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Fuel price hike: NLC suspends strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended the indefinite strike it called to protest the increase in the price of fuel from N86 and N86.50k to N146. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the NLC’s National Executive Committee in Abuja on Sunday. The NEC also resolved to resume negotiation with the government on the issue of the increase ...

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Ekweremadu: No factions in PDP

Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has dismissed media reports alleging the existence of factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing them as false, baseless and misguided. The Deputy Senate President spoke at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from Port-Harcourt, where he attended the last Saturday’s national convention of the party. Ekweremadu, who was ...

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Fuel price war: N40 petrol possible –Tam David-West

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FORMER Minister of Petro­leum and Energy, Professor Tam David-West is not happy about the increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol in Nige­ria. He is particularly miffed by the latest increase from N86.50 kobo to N145 per litre by the Mu­hammadu Buhari administration, describing it as unjustified and nonsense. In this interview, he of­fers ...

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Ex-MEND leaders beg militants to stop bombing

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EX-MILITANT leaders of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), have called on new militant groups, the Niger Delta Avengers and the Red Egbesu Water Lion to stop the attacks on oil and gas instal­lations and allow President Mohammad Buhari to fulfill his electoral promises to the region. The ex-MEND leaders from the nine states of ...

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N23bn Diezani bribe: EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara gov, others

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In continuation of its investigations into the $115m (N23bn) bribe allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday arrested a former Governor of Zamfara State, Mamuda Shinkafi; a former Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State, Aminu Nahuce; and Senator Hassan Nasiha, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party ...

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Fuel price hike: NLC meets today to review strike

President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called an emergency meeting of its organs – the National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee – for Sunday (today) to deliberate on the ongoing strike and the way forward. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said Saturday that the major organs of the congress would meet to appraise the indefinite ...

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PDP: Sheriff out, Makarfi in as caretaker chairman

Ali Modu Sheriff

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday  dissolved its national executive committee (NEC)  led by Ali Modu Sheriff. The party also dissolved its national working committee (NWC) and set up an interim committee headed Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state; with Ben Obi, a former senator, as secretary. A motion for the dissolution was moved by Austin Opara, former deputy speaker ...

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