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Killing Of Anti-Subsidy Protester: Lagos NBA Goes to Court

The Lagos State government and the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) had jointly sued the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and the former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Pen Cinema Police Station, Agege, over the killing of Mr. Ademola Samuel Abe during the anti fuel subsidy removal protest in January. (View full text) View full pictures news at Occupy Nigeria website

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Youths demand revocation of oil block licences

The youth under the umbrella of the Urhobo Youth Assembly, flayed the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for “indiscriminately allocating licences to their lackeys.” view full text

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Niger Delta: MEND’s Violence on the Rise

Image: courtesy of The Nation On January 28th, the hard-won peace of the Niger Delta that was made possible after the federal government had spent billions of naira in an amnesty deal with militants was shattered when gunmen attacked the home of Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orurebe and blew up parts of the minister’s mansion. The identity of the attackers remained a mystery until February 5th when the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger

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NLC to Reps: Release Subsidy Report

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had called for the release of report of the probe conducted by the House of Representatives on the removal of fuel subsidy, just as it had urged the committee that conducted the probe not to bow to pressure. (View full text) View Subsidy Probe Report

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Nigeria MEND militants claim Niger Delta attack

(featured image courtesy of politico.com) YENAGOA, Nigeria, March 2 (Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group based in the oil-producing Niger Delta claimed an attack on a police checkpoint that killed four people on Thursday, its second such claim after it said it blew up an oil pipeline last month. view full text

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Subsidy Probe Should Not Go The Way Of Power Probe – Labour

The Nigerian labour Congress president testifying before the House of Representative Committee urged the Committee not to allow the finding of the probe to be swept under the carpet like other probe had been handled (View Full Text)   View Subsidy Probe report http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=153094:subsidy-probe-should-not-go-the-way-of-power-probe-labour&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 Featured

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Short Takes From NASS Probe on Subsidy

There are still mysteries beclouding the fuel subsidy management, as evident in the House of Representatives work so far, which the EFCC must try to unravel.(View full Text) Featured picture source: http://leadership.ng/nga/articles/27361/2012/06/15/620000_bribery_scandal_police_detain_farouk_lawan_overnight.html  

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(Video) Occupy Nigeria Protesters shut down Town Hall meeting with Minister of State

Occupy Nigeria Protesters shut down town Hall meeting with minister of state in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Protesters demand justice from the government for the protesters that were killed.

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Corruption has denied Nigerians oil benefits

Former Military Administrator of Delta State, Col. John Dungs (retd), has said corruption has denied Nigerians the opportunity of benefitting from oil as a natural resource. Dungs, who spoke in Jos on Monday, asked the Federal Government to channel resources to improving agricultural production in the country. view full text

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Fashola urges Jonathan to withdraw soldiers from Lagos

As a result of the deployment of soldiers to major streets in Lagos in the wake of the subsidy protest, Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola urged the president to withdraw soldiers deployed to Lagos saying it is undemocratic to set military troops after civilians who have not broken any law. (View full text) http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152483:fashola-urges-jonathan-to-withdraw-soldiers-from-lagos&catid=1:news&Itemid=2

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