Tag Archives: Fuel price hike

SERAP Sues Buhari, NASS, Wants Court To Declare Electricity Tariff, Fuel Price Hike Illegal

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 302 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly, asking the court to “declare illegal, unconstitutional and unfair the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel price because top level public officers cannot continue to receive the same salaries and allowances and spend public ...

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Fuel/Electricity Tariff Hike: NLC, TUC Embark On Total Strike September 28

The labour movement is set to commence strike and nationwide protest across the country from September 28, following the failure of the Federal Government to reverse the increase in the electricity tariffs and pump price of petrol. The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress said they would work together with their affiliate members to execute the industrial action ...

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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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Reverse Hike In Fuel Price Within 7 Days, TUC Tells FG

Organised Labour under the umbrella of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday, gave the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse the hike in prices of electricity, petrol and all other social services. This is even as it mandated the government to provide adequate and quality healthcare and education for all to save the poor and the vulnerable. In a letter ...

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Fuel Price Hike: NASS Silence Disappointing – Hon. Ogene

In this interaction with a cross-section of journalists in Abuja, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene,  former Deputy Chairman, Media & Public Affairs in the House of Representatives (2021-2015) and currently, Chairman, Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL), an NGO, dissects the current hike in PMS and the National Assembly’s response, among other  issues. A lot of Nigerians are ...

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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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Our Father Has Given Us Scorpion

By Casmir Igbokwe Njide has lived in Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, for over 10 years. She is a young woman who dreads to hurt even a fly. But, sometimes, it is what one dislikes or fears that one is confronted with. Recently, insecurity forced her to relocate to Minna, the capital of Niger State, ...

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