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Group, 1960 Collective, backs mass action, condemns police brutality

The group says Nigerians must send a clear message to their leaders that they will no longer accept heartless, and thoughtless policies from them

Labour set to sue Jonathan, Ringim over killed protesters

Organised labour says the President is culpable in the death of protesters murdered by police across the country

Kano slams city with 14-hour curfew

After protest ends in a deadly clash with trigger happy police officer, authorities slam Kano city with curfew between 6pm and 8am.

Anger as protesters shut down Lagos

Thousands of Lagos residents trooped to the streets, Monday, to protest the federal government

Police shootings cast cloud over petrol protests

Nigeria was virtually shut down today as citizens took to the street to protest a sudden rollback of fuel subsidy. Protests were marked by police brutality and killings

#OccupyNigeria protester, Ademola Aderinde, murdered in Lagos

Day 8 of nationwide protests against government's unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidy, the protest marches turns bloody as thirteen protesters were gunned down by the police.

Shell oil spill: Fish scarcity hits Nigeria

Fish prices soar as a result of the massive December 20, 2011 oil spill from Shell

Labour shelves street protest in Maiduguri

Maiduguri protesters stay indoors

Enugu governor bans protests

Governor Sullivan Chime stops citizens from joining the subsidy removal protests

Lagos Police confirms arrest of DPO accused of killing protester

The police officer is undergoing interrogation for killing a Lagos protester

Mixed reactions greet subsidy strike

Citizens react in various ways to the national industrial action declared by the Labour Union

Protest against fuel subsidy removal in pictures

Pictures of protest from different parts of the country

Achebe, Soyinka, Clark call for sovereign national conference

The renowned writers challenge the federal government to arrest the slide to anarchy in the country

Police has killed nine protesters, says labour

Reports reaching us from across the country suggests that the police is using excessive force to quell protests and crackdown on protesters

Lagos roads deserted as labour, civil society begin protest

The strike goes full blast in Lagos

Boko Haram has infiltrated my government, says Jonathan

President Jonathan appears frustrated with the sect's unending deadly insurgency

Labour hails Reps for siding with the people on petrol subsidy removal

The unions urges government to accept the House resolution on the way forward

E-payment banking operations take off nationwide tomorrow

The CBN banks is preaching the gospel of e-payment all over the country

Government heightens security in Abuja, blocks Eagle Square against protest

There is heavy military and police presence around the capital

House stays with the people, reverses removal of subsidy

The lower chamber urges the President to jettison the sudden subsidy cut

How governors traded fuel subsidy for support for Sovereign Wealth Fund

Governors support fuel subsidy removal because it will bring them more money and up their capacity to dispense political patronage.

Jonathan panics, rolls out cost-cutting measures to buy support

Labour dismisses palliative measures in the President

Labour Resolute on Planned Strike, Protest March

Both Labour and Civil Society unveil detailed program for planned strike and protest march scheduled to commence mid-night on Sunday.

Full Text of President Goodluck Jonathan Broadcast to Nigerians on Fuel Subsidy Removal

The president addressed the nation, dolling out plans to cushion the effect of removal of subsidy on petroleum products but not backing down on the policy.

Niger government donates N150m to Madalla blast victims

N1 million was paid for each dead victim while the 82 persons injured in the blast got N250,000 each