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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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Oyo state order the closing of schools due to danger of the #END SARS PROTEST.

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images 63 2 Oyo state order the closing  of schools due to danger of the #END SARS PROTEST.

This is to inform all parents and guidance that there will be no school till announcement from state Government.
Also if our area is not safe, pls call the principal to make arrangement on how to pick up the students today. Thanks
School Management.

SSS 3 students should listen to news as regards the Neco exam for tomorrow’s paper. If their is no information, then they are to leave their respective homes as soon as possible.

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Protesters Launch Soro Soke Online Radio

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images 61 2 Protesters Launch Soro Soke Online Radio

‘Soro Soke’ is a Yoruba statement which means ‘Speak upThe establishment of Soro Soke radio by the #EndSARS protesters is urging everyone to speak up, air their views and grievances against any unjust systemSoro Soke radio which has gone live will also serve as a platform to report missing persons.

Soro Soke radio can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
https://s4.radio.co/s99d55c85b/listen

The protest began to fight the wrongs of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Nigerians took to social media to commend the establishment of the online radio.

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Akwa Ibom Youths Give FG Seven Days Ultimatum To Take Over Zamfara Gold

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images 60 3 Akwa Ibom Youths Give FG Seven Days Ultimatum To Take Over Zamfara Gold

The youths said at a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday said that the gold in Zamfara belonged to the Federal Government and Governor Bello Matawalle had no right to sell the gold bar to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)Leader of Young Democratic Movement, Kuseme Idiong and Speaker, South South Youth Assembly, Comrade Victor Thompson stated that proceeds from the sale of Zamfara gold should be shared among all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as is done with the oil proceeds from the Niger Delta.

Akwa Ibom Youths under the auspices of Young Democratic Movement (YDM), and South South Youth Assembly have given the Federal Government seven days ultimatum to take over the gold in Zamfara state currently controlled by the state government.

The youths said at a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday said that the gold in Zamfara belonged to the Federal Government and Governor Bello Matawalle had no right to sell the gold bar to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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Leader of Young Democratic Movement, Kuseme Idiong and Speaker, South South Youth Assembly, Comrade Victor Thompson stated that proceeds from the sale of Zamfara gold should be shared among all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as is done with the oil proceeds from the Niger Delta.


They noted that the Constitution of Nigeria stipulates that mines and minerals including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas in states are exclusively under the control of the Federal Government, and wondered why the FG has not taken over the gold in Zamfara.

They described the action of Zamfara state governor as an act of lawlessness and impunity, and called on the Executive and Legislative arm of government to rise up against it.

They stated that failure of the FG to take over the mineral resources found in Zamfara state would force them to embark on a nationwide protest and call out youths in the country to join.

The groups further demanded an upward review of the derivation funds paid to Niger Delta states saying oil-producing states were not actually paid the 13 percent.

“That both the Executive and the Legislative arm of the Federal Government should rise against this act of lawlessness and impunity from the perpetrators of the sale of Zamfara Gold.Details of both past and present gold or other mineral sales should be made public and proceeds should be shared among all the states as in the case of Oil derivatives from the Niger Delta region.

“The Federal Executive Council and the National Assembly should revisit the derivative funds formula for oil-rich Niger Delta states as oil-producing states are fed below the 13% derivation.

“Failure to upwardly review the derivative funds formula for oil-rich Niger Delta states, the Federal Government must allow Niger Delta to directly sell her oil just as the recent case of Zamfara gold bar.

“We give the Federal Government up till Saturday, October 24, 2020 to give a robust and satisfactory response to our demands else the Youths of Niger Delta shall on Tuesday, October 26, 2020 embark on a Nationwide protest drawing the attention of the international community to this terrible situation. We must warn that we will not leave the streets until our demands are met,” the group stated.

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