Archive for: FuelSubsidyRemoval

#IncaseYouMissedIt: Policemen attack protesters at Alausa

#IncaseYouMissedIt: Policemen attack protesters at Alausa

by ‘Ifreke Inyang Policemen interrupted an #OccupyNigeria protest that went from Alausa to Ojota from 10am. The small group of elder statesmen and women who were protesting on permission....

 

Flashback! See some of the remarkable photos from #OccupyNigeria January rallies

Flashback! See some of the remarkable photos from #OccupyNigeria January rallies

by Rachel Ogbu Re-live the OccupyNigeria protests/ rally – here we have photos from Benue and Lagos State (Ojota, Surulere and Ikoyi). Thanks to all our city correspondents including Vanessa...

 

Has GEJ breached the Constitution?

Has GEJ breached the Constitution?

by Adebola Rayo The past few weeks have caused many Nigerians to raise eyebrows at the actions of the government. It is perhaps time to ask if the Constitution is still the grund-norm, if the...

 

“Is it wrong for someone to come home to serve her country?” – See quotes from Okonjo-Iweala’s #FuelSubsidy presentation to the National Assembly

“Is it wrong for someone to come home to serve her country?” – See quotes from Okonjo-Iweala’s #FuelSubsidy presentation to the National Assembly

by ‘Ifreke Inyang The Co-ordinating Minister of Nigeria’s economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala this afternoon faced the Fuel Subsidy Probe at the National Assembly. She came up immediately...

 

Hope is not a strategy,” – Let me tell you why #OccupyNigeria failed, by @LagosHunter

Hope is not a strategy,” – Let me tell you why #OccupyNigeria failed, by @LagosHunter

  Photo credit: The Telegraph   Nigerians woke to a new price regime on 1 January and our reaction was instantaneous.’ The president has betrayed us!’ we all cried. Mr President popularly...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: Why Nigerians are no longer content with ‘suffering and smiling’

Tolu Ogunlesi: Why Nigerians are no longer content with ‘suffering and smiling’

  Photo credit: The Nordic Africa Institute   By Tolu Ogunlesi, Special to CNN   If North Korea is the crying capital of the world, Nigeria holds the aces when it comes to smiling and...

 

“Abstract at best, nonsense at worst” – Chimamanda Adichie writes in the New York Times about #FuelSubidy Removal

“Abstract at best, nonsense at worst” – Chimamanda Adichie writes in the New York Times about #FuelSubidy Removal

  Photo credit: The Guardian   By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie From The New York Times   Many government officials argued that the price increase would eventually benefit Nigerians,...

 

Twitter Roundup Xtra: Twitfight – @DONJAZZY vs Twitterverse

Twitter Roundup Xtra: Twitfight – @DONJAZZY vs Twitterverse

by ‘Ifreke Inyang [@Ifreke] and Wilfred Okiche @1soulmusicfilm: “@DONJAZZY pls don’t talk again…” Two days back, Don Jazzy trended briefly at number 3 worldwide....

 

“We must Occupy Everywhere” – Pini Jason writes in Vanguard

“We must Occupy Everywhere” – Pini Jason writes in Vanguard

Photo credit: Vanguard Culled from the Vanguard By Pini Jason  The recent national strike has brought to the fore two striking issues, our hypocrisy as a people and the need to re-examine the...

 

“A bondage of corruption” – Iyinoluwa Aboyeji explains why the subsidy STILL needs to go

“A bondage of corruption” – Iyinoluwa Aboyeji explains why the subsidy STILL needs to go

Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure. -Robert LeFevre Over the last few weeks since the new year began, I and many others have been engaged in a vibrant national debate on whether...

 
 
 
 
 
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