Crisis Deepens in Senegal, as Nigerians agitate over Subsidy Removal
It’s been an eventful week in Senegal for the past weeks with unpredicted pockets of protests across Dakar and its environs, but we are here to bring you Weekly top News, your news and current affairs programme.
In this edition of the program, Two issues are of concern.
First, the violent clashes in Senegal and the chaos that heralded the fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria.
But let’s start with the first issue – SENEGAL. As James mentioned in his review, the political atmosphere is tense. As of Friday, military personnel were deployed to assist the already stretched Gendarmerie which has been trying to restore calm across the country.
This month-long bout of violent demonstrations has been widely condemned by all, including the international community.
We also shift our focus to Nigeria where chaos has followed an announcement made by the new president Bola Tinubu on Monday during his inauguration.
Fuel prices have nearly tripled in Nigeria after the country after this decision, which according to Tinubu is part of a broader effort by the government to deregulate the country’s vital oil sector and attract greater investment into oil and gas.
Some experts believe Fuel subsidies are a drain on public finances and many argue that they have led to widespread abuse and corruption.
Joining us is Deborah Yusuf, a public affairs analyst, also joining us is Wisdom Acka a senior editor with Abuja Enquiry and Honourable Charles-Gold Nnachi, a political and public affairs analyst.
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