West Africe Democracy Radio - Promoting DialogueListen Live
May 24, 2013
WADR on TwitterFollow us
Search in Archive
The labour movements in Nigeria on Monday commenced nationwide strike and mass rallies bringing all sectors of the economy to a halt.
West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) Abuja Correspondent reports that the airports, seaports and all the country's downstream sectors are shut.
The accumulative effects of the removal of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian government are becoming increasingly visible, with sudden rise in transport fares, food prices and the general cost of living in Africa’s biggest oil producing nation.
The Headquarters of the Federal Secretariat in the Nigeria capital, Abuja was virtually deserted on Thursday, as many Civil Servants shunned their duty.
The Nigerian government has announced measures it says would ease the effects of the fuel subsidy removal to put hundreds of buses on the streets, as Nigerian labour unions called for national strike and more protests.
The demand of the country’s main unions is that the fuel subsidy be restored, otherwise they say an indefinite strike will begin on Monday along with mass demonstrations.
Latest reports from Nigeria say President Goodluck Jonathan is calling for an emergency meeting of the Federal Executive Council, in the wake of violent protests across the country against petrol subsidy removal.
The government’s withdrawal of fuel subsidy continue to enrage citizens in Africa’s biggest oil exporting nation, with protests, while an executive of OSIWA says the Goodluck Jonathan government is ‘insensitive’ as the move could further instability.
Following a spate of bombings orchestrated by the Boko Haram Sect in some Northern States of the Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has imposed a state of emergency in some parts of Borno, Yobe, Niger and Plateau States.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Wednesday affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal of Abuja, upholding the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the April general election.
Fighting between separatist rebels and Senegal troops have left 13 people dead on Tuesday, in the latest violence to hit the Casamance enclave, the military said.
A Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday admitted Sen. Mohammed Ndume standing trial for alleged terrorist activities to bail.
Fuel scarcity is worsening in Nigeria and solutions are yet to be found by the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fuel shortage has emerged in major cities in Nigeria, including Lagos and Abuja, shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan announced the country's 2012 budget, sparking concerns over possible adverse affects of the lack of fuel subsidy in the proposed budget on the socio-economic condition of the population.