Economic hardship: ‘Fuel subsidy removal achieved nothing but untold hardship’ – NANS tells Tinubu

NANS tells Tinubu

…Says Nigerians are suffering The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has lamented that the President Tinubu administration has done nothing to alleviate the nation’s petroleum problem, but instead made it worse. The student body stated that rather than increasing fuel availability, the subsidy removal has caused scarcity and immense sufferings for Nigerians. Recall tgat there had been earlier reports on the hike in petrol pump price in Ogun, Lagos States, including Abuja and other parts of the country. It was gathered that while major marketers sold petrol below N650,…

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Hardship: “Tinubu has shut his doors, even some Ministers can’t see him” – Ndume

Sen. Ali Ndume

Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, has raised serious concerns over Nigeria’s escalating cost of living and the looming food scarcity crisis, highlighting the challenges faced even by Ministers seeking to meet with President Bola Tinubu for discussions. In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service yesterday, Ndume criticised the Tinubu administration’s failure to effectively address these pressing issues. He lamented that the Government’s closed-door policy was a significant barrier, with even ministers and members of the National Assembly struggling to engage with the President. “The closed-door policy…

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Economic Hardship: Tinubu approves massive, free importation of major food items to overcome high prices

President Tinubu approves

President Bola Tinubu has approved the duty-free importation of major food items like rice, beans and wheat, to cushion the impact of the high food prices Nigerians have been grappling with since he assumed office last year. According to a statement by the President’s spokesperson, Bayo Onanuga, the measures will be “implemented over the next 180 days”. Onanuga, quoting Agriculture Minister, Abba Kyari, said President Tinubu approved a “150-Day Duty-Free Import Window for Food Commodities”, including “maize, husked brown rice, wheat and cowpeas”. Nigerians have battled with high food prices…

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FCT: Young man threatens to jump from telecoms mast if subsidy isn’t restored

FCT Mast climber

…Demands end to bad governance, insecurity in suicide note A Nigerian man, identified as Shu’aibu Yusuf, from Borno State, who had earlier climbed a radio mast yesterday morning to commit suicide in Abuja, has blamed his decision on bad governance in Nigeria. However, according to reports, Yusuf was rescued by the Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) officials. According to a suicide note he reportedly left at the foot of the mast, he demanded the return of the fuel subsidy, among other demands…

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‘It’s religion that stops the poor in Nigeria from killing the rich’  — Bishop Kukah

Bishop Kukah

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said it is religion that is stopping the poor in Nigeria from killing the rich. The Bishop, who was a Guest Speaker at ‘The Platform Special Edition‘, which was held on June 12, and organised by Poju Oyemade under the auspices of ‘The Covenant Nation in Lagos, stated this while shedding light on the state of democracy in Nigeria and the way forward for the country. Held under the theme: “Democracy and the Free Market Economy,” Bishop Kukah…

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“Come up with solutions to economic challenges” – Tinubu charges Ɗangote, Elumelu, others

Tinubu charges PECC

President Bola Tinubu has challenged members of Presidential Economic Coordination Council, (PECC), to come-up with innovative solutions to the country’s economic challenges to strengthen the economy. Speaking during the inaugural of the 31-member Council at the Council Chambers in Abuja, Tinubu, who chairs the Council, underscored the need for innovative solutions to the country’s economic challenges. He also inaugurated the ‘Economic Stabilisation Programme‘, aimed ensuring food security, improved power supply, enhanced social welfare and healthcare, increased energy production, and overall economic transformation, while  noting the importance of public-private-partnerships (PPP) in…

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24m Nigerians to benefit from FG’s human capital development programme

President Tinubu's palliatives

The Presidency has announced that 24 million Nigerians are set to benefit from the Federal Government’s Human Capital Development (HCD) initiative, which aims to improve education, healthcare, and skills training across the nation. Recall that in 2018, the National Economic Council (NEC) launched the National Human Capital Development Programme to tackle poverty and promote sustainable economic growth, emphasising the importance of HCD. This initiative aims to expedite targeted investments in people, fostering equitable economic growth across Nigeria. At the strategy validation stakeholders engagement workshop, held in Abuja yesterday, the Deputy…

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Economic Hardship: “Protest looms over hunger”, Agbakoba warns FG

Agbakoba warns FG

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) Olisa Agbakoba, has warned that what he described as hunger riot might soon break out in Nigeria, calling on the Federal Government to swiftly act. Agbakoba, who disclosed this yesterday while addressing newsmen in his office in Lagos, said the majority of Nigerians could not put food on their tables due to extreme poverty. This, he said, occurred despite the nation’s enormous oil and gas resources which, according to him, have been hijacked by foreigners. Agbakoba maintained that Nigeria, as a nation, should avoid…

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SDGs: “63% of Nigerians still wallow in poverty” – Tinubu’s aide

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Sixty-three percent of Nigerians remain multi-dimensionally poor, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire. Adefulire made the statement during an advocacy and sensitisation campaign in Kano and Ondo States, noting that the global community was lagging behind in achieving the SDGs. According to her, “The global community is lagging behind in efforts to attain the SDGs; and Nigeria is facing various challenges. While the country is committed to achieving the SDGs, but we’re faced with issues such as Triple-C Crisis:…

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Consumer Protection Regulation:​ “Endure Tinubu’s economic hardship” – FCCPC tells Nigerians

FCCPC

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC), has advised Nigerians to exercise patience regarding the increase in food prices across the nation due to President Bola Tinubu’s harsh economic policies. According to the FCCPC, Tinubu’s administration was appropriately addressing the problem. The FCCPC’s Acting Executive vice-chairman, Adamu Ahmed-Abdullahi, gave the assurance during an interactive session with traders yesterday, at Dawanau and Galadima Markets in Kano. He said the market visit was to interact with traders to ascertain factors responsible for the continuous hike in food prices. Hesaidd, “The hike…

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