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CSOs protest planned hike in petrol price, electricity tariff in Edo - Punch Newspapers

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22 January 2022A coalition of civil society groups, under the aegis of The People’s Alternative Movement, on Friday in Benin, Edo State capital, protested against the Federal Government’s planned hike of petroleum products.The group earlier warned that it would mobilise the masses to protest against what it termed continuous impoverishment of Nigerians by the government using fuel subsidy removal and increment of electricity tariff as tools. It said the protest would continue on January 27.

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Labour will protest petrol price hike —SSANU - Punch NewspapersThe most widely read newspaper in Nigeria The non- existing labour? Not only labour but the entire nation will protest against any increase in pump price because it will make more hardship on the common masses. And at the end bow to baba.... Just as it were in the case of electoral amendment bill.

Published 22 January 2022 A coalition of civil society groups, under the aegis of The People’s Alternative Movement, on Friday in Benin, Edo State capital, protested against the Federal Government’s planned hike of petroleum products.Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other stakeholders have expressed concern over the increase in campaign spending ceiling, proposed in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill ahead of the 2023 general elections.In a video that went viral on Thursday, about five policemen were seen exchanging words with some road users.by Saharareporters, New York Jan 21, 2022 The Edo Police Command has detained five officers including one Sergeant Jude Ogudu, who were captured assaulting a young lady in a viral video.

The group earlier warned that it would mobilise the masses to protest against what it termed continuous impoverishment of Nigerians by the government using fuel subsidy removal and increment of electricity tariff as tools. It said the protest would continue on January 27. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the proposed Electoral Bill, a presidential candidate can now spend from N5 billion as against the former N1 billion in the 2018 Act. The protesters, carrying placards with inscriptions like ‘Nigeria belongs to us all’, ‘Support the people’s alternative movement’, among others congregated by 7am at the King’s Square (Ring Road) before taking to the street. The video, however, did not show what may have led to the argument but the Nigeria Police Force, in a statement on Friday, announced that the police officers involved have been arrested. The South-South coordinator of the movement, Dr Osagie Obayuwana, said the protest was the beginning of the campaign for an end to hardship in Nigeria, noting that an increment in the price of petrol would worsen people’s suffering. Furthermore, a House of Representatives candidate will henceforth spend N70 million instead of N30 million in their respective election spending. He added, “Life in Nigeria is that of hardship; you can understand that a lot of Nigerians are leaving Nigeria on account of this hardship, but the time has come for the issue to be resolved on an ongoing basis, and any policy that presents a hardship to Nigerians, we will rise against it. One of the officers, who appears displeased initially slapped her after which he shot at her.

“We are building more links and movements like this can only succeed when we come together. Mr Yakubu said through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, commercial banks would be mandated to report all suspicious transactions ahead of the election while threatening to prosecute any bank that failed to cooperate. Do you know that not all states are obeying the new Minimum Wage Act and do you think of the hardship it imposes on the lowest among us? “To end the problem in the petroleum industry, Nigerian oil should be refined in Nigeria. The Petroleum Industry Act is anchored on the privatisation of the industry and the mess we found ourselves in this country today is on account of the greed by a few. “Every candidate must be made to declare his bank asset because that is where they draw out their money so we will make them to present their statements of account right from the onset. “ The Coordinator, Justice Development and Peace Commission, Catholic Church, Revd. Fr.” Mr Yakubu said that INEC would establish finance monitoring teams to monitor politicians to curb excessive electoral funding because money politics, undue influence of money, marginalisation, particularly of women and youths and other vulnerable members of the electorates, are hampering participation. “This is a clear violation of the constitution they all swore an oath to protect and uphold.

Benedict Onwugbenu, said the President was doing what he led a protest against some years ago. Meanwhile, wheelbarrow pushers have protested against the extortion by revenue collectors in the state. “So they have decided to leave it to the money bags, those who have enough money to manipulate the system for campaign and so on. The youths, who said they paid up to #500 to the revenue collectors daily, vowed not to go back to work until the harassment stopped. One of them, Nura Kano said, “Every day, the revenue collectors come to us to collect N200; another group collects N200 and another group collects N100, making N500. “We look forward to more recommendations on how we can provide solution to issues bothering on elections, like vote buying, issues of money bags, godfathers and how to provide a level-playing ground for everybody. Sometimes we pay more than that even when they didn’t make up to N500. If you need any help with this video, I am happy to ask around more information.

” He said he wouldn’t return to his business until the extortion stopped. “So if this bill is passed, there is going to be a contradiction in relation to what is the definition of campaign ceiling and to whom does it apply. Copyright PUNCH All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. “So there is need to pay more attention to what mechanism we can introduce in order to improve compliance with whatever campaign ceiling is there. Contact: .