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YVAN EMBARKED NLC PROPOSED STRIKE, CALLS ON EVERY SECTOR TO JOIN THE CIVIL PROTEST

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NLC proposed strike YVAN EMBARKED NLC PROPOSED STRIKE, CALLS ON EVERY SECTOR TO JOIN THE CIVIL PROTEST

NIGERIAN YOUTH FORUM EMBARKED NLC PROPOSED STRIKE AGAINST UNREASONABLE INCREMENT OF ELECTRICITY TARIFF AND PETROLEUM PUMP PRICE.

The Young Visioneers’ Association of Nigeria, a foremost youth organisation in Nigeria known as Nigerian Youths Forum, expresses unalloyed backing to the proposed Nigerian Labour Congress’ mass movement and industrial action against the on reasonable increment in electricity tariff and petroleum pump price scheduled to commence on September 28th, 2020.

In a press statement issued by the National Public Relations Officer, Comr. Oguche Diamond and signed by her National Chairman, Mr Ezekiel Oladimeji, the organization said: In a civilized society, NLC should not be the only organized body clamouring for immediate reversal with threats of embarking on civil action.

YVAN is amazed at the litigations of the Federal Government on increasing electricity tariff and the petroleum pump price at this critical moment in the life of Nigeria as a country.

The country, in the past few years, has witnessed serious economic hardship. With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Nigerians have experienced untold financial problems which have culminated to mass hunger resulting from the collapse of businesses and job losses. The youths, as usual, have been at the centre of this whole problem occasioned by the global pandemic and economic mismanagement by the Federal Government.

The Nigerian youths under the aegis of YVAN-Nigerian Youths Forum feel that increasing the price of electricity tariff and petroleum pump price at this time is the height of insensitivity to the plights of Nigerians, and ill-timed.

YVAN, therefore, supports the proposed industrial action by NLC, and the planned mass protest to be commenced on September 28.
The youth body also calls on other organized bodies – public and private sectors, and every civil society group to join forces with NLC in resisting this Federal Government’s anti-people’s actions.

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Fuel scarcity looms as violence stalls depot operations

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has warned about a looming petroleum scarcity in the country owing to attacks of petroleum tankers by hoodlums and the stalling of operations at petroleum depots across the country by # EndSARS protesters.
IPMAN Chairman in Rivers State , Dr Joseph Obele , stated this on a programme on Rhythm 93 . 7 fm monitored in Port Harcourt on Friday .
Obele noted that about 10 petroleum tankers had been attacked and destroyed nationwide by the protesters, although lives were not lost .
He added that if the situation doesn ’ t improve before stocked petroleum products ran out in filling stations , scarcity would be inevitable.
The state chairman said, “ About 10 of our trucks have been attacked nationwide by protesting youths, although there have not been casualties .
“ Supply and distribution of petroleum products haven ’t really been smooth being that 90 per cent of our supply came from Lagos and there has been a skeletal supply schedule in Lagos for the past one week .
“ Thursday ’s case was worse , all the depots in Nigeria were shut down , we don ’t produce these products , we buy from depots and tank farms and if these depots do not give us products , we fear that when we run out of stock , petroleum scarcity will happen . ”
Obele , however, ruled out the possibility of the association embarking on strike , adding that such an action would only further worsen the suffering of Nigerians at these trying times.

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Over 17 Police Stations Burnt In Lagos – Police Spokesperson

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Official Police spokesperson says over 17 police formations across Lagos State have been totally or partially razed by fire.
The police in Lagos, on Friday, warned that the burning of several police stations across the state will lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects.
The police spokesperson in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, gave the warning in an interview in Lagos.
“The implication of this is that money that has been set aside to do other projects and develop certain areas will have to be channeled into repairing these damaged stations.”
He said that over 17 police formations across the state have been totally or partially razed by fire, set on them by thugs who infiltrated the #EndSARS protesters.
“Also, it will make our work harder now because we will have to enhance our patrols in order to cover more grassroots areas that are normally covered by the burnt stations before.
“I doubt if some of the grassroots stations will ever function at full capacity again, taking into consideration the damaged vehicles and computer equipment that have been lost,” the officer said.
Mr Adejobi said that several reports had reached the command, alleging that hoodlums are attacking various neighbourhoods unabated as a result of the breakdown of law and order.
Last Wednesday, hoodlums took advantage of the breakdown of law and order to loot at Karonwi Avenue, Itire, Surulere.
The looting started around 8.30 p.m. till midnight as several shops and houses were broken into and goods worth millions of naira carted away.
Mr Adejobi said that the command, normally, on receiving such complaint, would direct the police station nearest to the area to quell whatever violent force was threatening the peace of the residents.
“However, the police have suffered a lot of damage, therefore, cannot quickly re-enforce officers to such areas of unrest because our vehicles and tools of operations have been destroyed,” he said.
The police officer also said that the morale of police officers across the state has dropped because of the psychological effects of watching their source of income go down the drain.
Mr Adejobi urged youth to put an end to the protest which he said had been hijacked by hoodlums to engage in inter-rival gang war and looting with impunity.
“Every aspect of the economy has been put on hold, and a lot of repairs and catching up will have to be done once normalcy is restored,” he said.
The affected police stations include Idimu, Igando, Layeni, Denton, Ilenbe Hausa, Ajah, Amukoko, Ilasa, Cele Outpost under Ijesha, disbanded SARS office under Ajegunle, Ebute-Ero, Mushin (Olosan), Ojo, Ajegunle where two patrol vans were set ablaze, Ikotun and Ojodu.

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“Build A Statue For Everyone Killed At Lekki Toll Gate” – Cross River Commissioner

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Cross River State Health Commissioner, Dr. Betta Edu has suggested that the Lekki Toll Gate should be permanently brought down and be replaced with a statue of the #EndSARS protesters who reportedly lost their lives on Tuesday, October 20, IgbereTV reports.
According to her, the victims’ names should be written in bold letters so that they can forever be remembered as heroes who died for a better Nigeria.
She wrote in a tweet:
“Bring down Lekki Toll Gate permanently, build a stature for everyone killed that night! Write their names in bold letters… let us forever remember our heroes who died for a better Nigeria. we will never forget #20:10:2020 #SARMUSTENDNOW #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria.”

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