How To Beat The Fuel Subsidy Removal (Page 5)

Date: 02-01-2012 7:08 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- pjima at 3-01-2012 11:19 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: stephen153 on  3-01-2012 08:05 AM
i no wan laf
u dont need to laugh now hold it back not until'' you will only when a foreighn man in a suit come's to your door and knock to tell you that this house this state this country does not belong to you'' if you want to live here you will have to be our slave'' one square meal a day''a cup of water in a day''soft drink once in a month''beer once in a year'' sleep under the bridge after hard labour''then you will laugh and cry''' but this the idea to stop this mess''CAN YOU SPARE A MOMENT TO READ THIS!!!
WHEN, WHERE, HOW AND WHY. #OccupyNigeria

by Azeenarh Mohammed (@xeenarh)
(Closeted optimist, provocative writer)

The people are restless and the demands for a demonstration are loud. I am very happy to hear those calls, but once again I must call for caution. The events that took place at #EagleSquare in Abuja and other parts of the country yesterday the 2nd January 2011 only serves to buttress my point: we simply aren’t ready…YET.
What started out as a call by Dino Meleye to take down the names and details of volunteers eventually ended badly. Citizens were tear-gassed, bullied, chased, beaten & some where arrested. As I write this, some of them are still in custody. Although I am unhappy with these events, Japheth Omojuwa has pointed the glass as half full for me because the turn out was massive despite just having only 1 or 2 hours to mobilise.
But as much as we want to rush out and demonstrate, we have to do it with reason. Why not use the few days we have left to organise and prepare ourselves? Let me tell you why.

RULES GUIDING THESE PROTESTS:
A written notice shall be delivered to the police, SSS, road safety and other relevant agencies stating the intention for a peaceful protest in accordance to Chapter 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with particular reference to Sections 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40 and 41 of the CFRN which will contain the date, time, where the protest will take place (from which streets it starts and to which it will convene) and the estimated number of people expected.
We shall not stoop to the level of fighting the security forces physically, with arms, or engage them in verbal arguments. They are first of all Nigerians and we have to remember that.
Protesters will not obstruct traffic, or antagonise people going about their normal business.
With crowds, absolute control can not be achieved but we must try our best. Violence is NOT an option. I repeat, violence is not an option. Let’s not give this people a reason to turn on us. A single life is too costly-and we’ve lost too many already. We can do it peacefully and we will. We are going to rely on the educated ones among us to broker & maintain peace in case a disagreement ensures.
We will ensure that every excuse used in the past to intimidate and harass citizens are minimised and if possible, completely extinguished. Hopefully, the police, army, civil defence and co will join us shortly.
Now remember, Mr President has said he is willing to risk civil disobedience by removing subsidy. This tells us that they are ready for us. We not only have to match their resolve, we have to beat them at it.

WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE? The demand is short and simple: Return fuel subsidy until our refineries are either fixed or new ones built! My mentor Salim Malami asked me to google ‘How To Build A Refinery?’ Apparently, a refinery takes between 24-36months to build from concept to completion. This is a fact. Jamnagar Refinery located in India is the biggest refinery in the world and it took 36months to build. The question we should be asking is why isn’t our government trying to refine its crude oil? We also want the cabal found and prosecuted, the billions retrieved, and we demand transparency instead of secrecy in the oil industry.

HOW DO WE INTEND TO RETURN SUBSIDY? The ONLY logical way for us to achieve our aim of returning subsidy (apart from certain war) is IF and WHEN the entire government is ground down to a halt. Anything short of this will get us nowhere. Realistically, this can only be done with the help of organised labour. No one will be allowed to go to work: and when everyone from janitors, secretaries, accountants, human resources, gate men, personnel, to support staff, all continue to shun work at ministries, parastatals, airports etc, the government will have no option but to dialogue with us and our demand WILL remain simple from the beginning to the end: return subsidy and we return to work. I know the cynicism people feel towards organised labour and their tendency to sell out. Believe me, I feel it to. My singular consolation is that WE make labour so we will have to sit up and NOT sell out.
Now is the time when we need everyone to be on board; from organised labour, religious groups, professional institutions, unions NUJ, NURTW, ASUU, SUG, NBA, Civil societies, clubs, NGO’s, self employed individuals, to your gateman, your househelp, the owner of the store at the corner of your house, the mai-ruwa, the mai-shayi, the brick layer, the saloon owner, the groundnut hawker, the teachers, the nurses, the cab drivers & okada riders to ALL come together and stand as ONE. We must have EVERYONE involved.

WHEN WILL WE START PROTESTING? From the looks of it, FRIDAY 6th JANUARY 2012 will be the date. When it starts, no one expects government to cower immediately. Citizens are expected to use Wednesday & Thursday (4th & 5th January 2012) to make long term plans that will ensure their comfort and that of their families for about 2 weeks to a month.

I expect everyone to share this message via email, print, bbm, twitter, facebook and beyond. We need you all to recruit and engage one another. This protests can not be isolated. We will shock government with our coordination.

WHAT MESSAGE ARE WE PASSING ALONG: we are ONE, we are organised, we do NOT believe in violence, and we will persevere until fuel subsidy is returned.

WHY ARE WE DOING IT THIS WAY? Because having little 150-200 disorganised rallies will not help anyone. If every group organised their rallies & demonstrations, they would be ineffective, uncoordinated, and the security operatives will end up bullying, intimidating & arresting protesters. The rest will be lucky to flee for their safety, returning home dejected & discouraged having lost energy, time and effort. Labour is ready, willing and able to shut down the entire country. We will join them to ensure that they not only do it, but they do it right. Once again, I need to remind us all: this is not the time for ego’s, popularity, fame or fortune. Our strength lies in our unity and our planning. There will be no winners if we refuse to work together. This is not the time to be alone, or prove that you can do it on your own. ONLY IF WE ARE TOGETHER ARE WE UNBREAKABLE!

WHERE WILL WE DEMONSTRATE & PROTEST? In all 36 states of the federation + FCT. The most delicate ones are the four with state of emergencies (Plateau, Yobe, Niger & Borno) but we are doing our best to keep them involved.
(Tentatively) Protests are expected to kick off simultaneously at 10am in all states (most venue’s are yet to be finalised) and we will continue our peaceful demonstrations all over the country until the subsidy is removed.
You all asked for a chance to prove your worth, a chance to contribute your quota to your Nigeria. Well this is it…so please don’t blow it. Read, share, retweet, email, print/circulate, and orally recruit more people. If each of us recruited 10 neighbours & family members, and each of those 10 people recruited 10 more persons, we will well be on our way to taking back this country from our oppressors. No number is too much and none is too little. Emails can still be sent to [email protected] with phone numbers & location to help with easier co-ordination and to aid in faster sharing of information. “IF WE CHOOSE TO FIGHT WE MAY WIN. IF WE DON’T WE HAVE ALREADY LOST.” (Unknown)
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- pjima at 3-01-2012 11:58 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  3-01-2012 08:44 PM
WASU MUTANE AN HALICCESU DA BAKIN CIKI DA KUMA MACHIN RAI. BA ZA SU TABA YIN MURMUSHI KO MURNA BA KO DA MENENE NA FARIN CIKIN KO MURNAR YA SAMESU. KULLUM SUN DAWWAMA CIKIN BACIN RAI DA CIZON YATSA.  Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
NA WHICH KIND GRAMMAR THIS MALAM DEY SPEAK HERE'''ABEG TALK WETTIN PERSON GO UNDERSTAND''MUMU HAVE YOU CLOSE FOR TODAYS BABI ALAA BABI ALAA... AND WERE IS YOUR FELLOW MALAM AJANI''ABIH DEM DON KILL DAT ONE FOR PROTEST'' :'( :'( :'( Shocked

ABEG MAKE I GO URINATE I DEY COME....
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- BABYCHIBOY at 4-01-2012 12:52 AM (9 years ago)
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what is happen over there please can somebody tell me something who is that prophet please try your best
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- levelgee at 4-01-2012 01:13 AM (9 years ago)
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oooooh africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when????all d riches are here bt we tend t sufer
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- proly at 4-01-2012 07:04 AM (9 years ago)
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na so to funny
Posted: at 4-01-2012 07:04 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 4-01-2012 09:22 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: pjima on  3-01-2012 11:58 PM
NA WHICH KIND GRAMMAR THIS MALAM DEY SPEAK HERE'''ABEG TALK WETTIN PERSON GO UNDERSTAND''MUMU HAVE YOU CLOSE FOR TODAYS BABI ALAA BABI ALAA... AND WERE IS YOUR FELLOW MALAM AJANI''ABIH DEM DON KILL DAT ONE FOR PROTEST'' :'( :'( :'( Shocked

ABEG MAKE I GO URINATE I DEY COME....
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
onye osi
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Posted: at 4-01-2012 09:22 AM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- bgerald at 4-01-2012 10:07 AM (9 years ago)
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pls....share me urs pix.....pictuers plzzzzzz
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- olaide_ysf at 4-01-2012 10:21 AM (9 years ago)
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no be small thing 4 this fuking EGBERE JOBADMAN.
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- dan2222 at 4-01-2012 12:42 PM (9 years ago)
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we are who we are up naija
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- ajanni at 4-01-2012 02:19 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: bgerald on  4-01-2012 10:07 AM
pls....share me urs pix.....pictuers plzzzzzz

who?
Posted: at 4-01-2012 02:19 PM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- jossymark at 4-01-2012 03:38 PM (9 years ago)
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We na dey carry last.
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- thesamist at 4-01-2012 04:10 PM (9 years ago)
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naija must survive
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- ebonyswagar at 4-01-2012 05:32 PM (9 years ago)
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A̶̲̥̅♏ proud †☺ b A̶̲̥̅ 9ja citizen we still dey U̶̲̥̅̊ ε̲̣̣̣̥s wetin we have †☺ get ђã†̥ we need
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- giftmurphy at 4-01-2012 07:08 PM (9 years ago)
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 Cool Cool
Posted: at 4-01-2012 07:08 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 4-01-2012 08:44 PM (9 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 4-01-2012 08:44 PM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- cadanre at 4-01-2012 09:17 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: malvin2525 on  3-01-2012 05:44 AM
bicycle on my Mind Now I think that's The way Out, But Oga GEJ No Be So we Plan Am now?

Wetin be de plan pal? Make i hear ram>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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- pjima at 4-01-2012 09:51 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  4-01-2012 09:17 PM
Wetin be de plan pal? Make i hear ram>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
the plan is to divide nigeria into 4 nations east''southsouth''west''and north'' igbo one nation hausa one nation yoruba one nation south south one nation'' why all malam is afraid of division so they know they dwell in desert land no honey or gud thin in them''meaning useless people'' if they are not afraid then they should go there own way yoruba go their own way we stay on our own''so boko will only kill themselfs''
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- meczytimber at 4-01-2012 09:56 PM (9 years ago)
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nenerity
hahhahahahah

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- indisputable at 5-01-2012 05:42 PM (9 years ago)
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Laff don die me ooooooo
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- indisputable at 5-01-2012 05:51 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: gurusm on  4-01-2012 04:29 PM
Why waste time over split milk. Subsidy has been removed is that it has been removed. the best thing for us is to look for solution, as am about to show you one for those that owns a generator set.

You can own a fuelless generator or covert your fuel generator to work without fuel thereby making it fuelless. just go google and search for How To Couple A Fuelless And Noiseless Generator

am sure you will be amazed by what you see.

What is worrying all of us here is Bad government, we have Boko haram issue now we are faced with subsidy. may God save us from this countries leaders.
SOMETHING ON MY MINNNND..............Fuelless means of transportation, Fuelless generator.. Sounds gr8
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