Market women protest poor power supply in Onitsha

Petty traders, mostly women, have staged a protest round the streets of Awada to Ogidi, near Onitsha in Anambra, against epileptic power supply and exorbitant billing. The protesters displayed placards such as “We are in total blackout, help us”; “We pay high bills still no light,” and “Estimated billing system must stop,” among others. Speaking……

#OccupyFCT Rally to Hold Tomorrow

In the face of what has been termed as the ‘declining standards’ of the Federal capital;l Territory (FCT), there will be a peaceful protest held tomorrow at the capital. The tenure of Alhaji Mohammed M. Bello as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been marred by an increase in violent crimes such as……

Demonstrators protest deportation of Afghan asylum seekers in Helsinki

Hundreds of protesters on Tuesday assembled downtown in Helsinki to protest forced return of Afghan asylum seekers, local media reported. The protest was the continuation of a demonstration held on Monday at Helsinki Airport to oppose the latest flight, which was transporting 10 rejected Afghan asylum seekers from Helsinki to Kabul. The local media said……

Protesters give Senate 3 days to recall Ndume

Some persons protesting the suspension of Sen. Ali Ndume by the Senate on Tuesday gave the upper legislative chamber three days to recall him or face difficult times. The protesters, who included some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), barricaded the main entrance to the National Assembly as early as 800 a.m., chorusing pro-Ndume songs. They displayed……

Ndume: Protest rocks National Assembly

Hundreds of protesters are currently at the entrance to the National Assembly, challenging the suspension of the immediate-past Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume. The protesters who converged on the gate as early as 9am, have blocked the major access route, leading to the National Assembly complex. Lawmakers and other legislative aides, have now resorted to…

Protests begin, foreign pressure mounts on Venezuela’s Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition protests began and foreign pressure mounted on Friday over a court takeover of Congress that many viewed as a lurch into dictatorship by a leftist government grappling with a plunge in popularity. “We will not accept usurpation by the Supreme Court”, said a student group in Caracas marching to the nation’s top tribunal……

2,000 LG workers protest sack by Imo Govt. at NLC secretariat

No fewer than 2,000 local government workers in Imo on Monday staged a protest against their sack by the state government at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Secretariat in Owerri. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected workers from the 27 local government councils of the state, wore black attires and carried……

Over 600 people detained after largest Moscow protest

Over 600 people, including opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, have been detained by Russian police for participating in an unsanctioned rally in central Moscow at the weekend, the report said. Navalny was detained as soon as he emerged from the underground to lead the rally. “He was expected to be remanded in custody for 15 days……

PHOTOS: Arik Air Staff Protest Against Aviation Union

Angry staff of the embattled aviation line, Arik Airlines have stormed the airline’s headquarter in Lagos. Angry protesting staff and members of the of Aviation unions stormed the airline’s headquarter to demand the cancellation of the move to reinstate union. The staff in a counter protest denounced the aviation union which has put the airline……

Security heightened at National Assembly as hundreds protest herdsmen killings

Hundreds of protesters have stormed the entrance of National Assembly complex in Abuja. They are protesting the continuous killing of indigenes of Benue State by herdsmen. About 10 persons were killed by susppected herdsmen in the state last weekend. The incident saw Governor Samuel Orton issue a 48-hour ultimatum on Fulani herdsmen to leave Tombo-Mbalagh…

N-Power: Lagos applicants protest non-payment, delay in deployment

No fewer than 500 successful applicants of the Federal Government’s N-POWER scheme in Lagos on Tuesday stormed the State House of Assembly, seeking intervention on their deployment and payment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that youths who applied to be captured in the scheme had earlier staged a protest at the Assembly premises……