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Why Labour Ended Strike.

Following the president’s announcement of reduction in the price of petrol to N97/litre, the NLC and its allies formally announced the suspension of strikes, mass rallies and protests across the country, however, the protests still continued in some states. (View full text). http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152501:why-labour-ended-strike-protests-persist-in-kano-others&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8

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Petrol Now N97/litre

President Jonathan early morning January 17 announced  a slash in petrol price to N97 per litre down from about N144 that it climed after the January 1 removal of fuel subsidies.Despite the president’s announcement, labour insists that strike would continue but the street protests had been called off owing to security concerns. (View full text). http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152417:petrol-now-n97litre&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8

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Strike: Labour to Resume Talks with Government Today.

Labour and its ally unions declared Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th January strike-free as indications emerge that negotiations would resume with the government on the area of disagreements that resulted in the mass action after previous meetings ended in a deadlock. (View full Text) http://weeklytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8214:strike-labour-to-resume-talks-with-fg-today&

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Nigerian Diaspora in Finland “SAY NO” to Fuel Subsidy and Other Social Ills – by Olalekan Oladepo

Friday 13th of January,2012 witnessed the first ever Nigerian rally in Finland. Nigerian communities in Finland usually reflect the quiet Scandinavian nature .Keeping mute about most Nigerian issues. However, recent fuel increases, corruption and cost of governance in Nigeria has ignited negative reactions among Nigerian diaspora in Finland.The rally tagged “Occupy Helsinki” was the  first rally to be organized by Nigerians in Finland.The rally

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(Video) Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Strike with Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

As Nigeria enters fourth day of Protest of fuel subsidy removal, the economic loss hits N1.2tr. The CBN president explains more.

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Police Killed Miscreants not Protesters.

Reacting to the news of the death of a protester, the IG Hafiz Ringim, said that the people that were killed by riot police during the protest were not protesters but miscreants who tried to hijack the protect to maim, loot and burn property (view full text) http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151772:protester-killed-in-kano-nba-impeach-jonathan-if&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8

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The Economy of Conflict in the Oil Rich Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

(featured image courtesy of naijadeltawatch) On December 10, 2011, if you stopped at the Mobil filling station on Old Aba Road in Port Harcourt, you would be able to buy a litre of petrol for 65 naira or $1.66 per gallon at an exchange rate of $1/N157 and 4 litres per gallon. This is the official price. The government claims that this price would have been subsidized at N73/litre and that the true price of a litre of petrol in Port Harcourt is N138/litre

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Protester Killed in Kano.

A protester killed and 300 injured as police storm protest venue in Kano. (View full text) http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151772:protester-killed-in-kano-nba-impeach-jonathan-if&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8

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FG: Subsidy Gone for Good.

Despite the raging protests and an imminent strike declared by labour, the Federal Executive Council rose from an emergency meeting saying there would be no going back on fuel subsidy removal. (View full text)

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Labour unions call national strike Monday

NLC and TUC called for an indefinite national strike and mass demonstrations starting on Monday January 9, to protest the scrapping of fuel subsidy which more than doubled petrol prices.  (View full text) http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151669:labour-unions-call-national-strike-monday&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8

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UncleB_
@UncleB_:
RT @PINS2015: How many of YOUWIN businesses are alive to be able to employ the average of 6 people to give such a number of 14k jobs? #MP2013
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CuteDollars
@CuteDollars:
RT @estherclimate: The winners or people they employed? "@PINS2015: By the last count known, only 2400 people have benefited from YOUWIN in the last two year"
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okoromajoel
@okoromajoel:
@PINS2015 @FMINigeria #MP2013 Where were the jobs created? Which sectors? Besides, how can you celebrate 14000 when millions are jobless?
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deleodd
@deleodd:
@PINS2015 #MP2013 and surely those 2400 are cronies of the politicians,not the common citizen without a godfather.
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deleodd
@deleodd:
@PINS2015 @FMINigeria #MP2013 I haven't met one person in my neighborhood,or circle who benefited. #lies #nepotism
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estherclimate
@estherclimate:
The winners or people they employed? "@PINS2015: By the last count known, only 2400 people have benefited from YOUWIN in the last two year"
10 months ago from Twitter for BlackBerry®
PINS2015
@PINS2015:
How many of YOUWIN businesses are alive to be able to employ the average of 6 people to give such a number of 14k jobs? #MP2013
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PINS2015
@PINS2015:
By the last count known, only 2400 people have benefited from YOUWIN in the last two years #MP2013
10 months ago from TweetDeck
PINS2015
@PINS2015:
RT @FMINigeria: We have created 14000 jobs so far under YOUWIN programme-NOI #MP2013
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