and anti-people”. JAF at a press conference in Ibadan, through the Oyo state Chairman of the Front, Comrade Ademola Aremu, asked the federal Read More

Group cries out over hike in PMS, electricity tariff

September 6, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The recent hike in petroleum pump price and electricity tariff across the country by the federal government has been condemned in many as not too good for the citizenry. Odua Youth Coalition (OYC), in a statement signed by the national president of the group, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, described the action as insensitive to the current plight and hardship experienced by Read More

Osun CSOs protest fuel, electricity tariffs hike

September 4, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

Civil Societies Organisations in Osun state Friday took to the streets to protest the increment in the price of fuel and electricity tariff. They described the sudden increment as “sheer wickedness, anti-people and affront on common Nigerians.” Carrying placards of various inscriptions such as “Revert Fuel Price Now,”  “We Want a Better Life,” “Electricity Tariff Hike Is Evil,” “PMB People Read More

Senators kick against fuel price hike

September 3, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

…. Mulls emergency session Some Senators are kicking against increase made on fuel price by Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency ( PPPRA) from N145 to N151.6 per litre . The Senators grouse against the increase is further fueled by similar increase made on electricity tariff from N22 to N66 per kilowatt by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ( NERC) . Read More

Increasing job insecurity worries Oyo NUJ

August 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Monday raised the alarm over the negative impact of COVID-19 on the welfare of journalists across the country. Oyo NUJ in a communique signed by the union’s secretary, Comrade Sola Oladapo and issued at the end of its monthly congress held at its Iyaganku Press Centre, Ibadan, stated that Read More

AAC condemns hike in fuel price amidst COVID-19

August 7, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The African Action Congress (AAC) has condemned the recent hike in fuel pump price amidst COVID-19 lockdown that has adversely affected the economy and Nigerians means of livelihoods, describing it as outrageous. National Chairman AAC,Dr Leonard Nzenwa in a press release issued in Abuja on Friday, called on the federal government should be sensitive to the plights of the masses Read More