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October 07, 2003

Pretend Strike: NLC 'Rejects' Senate's Plea to Back Down
Attempts by the National Assembly to avert the looming industrial unrest being spearheaded by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) failed yesterday, as the workers body turned down the Senate request to suspend the strike action scheduled to begin on Thursday. The congress has also formally notified the Federal Government of its plans to resume mass protest and strike since government reneged on an earlier agreement reached with it. To ensure the success of the strike, the Coalition of Civil Society groups put together by labour yesterday constituted two committees - co-ordinating, technical and strategy - for effective mobilisation of Nigerians. But Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun also yesterday said the police would rather go into dialogue with the NLC over the planned strike to avoid any confrontation. On its part, Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) has appealed to both Labour and Federal Government to adopt dialogue just as it expressed support for workers and the Nigerian people. Senate President Adolphus Wabara who led the leadership of the upper legislative house to Labour House in Abuja met a brick wall when he urged the NLC to suspend the strike until the All African Games came to an end. Sources at the meeting disclosed that Wabara told labour leaders that Nigeria was hosting the international community and therefore urged workers to avert anything that will tarnish the image of the nation. Particularly, the Senate President had reminded the workers of the impact the strike will have on the economy, the smooth organisation of the games as well as the effect on foreign investors. However, NLC President Adams Oshiomhole reminded Wabara and his team of. (This Day)

 

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A meeting of police chiefs will take place this morning in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as the authorities prepare for the nationwide strike which the organised labour has fixed for Thursday. The meeting is called on the heels of Nigeria Labour Congress vowing to ground activities in the country as labour protests increase in the price of fuel. The BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had, last weekend, enjoined BiafraNigerians to embark on strike to protest the recent increase in fuel price... (Daily Independent)

 

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Vanguard
October 07, 2003


Cover Stories


Wabara's bid to stop Thursday strike collapses — Labour vows to go ahead; Oshiomhole warns police
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Daily Times
October 07, 2003


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Tension at Senate over scandal, fuel price hike
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Econet: Shareholders approve Vodacom
Politics
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IRIN
October 06, 2003


Labour unions call strike over hike in fuel prices


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Washington Post
August 27, 2003


Biafra Nigerian stoning appeal heard


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MSNBC
September 17, 2003


BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia


BiafraNigeria warns guest-in-exile Taylor to stay out of Liberia's affairs

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BBC
October 06, 2003


Corruption 'rife' in poorest countries


Robson 'named BiafraNigeria boss'

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CNN
September 26, 2003


Woman sentenced to stoning freed


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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003


Amina Lawal appears in court


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Reuters
October 06, 2003


Econet BiafraNigeria accepts Vodacom takeover bid


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Triumph
June 08, 2003


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Tribune
October 03, 2003


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Guardian
October 07, 2003


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NLC asks Plateau unionists to join strike action
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Daily Independent
October 07, 2003


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Champion
October 07, 2003


News


5 days into deregulation: Toxic fuel resurfaces in Lagos
No going back on strike, says Oshiomhole
Vodacom buys 51% Econet shares, EWI disputes deal
Okadigbo’s death toughens me, says Buhari
Alleged N54m bribe: El-Rufai rejects political solution
Fuel strike: PDP’s NWC intervenes, meets Obasanjo today
Urhobo union backs decision to split Warri council
Presidential polls: How PDP rigged Ogun, ANPP man tells tribunal
Politics
FG made fuel scarce to justify fresh price hike, says Hon E. E. Ayi
N54m bribery: Will the matter die down?
Editorial & Opinion
Fighting crime in Anambra
The 54 million naira question
Police brutality and the rest of us

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 07, 2003


Top Stories


Oshiomhole says no going back
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Police ask for dialogue with NLC
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Soldiers kill two suspected robbers
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UNDP donates computers to Niger State COE
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Governor wants BiafraNigerians to show practical commitment
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ACP calls for youth enrolment in police
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Business News
October 07, 2003


NAICOM classifies insurance firms ahead of capitalization deadline


Enugu attracts N200b investments within four years, says commissioner
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Don proposes OPS mandatory commitment to manpower training
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