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04 Jan 2012

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President Goodluck Jonathan


By Our reporters
As protests and demonstrations broke out in many states yesterday over the deregulation of the pricing of petrol – leading to the death of a protester in Ilorin, Kwara State – President Goodluck Jonathan has called an emergency session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).


The agenda for today’s meeting, THISDAY learnt, would be on two issues – deregulation and the declaration of state of emergency in 15 local government areas in four states.

FEC had adjourned last month and was supposed to reconvene on January 11 but the state of the nation prompted the shortened break, THISDAY learnt last night.

The nationwide protests, which began Monday in a few cities across the country, yesterday spread to more locations.

In the meantime, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) - the two biggest labour unions in the country - announced yesterday that their members would go on strike from Wednesday next week to press home a reversal of the deregulation policy.

The young man killed in Ilorin was said to have been protesting atop a motor bike when unknown persons allegedly shot him.
His identity could not be immediately established as policemen hurriedly seized his body and threw it into the back of a pick-up van and drove away.

NLC has said Jonathan should be held responsible for the death.
In a statement issued by the President of the NLC, Comrade Abdulwahed Omar, the NLC tasked Jonathan to produce the killers so that they can face justice.


THISDAY gathered that the protesters had marched through areas like Emirs Road, Adangba area, Ibrahim Taiwo Road and the popular Post Office junction in Ilorin.

However, the protest turned violent at the Post Office junction when the protesters were tear-gassed by armed security operatives, who shot several canisters to disperse the protesters which threw the area into pandemonium.

By press time last night, most filling stations in the capital remained shut.

Contacted yesterday on the protest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Dabo Ezekiel, said the protester was stabbed to death by a motorcyclist on the chest when he refused to join them during the protest, denying that he died from police’s stray bullet.

But the NLC argued that since “the police are directly under the control and command of the Presidency, it is the Jonathan administration’s inhuman policy that has resulted in the murder of an innocent citizen. The NLC holds the Jonathan administration liable for this murder and advises it to fish out its agents who shot protesters in Ilorin and bring them to justice”.

Meanwhile, the Kwara State government has ordered a full scale investigation into the circumstances that led to the killing.

In the same vein, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, has called on the people of the state not to, in the process of expressing their rejection of removal of fuel subsidy, take laws into their hands.
The protests, which spread like wild fire, also took place in the following towns and cities across the nation.


Bayelsa: Highway Blocked

The rage of the protests soon provided opportunity for some militants numbering about 200 to invade the busy East-West (Warri/Port Harcourt) highway and blocked it.

This caused huge traffic jam that traumatised travellers on the route.
The closure, which lasted almost four hours, however, ended when the militant protesters were dislodged by soldiers of the Joint (military) Task Force (JTF) after a prolonged gun battle.

The youths at about 6.00am had set bonfire at the Bomadi junction at Orhoror town in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State forcing all motorists to park as they chanted and danced along the highway.

Ibadan: City on its knees
In Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, a massive protest embarked upon by the students of the various institutions based in Ibadan paralysed business and political activities in the ancient city.

The protest, which kicked off at the University of Ibadan as early as 8am, was embarked upon in collaboration with the Coalition of Youths Against Fuel Subsidy Removal in the state with a vow to make the country ungovernable for President Jonathan.

The protesters marched from Bodija market through Mokola roundabout and berthed at the Governor’s Office in Agodi, Ibadan, chanting anti-government songs.

The protesters later presented a letter to Governor Abiola Ajimobi for onward delivery to Jonathan.

Uyo: Passengers, Drivers Clash
Rather than direct their anger at the cause of the hike in fuel prices, taxi drivers and passengers clashed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Tuesday.

But for the prompt intervention of security operatives and passers-by, the clash might have resulted in large scale violence.

THISDAY gathered that there was stampede following the clash between the taxi drivers and their passengers along the busy Oron road by Plaza. Security operatives swiftly moved in and quelled what could have resulted in a pandemonium.

Kano: City Grounded
The soul of Kano city was literally seized by the mass of protesting youths who milled into the streets protesting the fuel subsidy removal, while policemen battled to disperse them along the BUK, Ibrahim Taiwo and State roads in Kano.

THISDAY observed that commercial activities were paralysed, while most motorists - private and commercial - were off the streets.
Only a few tricycle riders were seen riding through the streets that have suddenly become too spacious for them. They found no passengers to carry.

However, a combined team of soldiers from the Nigeria Army, Air Force and armed riot policemen, Civil Defence Corps and vigilante groups were at strategic locations and government buildings to forestall any attempt to break law and order in the state.

Addressing reporters in his office, Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said that the decision by the Federal Government to remove the fuel subsidy was taken in the best interest of the nation’s economy.

Kaduna: Planned Protest Disrupted
A group known as Occupy Nigeria, which was mobilising residents of Kaduna metropolis for what it described as the “mother of all rallies” scheduled for the Murtala Square on Friday, was dispersed by the police.


The group was collecting signatures for protest against the recent removal of subsidy on fuel by the Federal Government at Murtala Square yesterday when the police stormed the place and dispersed them.

But the Coordinator of the group, Tajudeen Oladoja, a lawyer, told journalists that they remained undaunted about the protest, declaring that Nigerians must not allow the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government to stand.

Lagos: “Revolution Walk”


Thousands of people under the aegis of the Joint Action Front (JAF) protesting the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, yesterday sacked motorists along the Ikorodu Road, Lagos, and the adjoining streets as they marched to register their grouse over the policy.

The demonstration took off from the NLC Secretariat, Tejuosho, Yaba at about 9am and ended at the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos.

The protest was led by prominent activist and lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, widow of Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Ganiyat, and Dr. Dipo Fasina, the JAF convener. 

Armed with different placards to register their grievances, the protesters marched through Maryland Bus Stop, swelling in their ranks as they proceeded to Ojota

In the cause of the peaceful demonstration, traffic was stalled along Jibowu, Fadeyi, Palm Grove, Onipanu, Anthony, Maryland and all the way to Ojota where the protest ended and many public transport passengers joined in the protest which they called ‘a revolution walk’ against the Federal Government.

However, the demonstration also stalled operation of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT).

While addressing the protesters during the demonstration, Fashina, and Secretary, JAF, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, both said the action initiated by the group and other pressure groups was to sensitise Lagosians on the need to rise and reject the decision of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government.

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  • Goodluck is nothing but a badluck to Nigeria, he should do himself a big favour and step down. His Regime has brought the nation nothing but Insecurity, masive killing, bad economic policies. Each tim he talk about Nigeria Economy, he was always wrong and Naïve.

    From: Austin. Liverpool UK

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I really appreciate all the effort of those who turn out for this protest infarct is a just n worthy call. Pleases let's put boris in goodluck and his cabal anus.

    From: paul Oche

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • People, take it easy. The policy is not bad after all. Labour should tell people about the benefits of deregulation. after all Labour has been telling Govt to deregulate all these years. Have they changed their stand on deregulation?

    From: chimele

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan should stand firm on the removal of subsidy. Fuel subsidy is a cancer that should be taken out and if it is Jonathan let it be. He should stand as a leader who plan to usher in a new economic environment based on market forces in a liberal economy. It is unfortunate, that Nigerians are not willing to take a bitter pill now and make the necessary sacrifice for Nigeria greatness. A good example is the state of Energy supply in the country because most of us will prefer not to pay for our electricity. The people who profit from the underdevelopment of the country will talk about the suffering of the masses. meanwhile, they will never tell the truth to Nigerians that development can only come from sacrifice made by the present generation for the future generations. They will prefer to have few elites who will make us depend on importing finished goods while we sell primary commodity. Our population growth can never be supported by the export of primary goods without value adding and to enable investment in Nigeria the market should be liberalised.

    From: Ngozi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • why not bring on the cabal that are sit down on this subsidy. what Nigerian consume is not up to what govt.is subsidizing. wake up! wake up! wake up!

    From: g-bam

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I plead to Nigerians that we should take diz sheet form this idiot, i believe Nigeria is about to divide now,this is the time for division lezz on that now.

    From: Horlarmedeylleh michel s.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • my comment is quite simple. i still believe that Jonathan has a great plan for our nation. but i expected him to have stabilized power in the nations and get Nigeria a refinery before all this. it is very clear that the so called subsidy; the amount the pay; we don't know.but i keep saying where is buhari; he is trying to make Nigerians hate the one the love (Jonathan).. in any case; am still with him.

    From: nick osems

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I trust Nigerians, we can't be cheated by tyrants who claim to be democrats. Jonathan hasn't seen anything yet, he will forced out of the office if he isn't careful. Nigeria has grown way pass the level of being defrauded on paper by some theoretical bullish*it! We were managing things as they were, only for some baseless and self-centered president to make things worst. Go on with thi protest! I am strongly in support!

    From: Mshelia

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Boko Haram are better than the so call president,,,,,,

    From: silas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @Thisdaylive it's a shame that at this point in history you have failed to stand by the people because of your selfish interest. By saying that the young man was shoot by unknown gunmen it means he was shoot by Boko Haram not the Police. When the Boko Haram started supporting subsidy. Shame on you guys

    From: Baba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The beginning of the end of an irresponsible government and insensitive leaders which can no longer be trusted. What a bad luck for the nation!

    From: Immanuel Asela

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • i quite agree with the subsidy remover ,but what i dont understand is the cabal milking the nation at the expence of the masses,now fuel in ghana is now 185 even at our 141 smuggling will still continue so what will the govt do to check all this.STOP CORRUPTION

    From: olalekan

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am fully supported the removal of the oil subsidy. Which country in the world is subsidizing their Mineral resource. Every citizen is crying for electricity, water , road and hospital but we invade tax. We cheat government, how many citizen of Nigeria is pay tax. South Africa is land of Gold and Diamond but you can't get cheap. Protests for electricity, water , road and hospital not oil subsidy.

    From: Upson

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Mr President have to response quickly before this arm fires continue killing innocent citizens any how.

    From: Murtala

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • the govt of nigeria is just the devil that gives with one hand and takes with the other. The hypocerisy of the minimum wage!! From iroegbu mc. Ex umunumo

    From: chiro

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • On January 3, 2012, the Harmattan of Justice that is now blowing through our country witnessed its first bloodshed. An innocent Nigerian citizen was killed in Ilorin. The police have disputed the cause of death of this brave patriot, but we know why he was killed. We know why he gave his young life.

    Just over a year and half ago, millions of Nigerians gave Mr. Goodluck Jonathan their mandate to lead. Despite his poor record, he promised to put the struggling Nigerian people first, to bring a breath of fresh air to our politics, to fight corruption and inequality and poverty, to create jobs and improve our lives, to right the wrongs that have ailed our country for so long.

    Many of us prayed for Mr. Jonathan. We said to ourselves: "He is a godly man, he is from among the poor, he understands our plight, he is one of us." Many of us were sure that he would not ignore the suffering of ordinary Nigerians or add to the daily hardship that so many hard-working Nigerians are forced to endure. We thought that once in office, he would serve the Nigerian people with clean hands and a clear conscience.

    We were wrong.

    We placed our trust in Mr. Jonathan, yet time and again, President Goodluck Jonathan has betrayed our trust.

    When Jonathan decided to remove the petrol subsidy, he knew that the prices of petrol at the pump would jump so high that it would be very difficult for most Nigerians to cope. Some of us pointed it out, but as has become customary for Mr. Jonathan, he and his ministers lied to us. Now, what many of us feared has happened.

    It is important that we understand what Nigerians are fighting for. Nigerians have nothing personal against Jonathan. The subsidy that he has removed to share among his friends in form of inflated contracts and payments to useless committee members is $8 billion dollars. Yet, each year, Mr. Jonathan and his ministers, his fellow politicians, and blue collar criminals in the civil service steal more than $8 billion dollars from our public coffers to enrich themselves and their families. So, why is it so difficult to for Jonathan to ensure that ordinary, hard-working Nigerians can get to work without paying with their blood at the petrol station or for impossible bus and taxi fares? This subsidy is not up to what our politicians steal from us each year in put in their foreign bank accounts.

    Our roads are in shambles, our schools are in shambles, our lives are in shambles, our country is in shambles. Millions of us are out of work. Millions of us can barely make ends meet. Millions of us have to struggle to scratch a living and now, thanks to Goodluck Jonathan, we can no longer afford to get to work. This, while he and his ministers and friends jet around in airplanes and limousines without ever stopping by a petrol station to buy petrol.

    Now, so many of us can no longer afford the petrol to fuel our power generators and make sure that our children do their homework at night, while Mr. Jonathan and his ministers and friends live in absolute luxury with guaranteed power supply, day-in and day-out, without power failures.

    On every count, President Jonathan's government has failed Nigerians. That is why we are saying: "Enough is enough."

    This is not an occupation. We are not occupying Nigeria. We already occupy Nigeria. It is our country and we are Nigerian citizens. What this is, is our desperate last effort to make our voices heard as Nigerians, and take back our country. This is our Harmattan of Justice.

    Obviously, many of us will be reluctant and circumspect to join the effort. Many of us will question whether anything can be achieved through peaceful protest. But we have to begin somewhere. Prayer alone cannot do it because God only helps those who help themselves. We have to draw the line somewhere and say: "No, we can't take any more."

    The struggle that we have started is not just about the fuel subsidy. It is also a struggle to hold those that we elect into office accountable. It is a struggle to let our leaders and politicians know that we will no longer suffer and smile while they enrich themselves and ignore our suffering. It is a struggle to ensure that our democracy is worth the effort, and that when we put our trust in a leader, we expect him or her to be truthful, honorable, and faithful to the oath that they swore to serve the Nigerian people and not their own pockets.

    This peaceful struggle that we have started is a necessary struggle. It is justified before God and Man that we should stand up for our survival. It is justified before God and Man that we should stand up and take back our country from corrupt politicians who care only for themselves and their families. It is justified before God and Man that we should no longer continue to suffer in silence while our leaders do whatever they want and make us bear the brunt.

    Times like this call for collective effort and unity of purpose. Times like this require for us to speak and act with one voice.

    For too long, we have allowed politicians and false prophets to sow divisions among us. For too long we have borne false witness against our neighbor, and instead of treating one another with respect and kindness, we have treated each other as the devil. For too long we have gone into our prayer houses, and instead of obeying the commandment to love our neighbor as ourself, we have have treated and referred to our each other as the enemy.

    Now is the time to put our suspicions and squabbles aside, and help each other through the rough times ahead. Now is the time when we must share what little we have with each other, instead of cheating one another through inflated prices, artificial scarcity, demanding and giving bribes to jump the line or secure fuel, or fighting each other at the petrol station instead of directing our anger at our common adversaries.

    Now is the time to stop robbing our fellow citizens who have next to nothing, and making life more miserable for fellow Nigerians who are struggling so hard to stay alive.

    If you are a police constable or army officer, you are a Nigerian, too. This is not the time for you raise your hand or gun to shed the blood of innocent fellow Nigerians to protect corrupt politicians and their wicked policies. Rather, this is the time for you to protect and defend your right as a Nigerian, and the rights of all Nigerians, to protest what is wrong and fight for what is just. This is the time for your to stay on the side of your compatriots instead of turning yourself into the enemy.

    Nigerians, we must put our fears aside and pool all efforts together. We must put our selfish pursuits aside and join other Nigerians, because Nigeria belongs to all of us.

    Take time off from work and join a peaceful protest. If you cannot attend a sit-in, send food and water to those who can. Be kind to your fellow Nigerians. If there is a call for a strike at your job, don't try to be wiser than your co-workers or betray your neighbors. Nigeria is your problem, too, and if we win, you and your family will also benefit from our collective victory. Do not be the traitor when you can be a proud patriot instead. People have already given their lives. The least you can do is give your time.

    We need to force Mr. Jonathan's government to restore the fuel subsidy and ease the hardship on struggling Nigerians. Eventually, we will have to replace this corrupt and untrustworthy government with men and women who will keep their word and honor the trust of the Nigerian people.

    Let us assemble then, in pubic places and government offices, on campuses and village squares. Let us lay down our tools at factories and refineries and federal ministries. Let us meet in front of our legislatures and in our places of worship.

    Let us speak with one voice and match with faith and courage, and not be deterred by fear or the price of personal sacrifice.

    Let us remember that God helps those who help themselves.

    This may be a long and difficult Harmattan, but our cause is a just cause. Other people in other countries have done it, and so can we.

    With God on our side, we'll take back our country this time, and our efforts and prayers shall not be in vain.

    From: jay

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This government should not be insensitive to the people's demands and also be mindful of recent events around the world to avoid the same happening in Nigeria, which I know will be massive. I am not a pessimist but the handwriting is on the wall. God bless Nigeria

    From: Matt

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Goodluck should know that nigerians have neva been this coordinated. If the kind of protest that took place in all part of the nation yesterday could happen within a very short period without notice. Please tell them to be ready to face the real thing cos we are going to shut down the economy.

    From: Ebenex

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Its unfortunate that at any point in term.majority are always in the dark,subsidy is like eating our future,there is no family that will succeed if the head of the house brings home his salary and share it among the family member,...np it should be chanel into education of children,buiding a house for the family,keeping reserve incase of unforseen circumtances.all we need to do is told hold govt to ensure that the money that will be saved will be put in electricty generation,fixing of road and the rest, this time around let it not be promise as usual.

    From: Chris Epoga

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • If nobody advice the president, cant his wife patience does?

    From: peter

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • mr. president what is wrong with you? you're still lost at what to do about the issue insecurity in the country. now where you and your sindicate are puting eyes is on the masses devidence in form of subsidy. you went and brought a woman wo was at the verge of bein removed from the wold bank, you saved her the shame only to come and lead you astray. please reverse your actions before judgement,anger and wrath cach up with you. Nigerians put their hope and faith in you as GOD sent to aliviate our suffering, please ignor these kabals and think and act right for us Nigerians.

    From: Emmanuel JP

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan and his cabal are very incentive, this is not the time to add more burden to the already impoverished people of Nigeria. I thank God I did not vote for Jonathan, he is not a leader. Nigerians should resist these evil people. This is the time for revolution, a time for liberation. GOD HELP US

    From: Jossy

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Is a pity that the presidency could not read the hand writings on the wall before making an obnious decisions like the removal of oil subsidy. While the citizens were still mourning the deaths on the innocent pipo killed by boko haram, the deaths in Ebonyi state on new year eve and many others. Adding to the sufering of the pipo will do no good. This democracy has become a burden to the nation and the ordinary citizens are the ones paying for it! we are told 25% of annual budget are spent on the legislators who had not passed any law favourable to the pipo! For nigerians to sacrifice more than this, the expenditure on the political office holders must be reduced by 50% so that the we can building the nation together! increasing the yoke/burden of the ordinary nigerians will lead to resistance/ revolution and the ultimate demise of the current democracy.

    From: nel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • President Jonathan Goodluck has failed Nigerians and brought bad luck to Nigerian instead of Goodluck as his name implies. Now I know that he just a figure head president and it’s now obvious that he is still acting president which he was during Yardua regime. He should be impeach and remove from that seat since he is not capable of seating on it and let a competent hand enter there, instead of him to address issue of Boko Haram because he is afraid of Northerners then he went ahead to increase fuel thief and dull baby like him!
    God will punish all of them there in aso rock that is causing masses to suffer.

    From: Prince Onuoha

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonah Jonah

    From: crackel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The president's action wil simply inflict more pain on Nigerians. Normaly January on its own is sumwhat difficult,removin the subsidy @ dis moment wil send Nigerians 2 their early grave. We need 2 join hands collectively 2 curb dis menance dat is abt 2 tear dis country apart. GEJ please rethink

    From: Ome Izuchukwu Victor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Our political leaders are insensitive. But i agree with them that the money we pay Dangote and all our fleet riding rich men in the name of subsidy is unsustainable. However, things could have been done in a better way. In the same vein Our Labour leaders are an unfortunate bunch. Please tell the people the truth and let your message be clear. There is no clarity of position especially on the part of labour and it has not provided and alternative roadmap to make progress both in terms of growing the economy and making energy available in the long run. The easiest thing to do is to move to the street and protest burn down things disrupt peace and movement. When the real protest of unemployment, lack of infrastructure health and educational opportunities begin even labour will look for a hiding place. The more we delay in providing realistic alternatives and clarity to how we will save our country from this impending calamity the better for all of us.

    From: Kingsley

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • the removal of fuel subsidy is a good ideal,but some things have to be put in place before removing fuel subsidy.for example,look at ghana,they removed theirs last week and nobody protested because their government have put some things in place before implementing it.their economic situation have change to the extend that hardly they can feel the effect of removing of fuel subsidy.look at their road,electricity and infrastructures in genera,they are superb

    From: patecofoam

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Revolution wl arrive Ngr once jonathan refuses 2 resind hs decision and reverse 2 old fuel Price afta FEC MEETIN 2DAY,dat Revolutn dat swept out Mubarak & Gadhafi frm Power wl meet Jonathan on 15th jan,A WAKE UP CAL 2 NIGERIANS,ARISES AND COLLAPSE DS GOVT

    From: Okechukwu Isiguzoro

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • No amount of protests can revive our economy. If we really need change and transformation, difficult decisions has to be made. Ghana removed her subsidy, there was no death, why is Nigeria different? I don't think the NLC/TUC is acting in the interest of the masses. What they are doing is primitive, selfish and unpatriotic. They should be checked also. As long as we allow subsidy, our refineries won't work and there won't be constant power supply.

    From: Sampson

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan the so called president want the poor to die, but God the creator will kill him because he is an EVIL man.

    From: Fati

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • For how long will President Jonathan continue to solve the nation's troubles through defeatist solutions? First, he suggested a seven year single term as a solution to the rancour in the political process, instead of addressing the cause of the trouble itself, which is the corruption flamed lucrativeness of public offices in Nigeria. Second, the ongoing terrorist onslaught on the country, a solution to which he budgeted virtually all the FGN's money to security and increased the number of 'toll gates' nationwide. He did this instead of addressing the root cause of violence in the country, which is the very bad governance that has resulted in a few stealing all the resources and living obscene lifestyles while 99.9% of the citizens wallow in abject poverty and hopelessness. Now the fuel subsidy issue. This was caused by the failure to build and maintain refineries for domestic production and also the failure to stem the pervasive corruption in the 'subsidy' programme itself, which has resulted in the nation spending at least 70% more money than it should through the payment of dubious demur rage charges, inflated number of vessels, outright inflation of the amount of fuel consumed locally, which was scandalously put at 35 million litres, in a country where less than 2million can boast of owning cars, etc.

    My candid advise to President Jonathan is that he should henceforth adopt a posture of bringing up creative solutions to our problems not defeatist ones. The situation in the country seems to be degenerating at neck break speed. Time is running out and all that the country needs to resurrect back to life is leadership, leadership and leadership. Unfortunately, we have not seen that thus far!

    From: Ibrahim Garba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Father Lord let your will be done.

    From: JOHN

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan the so called president want the poor to die, but God the creator will kill him because he is an EVIL man.

    From: Fati

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • For how long will President Jonathan continue to solve the nation's troubles through defeatist solutions? First, he suggested a seven year single term as a solution to the rancour in the political process, instead of addressing the cause of the trouble itself, which is the corruption flamed lucrativeness of public offices in Nigeria. Second, the ongoing terrorist onslaught on the country, a solution to which he budgeted virtually all the FGN's money to security and increased the number of 'toll gates' nationwide. He did this instead of addressing the root cause of violence in the country, which is the very bad governance that has resulted in a few stealing all the resources and living obscene lifestyles while 99.9% of the citizens wallow in abject poverty and hopelessness. Now the fuel subsidy issue. This was caused by the failure to build and maintain refineries for domestic production and also the failure to stem the pervasive corruption in the 'subsidy' programme itself, which has resulted in the nation spending at least 70% more money than it should through the payment of dubious demur rage charges, inflated number of vessels, outright inflation of the amount of fuel consumed locally, which was scandalously put at 35 million litres, in a country where less than 2million can boast of owning cars, etc.

    My candid advise to President Jonathan is that he should henceforth adopt a posture of bringing up creative solutions to our problems not defeatist ones. The situation in the country seems to be degenerating at neck break speed. Time is running out and all that the country needs to resurrect back to life is leadership, leadership and leadership. Unfortunately, we have not seen that thus far!

    From: Ibrahim Garba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Mr President, you have bitten more than you can chew.Government promised putting in place palliatives to cushion the effects of this so-called subsidy removal,but instead decided to take Nigerians for granted.I suppose, Nigerians are tired of suffering and smilling.This is just the beginning, Government had better keep to their words and do something fast to cushion the effects of this unpopular subsidy removal.A stitch in time saves nine,they say.

    From: A Kwapgai

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Listening to the Town Hall Debate held recently at Muson Centre, the representatives of the business community and non-governmental bodies never argued against subsidy removal. Rather they called for a provision of palliative measures prior to the removal. I don't think this is asking for too much if the government really cares about the citizenry. Iran, which was cited as an example in the government's argument, presented a very well detailed programme which amongst other things ensured that the removal is staggered over a period of years. The Iranian government also informed the people of the commencement date at least 10 months prior to implementation. I believe the technocrats surrounding President Jonathan knew that a hasty removal such as this is a False Economy except the country is so broke that we have no option but to remove the subsidy immediately. The present dissafection with the subsidy removal could have been avoided if government was more forthcoming through proper communication and transparency.

    From: Seun Thomas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The revolution MUST start NOW! Let us go beyond fighting for the reversal of the subsidy and seize ALL our past rulers military and political who have squandered our collective resources and enslaved all of us - kill them all and seize all they have embezzled. The REVOLUTION is NOW!

    From: Ige Bello

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I have no problem with the policy to remove the subsidy, however timing is importaant. Our priority now should be to get the country rid of corruption. This is the only way to assure Nigerians that gains/savings that may accrue from the subsidy removal will be used judiciousky. There is too much corruption and if not blocked, removal of the subidy will not achieve the much desired development we all hunger and thirst for.

    From: Orator

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • well, fuel subsidy is gone,rather too sudden going by the april date suggested by the finance minister,power not yet stable,roads still appalling ,rail system, i think a bit of caution should have been exercised before this removal

    From: ytinka ojo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The Landing cost of fuel to this country is just N34.00, so where is the subsidy being removed

    From: Ibk

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I campaigned seriously againt Jonathan during the elections because I knew that he has nothing to offer. I and many Nigerians who are objective rooted for Buhari and Bakare because we know that these are the men that tackle the major problem Nigeria has which is corruption. But we Southerners sentimentally said it is Goodluck so let's be content with what he's giving us. It's easier for them inflict more suffering to Nigerians rather than probe the whole subsidy thing, identify those that have been corruptly benefitting from it, make our refineries work, give us light before removing the stupid subsidy. With the new pump price, Nigerians will just be working to buy fuel. As as I'm concerned, Army should sack this rogue and evil government and National Assembly and put Goodluck, David Mark and co in prison where they belong. Sorry I forgot, Okonjo Iweala too

    From: Edu Philips

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • President Jonathan has a good plan but i xpected him to make some basic things work like easy and affordable rtransportation,electricity b4 removing this so call subsidy, so that the pains will not be too much i still believe 100% that subsidy should be removed

    From: uzo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @ Chimele ~ The policy is not Bad Afterall...................... WHY is government unable to fix the Refineries and how long does it take to build new ones? our so called ''Leads'' like short cut approach to solutions to which is pyrrich to National issues

    From: Mondes

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • janatha dn't fear n dn't panic God with u. ibb n buhari is fool of 70 n let dem contiune with alamajiri boko haram.

    From: bush boko harama

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The fact that we are having this discussion at all is to the credit of Mr president who found courage to look at this cancer called fuel subsidy that was draining the future of our children away and said this must stop. Now, labour and civil society who have watched this go on without question are up saying this and saying that. The question is why did it take Mr president intervention to wake up labour & civil society to all they are now saying? If they know this much, why have they been silent while evil reign and consume our children future away. Saying No is not an answer, labour and civil society must offer superior alternative idea to that of government, if not maintaining the status quo as regard subsidy is not an option. For now, i commend d president for the courage to stop this fraud whose beneficiaries are high people in society.

    From: Jude Ese

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Can anything good come from a PDP-led government. They are a pack of fraudsters

    From: ADEREMI

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Fuel subsidy will benefit Nigerians in the nearest future. Lets bear with Goodluck J. E. He is on the right track. Although the effect of the subsidy removal might be severe now but with time we ll all smile and realise that he has done well. We must not keep allowing few to amass our nation's wealth under the canopy of fuel subsidy. They enjoy the subsidy as an importer of pms and sell out the product again to neighbouring countries at a higher price. We should understand that its high time we stop labouring for few people to enjoy. Thanks.

    From: Audu G.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Fuel subsidy will benefit Nigerians in the nearest future. Lets bear with Goodluck J. E. He is on the right track. Although the effect of the subsidy removal might be severe now but with time we ll all smile and realise that he has done well. We must not keep allowing few to amass our nation's wealth under the canopy of fuel subsidy. They enjoy the subsidy as an importer of pms and sell out the product again to neighbouring countries at a higher price. We should understand that its high time we stop labouring for few people to enjoy. Thanks.

    From: Audu G.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Deregulation of the Oil industry is in fact fantastic and the appropriate thing to do, but what we the masses are saying is that, this is not the right time for it. We understand the Nigerian economy is heading towards a major collapse or crises if we continue to borrow and subsidize, there are ways to go about this that Nigerians will embrace;

    (1). All the money recovered from those greedy Nigerians by EFCC, like James Ibori, Bode George and their likes, the government can use these Trillions and start putting infrastructures, Transportation, Electricity e.t.c in place and actually account for them and these figures must be accessible by all Nigerians. Develop an accessible website where we can monitor how these funds are being utilized.

    (2). Cut down the "Jamboree" wages, salary, allowance and benefits you guys are paying yourselves in government, it is totally unacceptable. You people are supposed to be serving Nigerians and not en-massing wealth for yourselves. If truly the law-makers are serving the interest of the masses, cut down those allowances and salaries.

    (3). Arrest and prosecute those corrupt politicians, ex-governors, ministers, government appointees and the rest of them. Recover the money from them and use it to develop the country instead of asking the masses to pay ridiculous amount for PMS for now.

    NOTE: It is very easy for Mr President to make policy that will force the poor masses to go through pain and hardship while it is difficult for him to recover and prosecute his few friends and allies who are stealing and wasting Nigeria's resources, sir, you are not sincere.

    From: Terhy....ABJ

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @Ngozi: Imagine someone collecting a salary of N18,000.00, who was only managing to survive when fuel sells at N65.00 How do you expect such person to survive by time the price of commodities double in the market? Can you, Ngozi afford to withdraw your children from school ( for inability to pay school fees) as a sacrifice for future development of this nation? Please post your answer.

    From: Oladipupo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The landing cost of fuel is just N34.00, so where is the subsidy coming from when it was being sold at N65.00. This government is not just truthful to the citizens of this country, they should tell themselves the truth how they have been mismanaging peoples fund before they come up with another idea on how to embezzle public fund they are about to milk. Mind you nobody is going to give it to you if you rather the ones you have stolen will be taken from you, if that is the fight then it is obvious that you guys are not ready to make the sacrifice you are asking the people to make.

    From: Ibk

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Removal of fuel subsidy is very much ill timed. What a responsible government should have done is to establish as many refineries before taken this step. How can a country that exports oil imports refined oil from neighbouring countries this doesnt make much of any sense.

    From: chris

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @ Chimile and Ngozi is either 2 of you are not in Nigeria or you dont really understand what people are saying. How can you bring this kind of policy when nothing is working. Check other countries that have done the same their systems are working i.e Ghana even though they just remove their own subsidy they have to do it gradually. Take not of what Ghana just did, they just remove the last phase of petroleum subsidy, what about their electricity though not at 100% but people don't really on fuel to get electricity. Nigeria has not fought corruption, no roads, no electricity, the refineries are not working and yet you want to use our destinies for experiment that we will leave to regret tomorrow. May be you have forgotten about IBB SAP policy (Structural Adjustment Program), though a very good policy but we were not mature for it as at that time and till date we have not been able to recover from it and now you are advising us lets allow this policy scale through. Come to think of it how many Opec nations are truely importing fuel? GJE may mean good for Nigeria just the way IBB thought, but this policy is ill timed and wicked because the environment is not conducive for it to work.
    And please understand no body wants subsidy all we are saying make sure at least the refineries are working before you remove the subsidy. May God bless Nigeria.

    From: Charles

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • jonathan,jonathan,jonathan,you are in the seat that is bigger than you hand over or over will hand you, haw can you theaf money from my porkept and use it to buy something for me

    From: good rock jonathan

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Goodluck should solve Electricity problem, then he can take the fuel subsidy.

    From: Enyi0-Ineh Chukwudi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I wish the president reads papers, then he would know what the peolpe he claims he so loves,who voted for him,and those who lost their lives during the post elections crisies for him are feeling now. Knowing that fuel has a multiple effect in the economy of the country,the removal of fuel subsidy should hv been done gradually,just as Ghana did.Put all the necessary infrastructures on ground,arrest the fuel subsidy cabel,then the removal will make meaning. Well the mistake has been done,what you(the president) can do now is to physically meet the peopls represntatives at a place chossen by him and have heart to heart talk with them,and make it publically televised.And what ever agreement reached should be honoured,then the situation will brought under control.

    From: Nwabueze

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • If jonathan believes that he can not no longer delivered anymore,he should immediately resign his position as a president of federal republic of nigeria, but it is great shame for so call mr president,if he is flashing back to Ghana issue that they have removed their subsidy, mr president should stop killing us we the poor masses with style,we have anything in this country,no security,no fuel,power problem,no good road,job etc,and these so call people that we voted for are their sharing our money in Abuja every qaurter and are doing nothing ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhha God dey,i believe a day will come that we will deliever ourselves from the hands of all these tyranny people parading them selves as politicians. A DAY OF RECONNING IS COMING VERY SOON.

    From: olukay

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I think we should pray for the president rather than protesting which may lead to the death of the people as we are already seeing. I trust it will be well with Nigeria. If we say we are serving a living God lets cry to him , the heart of Kings are in his hand. He answers prayers. All will be well with Nigeria.

    From: Dayo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @nick osems: What has Buhari go to do with this one now? Did he order the removal of the subsidy or did he also instigate the protests in Lagos and Ibadan.....?

    From: AbdulRahman

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Fuel subsidy removal will pave way for employment and industrialization and kill economic sabotage. Let the people listen to the voice of people like Adams Oshimole who is an industrialist, a labour leader and also a governor

    From: Dr A Obeta

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Ngozi is a either a myopic writter or a GEJ paid agent of destruction. How are we sure the saved money will go into fixing power. Ngozi, why have you chosen to be blindfolded and not see the peculiarity of the Nigerian state? Why have you mortgaged your conscience for ephemeral benefits? The soul of the murdered protester in Illorin will cry for vengeance. Let me lend my voice to that of other credible Nigerians to say that we reject this heinous hike in the price of PMS. We will not be deterred, we will fight until this satanic and demonic policy is reversed. GEJ administration is requesting Nigerians to sacrifice the only incentive they enjoy as citizens and himself swims in a bundle of enjoyment. GEJ if you will not repent and retrace your steps, God's judgement is looming on you and this will come quickly than you can ever imagined. Have you heard of sicknesses money cannot cure? Uncle Joe, My prayer for you is that, God will cumulate all the inconveniences every Nigerian will suffer as a result of this bad policy and distribute them to you and your cabinet members at no cost. You have a choice though, repent or face the consequences.

    From: Kunle

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • fuel subsidy removal is really not a wrong step to take, but in our present condition i must have to confess that Nigeria has not gotten to that level yet. i mean for you to remove subsidy you should provide the basic amenities that the citizens require for easy living first, let our railway system function fine, create job opportunities, balance the problem of light, provide more than enough buses in all the strategic places in of the country for easy movement before you start talking about removal of fuel subsidy other country that have managed to make this work are country's which understand how it can be practiced, they have things in place first. it's not wrong to remove fuel subsidy, but the president should take things one step at a time, balance the economy first, and solve the Boko Haram issue. we are grateful to those are out there fighting alongside, it is us the poor masses that will suffer if this subsidy thing remains removed, let them provide for us first before they can start talking about subsidy removal....... we are Nigerians and we know our rights.

    From: GEORGE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Its fresh air, remember?

    From: john

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Mr. brown, you are injust, when people are voting they said to faces of hausas we will finish you this i testify now people voted using the dictates of their sentiments and you are accusing hausas of jeopardising the government. is the PPPRA secretary a hausa or is the minister of petroleum hausa or the minister of finance hausa or the scretary of Federl Governmanet hausa pls chew your words before bringing them out and be just to the Hausa people

    From: ibro

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @ Chris Epoga, I like your analogy about the head of the family distributing his money instead of channeling it to education, etc. I agree with you but first let us look at the same analogy this way :... when the head of the house has been spending his wealth lavishly on alchohol and numerous concubines and now tell his children that among their siblings is a cabal who have been making cuts when going to buy food and clothings for the children, hence, he will no longer pay part of the feeding allowance for his ward, then he is either asking his wards to go and steal or he wants to set his home on fire. Now away from rearranging your analogy, even if we are disorganized as Nigerians, it doesnot mean we are foolish. Nigerians can accept the subsidy if Jonathan has stated pushing the economy and if we all know that apart from the bribery and lobbying gifts tha the lawmakers get, there allowances is also outrageous, N45m and N42m per quarter is not justifiable. With all fairness, even if the subsidy makes economic sense, people are skeptical. With better resource management and lack of corruption and embezzlement Govt can still make Nigeria stable before removing subsidy. People talk about Ghana, have we asked if Ghanaian suffer from epileptic power supply like Nigeria. In a country where the Police force and those in Govt lies with so much accuracy (e.g. every Nigerian knows from experience that the protester that was killed was most likely shot dead by a policeman.. see how they effectively twisted the story) ... how can we now trust the govt to effectively use the windfall from the fuel subsidy. The windfall from the massive increased oil prices experienced before the global recession, what infrastructural development did the govt do with it. Haba, let us call a spade a spade and not a farming implement. When there is accountability in govt, even if u ask people to pay 70% taxes they will know that this fund will in turn bring them gains. Jonathan got it wrong with all fairness.

    From: Gordwyn

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • My goodlucked President shld luk d faces of d Masses when deciding any!!!

    From: IBIETELA VICTOR BOB-MANUEL (I.V.BLOW)

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • its understandable why people are protesting,for a country that has no functional tranportation regulations in place,there is bound to be exploitation by transporters owing to this subsidy removal.
    the subsidy removal makes economic sense but government should cushion the effect of the subsidy by making sure that the masses are protected from motor transporters who are certainly exploiting an already volatile situation.
    there's no where in the world that oil is subsidized at the rate nigeria was going,its just not sustainable if we are to face the numerous challenges of poor basic infrastructures such as access to health care,electricity,water, roads and transportation.

    From: marc

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Let's pray for our leader that God will give them wisdom to lead us right and vision to driect Nigerian,many things have gone wrong in Nigeria.Other nations who are not up to Nigeria has advanced than us. THEOPHILUS ADENIYI

    From: THEOPHILUS ADENIYI

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am quite in support of the subsidy removal. We cannot improve as a country with the government still subsidizing fuel for its populace. What I strongly call on fellow Nigerians to do is to urge President Jonathan to cub corruption.

    1. Let the EFCC prosecute, sentence to jail all corrupt leaders facing trails, AND ALSO make them refund all their loots. It's not just enough sentencing them to 2 or 3 years imprisonment and thereafter releasing them to come back and enjoy what they have stolen.

    2. Let President Jonathan ensure that all the members of the National Assembly (House of Reps & Senate) are remunerated in line with what is applicable in the Civil Service. A sitting Senator should earn a salary/ allowances equivalent to that of a Civil Servant of Grade level 17, and a sitting House of Reps member an equivalent of Grade Level 15. This should trickle down to the State Assemblies - an equivalent of Grade level 12.

    Federal Executive members should not be spared in this modification of remunerations. Then we will know that President Jonathan is serious in fighting corruption. He should also ensure that we have uninterrupted power supply and then he can remove the subsidy, and commence the process of fixing our refineries and building new ones.

    I believe, if GEJ does all these, he'll earn the support of Nigerians.

    From: Emmanuel Ekong

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • as much as i will support the protest, there should be an understanding for the protest. it shd not necesaarily be for the retention of fuel subsidy but for good governance, against corruption at A-Level, for amelirating the plight of the 80% of the Nigerian population who are still on less than a dollar per day, to hold GEJ accountable and force him to be faithful to his electioneering promises (that he would provide shoes for the masses as he once upon a time did have shoes and create an enabling environment for all Nigerians irrespective of their background to aspire to any height in the country as he also rose from Otuoke to Aso Rock Villa). let the protest be used to remind GEJ that the uprising in the North Africa countries can also have its place here.

    From: ROLAND

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerians lets pray,even to our leaders. the protest is a just cause before God and man and in the right direction.Mr.Jonathan`s subsidy removal lacks a buffer that will cushion the effects of the removal.

    From: YAKS

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • president should pray before taking any advice, we know they are professionals and i understand the reason why the subsidy was removed but its effect on a commoner like me is terrible. please you are meant to ease our pains not add to it.thank you

    From: foluke

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am quite in support of the subsidy removal. We cannot improve as a country with the government still subsidizing fuel for its populace. What I strongly call on fellow Nigerians to do is to urge President Jonathan to cub corruption.

    1. Let the EFCC prosecute, sentence to jail all corrupt leaders facing trails, AND ALSO make them refund all their loots. It's not just enough sentencing them to 2 or 3 years imprisonment and thereafter releasing them to come back and enjoy what they have stolen.

    2. Let President Jonathan ensure that all the members of the National Assembly (House of Reps & Senate) are remunerated in line with what is applicable in the Civil Service. A sitting Senator should earn a salary/ allowances equivalent to that of a Civil Servant of Grade level 17, and a sitting House of Reps member an equivalent of Grade Level 15. This should trickle down to the State Assemblies - an equivalent of Grade level 12.

    Federal Executive members should not be spared in this modification of remunerations. Then we will know that President Jonathan is serious in fighting corruption. He should also ensure that we have uninterrupted power supply and then he can remove the subsidy, and commence the process of fixing our refineries and building new ones.

    I believe, if GEJ does all these, he'll earn the support of Nigerians.

    From: Emmanuel Ekong

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • no school for safety

    From: bayo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The Poor in Nigeria have no more place to call home. Is this truly fresh air? GEJ give us constant power, good road system, Effective Railway and food, then Subsidy can follow. Millions of graduates are roaming about the streets, there are 3 batches of NYSC each year with less than 20% getting employed after their service year. Nigerians are fed up with empty promises. Is this

    From: Ebenezer

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I simply at this time don't want to say whether subsidy removal is good or not. But let us look at these: Jonathan Lied to Nigerians. As the number 1 in this country, what is he expecting ordinary Nigerian to do. the timing of the subsidy removal shows that the president is insensitive to the plight of ordinary nigerians. Using this removal as a new year gift shows that he is incapable of leading this country through sound decision making.

    From: Jonathan goodlook

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is very astonishing the way we Nigerians explode on vital issues. We have to voice out our concerns through industrial action etc. Still if you Guys want this nation to see tomorrow and the next for our coming generation of Nigerians, sacrifices are needed. Better invest your time in seeing that all moneys realised from this project would be judiciously reinvested in providing jobs,infrastructure and help improve the poor health facilities for the average Nigerian. It is crystal clear that some of the leaders of the industrial action either can provide own medicares or schuttle to overseas from time to time for their health shake ups. Do not be confused and pulled by the mob. It is a question every Nigerian to answer: "To be or not to be" We are approaching a vital stage towards sustaining this nation and future generation of Nigerians. Our sacrifices are paramount. nwanoby

    From: nwanoby

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Ngozi and Chimele, how are we sure you are not one of those in the cabal or one of those benefitting from the cabal

    Meanwhile the GEJ Administration is a total failure that has ushered in a lot of insecurity, massive killings, bad economic policies and now this deregulation, I wonder what else Nigerians should be expecting. I advise Jonathan to step down since it is very obvious, he lacks focus, will-power and leadership skills, before the country disintegrates in his hands, because from the look of things.

    From: Steve

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan does not have a clue to the solutions of the problems of this country, majority of nigerians are no better, let us hope that by some magical process, this state of confussion will bring us the needed change, so that having attained some sanity in our polity, we may subsequently deal a blow to any form of subsidy and position ourselves properly in the community of rich nations of the world. Carry on Jonathan, carry on the popular labour leaders, lessons ll definitely be learnt no mater how biter!

    From: Isiewu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Our dear president goodluck means well for nigerians. let us open our eyes and see the truth. This is a sacrifice that we all have to make now to achieve the nigeria of our dream. LET US IGNORE THOSE WHO SWORE TO MAKE NIGERIA UNGOVERNABLE. They kill innocent souls, they are now looking for a way to bring mr. president down. But, Nigeria must survive, president goodluck jonathan must succeed for the good lord is with him and we love him.

    From: TOM

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • If the courts comfirmed Jonathan was elected, then that means Nigerians have given him the Powers,and all the authority to Ruled. This equally means he is commander in chief of the armed forces of Nigeria. These powers are to be used to honour well behave citizens, the same power is given him to Punish citizens who are fraudulent in their activities, Does this President realize this? Why would tell us that a cabal is stronger than the Government of the day, withall these powers comferred on him? why is he weak at fighting the Strong and Strong at fighting the weak? the strong have committed a crime, arrest them and prosecute them. Keep the current fuel pump price at 65 Naira (=N=65.00) and get these rouges to pay for the stolen funds for the development of our infrastructures. Then he the President leading by example by sacrificing his security vote and part of his salary alongside his ministers and the NASS. With these in place if he increase the fuel pump price we would not go on the street but would rather comment him. He said he is thinking what about? Punishing Nigerians who he said gave him the mandate? He has soon forgotten where he is coming from. His media adviser Abati is watching and not doing his work rather keeping his in its proper position because he eating. With the much informations available to nigerians pump price is not upto =N=65.00 per litre. so with your subsidy removal which is mysterious anyway the locally refined fuel should not cost =N=65.00 because all the eccess you added to imported fuel would not be there to be added. We are not in the ZOO. Why would you not remove all subsidy due you and the ministers and members of the NASS? why would you chose to punish the poor? the Rogues who are strong you prepare to safe please sir put on your thinking cap. You better reverse the price and get our refineries working at their maximum capacity so you can impliment your programmes. Mr KOLADE and BELGORE were not elected to run the government,so we dont think they should handle this assignment because the previous ones handled by BELGORE have not being implemented til date thats why our university Dons are on strike til date. You are not trust worthy MR PRESIDENT. DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO DO FIRST BEFORE REMOVING THE MYSTERIOUS FUEL SUBSIDY.

    From: danladi s kanyio

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Is our president being advised or is he doing what he chooses? This subsidy removal is being irrational. I think our president could be influenced by some group of people who could be cultist maybe to pay them for helping him get where he is... God is above all and he will judge them all. The police are only doing their work, so i don't blame them

    From: Emmanuel S

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • ONE QUESTION ON MY MIND,CAN MR PRESIDENT ESCAPE THIS CRISES ?
    IF HE DOES,THEN WE ARE ALL FOOLS IN THIS COUNTRY! MEGA

    From: MEGA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Those who want nigeria to remain in darkness should know that light and darkness has nothing in common. The light has come to stay, President goodluck is the light to nigeria and nigeria must shine. Those who swore to make nigeria ungovernable should know that they cannot escape judgement

    From: TOM

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • NNPC has failed, Iwealla has failed, Good-Luck turned Bad-Luck. Why on Earth will an Oil producing country not have a functioning refinery? Jonathan is no longer consistent, he has become a liar. The President is a member of Economic committee while the "Minister of Finance" is the Chairman. We have been fooled enough. Fuel Subsidy is IMF's Agenda and it must be resisted. Nigeria's security has failed, lives and property are no longer secured. Is this not another civil-war steering us in the Face?

    From: Oh-Jay

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This pain is only for a while. it will soon be over, There is a reason for any action. Let's give Jonathan our full support. I believe he has good intentions for Nigerians. God bless the President, God bless Nigeria!

    From: Joy Oluwaemuanor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Na wa 4 una o. NLC is not sincere and dey r leading people seriously astray. Propaganda works well 4 us and dey and their sponsors have used it well to make sure people do not really understand this removal well. Suddenly, everyone has turned technocrat in technical issues! O ga o! People have been fed lies that are all to easy to swallow. Of course it is very easy to convince an average Nigerian that money is being stolen in huge amounts without figures of proof. People are acting on what they have been made to believe and not on wat they have individually sat down to reason out. If we dont fix this subsidy removal issue now under this administration dat has shown the will to do so, we will cry blood later cos it business as usual wil become hopelessly permanent. I dont think we really realise the full implications of what we are toying with as a nation. If we dare miss this opportunity....

    From: hot*ice

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • while i won't suport susidy removal is that, the beast corruption is waiting to swallow whtever good will come out of it. i still believe in Goodluck, that he is not interested in 2nd term gives him the leverage to fight corruption strongly and engrave his name in the heart of nigerians. corruption is the mother of all our problems hence strike it and other things will fall in place. beware beneficaries of fuel subsidy will prefer this country go inflame than to go out of business. God bless nigeria

    From: Africa

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we the people of Nigeria, accept and understand that the fuel subsidy has been leaching away at the nations economy, we support its removal, but i must insist that the sacrifice to be made , be made by all Nigerians, this cannot become an animal farm scenario! where the leaders decide what to do at the expense of us all, why does Goodluck and his government want to punish the people? we have followed, sacrificed our lives and our children, we have supported him in spite of his no-show government, expecting that perhaps he will rise to the challenge in time. he is unable to handle the threat of terrorists, instead he offers them the chance to join his cabal, but the innocent masses he would rather slay. this is wholly condemned. i want goodluck jonathan to remember that he is just a man, and the cabal that is singing into his ears will abandon him, when he is looking for people to stand by him. i also want to reinforce this, that ; the fact that he is commander in chief does not make his will count more than that of the people, he swore to serve the people, is this how he fulfills his promises?

    From: favour

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This could be the beginning of a long awaited revolution in Nigeria.

    From: Terver Anyor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • January is always a difficult month, while should this subsidy removal happen now. i thought that government are ment to make the masses happy why are they making us to cry every time?

    From: franmk oguh

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This could be the beginning of a long awaited revolution in Nigeria.

    From: Terver Anyor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan is like the head of a family who's wealth is contained in a leaking bucket with three major holes; cost of governance, corruption and the fuel subsidy. Whilst the entire family agrees the holes should be blocked, the question is which hole should be blocked first? Corruption? The excessive cost of governance? or the fuel subsidy? which happens to be the only leakage that other members of the family (the masses) today benefit from? It might be true that other non members are benefiting from that leak called subsidy, but is that the first leak you would block as a responsible father? Most Nigerians agree that the subsidy ultimately should go, but not like this. Not while those other leaks remain so big. Cos blocking the subsidy leak while our government remains as corrupt and as expensive as it currently is, is a case of robbing the masses to subsidize the thieves in government who have admitted they cannot win against the cabals. Asking the masses to subsidize governments inefficiency is just wicked. As I join the protests, it is not for the return of the subsidy as much as it is a call for reforms in government

    From: Emeka

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Be strong Mr President. We are with you!

    From: Bodam

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • President Goodluck has now become President badluck for Nigeria.How on earth could this single man put pains on millions of Nigerians. Jonathan met many problems unresolved, yet he is creating more pains for Nigerians. I am seeing him as the worst President Nigeria has ever had. He has not solved any single problem that he met, yet, he is causing another trouble for Nigerians. Look at Boko Haram killing at will. Where are the military guys? This is the right time for you to overthrow this useless government of imcompetent people. Infact, a military government will save us a lot of money. We would not need to spend huge money on this useless Nigerian democrazy. Military guys, you need to plan your coup and overthrow this government. Any coup by now will be highly supported by 85% of Nigerians. Kick this useless Government out and save Nigerians from the useless politicians. I am begging the military to act now that the ovation is loudest

    From: Dr.Bolujoko-Denmark

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Why is he the president then, if the minutest of decisions to be taken will have to see a committee put together.....? For God's sake, President Jonathan, you have a PhD! I think it is generally agreed by all rational-thinking nigerians that deregulation, liberalisation, whatever you choose to call it, is good. The problem is, first thing should be done first. Why should an oil producing nation import finished product in the first place? Even non-oil producing countries have functional refineries!! If you were to put your efforts in first addressing the issues that make our refineries non-functional, and then bring on the deregulation agenda, I'm sure average, ordinary nigerians, who you promised to work for, will have no problem with that. Okonjo-Iweala and Oshiomole's position is quite disappointing..... Rather than spending so much on running the govt (1 billion naira on food!, so much money on national assembly, etc), prune down govt expenditure, as proposed by Buhari, and use the money to overhaul the existing refineries, possibly build new ones, and then we can talk about fuel subsidy removal, which I'm sure will not even exist again.... it should be very clear that is is more cost effective to get refineries running at even 80% capacity instead of importing fuel! It is also surprising that Abati hasnt said anything..... I strongly feel that if he were still doing his job as the editor and columnist of Guardian newspaper, his postion will be against that of his current boss. he would not support the way govt is going about subsidy removal. I'm surprised he took on the job in the first place, but as things are, I would advise him to resign from a govt that lacks credibility and integrity, which, together with Prof Utomi, he appears to stand for, except he has also lost those core values since joining the presidency..... Good analysis, by the way, danladi s kanyio.

    From: Gboyega Adeloye

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I just wonder whether we have train Military to take over the lead of this Nation, Soldiers were are you , the skills you acquire . OR ARE ALL OUR SOLDIERS WOMEN ???????????????

    From: Mohammmed

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We would never want to make any sacrifice as Nigerians, Nigeria is an entitlement country where we expect the govt to provide for everything. Can't Nigerians go on strike to demand that the salaries of senator be reduced? blind man leading blind men. You guys can frustrate GJ out of office and risk a northerner who will take us back by 100yrs. We want to become a developed country but we don't to take the pains that is required.

    From: Anthony

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I do understand the issues of deregulation and I wish the President to stand firm. Do not mind the greedy politicians that are benefiting from the faulty policy called subsidy. We the enlightened few will always stand by you. I have also tried to educate as many as come my way on the NEED FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE SO-CALLED SUBSIDY. Stamp your feet sir, you are the commander-in-chief in this great country. posterity will smile at you soon when the chips are down.

    From: Chris essang

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • For me, why should we encourage government to build more refineries for the same sect of public servants who have cleverly milk us dry and causing this prevailing issue. Our placards should be to privatize the refineries, deregulate the downstream sector, SUBSIDIZE small scale businesses and Transporters using a technological driven system linked to the plate number issued for such commercial transporters.
    If all NURTW members get subsidized fuel, they will have no moral justification to hike prices while the Small scale business owners get subsidized fuel too. There will be very minimal impact of the subsidy removal while we still achieve the deregulation we are pushing for.
    This venture will in the short term cost govt about the fifth of what is to be saved while it is taken out once the private participation in oil refining find its feet post-deregulation.
    We already have the structure to subsidize the transporters through the NNPC stations scattered all over the country and Diesel already deregulated to ensure cost of production for large scale companies is same. If the market women can still get their transportation at the same rate, they would not mind making the same margin as before.
    The privilege among us should not be subsidized is what I heard the President say during his last Media chat and we must support him to achieve that.
    That we should have all the roads fixed, health system fully functional, rails fully running and everything okay before we take a step to free the space for private participation and create jobs is not acceptable.
    With the privatization of PHCN to come through by the second quarter of this year, then the effect will drastically reduce when we better arrangement in terms of power.
    This country will be great and I know we are closer than before if we can listen to each other and support the leadership.

    From: Lanre Ogd

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I just hope most of the Nigerians clamouring that Fuel subsidy should stay know that you cannot eat your cake and have it.
    Most of the comments are looking at one side of the coin rather than working to make sure we have a better deal from Govt's proposal.
    (1) Which private company in their right senses will build a multi-billion dollar refinery in a country where prices of petroleum products are regulated and not defined by market forces? What if the country's government decides to reduce price of PMS to N30 per litre?
    (2) How well can government manage an establishment in this our environment (the track record can be checked out)? Is it not the same 'us' that will milk it dry? How many Nigerians will disown his/her brother because of corruption?
    (3) How many country of our capacity is still subsidizing fuel in the world today? Many have mentioned Venezuela without considering the fact that their population and level of consumption compared to their export is more than comfortable to give fuel free.
    In the post-deregulation, I see a situation whereby Mobil, Total and many other filling stations will do a lot to woo customers because I will only jump into your wagon of excellent services if our interaction is affordable and profitable at the same time.
    Using the Telecoms industry as an example, it took Nigeria about 24 months to go through the pain of getting Mobile lines at exorbitant prices and as we speak, it is the largest employer of labour in Nigeria with customers almost dictating how they do business. If we had insisted that NITEL is our national pride and as such do not free up the space, only God knows where Nigeria will be today in terms of unemployment and accessibility to the world.
    It is understandable that we all entertain these fears but the transition is expected to be like this because of uncertainties but we can pull through it. In my opinion, we will be better off for it.
    God help Nigeria.

    From: Olarijongo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Any time I think about my country, tears rush out from my eyes...come to think of it, Nigerians should rise to their feet and put a stop to the anti economic progress and insensitive leadership we all are experiencing from decade to decades. This is a country where our leaders don't have present plans not to think of future plans. President Goodluck Jonathan is a weak but powerful failure to the dying nation Nigeria. PDP has turned us to people without direction. My beloved president Goodluck why now? Why are you so damped that you are trowing away the ladder you used to climed to the top? Those who are advisors to mr. president are bunch of thiefs, political mistakes and people of selfish interest. This is a country where nothing is working starting from the educational sector to business establishments, no policy favours the masses...our leaders are only good at formulating policies to benefit themselves and leaving the rest of the people to abject poverty and hardship. We swallow all we see, we are suffering and smiling. What a disaster to a people who once was the pride of the world. I wonder what the future hold for us. Goodluck rather badluck please think of the poor widow, think of the jobless youths, think of the unemployed graduates, think of the labourers, think of those receiving minimum wage who can't afford a good home not a good living, think of the market women, think of the beggers. You are supposed to be the messiah but now you are the Phoaroh of Nigeria and God will visit you in His own way. My candit advise to the people of Nigeria is that we should all stand as one and say no to this menance. Let subsidy stand and deregulation of the oil ector stop. Please Mr. president have a rethink, Do not jeopadize the unity of Nigeri future.

    From: Onataghogho

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I really feel that people are not protesting the fuel subsidy removal but the unquantifiable numbers of slain Christians and good Nigerians who conducted election for Nigeria, of which Jonathan won decisively, which felt betrayed by our presidents aloof nature on the lost lives. Or else how can you explain his kid glove stance on satanic boko haram. We are really disappointed.
    The way forward, is for Mr. President to deal with bold face as a commander in chief and order shoot at site of this murderers, or else they will destroy his government or dismember Nigeria.

    From: Nigerian

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Good strategy, wrong implentation. Subsidy removal is a good idea, but before this subsidy which i dont thing really exist, They should make electricity constant. how can you take out subsidy on fuel when you know that most lives in Nigeria depend on it. i.e 62% Nigerians are struggling with Generator and fuel, just to get electricity power.

    we have spent so much money on Electricity power development but yet no progress, rather some fools embezzle the money. and besides if there is a deregulation of fuel they should know that the market force determines the price not them imposing price on us, last but not the least. You changed the price when they have not reached our next budget and when you know Nigerians have spent all their money during the holiday. . Like i said good idea wrong implementation

    From: Ikay udemba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • President is spending almost 1 billion on food allowance outside his salary he can not prune it down to say 100 million and mandate the rest political office holder to reduce their by 50% that is enough to pay half of the subsidy but he kept mum on that and ask those that is receiving six thousand per month and those that have no daily meal to pay for their greediness.I did not blame him,i blame the electorate because some of the party that have no structure have presidential candidate that can handle the affair of this country very well but Nigerian vote for party .Most of the said people leave those bigger party because the corrupt politician will not let them have their way no body vote for them.You will surprise that whatever come from the subsidy will still end in the hand of the cabal.EFCC is recovering billions of naira do you know what Mr president spent the money for ,they left Nigerians in the dark.

    From: Erukubami Olarewaju

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The removal of the fuel subsidy by the Goodluck or Badluck Jonathan goverment, is a clear indication that the government doesnt care about the plight of the masses. wasnt the riots predictable? what were they(the government) thinking when they removed the fuel subsidy? That Nigerians would just go about their normal lives? Buy fuel at absurd prices? Trust a government that hasnt earned their trust? Do they (the government) think that Nigerians are stupid or ignorant? It was so obvious that the removal of the fuel subsidy would cause the price of the product to rise sky high. Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo gave out licences to 15 companies to come to Nigeria and build 15 refineries. Why werent they built? The companies that were given the license to build the refineries, were they also benefiting from the subsidy? If they were, then its a stupid thing to do. The Goodluck or Badluck Jonathan government asks for 1billion naira for feeding for this year 2012. Doesnt it show that the government doesnt have the masses at heart? The faith Nigerians have in their leaders is quickly declining. President Jonathan was prepared for this uprising caused by the fuel subsidy removal, so, HE SHOULD DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From: Anthony

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • why the deregulation then???

    1) One barrel of Crude oil = 42gallons or
    159 litres

    ... 2) Our Refineries (i.e 4) Installed
    (combined) capacity = 445,000
    ... barrels per day

    3) Actual refineries capacity due to
    ageing equipment = 30% i.e. 133,500
    barrels per day
    .
    4) . . 133,500 barrels = 21.2 million litres

    5) Local required consumption (F.O.S) =
    12millions litres

    6) It means that even our MORIBOND
    refineries can actually meet our local
    consumption need of petroleum.

    7) The cost structure of crude oil (i.e.
    Qua Iboe Crude Oil) production;
    - Findings / development - $3.5
    - Production cost - $1.5
    - Refining Cost - $12.6
    - Pipeline/transportation - $1.5
    - Distr/bridging fund Margin -$15.69

    8) True cost of one litre of petroleum
    anywhere in Nigeria;
    - Total sum cost = $34.8
    - 1ltr cost = $34.8/159 litres = $0.219
    - Naira equiv. 0.219xN160= N35.02k
    - Add Tax N5 + N35.02 = N40.02

    9) Let FGN refute the above composition
    and if not, they should tell us how
    they came about N65/litre.

    10) Locally refined products cannot be
    sold at International price.

    11) We really do not need FGN SUBSIDY
    as there was NONE in the first place.

    12) What is LACKING, is the WILL to
    enforce LAW ON CORRUPTION.

    Pls re-post until it gets to the right quarters for their response;

    We still stand a chance as a COUNTRY.
    Analysis done by Professor Tam David West, former Petroleum Minister.....

    From: Kill-them@yahoo.com

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Is this the same NLC that removed its Secretary through the back door that is castigating the Federal Government because of the subsidy or is there another NLC.

    From: Philip

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • what is the pragmatic policy instrument in place to ensure corruption by the members of the cabal does not sweep away the savings from the subsidy removal ?
    What happens to our refineries in the country?
    what happens to the fact that more refineries to be established ?
    what is wrong with the fact that the process of subsidy removal be phased and savings from every phase of the program is channeled to pragmatic enhancement of the well being of the citizens ?
    I believe Jonathan had forgotten when last he patronized filling stations and paid out of his pocket.
    I believed Dame had forgotten when last she participated in shopping for basic things of life.
    Jonathan, harken to the voice of your people. God knows tomorrow better than you and the members of your cabinet.
    Thank you

    From: Umar Ben

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • HOPE ALL THESE CRISES ARE NOT TRAPS FOR PRESIDENT GOODLUCK, AND NOW HE IS "ADDING MORE FUEL IN THE BURNING FIRE" BY DEREGULATING GOD'S ONLY GIFT TO "THE POOR HUNGRY AND DYING MASSES" IN NIGERIA, THAT HAVE BEEN SUFFERING AND LACKING IN ABUNDANT GOD'S GIVEN NATURAL RESOURCES???? PRESIDENT GOODLUCK PLEASE THINK AND ACT WISELY IN THE NAME OF GOD ALMIGHTY BY REVERSING AND STOPPING THIS "EVIL DEREGULATION SYSDROME" .... IF NOT GOD IN HEAVEN IS WATCHING TO KICK YOU OUT (THE PRESIDENT) SOONEST!!!!!!!....ALL NIGERIANS SAY AMEN !!!!!!

    From: GODS-POWER

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Government’s stance on subsidy is in the interest of Nigerians.However this is from an economic angle.Providing fuel subsidies close to one trillion naira is not sustainable in the short run and would reduce Nigeria’s competitiveness-such that borrowings would increase,followed by hyper inflation and of course high unemployment-leading to a debt ridden state.More economic consequences would be a further downgrade from rating agencies Standard &Poors,Moodies and Fitch,thus making bonds and investments unattaractive.(ofcourse no investor would be interested in such an economy)Hence we tend to loose foreign direct investments.The truth is there is a possibility of a second dip recession looming in our globalised economy of which Nigeria is not an Island. If necessary prudent insulation,through adequate monetary and fiscal consolidatory plans are not put into place,we might end up being worse off than economies in the Eurozone Greece et al.

    But this is all economics.how would you explain this to the common man?Nigerians live on less than one dollar a day.Still reeling from difficulties in paying for an eighty naira okada ride,high prices of kerosene,lack of power and social infractructure,albeit the Boko haram scourge.They would find it incomprehensible adjusting to any type of economic theory you may wish to come up with.(Talk about new rates of close to 300naira okada per lift.)

    Now this is where welfare comes in…..

    In the face of such economic adjustments,providing for the average Nigerian should be paramount.The average Nigerian should see that the Government they elected are on their side and not against them.They should see the Jonathan led Government as their mordern day Robin Hood,fighting for their cause,stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

    Adopting the Ben Bruce Transportation subsidy plan would go a long way to putting smiles back on our faces.Here Government assisted buses could run with commuters paying lower rates to their destinations,students do not have to pay,older Nigerians from 60 above would also not have to pay.If we decide to save the so called one trillion,injecting substantial amounts into our obsolete refineries,and also bolstering our external reserves,Government would still have some to spare for this transport subsidy.
    By the way what about Government officials cutting their remuneration and part of their security votes(this would be an argument for another day)

    Conclusively.

    Government would find it difficult going back on this stance.Even smaller countries like Ghana have removed their subsidies and have since adjusted.The Nigerian Government can also learn from Ghana.

    This is a new year!

    From: Obinna Omeihe(Economist)

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Sanusi is a mad man, who are they reserving the money,until the whole die then they at the helm of affairs will be enjoying the foreigh reserve abi,a person of that level talking out of sence.

    From: Obi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is at this point that Nigerians, instead of complaining should come together and pray for Mr. President because there are forces working tooth and nail to ensure that this government fails.
    These "forces" in human form are fighting him both physically and spiritually but you see they have failed because we are praying and we wont stop praying.
    It is also sad to say that Mr. President does not have competent people working with him, they are all bunch of sycophants, tired and clueless people. Who are so indifferent about the condition of the Nigeria populace.

    From: Egas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • No body gets right on a platter of Gold. Nigerians, struggle for your right.

    From: Moses

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • GEJ sustain this policy now to see us get to the promise land. In addition be very serious at killing corruption, which has eaten too deep into our fabric.

    From: Olatunde

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Unfortunately, many Nigerians including the so-called elites don't understand the basic economic principle behind the removal of the oil subsidy by the federal government. I praised the President for holding the bull by the horns to take this daring political and economic decision.

    Fuel subsidy is the cancer that has been eating away our ability as a country to develop. The subsidy does not help the ordinary Nigerians in any way. It only enriches the powerful guys in NNPC, PPMC, political barons and ministers. For example, a powerful importer of gasoline will bring 500,000 litres of fuel, but guys in NNPC will approve 700,000 litres for subsidy, thereby making government to loose so much revenue from subsidizing the imported fuel. This is just an example how the powerful cabal in government is ripping off the country.

    I strongly believe that the president meant well by removing the subsidy and we Nigerians will have to bear some pain before we start seeing the benefit of this painful decision.

    The federal goverment should start immediately to use the savings from the subsidy to start building the necessary infrastructure for mass transit which consequently will create jobs for the teeming population and reduce cost of living for the masses.

    Finally, I plead with Nigerians to go the street and damage the properties, because at the end of the day it the grass that suffer when two elephants fight. Let us wait and see what Goodluck will do with the subsidy as he promised to do.

    From: Victor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • my follow Nigerians may God remove subsidy from the lives of our enemies and may he deregulate their families down sector. AMEN>

    From: austin4gold5

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I expect our president to understand the people he is leading. These re pple already traumatised by decades of corrupt and dishonest leaders.
    Our president might have good intentions but the timing is totally wrong!
    He has to earn the trust of the people first! Cut ur own expenses, put something on ground so that d poor masses will not ve to suffer too much.
    Subsidy is not wrong but the timing is. Please Mr President, do d first things first.

    From: Otito

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • In 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004 governments led by military, civilians, northerners, southerners all used fuel subsidy to create crisis each time significantly raising petrol prices without fully deregulating.. extending the pain and punishing us. On this issue, they are united no matter their tribe or religion.For once, let the thieves in government finally hand off, if they must. If deregulated prices go up through the roof ,let it be but let this periodic punishment stop.It is only cowards that die many times before their death and Nigerians are no cowards. We will suffer for now but the best way to do away with your fear is to confront your fear. Let the worst happen... deregulate totally and government remove your stealing hands off petrol. for all we know, the stated 'market' price of 141 naira a liter is a product of overinflated pricing from the importers and conniving government officials who use that price to fleece the system in the name of subsidy. If individual enterprenuers compete to import petrol, who knows, the real price may emerge afterall. When goverment buys rice (as essential commodity, it is 200% of the price and they used it to divide us and create praise singers. Now we buy our rice the price fluctuates but we get to predict it to some extent)
    More reason to go against popular wisdom. Diesel has been deregulated fully since 2004 with prices in the hundreds( in my town it is 195 a litre) and the 911 trucks have been running. The Luxury Marco polo buses have been plying at this price. Diesel is not affected by the current deregulation( if filling stations remain open). So why are the luxury buses and trailers and 911 operators also increasing their prices. In Lagos, the BRT buses are running except when demonstrators stop then becos diesel is still same as last week.
    Should we instead be demonstrating against state governments who are so corrupt they cant have mass transit buses despite the billions they embezzle? or the Luxury bus operators? Or the trailers who transport food and materials over long distances and even though the rate of diesel is significantly not changing, now use the excuse to inflate rates and cause food inflation?
    The federal government is very dysfunctional but maybe it is time to stop their power to inflict further pain on us using subsidy as an excuse and face the cheats near us. In fact, ridding the federal government of this strenght brings us closer to making them powerless over us- since we now provide ourselves water, light (generators/inverters), food , shelter , security and transportation. It brings us closer to realising that we can soon chase a kleptocratic and non performing government out and recreate our country without disrupting our lives as they are currently not doing anything for us). It further illegitimizes the government!

    Anyhow we react to the numerous thieves bringing us down as a country. We need to think before acting . Dont follow the crowd.

    From: Ralph

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Subsidy aims at good returns later. Market liberalization is very good. However, the rulers should understand that there is a minimum level for human survival. What is the average income of a Nigerian? How can that poor farmer buy kero for his domestic use? Other important structures should have been in place before removal of fuel subsidy. How much is the total cost of running government? If they say, "goat no get head, eye too i no de see?" Don't we see the lifestyle of our politicians. Very lavishing! Jonathan and ur group, I will advise u to look inward first before looking outward. Set up strong committees to study the activities of NNPC and all its organs, the activities of the various ministries, departments and agents (MDAs), the pay packages for political office holders, the money wasted by governors on security that is non-existent. Look inward! Money saved from political lavishness, corruption and rot in the MADs could be used to stabilize power, consolidate the refineries and thereafter liberalize the oil market. Removal of fuel subsidy is good idea at the wrong time. Survival is an instict of every creature, if the people are further pushed beyond survival limit, worst things will happen for man to wack! Take wise counsel.

    From: Humble Nigerian

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT SENTIMENTALLY VOTED 'GOODLUCK' JONATHAN INCLUDING THE FAKE/FALSE MEN OF GOD; YOU HAVE SUCCEDED IN INFLICTING THE NATION WITH A MASSIVE BADLUCK THAT ONLY GOD IN HIS INFINITE MERCY CAN REVERSE. NOW YOU'VE ALL WOKE UP TO SEE THE RESULT OF YOUR COSTLIETS MISTAKE, IF ONLY YOU REALISED THAT. WHAT A SAD REALITY!

    From: ADE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This whole thing of fuel subsidy removal is for our own good but Nigerians will never see that because we dont like to sacrifice for the betterment of tomorrow. let Nigerians give Jonathan a chance and allow him to do what he is doing and we will all be proud ten years time that he removed fuel subsidy.

    From: Mercy owole Abah

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I can see that everyone that have put down their views have points and i appreciate everyone efforts because as for me we (Nigerians) are in a difficult situation regarding security of life, jobs, properties , health, education e.t.c. Am very sure that our dear president never bargain for all these but that is what leadership means anyway .

    As far as am concern as a leader , i think the most important thing for any government is to secure first in the office is security of all have mentioned above but unfortunately my dear president left that on done but adding more to peoples suffering and exposing them to more dangers, Boko Harram are killing fellow Nigerians, regardless of religion , no security of career /jobs and my dear president could not vetto 18K salary increase which the fight is still on in some states but my dear president can rush into announcing removal of fuel subsidy too bad.

    I will advice my president to have a re-think regarding this removal of fuel subsidy although am not totalling against the removal but it can be done gradually please , has my president forgot that same people he refused to vetto their 18k salary increase are majority of the people that buy this fuel everyday, and they don't have any different market from others.

    My dear president , time is ticking , wake up if you're asleep this is time bomb wake up my dear president.

    From: Ak pumping

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • None of the So called leaders have the interest of the people at heart else by now Nigerian should be educated on the benefit of deregualtion which apparently has not been done.. For all we know subsidy has been on Fuel for so long and the big question is who Started the subsidy and why did they start it?? Everyone is silent on this issue well for me i blame it on the Govt because we have refineries to function here and giver us refined fuel for as low as N34 per liter but obviously if they go that route there will be no business for any of them so they rather came up with importation and subsidy afterwards.. Now who export the crude and import the fuel? Same people in govt.. Who get the subsidy the so called govt are paying?? Same importers who are members of the govt.. It is a shame that Jonathan is blind to see that his advisers are advising him to fail and on the long run he will count this teeth with his tongue because Nigerians are saying no to their cruel deciet and lies.. GOD will deliver Nigerians for this evil leaders and i am sure the time has come

    From: Bimbo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What do you Nigerians expect from someone who wasn't ready for a game and an out going fraudulent president of yours ( Obasa Njo) in his own personal agenda brought him in. Jonathan can never put that country to shape, rather you all should expect worse cenario and dooming effect from him. In addition, Obasa Njo should be probe along side all his administrators, you country is too large to allow such commotion and anarchy or else the rest of Africa will be worst hit by human SUNAMI, sorry to say, I can remember that Huricane IKE came from there so is huricane Obasa Njo & Jonathan. I wish you all a safe trip in your trip.

    From: Alehandro

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • IN SAN FRANCISCO GLOBAL THEATER THINK TANK unveils
    PLAYWRIGHT LARRY MYERS "2012 Brady Bunch/Guns"
    an anti violence drama proesting fiearms & violence insinuating the Brady Bill and escapism & ignoring this issue

    From: father trans meyerhold

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Im coming to visit Nigeria soon, for potential business. I am surprised the government cannot manage a free market in fuels, but understand social needs for fuel and power. The waste in the energy industry is collossal and gas could power many more communities. The international reputation of Nigeria as a place to visit and do business os very very poor, and this is a great national disgrace. No longer can Nigeria afford to be corrupt and run by criminals, there needs to be more local government with a constitutional oversight of a president and senate of elders.

    I want to do business in Nigeria with good and professional Nigerians who see no limits to what they can achieve or what they can make of their amazing country

    From: Mike

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Im coming to visit Nigeria soon, for potential business. I am surprised the government cannot manage a free market in fuels, but understand social needs for fuel and power. The waste in the energy industry is collossal and gas could power many more communities. The international reputation of Nigeria as a place to visit and do business os very very poor, and this is a great national disgrace. No longer can Nigeria afford to be corrupt and run by criminals, there needs to be more local government with a constitutional oversight of a president and senate of elders.

    I want to do business in Nigeria with good and professional Nigerians who see no limits to what they can achieve or what they can make of their amazing country

    From: mike

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Im coming to visit Nigeria soon, for potential business. I am surprised the government cannot manage a free market in fuels, but understand social needs for fuel and power. The waste in the energy industry is collossal and gas could power many more communities. The international reputation of Nigeria as a place to visit and do business os very very poor, and this is a great national disgrace. No longer can Nigeria afford to be corrupt and run by criminals, there needs to be more local government with a constitutional oversight of a president and senate of elders.

    I want to do business in Nigeria with good and professional Nigerians who see no limits to what they can achieve or what they can make of their amazing country

    From: mike

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • i read someone say goodluck should stand his ground. what ground exactly? the ground of making the life of nigerians worse then it was before or the one of setting up a panel big enough to be a state of its own with people who at the end of the day will line there pockets with the proceeds from the subsidy they are removing. he(goodluck) has no ground to stand on and i wish,hope and pray that nigerians will(like with egypt and tunisia) kick him and all the members of both houses(senate and reps) out, take our future in ours hands and elect people would will be accountable to us and know we will not wait 4 years to kick them out too if they don't put this nation on the path progress and prosperity. Long live Nigeria

    From: uduma_01

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I support the removal of fuel subsidy. President Goodluck should be standfast on the removal. it has no economic to nigerians. Those who cannot understand it will not. For nigeria to develop the way we want it we have to be ready to do some sacrifies and the removal of subsidy is the begin. When the lagos state gov. enforce the payment of tax many people were calling for the head of Fasola, but now the same people are praising him for doing good job. The good job is coming from the tax you paid. So nigeria be wise and stop fouling yourselvies.

    From: Uche

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • fuel subsidy removal is a bold step in the right direction. a necessary bite for better tomorrow. Let those spearheading protest be truthful for once.

    From: uche

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan is a big disappointment to Nigerians. Why must he add salt and pepper to injuries of the Nigerian nation? We are yet crying about terrorism and insecurity imposed by Boko haram on the nation, Mr President is busy adding more hardships to nigerians by removing fuel subsidy. What happens to excess crude money that is not budgeted for annually which the Govt spend aimlessly. For instance, in 2011 Govt budgeted $65 per barrel of crude, whereas it rose to about $120. the excess that was not in Budget where is it? cann't this excess crude money be used in place of whatever the fuel subsidy removal is intended for? OR WHY NOT give licenses to private refineries and allow them ample time (some years) to operate before thinking of removing fuel subsidy? Why must Jonathan be in such a hurry? Must he be the one to remove the subsidy now? Why not make it a medium-term plan say 5 - 10 years plan and task all oil producing companies to build at least one refinery each? By then more vibrant private refineries may have sprang up to make fuel readily available, and a more competitive market may have emerged to naturally fix the price. That way Nigerians will not have felt the effect of subsidy removal. see cost of everything sky-rocketing. so, how can the poor masses now survive? Who is Jonathan ruling? Is it not Nigerians whom he claim to rule that begged him not to remove fuel subsidy now? Why cann't the president acclaimed to be elected by the people listen to the cry of his people? I AM DISAPPOINTED FOR VOTING JONATHAN. Look, a former Lecturer-a PhD holder is president, and still ASUU has been on strike, and now NLC/TUC and the masses will soon go on indefinite strike. This is a big shame to Jonathan. THIS FUEL SUBSIDY MUST BE RESTORED NOW TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

    From: Monday N.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • O mr president, history shows that leaders who inflict terror and hardship upon his own citizens ends up with a cooled mind that cannot think constructively or rationally and a deseased heart that is void of fresh ideas and vision required to lead creatively. Don´t allow yourself mr president to dance the dance of the wind, because you will be caught in the snare of the whirlwind. Then your end will be worse than col. gadaffi.

    From: Minister Iluobe.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Talking about Ghana, Somebody said Ghana has removed fuel subsidy. How can one compare Ghana to Nigeria? Ghana has prudent economic Managers. There is far less corruption in Ghana than in Nigeria. Ghana implements good economic policies to the letter. In Ghana there is far better Electricity supply than Nigeria, Why? Because our managers are very much corrupt. so tell me what guarantee do you have that Nig Govt will not embezzle the removed subsidy?

    From: Bariyiim

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • pls our dear lawmakers should impeach that so called president goodluck

    From: mich

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The president need to go on a nationwide tour to educate the people on the benefits of removing fuel subsidy and should have first convince the state governors and senator to help him carry his message to the masses....that is how democracy works. I support the removal of the subsidy because it will give our refineries incentive to start working and there will in fact be more job creation. This is why we need politicians who will tell us the truth and not sound bits to please their constituents .

    From: osita

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we need people like Buhari to rule us in this country,Thank God i did not count my vote for badluck, shame on all of you that counted your vote for Goodluck, you all need to cover your face. you are the bad people that drag us to this level in our counrty.BAD PEOPLE.
    you are be fool with Religion that Goodluck, Goodluck have nothing to offer Nigeria.
    The worst person to rule Nigeria.All those that voted for Badluck are all fool.
    My respect go to OBJ, you are the BABA of out time, May you live long for us.
    Badluck needs to take advise from Baba on how to rule this country.

    From: OMOBABA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we need people like Buhari to rule us in this country,Thank God i did not count my vote for badluck, shame on all of you that counted your vote for Goodluck, you all need to cover your face. you are the bad people that drag us to this level in our counrty.BAD PEOPLE.
    you are be fool with Religion that Goodluck, Goodluck have nothing to offer Nigeria.
    The worst person to rule Nigeria.All those that voted for Badluck are all fool.
    My respect go to OBJ, you are the BABA of out time, May you live long for us.
    Badluck needs to take advise from Baba on how to rule this country.

    From: omo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we need people like Buhari to rule us in this country,Thank God i did not count my vote for badluck, shame on all of you that counted your vote for Goodluck, you all need to cover your face. you are the bad people that drag us to this level in our counrty.BAD PEOPLE.
    you are be fool with Religion that Goodluck, Goodluck have nothing to offer Nigeria.
    The worst person to rule Nigeria.All those that voted for Badluck are all fool.
    My respect go to OBJ, you are the BABA of out time, May you live long for us.
    Badluck needs to take advise from Baba on how to rule this country.

    From: OMOBABA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we need people like Buhari to rule us in this country,Thank God i did not count my vote for badluck, shame on all of you that counted your vote for Goodluck, you all need to cover your face. you are the bad people that drag us to this level in our counrty.BAD PEOPLE.
    you are be fool with Religion that Goodluck, Goodluck have nothing to offer Nigeria.
    The worst person to rule Nigeria.All those that voted for Badluck are all fool.
    My respect go to OBJ, you are the BABA of out time, May you live long for us.
    Badluck needs to take advise from Baba on how to rule this country.

    From: ayeomobaba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we need people like Buhari to rule us in this country,Thank God i did not count my vote for badluck, shame on all of you that counted your vote for Goodluck, you all need to cover your face. you are the bad people that drag us to this level in our counrty.BAD PEOPLE.
    you are be fool with Religion that Goodluck, Goodluck have nothing to offer Nigeria.
    The worst person to rule Nigeria.All those that voted for Badluck are all fool.
    My respect go to OBJ, you are the BABA of out time, May you live long for us.
    Badluck needs to take advise from Baba on how to rule this country.

    From: ayeomobaba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we need people like Buhari to rule us in this country,Thank God i did not count my vote for badluck, shame on all of you that counted your vote for Goodluck, you all need to cover your face. you are the bad people that drag us to this level in our counrty.BAD PEOPLE.
    you are be fool with Religion that Goodluck, Goodluck have nothing to offer Nigeria.
    The worst person to rule Nigeria.All those that voted for Badluck are all fool.
    My respect go to OBJ, you are the BABA of out time, May you live long for us.
    Badluck needs to take advise from Baba on how to rule this country.

    From: omo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • People should think before they talk. Yes agree fuel subsidy should go but should political subsidy stay? Where our democracy is the most expensive in the world where prrsident use N3m to eat in a day. Did u check the budget at all? Where our senate and rep lavish with money even sanusi confirmed it, ministers feed fat on our money yet this people don't pay for fuel even sanusi can't remember when he but fuel last, N2billion for renovation of VP house? a ba na wan kill us millions of naira to water president. Garden yet our roads not good, no electricity, no employment, no transportation its lack everyday. so much spend on electricity no result. Few steal from subsidy they can't be punched so what are we talking about which should be the first to go? (a) Political subsidy (b) fuel subsidy
    Think don't be fooled by this people in government they are not sincere

    From: Gbenga

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • People should think before they talk. Yes agree fuel subsidy should go but should political subsidy stay? Where our democracy is the most expensive in the world where prrsident use N3m to eat in a day. Did u check the budget at all? Where our senate and rep lavish with money even sanusi confirmed it, ministers feed fat on our money yet this people don't pay for fuel even sanusi can't remember when he but fuel last, N2billion for renovation of VP house? a ba na wan kill us millions of naira to water president. Garden yet our roads not good, no electricity, no employment, no transportation its lack everyday. so much spend on electricity no result. Few steal from subsidy they can't be punched so what are we talking about which should be the first to go? (a) Political subsidy (b) fuel subsidy
    Think don't be fooled by this people in government they are not sincere

    From: Gbenga

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Of course Mr.president! i studied that DEMOCRACY is defined as government of the people by the people and for the people.[MEANING GOVERNMENT OWN BY THE PEOPLE, INSTITUTED BY PEOPLE AND FINALLY FOR THE SAME PEOPLE IN QUOTE]. WELL! MR. PRESIDENT IF YOU AND THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE GOVERNING WITH WILL NOT MIND; I PRAY THAT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE SUSTAIN NOT OVERRULE

    From: EMMANUEL GRANDPA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Government should provide alternatives and subsidy removal should be gradual. Lagos state government behaved in a similar reckless manner by introducing toll fee on its major road infrastructural development without providing alternatives to the people. Federal Government can impose tax on fuel periodically before the subsidy removal takes effect. Our leaders don't think , they should have known that the time was not ripe to remove any subsidy. Comparing Ghana , a small country with Nigeria is not the best. Ghana has put in place an organized system but we have failed to do so because every elected or selected politician is corrupt. Looting starts from Aso rock to the states. Why can't jonathan do something about electricity first and let subsidy comes last his last agenda. We should compare ourselves to Saudi and other Arab oil producing countries not ghana. We steal money and lodge them in western banks instead of developing our country.

    From: vince

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Hand over power to the patrotic Nigeria military to sanitize Nigeria. The Corrupt Political Elite should be hanged. This is the only way to return sanity to Nigeria.

    From: 007nyja

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • NLC AND TUC MEMBERS ARE NOT REALLY FIGHTING FOR THE MASSES. THEY NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED. THEY AND OTHERS WHO ARE AGAINST REMOVAL OF SUBSIDIES ARE PROFITTING FROM NIGERIA'S UNDERDEVELOPMENT. WHY CAN'T NIGERIANS LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKES? WHY ARE NIGERIANS ALWAYS RELUCTANT TO MAKE SACRIFICE? WHY ARE NIGERIANS SO LAZY? WHY ARE GOOD INTENTIONS ALWAYS FRUSTRATED BY NIGERIANS? I SINCERELY WEEP FOR NIGERIA. IF REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY IS NOT ALLOWED BY NIGERIANS, BE SURE THAT IN THE NEAREST FUTURE NIGERIANS WILL START EATING FROM PIT TOILET, AND ALL THESE EDUCATED ILLITRATES IN NIGERIA WHO ARE DECEIVING THE MASSES AGAINST REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY WILL HIDE THEIR FACES. A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE, EVERYONE SHOULD CO-OPERATE WITH THIS POLICY OF SUBSIDY REMOVAL.

    From: CLEMENT EHIGUESE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Dear Readers
    I received a lot of response from readers who are satisfied by my unbiased postings in most Nigerian Dailies. I will like to say something here, President Jonathan is really becoming a BAD LUCK to Nigerians, now, I hear the argument that some cabal are the one enjoying the fuel subsidy, the questions are, why President Jonathan not bring this cabal to justice???, since their names are known to him as they have registered companies, why don't He set up a process where every oil batches are accounted for and documented?????, why can't He set a special court to try this cabal and make such offense life imprisonment ????????????,If this Cabal issue is really true, why can He the President set up commission to get all the stolen wealth of Nigeria from this cabal??? .Now Nigerians please see the truth here, President Jonathan have good intention for Nigeria but lack the will to confront it squarely , now his rating is getting to ZERO, certainly some of his advisers want to bring his government down so that his deputy will take over, He is ill advised daily. The Arab spring have started in Nigeria, though it may not take the same way the Egyptian Arab Spring went, THIS NIGERIAN SPRING will bring down this administration if Jonathan failed to see the hand writing on the wall, how I wish President Jonathan listen to my advice here , in 1914 this entity was formed and by 2014 this entity call Nigeria may collapse if care is not taken, I am a Metaphysical soothsayer, but I can see five emerging republics namely, .ODUDUWA REPUBLIC,NIGER DELTA REPUBLIC, AREWA REPUBLIC,REPUBLIC OF MIDDLE BELTAS, REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA, Even the worst president in the whole world cannot do this kind of miscalculation, how can President Jonathan be so insensitive to the plights of Nigerians struggling to come to terms with the killing of their love ones by boko haram??? how can Our educated President decide to plunge the nation into avoidable chaos?? Wrong timing, wrong approach, wrong Ministers , Weak Senate , David Mark is trying to play to the gallery, before now I had a lot of respect for Mark but if he think Jonathan will hand over Nigeria to him by supporting this insensitivity, then he is making an error of judgment , I was in a meeting of Interplanetary Parliament which is above the Realm of ordinary men, then it was discussed that David Mark will rule Nigeria if Nigeria remain One, I have a feeling that he will want to run for presidency in 2015, which to my opinion is not a bad idea, but going by the current events, can Nigeria survive this year??? not to talk of another three years???, Please David Mark, Rise and become Biblical David, your ambition is not wrong , even though you have not declared your intentions but stand up and salvage the nation now or your dreams of ruling a united Nigeria will scatter, or unless you want to rule Middle belt republic. And for you Oh President Jonathan, as much as I love you, as much as I care for your well being, open the veil from your eyes now, stand up for the masses by reversing this withdrawal of subsidy now, until we find solution to boko haram, corruption, insecurity, electricity, bad roads etc. Please our President, take this advise as a word of Soothsayer to Julius Cesar on his way to Capitol, If Cesar had read the written note of the Soothsayer, He would have spared his administration and the people of Rome the agony of war, make no MISTAKE to consider my advise as those of DOOMS DAY PROPHETS, for I have gone beyond that realm, If you heed this advise, may peace be unto you and your family, if you failed to heed this advise for any other reason, u will use your eyes and see Nigeria downhill out from your hands and you will have no remedy, and those who pretend to swim with you now will abandon you to your fate, safe Nigeria now and get refineries working, then I will discuss this subsidy matter with THE INFINTE ONE , in the realm of Universal Parliament, and shall feed you back publicly on the way forward.
    Dr. O Victor
    A metaphysician Writing from Maryland, USA
    Send response to the writer through this email, vobo2007@yahoo.com

    From: Dr.Victor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • People should think before they talk. Yes agree fuel subsidy should go but should political subsidy stay? Where our democracy is the most
    expensive in the world where prrsident use N3m to eat in a day. Did u check the budget at all? Where our senate and rep lavish with money even sanusi confirmed it, ministers feed fat on our money yet this people don't pay for fuel even sanusi can't remember when he but fuel last, N2billion for renovation of VP house? a ba na wan kill us millions of naira to water president. Garden yet our roads not good, no electricity, no employment, no transportation its lack everyday. so much spend on electricity no result. Few steal from subsidy they can't be punched so what are we talking about which should be the first to go? (a) Political subsidy (b) fuel subsidy
    Think don't be fooled by this people in government they are not sincere

    From: Gbenga show

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is obvious our policy leaders are bereft of ideas.. How can we be talking about Iran and Ghana when our infrastructure is years behind thiers? Or why are we now buying fuel @ cost far above the cost in the USA? God help us but we need to help our selfs.... THANK GOD I NEVER VOTED FOR THIS MAN WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHEN THEY ARE USING HIM! Omo oju oriola ri....

    From: cool

    Posted: 2 years ago

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