By COSMAS OMEGOH Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Labour yesterday made good its promise to shut down the country unless president Goodluck Jonathan reversed the pump price of fuel. In various states of the federation and Abuja, huge crowds gathered at designated points and marched through the cities, displaying placards, chanting solidarity songs and denouncing the action of government.
Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), civil society…Continue
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By Chuks Iloegbunam Tuesday, January 10, 2012
My take on the removal of oil subsidy is that it should not elicit industrial action from organized labour. This is not because I do not see and appreciate the position of the majority of Nigerians who are already groaning under the deadweight of the subsidy removal. Oil subsidy, even with due deference to the informed and multifarious voices endlessly denying its existence, have repeatedly been removed in this country with dire…Continue
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By OKEY NDIBE (email@example.com) Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Last Saturday, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan addressed Nigerians for the second time in as many weeks. This time, he mounted a multi-pronged defense of his decision to remove fuel subsidy, one of the most sinister New Year gifts an occupant of Aso Rock had ever given to Nigerians.
Mr. Jonathan’s defense reeked of platitudes and rhetorical sentiments. The platitudes rang false; the sentiments came across as cheap…
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