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Keshi plots Rwanda’s downfall

Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ chief coach, Stephen Keshi, says he is leaving no stone unturned as Nigeria prepares for the February 29 clash with the Wasps of Rwanda in a 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier. Keshi revealed the tapes of recent matches of Rwanda have been useful to the technical crew. ”It is a nice idea […]

Confusion as Jonathan cancels fuel crisis speech

There was confusion at the Aso Villa on Sunday as President Goodluck Jonathan failed to address the nation on the fuel subsidy crisis, despite earlier indications that he would do so. All over the country, Nigerians who had heard reports that the President would address the nation after holding a series of meetings with stakeholders […]

Marketers predict fuel scarcity after nationwide strike

  January 16, 2012 by Okechukwu Nnodim Nigerians will have to contend with the scarcity of fuel for a while whenever the strike action embarked upon by the organised labour to protest the removal of subsidy on petrol is eventually called off. The weeklong strike has crippled economic activities in most parts of the country […]

I’ve not been arrested – Tunde Bakare

The Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Monday morning denied rumours that he had been arrested by security agents. In a posting on Twitter, Bakare wrote, “Many thanks to all concerned. I haven’t been arrested. I’m a law-abiding citizen — why would anyone want to arrest me?” In a separate posting […]

In Picture: Hackers deface Nigerian Army Education Corp’s website

  Hackers operating under the identity of NaijaCyberHactivists on Monday morning defaced the website of the Nigerian Army Education Corps. The website, www.hqnaec.org, was defaced amid the lingering logjam over the Federal Government’s removal of fuel subsidy on January 1, 2012. They said it was in response to the government’s deployment of soldiers in parts […]

Protests in Kaduna, Kano, soldiers shoot at protesters

The deployment of soldiers in the streets of Lagos may have stirred protesters to insist on going ahead with the public denunciation of the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government. For the sixth day running, protesters gathered in parts of Kano and Kaduna, insisting on the reversal of the pump price of petrol […]

BBC, CNN demand explanation for SSS invasion of Lagos offices

The British Broadcasting Service and Cable News Network on Monday afternoon demanded explanations from the Nigerian government over the invasion of their Lagos offices by State Security Service agents. The agents were said to have forced their way into the offices of the BBC and CNN at noon to stop them from further reporting on the street protests over […]

Fashola asks Jonathan to withdraw soldiers from Lagos streets

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to order the immediate withdrawal of soldiers from the streets of the state. In a televised broadcast to the people of the state, Fashola said there was no justification for government to have deployed soldiers against peaceful protesters. Fashola noted that the denunciation of the […]

Breaking News: Labour Calls off Strike – Agrees to N97 per litre

  Organised labour has called off the week-long protest over government’s removal of subsidy on fuel. Although their demands for a return to N65 was not met, with government pegging it N97 from the N141 it was raised to on January 1, labour said they decided to suspend the strike after ‘wide consultations’ Details Shortly…… […]

Just in: Fuel Protest: FG Goes After Occupy Nigeria Group

Occupy Nigeria protesters It appears a government crackdown has begun on members of the Occupy Nigeria Group in Abuja. Members of the group are being chased by an armed team of security operatives, comprising soldiers and policemen, at their protest/occupy ground at Wuse II. -ThisDay

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