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Appeal Court Okays 10 Years Imprisonment For Ex-Pen Cinema DPO

The late Ademola Aderintola killed by the ex-Pen cinema DPO

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Thursday affirmed the judgment of a Lagos High Court in Igbosere sentencing a former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Pen Cinema Police Station in Agege, Segun Fabunmi to 10 years imprisonment for the killing of one Ademola Aderintola Daramola during the January 9, 2012 protest against fuel subsidy removal in Lagos. Justice ...

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Pastor Tunde Bakare insists on FG probing diverted N1trn fuel subsidy funds

Pastor Tunde Bak­are of Latter Rain Ass­sembly, in Ogba, Lagos, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe N1 trillion spent as fuel subsidy between 2011 and 2012. He also said Buhari’s anti-corruption war should be extended be­yond misappropriated defence funds, popu­larly referred to now as Dasukigate, to the 2011 fuel subsidy fraud. In his message de­livered at the church, ...

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Fuel subsidy: Federal government in terms with NLC, 16 man committee now established

Following negotiations between the federal government and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), an agreement has finally been reached. The federal government also set up a 16 man committee to look into the issue of fuel price hike, minimum wage and the palliative measures that government has put in place. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),Engineer Lawal David Babachir, ...

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Indefinite Strike: NLC calls emergency meeting

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called an emergency meeting of its organs – the National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee – for Sunday (today) to deliberate on the ongoing strike and the way forward. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, who spoke with Punchng correspondent on the telephone on Saturday that the major organs of the ...

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CLO joins Labour to protest fuel price increase

Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), yesterday, said it would join other human rights and civil society organisations  on a mass action against the government in the event of its failure to heed the call to reverse its recent hike in petrol pump price. In a statement, the CLO’s   Chairman, Agada Vincent Agada, noted that the financial capabilities of Nigerians to contain the ...

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CNPP: Nigerians urged to ignore NLC protest

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called on Nigerians to ignore the Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) call for a protest against the fuel price hike. The CNPP also said the labour union has been compromised, adding that the planned protest is a plan to destabilise the good intention of the Buhari-led administration. The CNPP in a statement jointly ...

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Melaye dares PMB to reverse subsidy removal

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Dino Melaye, Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind his decision on fuel subsidy withdrawal within 7 days or face what he called mother-of-all protest. Melaye equally urged the National Chairman of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Odigie Oyegun, to prevail on the Buhari-led Federal government to do ...

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FG finally removes fuel subsidy, petrol to sell for N145/litre

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit,PMS, otherwise known as petrol, meaning that Nigerians will now have to buy the product for N145 per litre. Before now, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu had hinted on the removal of the controversial subsidy ...

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