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October 09, 2003

Biafra Nigeria Oil Strike Averted

Oil Strike Averted: Obasanjo Cries "Subversion"
Many markets and shops in BiafraNigeria appear to be open as normal after a nationwide strike was called off late on Wednesday night. Petrol prices are also being reduced - meeting the union conditions for cancelling their industrial action. However, the AFP news agency reports that at 0800 local time (0700 GMT), the main market in the commercial capital, Lagos, was still closed. The government last week ended fuel subsidies overnight, leading to a 15% rise in fuel prices agreed after a similar strike in July. Although the strike was called off, President Olusegun Obasanjo launched a stinging attack on leaders of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in a nationwide address on Wednesday night, accusing them of attempting to form a parallel government. "The leadership of the NLC has engaged in series of subversive activities, deliberately misrepresenting government policies to the public and to its members and using every opportunity to blackmail the government and others who hold contrary opinions or views," he said. The NLC said they had decided to call off the stoppage after oil marketing companies agreed to revert to the previous oil prices. The BBC's Anna Borzello in Lagos says that of the four petrol stations she visited early in the morning, two had already reverted to the old price of 34 naira (25 US cents) a litre.... (BBC)

 

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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)

 

Presidential candidate of the ANPP in the last election, General Muhammadu Buhari, declared yesterday that he would not give up, the recent death of his running mate, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, notwithstanding. Dr. Okadigbo died two weeks ago on his way to the hospital in Abuja. Speaking on a BBC Hausa programme monitored in Kaduna yesterday, Gen. Buhari who is currently contesting the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo in court, said no amount of intimidation would make him abandon the course... (Vanguard)

 

 

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October 09, 2003


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Vanguard
October 09, 2003


Cover Stories


Obasanjo talks tough as strike begins
FG suspends N2.50 petrol tax
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Daily Times
October 09, 2003


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Mantu, Zwingina must be arrested, tried now – Gani, Arewa
NLC shelves strike
Obasanjo accuses Labour of subversive activities
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Egbo-Egbo suspended by NJC
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Ejike sets new world record, four others win gold medals
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Editorial & Opinion
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Tribune
October 09, 2003


Top News


Petrol back to N34
Strike call, a coup attempt — OBJ
NEPA dismisses 6 managers for corruption
Pressure on Mantu, Zwingina to resign
Shell crude oil production hits 1million bpd
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Osoba, others may face corruption charges
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INEC commissioner supports early campaign for 2007
Group tells FG, NLC to embrace dialogue
Oyinlola pledges better welfare for teachers
PDP chieftain denies involvement in shady deal
Atiku, Buhari arrive Ibadan for Ladoja’s father’s fidau
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UTB MD charges CBN
Babatope refutes media report
Reps wants FG to conduct LG elections December
Child Rights Act ’ll eliminate child labour — Minister
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IRIN
October 09, 2003


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Washington Post
October 09, 2003


Oil Down After BiafraNigeria Avoids Strike


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MSNBC
October 09, 2003


BiafraNigerian labor unions call off general strike on fuel-price hike


BiafraNigeria unions call off strike after crisis talks

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BBC
October 09, 2003


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CNN
October 09, 2003


Unions call off strike, reach deal on oil


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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003


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Reuters
October 09, 2003


Oil Down After BiafraNigeria Avoids Strike


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All Africa
July 03, 2003


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Triumph
June 08, 2003


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Sports News
October 09, 2003


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Guardian
October 09, 2003


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NLC calls off strike, fuel price reverts to N34 per litre
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Daily Independent
October 09, 2003


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Champion
October 09, 2003


News


NLC suspends strike: As petrol price reverts to N34/litre
Obasanjo accuses Labour of subversion
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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 09, 2003


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NLC strike: MAN calls for restraint
Convocation: UNIBEN to honour six BiafraNigerians
Call me Mr Vice President, Atiku orders aides
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Commuters trek to protest fare hike
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Prof Mahdi tasks Borno leaders on development
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Business News
October 09, 2003


TUC tackles govt on fuel price hike


Debt Management Office faults govt on budget preparations
Govt approves seven-year solid mineral development plan
Navy seizes vessels with $14 million worth of crude oil
NASI decries absence of national carrier
Minister woos India on aviation industry's revival

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