Happening now: Ajaero leads NLC protesters to National Assembly, makes demands

February 27, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, has handed over their letter of demands to the National Assembly. The demands included full implementation of the welfare provisions, employment generation, immediate subsidy to farmers, immediate subsidy to farmers to boost agricultural production, and fixing the four refineries among others. Ajaero handed over the letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee Read More

Protesters defy police, launch protest over hardship in Lagos

February 26, 2024 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Lagos State residents on Monday hit the streets to protest against the high level of hardship in the country. Blueprint learnt that the ongoing protest was facilitated by a human rights group identified as the ‘Take It Back Movement’. The protesters were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions which expressed their grievances, at the Ojuelegba Under Bridge area of the Read More

Planned protest: Resolve your differences, FWF tells NLC, TUC 

February 23, 2024 Bayo Agboola 0

The national coordinator, Federal Workers Forum (FWF), Comrade Andrew Emelieze, Thursday asked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to settle their differences and speak with one voice. Comrade Emelieze who gave the charge in a statement, kicked against the stand of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) president, Tommy Etim Okon on the planned two- day Read More

Breaking: Heavy protest in Ibadan over high cost of living

February 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

A group of protesters in their hundreds on Monday staged a peaceful demonstration in the city of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, calling on President Bola Tinubu to address the issues of insecurity and economic hardship being faced by the people. The protesters, who are mostly youths, said they are fed up with the current state of affairs in Nigeria Read More

Breaking: NLC announces nationwide protest

February 16, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two-day nationwide mass protest for February 27 and 28, 2024, over biting economic hardship being faced by Nigerians. NLC president, Comrade Joe Ajaero, stated this at the Labour House headquarters of the Labour movement in Abuja, at a press conference on Friday. He said the decision was made to Read More

Protest rocks Abuja over Nurses’ new certificate verification guidelines

February 12, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Abuja chapter, have commenced a protest against the new verification certification guidelines released by the Nigeria and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). The protest was carried out at the NMCN’s office in Abuja on Monday. The nurses and midwives were singing and displaying placards around the premises. Read More

Hunger: Like Niger, Kano, youth launch protest in Osun

February 9, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Youths in Osun State have staged a peaceful march in protest of the high cost of goods and services and the rising cost of living in the country. The youths who were led in protest by leaders of civil societies organisations in the state on Friday in Osogbo also used the protest to call on the federal and state governments Read More

Happening now: Protest rocks Minna [VIDEO]

February 5, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Residents of Minna, the Niger State capital, on Monday, took to the streets to protest the rising cost of living. The demonstrators obstructed traffic on major roads in the Minna metropolis to register their grievances against the growing hardship in the country. Efforts by the police to control the crowd almost resulted in violence as protesters asked police to leave, Read More

Protest rocks Nasarawa over Supreme Court’s verdict on governorship election

January 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Some aggrieved supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, have completely blocked Lafia-Jos Road following the Supreme Court’s judgment affirming the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule. The protesters burn tires in front of the state secretariat of the party, thus barricading the road. The protest has forced motorists to use alternative routes within Lafia, Read More

FUTA postpones resumption indefinitely as students protest fee hike

January 15, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has postponed indefinitely the resumption of students for the 2023–2024 academic year. This is just as students, under the auspices of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Ondo Axis, on Monday protested the proposed hike in fees by the institution. The management, in a statement by the Director, Corporate Read More

Kano governorship election: APC’s legal team berates NNPP’s 200 volunteer lawyers 

December 7, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

  The legal team representing Kano All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing governorship election petition has condemned the actions of 200 self-proclaimed and volunteer lawyers affiliated with Abba Kabir Yusuf. At a press conference in Kano, Barrister Hadiza Nasir Ahmad, a member of the APC legal team, along with Barrister Mustapha Idris, said the lawyers were alleged to have Read More

UNICAL bows to pressure, suspends planned fee hike amidst students’ protest

December 5, 2023 Admin III 0

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Florence Obi, has directed that the new fees introduced by the institution be put on hold until further notice. The directive was contained in a statement issued by the university’s Registrar, Gabriel Egbe, and made available to reporters on Monday. The management of the institution had approved an adjustment in school fees after its emergency Read More

VIDEO: Students launch protest as UNICAL jerks up school fees

December 4, 2023 Admin III 0

Students of the University of Calabar( UNICAL) have taken to the street in protest against the hike of tuition fee by over 100 percent. Blueprint reports that the Management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) had over the weekend held a meeting when the decision to increase tuition fees was reached. In the statement by the University’s PRO, Mr Effiong Read More

Police reveal fresh plans on planned protest in Kano

November 25, 2023 Musa Mohammed 0

The police command in Kano has cautioned against the planned protest by the All Progressives Congress, APC and the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP. Hussaini Gumel, the state Commissioner of Police, said this when he spoke in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Kano. Mr Gumel said that already the command had embarked on Read More

Protest rocks Kano over governorship election controversy [PICTURES]

November 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Some residents took to the streets of Kano on Wednesday following the controversial Certified True Copy (CTC) of Appeal Court judgement on Kano state governorship election, which affirmed the victory of Abba Kabiru Yusuf as duly elected Governor of the state. This is just as the security operatives wasted no time in dispersing the protesters and ensured that the peace Read More

NUPENG speaks on tanker drivers’ planned protest

November 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has dismissed insinuations of planned protest by members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), branch of the Union, urging the public to disregard such news and not to panic. In a statement by its General-Secretary, Afolabi Olawale, NUPENG described the move as a rumour and that it is the handiwork of Read More

Another fuel scarcity looms as tanker drivers launch protest, issue fresh threat

November 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Some part of the country may face imminent fuel scarcity following the threat by the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) to down tool, protest and exit its umbrella body, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). Specifically, they are calling for the resignation of NUPENG President Williams Akporeha, and General-Secretary Afoloabi Olawale’s resignation. Gbenga Olawale, an ex-officio of Read More

Garaku protest, 14 years after

November 15, 2023 Nasiru Abubakar 0

It is now 14 years since the Garaku 2009 protest which led to the death of some citizens in Garaku, Nasarawa state. On that fateful day youths across Garaku town organised a peaceful protest in an effort to avert the carnage on their roads orchestrated by over-speeding vehicles within Garaku metropolis. The protest was aimed at drawing the attention of Read More

Ajaero: PSI demands prosecution of perpetrators 

November 7, 2023 Moses John 0

  Public Services International (PSI), a global trade union federation, has condemned the assault on  President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Joe Ajaero, and other trade union leaders by  the police during a protest by workers in Imo state. Ajaero was allegedly assaulted by men of the Imo state police command while leading a demonstration over violation of the rights of workers Read More

Oyo assembly workers embark on indefinite strike over financial autonomy

October 31, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

  Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) in Oyo state House of Assembly Monday embarked on indefinite strike. The striking workers shut all the gates leading to the state House of Assembly complex with placards and inscription on their demands.  The Oyo state chairman of PASAN, Mr. Yemi Alade, while speaking with journalists declared that the strike was indefinite. Read More

Shutdown as NLC declares massive strike, protest in Imo

October 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared strike and street protest against Imo state government, starting from November 1, 2023. Workers from all affiliate unions of the congress are expected to be on the streets to press home their grievances over alleged non-payment of salaries and other unfair labour treatment against workers in the state. NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, Read More