“At no time did I say that the payments were based on 35 million litres per day. It is not possible” – Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum, January 24, 2012, at the House of Representatives hearing in Abuja.Read More
The strike by the members of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress brought about different hardships to Nigerians, with many of the state capitals in the country engulfed in mass protests and civil unrest.Read More
National Chairman of Labour Party, LP, Dan Nwanyanwu, speaks on why his party did not support removal of subsidy on petrol. He also laments that corruption in government is worse today than ever beforeRead More
Babafemi Ojudu, a senior journalist elected senator for Ekiti Central District in the April 2011 National Assembly elections, is Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Service and Establishment.
He brought his journalist and activist thing to play in this interview with Sunday Vanguard as he speaks on the fuel subsidy removal and why the Senate of which he is member can’t probe former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Excerpts:
One of the outcomes of the week-long strike that crippled economic activities in the country was the decision of the House of Representatives to critically look into the whole gamut of the subsidy regime and its usage by the government since its introduction.Read More
Matthew Hassan Kukah is the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, comprising Kebbi, Zamfara and Katsina states. He speaks on the controversial fuel subsidy, among other issues.
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Muhammadu Buhari turned down the invitation.
He made it clear that if President Jonathan was going to be in attendance, then he was not going to attend. And when the meeting eventually held, those at the meeting wore long faces.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had arranged it. But Sunday Vanguard could not confirm whether he himself attended the meeting.Read More
Part 1 in this series ended with the rationale for discontinuing subsidies. The secod part will summarise the key objectives of the SURE Programme. Then it will start with the in-depth analysis of the programme and leave it to Nigerians to decide if the programme is convincing.Read More
While the NUC/TLC and civil society anti-fuel subsidy removal protest, led by the state coordinator, Casely Omon-Irabor Esq. and Zonal Secretary, Maritime Workers Union, Comrade Augustine was on, another group, Good People of Nigeria, led by Prince Sani Usman, stormed the streets with a pro-subsidy removal rally to counter their efforts.Read More
Chief Robert Clark is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and specialises in arbitration and oil and gas law. In this exclusive interview with Sunday Vanguard, he bared his mind on the state of the nation and the ongoing nationwide strike over the removal of fuel subsidy. Chief Clark insists that the Governors’ forum is corrupt and majorly responsible for the President’s decision to remove the subsidy on petrol. He also advises the Federal Government on ways out of the current logjam.Read More