Peaceful Protest: NLC takes to the street over reform pain

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday made good its vow to embark on nationwide protests, with hundreds of Civil Society Organisations members showing solidarity. The first of the two-day protest over economic hardship and insecurity in the country was peaceful in most states. In Lagos, policemen drafted to monitor the demonstration extended gestures of goodwill […]

Labour protest: Police place officers on red alert, warn against hijack

Ahead of the proposed nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has placed armed officers on red alert to monitor the activities and avoid crises. The police have also affirmed the fundamental rights of all citizens to engage in peaceful protest in line with extant laws. The Inspector–General of […]

Petrol Hike: Angry protesters block Benin-Lagos road over fuel subsidy

Petrol Hike: Angry protesters block Benin-Lagos road over fuel subsidy

Angry protesters in Edo State have blocked the Benin-Lagos highway over the hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. The protesters, who comprised mainly members of the Edo State Civil Society Organisation (EDOCSO), called for an immediate reversal of the pump price of fuel. The protest, which caused traffic […]