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Return of fuel subsidy

Remove fuel subsidy now!

‘’I think the first duty of the incoming administration should be to remove fuel subsidy. Enough of the thrash. For how long shall a few people continue to hold us by the jugular?” asked Jude in the CMS-bound bus. Transport fare has hit the roof due to fuel scarcity. “That will be starting on a wrong footing. Labour will not allow it,” said Lucky.

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Double wahala for dead body

“Na waoh. Only in Nigeria will one see such a thing! This is very embarrassing now! Haba!” exclaimed Nina, a commuter in the Apapa/Wharf-bound commuter vehicle as a van apparently conveying prisoners to court, was being pushed by some Prison officials with two of them wielding guns. “This is ridiculous. Is it that they have no money to maintain their vehicles? What if these prisoners decide to escape, what can one prison warder with a gun do to all these prisoners?” asked Ken.

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Tanker drivers as road terrorists

These tanker drivers are becoming principalities and powers along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway oo. They have continued to make life hell on earth for road users on that route,” said Ify, a commuter in the Apapa-bound commuter bus. “Hmm, my sister, no be small matter. My heartbeat increases each time I think of plying this route,” said Jide.

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Xenophobia: Mattters arising

MAN is the trouble with God’s earth. Since He created man, God has not rested. From enslavement of Africans, to Hitler’s gas chambers, to Rwandan genocide and many too numerous to mention, and now, killing of fellow Africans in South Africa, SA,” declared Patrick in the Apapa-bound vehicle. He was speaking about the xenophobic attacks in SA.

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Deregulate petrol price now, or never

The Federal Government directive last week Monday to slash fuel prices is a sobre and welcome development which Nigerians should all applaud. The projected direct effect of this development is immediate reduction in the cost of public transport fares, transportation of goods and reduced production costs of goods and services. This ultimately should lead to reduction in prices of basic commodities, and increased buying power for the citizenry.

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