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Crime / Re: Gunmen Kill Joe Mohel In Anambra by yerokunphilips: 9:19am On Nov 13, 2023

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Education / Re: Hisbah Police Break Into BUK Female Students' Home by yerokunphilips: 12:45am On Nov 03, 2023
God please help Nigeria.

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Crime / Re: Robbers Invade Three Communities In Ibadan by yerokunphilips: 10:54pm On Sep 05, 2023
Hard luck!!!
Maybe un-gun known men
Foreign Affairs / Re: Mali And Burkina Faso Release Joint Statement In Support Of Nigerien Coup by yerokunphilips: 10:46pm On Jul 31, 2023
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Politics / Re: IG Appoints Bankole Sikiru As Head Of Interpol National Crime Bureau by yerokunphilips: 11:21pm On Jul 07, 2023
Education / Re: Maduka University Appoints Charles Uzodimma Ogbulogo As Vice Chancellor by yerokunphilips: 7:41pm On Jun 30, 2023


Politics / Re: Meet The New Chief Of Naval Staff,rear Admiral Ikechukwu Ogalla From Enugu State by yerokunphilips: 10:22pm On Jun 19, 2023
war with putin? grin you are a very wicked man indeed
Politics / Re: Subsidy: Labour Threatens Strike, Resumes Talks With FG by yerokunphilips: 6:23am On Jun 19, 2023

Ahead of the meeting between the Federal Government and the organised labour scheduled to hold today (Monday), the Nigeria Labour Congress has said the government must meet its demands to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.

The union threatened that it would not hesitate to call out workers for industrial action, adding that it only suspended its planned strike.

It stated that the high cost of fuel was inflicting unbearable hardship on Nigerians, adding that the government must act fast with respect to providing palliatives, as the NLC said it was expecting an increase in the minimum wage from N30,000 to N150,000.

The Federal Government and labour unions met on June 5, 2023, with a resolution to reconvene on June 19 to agree on the implementation framework of the resolutions reached.

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives and current Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, who led the government side, had disclosed this at the end of the meeting between labour and government representatives at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him, the June 5 meeting agreed on a seven-point resolution to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, on Nigerians.

“The Federal Government, the TUC, and the NLC to establish a joint committee to review the proposal for any wage increase or award and establish a framework and timeline for implementation.

“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC to review the World Bank Financed Cash transfer scheme and propose the inclusion of low-income earners in the programme.

“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC to revive the CNG conversion programme earlier agreed with Labour centres in 2021 and work out detailed implementation and timing,” Gbajabiamila had stated.

Labour warns

But when contacted on Sunday to speak on the expectations of labour from the meeting scheduled to hold today (Monday), the Vice President, NLC, Adewale Adeyanju, said a lot of things had been presented by labour unions, stressing that the government should not act funny.

“There are a lot of things that labour has been putting before the government. The refineries need to be revamped. We cannot continue to import refined petroleum products and be spending on subsidies all the time.

“Labour has its set of demands and by the time we meet with the government tomorrow we will list them out again,” he stated.

Asked to state what action the NLC would take should the government fail to give in to the demands of labour, considering the plight currently faced by Nigerians with respect to the removal of subsidy, Adeyanju replied, “You know we only suspended our strike as a result of the need to meet on this.

“So the government should know that things are becoming difficult and they (the government) should not decide to do anything funny. The strike was only suspended. It was an ultimatum that was given out and it (strike) was suspended.

“So let’s hear what the government has for us and then we will know what to tell our members. It is about the lives of the people. Let’s meet them tomorrow and then labour will come out with its position.”

Adeyanju, however, expressed optimism that the meeting would be fruitful and insisted that the NLC would not want the government to behave funny.

“We hope that the meeting is going to be fruitful. The expectations are very high. The nation is watching and people are looking at how the Nigeria Labour Congress is going to handle the situation.

“And the government too will not like to behave funny because they know the country is battling with the increase in fuel pump price and so many things,” he stated.

On the proposal by oil marketers for the deployment of Compressed Natural Gas at filling stations, the NLC official stated that a technical committee had been set up by the Federal Government to look into the matter.

“The government has set up a technical committee on some of these issues. So I don’t want us to preempt the outcomes that will come out from that meeting tomorrow between labour and the government,” he stated.

Commenting on the need to deploy CNG, the National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Chinedu Okonkwo, stated that oil marketers were looking forward to the outcomes of the meeting between the Federal Government and labour before making their moves.

“That meeting tomorrow (Monday) is very crucial, because marketers are ready to deploy CNG, but the outcome of that meeting will tell us whether the government is ready to give the support needed to make this initiative fruitful.

“We are very confident that with the deployment of CNG as a substitute to PMS, the harsh effect caused by petrol price hike would be addressed significantly,” Okonkwo stated on Sunday.

NLC’s benchmark

The NLC also stated on Sunday that it was expecting an increment in minimum wage from N30,000 to between N150,000 and N200,000.

It further urged President Bola Tinubu to ensure that borders were re-opened to ensure smooth importation and exportation of food and farm products.

The National Treasurer, NLC, Hakeem Ambali, made the disclosure in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja.

When asked about the expectations of the NLC from today’s meeting, Ambali said, “We are saying that since petrol prices have increased by three folds, we expect minimum wage to be increased to a minimum of between N150,000 to N200,000.”

He said the expectation of the NLC was also that President Bola Tinubu would grant operational licenses for the creation of more modular refineries.

“We want a transparent agency to be set up to oversee these refineries. We don’t have to depend solely on multinationals. Already, we have some Nigerians who refine crude oil locally.

“Also, on the issue of energy, some Nigerians buy fuel for their generators and provide power for themselves, we want a review of the corrupt privatisation of the energy sector that gave generation and sale of energy to private individuals who have not added value to energy consumption in Nigeria,” he stated.

He said it was time for the government to look inward and see that these individuals were discharged for incompetence.

“Alternate power supplies like solar systems should also be put in place. When you travel to other countries like Israel, you see that solar energy is available there and cheaper and this is a clean energy alternative.

“We also want them to look into the transportation sector. We want the President to develop a master plan and provide a metro rail line for all the state capitals across the country. He should also open up the border and allow the free flow of market goods into Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

“The cost of running governance is too high. We also looked at that and we are of the opinion that the high cost of governance and number of appointments be brought down. We also believe that there should be a micro-credit scheme that should be put in place that will give loans to farmers and entrepreneurs at small digit rates,” he stated.

Labour demands palliatives

Amballi called for palliatives for Nigerians, as the price of consumables had skyrocketed.

Also speaking on the subject, the National Deputy President of the Trade Union Congress, Tommy Etim, urged the government to ensure that the requests in the charter of demands presented to the government were met.

“It is expected that the government will look into our positions. Since the removal of subsidies, workers have not been finding it funny, especially on the home front.

“Government must be fast in its actions. It is expected that by tomorrow, we would have reached a concrete agreement even as the negotiations continue,” he stated.

Asked whether the TUC would embark on strike if its demands were not met, replied, “Let us cross the bridge when we get there.”

The PUNCH reports that during his inaugural speech at Eagle Square in Abuja, Tinubu said the era of subsidy on fuel had ended, adding that with the 2023 budget making no provision for fuel subsidy, further payment was no longer justifiable.

“Fuel subsidy is gone,” Tinubu had said. He said his government would instead channel funds into infrastructure and other areas to strengthen the economy.

The presidential pronouncement led to an almost instant resurgence of fuel queues across the country as Nigerians rushed to get the product.

Though Tinubu’s decision received backing from the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited and the House of Representatives, it has since been resisted by the NLC and TUC.

According to organised labour, the President could not unilaterally take a decision on subsidy removal.

The TUC President, Festus Osifo, had also argued that there was a reason the immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari pushed the “sensitive issue” to the new government.

The NLC and the TUC had announced an ultimatum to embark on strike, with the NLC mobilising its members for a nationwide strike.

Later, the labour unions suspended their planned strike, following an interim court order.

Prior to the order, the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, during the union’s National Executive Council in Abuja, had given the government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited an ultimatum to revert to the old fuel price.

Ajaero had threatened that the failure of the government to meet the demands would lead to an indefinite protest by workers across the country.

Source: https://punchng.com/Subsidy-Labour-threatens-strike-resumes-talks-with-FG
Politics / Re: Nollywood Actor Sylvester Madu Spotted Selling Okirika At A Market In Enugu by yerokunphilips: 11:35am On Jun 16, 2023
It maybe a skit


Politics / Re: Inexperienced Nnpp Rep Member Tutored By Hon Kalu by yerokunphilips: 5:42am On Jun 16, 2023
We you have yourself in a new environment pls try and learn first, observe how things are done ask questions from people that have been there before you .Most time when you want to show the world that you know,you end up showing them how foolish you are .

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Business / Re: Naira Float: Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu Lost $5.85bn, Say Bloomberg Index by yerokunphilips: 9:32pm On Jun 15, 2023
It's an open secret that some set of people and a particular tribe have been benefiting from economy misfortunes of Nigeria. (Instead of the other tribes to come together some of them are busy fighting each other and calling each other name .

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Politics / Re: Port Harcourt Ravages By Deadly Air Pollution: Pictures by yerokunphilips: 11:42pm On Jun 11, 2023
A reminder to those shouting for " industrialization " ... if for yearsss the Environmental Protection Agency turns a blind eye to this obvious local problem ... what will happen when the industries plate our waterways ... the land and air with more deadly but not obvious pollutants? What is the Governor doing about this? I just hope the concerned community leaders can manage to push tribal and political ... and religious sentiments aside and approach the President to appeal for help. And we will be wondering why more people from this area will be suffering from respiratory illnesses and dying of cancer.
Politics / Re: Move Emefiele To EFCC Custody, Falana Tells DSS by yerokunphilips: 8:59pm On Jun 11, 2023
But he's not been charged with money laundering or so.i thought it's about terrorism charges he's fighting against. If it's funding terrorism. Then he's fine with DSS untill they're done with all the investigation


Politics / Re: 10th NASS: APC Plotting Arrest Of Lawmakers-elect Over Leadership Tussle, PDP by yerokunphilips: 9:07pm On Jun 10, 2023
Politics / Re: Why I Sacked Auxiliary - Seyi Makinde by yerokunphilips: 8:04am On Jun 05, 2023
All we want in Oyo state is peace .

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Politics / Re: Senate Presidency: PDP Senators-elect Reject Akpabio by yerokunphilips: 9:10pm On May 06, 2023

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Politics / Re: Suspended Adamawa REC Writes IGP From Hiding, Insists He Did Nothing Wrong by yerokunphilips: 5:58am On Apr 30, 2023
Your ability to say no to evil assignments may not only safe your life and reputation but that of your children and grandchildren , simply because some people have done such in the past and go free doesn't mean you too will go free .
It's madness for a man that is given the opportunity to serve his people turn around and want to turn his people to his slave , because he believes that some powerful people will defend him .
Politics / Re: Tinubu: There’s No President-elect, What We Have Is A Sham – Adebanjo by yerokunphilips: 7:17am On Apr 27, 2023
It's well with Nigeria.


Politics / Re: Lagos LP Submitted Fake Withdrawal Letter To INEC. by yerokunphilips: 11:00pm On Mar 17, 2023
We will vote for Labour Party from top to bottom this Saturday and we will win Insha Allah
Politics / Re: Tinubu Presidency Is This Analysis Correct? by yerokunphilips: 5:53pm On Mar 03, 2023
God can never be ascribed to rigging and untruths.
Politics / Re: Lagos Guber Election: Ęnù Dún R'ófò! - "Says Sanwoolu" by yerokunphilips: 12:57am On Mar 03, 2023
The people of Lagos will decide who their governor will be just as they choose who their President should be in the rigged Presidential elections.
Politics / Re: Lagos Gubernatorial:what nigerians needs to know about chinedu Gbadebo Rhodes by yerokunphilips: 7:35pm On Mar 01, 2023

I saw this on twitter and I was shocked,the mofo was even mocking yoruba people
Politics / Re: God Removed A Military Ruler Who Acted Like He Owned Nigeria - Pastor Adeboye by yerokunphilips: 10:55am On Feb 28, 2023
We are looking up to HIM to help us again and again in Jesus mighty name.

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Politics / Re: Tinubu Floors Atiku, Obi In 12 Oyo LGs by yerokunphilips: 5:11pm On Feb 26, 2023
It is expected.

What I need to see is the Northern votes. All this SW they keep releasing don tire me.

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Politics / Re: PDP may Come 3rd -- Adamu Garba by yerokunphilips: 10:08pm On Feb 25, 2023
Their structure has started caving in oo. grin

The dan dey bow for the result oo, nothing to discuss cos e be like Peter Obi go win by default and without any doubt.

See how he didn't award APC first so soon, he placed PDP in 3rd, and his holding his breath for APC grin
Politics / Re: Peter Obi Wins Kosofe LGA/ Ogudu Lagos With Wide Margin - Punch by yerokunphilips: 5:52pm On Feb 25, 2023
Polling unit 112, Kosofe Local Government, Ogudu, Lagos State.

Presidential Results

LP- 57

APC- 9

PDP- 1

Credit: Josephine Ogundeji


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Politics / Re: I Worked Hard, Nigerians Will Reward Me, Tinubu Boasts by yerokunphilips: 1:45pm On Feb 25, 2023

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, said Nigerians would reward his hard work by voting for him as the next president.

He said he had worked harder during the campaign than any other presidential candidate and would be rewarded by Nigerians with their votes.

Tinubu said this while addressing Journalists after casting his vote at the polling unit 085, ward 3, Alausa, Ikeja in Lagos State.

He said, “I am very confident. I worked hard for it. I traverse the country sometimes four times and attended town hall meetings and various interest groups. I have attended to their request and I have worked hard than any other candidate in this country. I believe Nigeria will reward me, they will reward my hard work.

Speaking further, Tinubu said, “We will definitely be a transformative government. We will work hard to change the economic crisis.

“We are not the only country affected by the economic crisis, it’s affecting the whole world. We just have to recalibrate.”

He, however, enjoined Nigerians to remain respected democrats throughout the electioneering process.

The ex-governor of Lagos State who was accompanied by his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu cast his vote around 10:20 am amidst the mammoth crowd.

The total number of voters at the polling unit is 324.

The atmosphere is calm as voters continue to exercise their franchise at the polling unit.

Source: https://punchng.com/I-worked-hard-Nigerians-will-reward-me-Tinubu-boasts
Politics / Re: LP Hold Massive Rally In Agbor. Agbor Is Fully Obidient by yerokunphilips: 2:21pm On Feb 22, 2023
South, east, north, west, our people are everywhere.

Nigerians have a suprise package for our leaders this weekend.

PODATTI is the one chosen by Nigerians.
Politics / Re: Aisha Buhari Blames Hackers For The Fake CBN Statement Posted On Her Page by yerokunphilips: 5:45pm On Feb 21, 2023
Immediately you align with APC ..you become a dumb idiot.

All the other things she posted supporting thiefnubuu was by hackers also abi??

A party in Power that lies unwaveringly is disgusting to observe...spits


Politics / Re: Police Sweep In As Fight Breaks Out At APC Presidential Campaign Rally In Lagos by yerokunphilips: 5:44pm On Feb 21, 2023
Fight in the jungle.
Politics / Re: Unprecedented Massive Crowd On Streets Of Ibadan Welcome Bola Tinubu by yerokunphilips: 7:32pm On Feb 16, 2023
Unprecedented Massive Crowd on Streets of Ibadan Welcome Bola Tinubu

Politics / Re: Kano: Stop Playing Victim Mentality, No Sympathy Votes In 2023 - NNPP Tells APC by yerokunphilips: 12:24pm On Feb 16, 2023
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