Tag Archives: Electricity tariff

Fuel Price: NLC Gives FG 14-Day Ultimatum, As Police Arrest Over 35 Protesters In Lagos

The Nigeria Labour Congress has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to review the hikes in petrol price and electricity tariff or risk facing full industrial action. This is as the Police in Lagos arrested over 35 civil society protesters today. Following its meeting with the FG on Tuesday, the labour union held a Central Working Committee on ...

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Planned Strike On Course As FG, Labour’s Meeting Ends In Deadlock

‘Seven-day ultimatum stands, no acceptable explanation from govt’ An eight-hour meeting involving  the Federal Government,  the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress ended in a deadlock on Tuesday, following the inability of the parties to reach a consensus. While the organised labour was demanding the reversal of the hikes in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs, the ...

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Ahead Nationwide Protest, NLC, TUC Hold Crucial Meetings

There are strong indications that organised labour may draw its members and Nigerians out this week to protest the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff. Ahead of the protest, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has scheduled emergency meetings of two of its organs, the National Administrative Council (NAC) and Central Working Committee (CWC) for Wednesday in ...

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Reverse The Increase In Fuel Price

Without consultations with relevant stakeholders, the Federal Government arbitrarily increased fuel price recently despite the current economic realities in the country. The action has justifiably elicited protests by some Nigerians. But rather than listen to the voice of the people, the government appears resolute to continue with the unpopular decision. It is worthy to note that Nigerians have been tolerant ...

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Hikes In Fuel Price, Electricity Tariff: Protests Rock Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo

Protests have continued to trail the recent hike in pump price of petrol, electricity tariff and others as youths, most of them students, stormed major streets in Lagos, Osun, Oyo and Ondo states, yesterday, demanding the reversal of the policy. The protests organised by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D caused tension as the students gathered in their ...

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SERAP Threatens Legal Action Over Arbitrary Electricity Tariff, Fuel Price Hike

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “the patently unfair and arbitrary hike in electricity tariff and fuel price by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unjust to many people living in extreme poverty, and entirely incompatible with the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 [as amended] and the country’s international human rights obligations.” Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP deputy director ...

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Subsidy Will Bring Back Fuel Queues, Buhari Warns

As ASUU, TUC tackle FG on refineries President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said any attempt by his regime to return to the era of subsidising Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, would lead to “several negative consequences.” Buhari said this at the opening of the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him,   ...

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Petrol Price Hike: We’ve Tolerated You For Too Long, Northern Groups Tell Buhari

A coalition of northern groups on Friday rejected the recent increase in the ex-depot price of petrol and electricity tariff by the Federal Government. The Groups also said the masses had tolerated the present administration for too long. They are demanding the immediate and unconditional reversal of the new pump price to the initial N145 per litre and electricity tariff ...

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NERC Suspends Electricity Tariff Increase

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has suspended the proposed increase in electricity tariffs initially slated for Wednesday (today). NERC had on January 4, in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020 for the 11 Discos, said that consumers would start to pay more for electricity from April 1. ...

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