The Ultimatum issued by Nigeria Labour congress to the federal government in the wake of the Petrol Subsidy removal to revert to the old price of petrol or face a nationwide protest starting from Wednesday June 7th has generated reactions Joe Ajaero, the president of the labour union said that it was illegal for the federal government to flout the Appropriation Act of 2023 which makes provision for subsidy till the end of June, demanding that the old price of N185 Naira per liter for petrol must be reinstated before any negotiations can begin.
In the same vein the Union boycotted a meeting with a Federal Government delegation at the Presidential Villa over the Subsidy removal. Other Unions including the Electricity workers, under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees and the Nigeria Union of Journalists have said they will join the Nigeria Labour Congress in its planned strike over the removal of petrol subsidy.
Bayo Ononuga, the Media and publicity director of the Tinubu Shettima Campaign in a lengthy tweet accused the NLC president of playing politics and acting the script of the opposition Labour Party that are out to destabilise the young Tinubu administration. In the meantime, Joe Ajaero while faulting the hike In Petrol prices said that the prices cannot be determined by market forces without other players in the sector, and that petrol prices could reach N1,000 per Litre by December.
In another development, Hilda Baci, the Nigerian Chef who gained popularity after she cooked for 100 hours in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual, ignited a debate on social media over the weekend after a video where she appeared to be eating dog meat surfaced online The 26 year old Chef was captured in the video sitting at a table showcasing various delicacies from her home state of Akwa Ibom while eating the dog meat.
Well Animal rights activist and the president of My Dog & I group in Lagos, Jackie Idimogu reacting to the video, accused Hilda of cruelty against animals.
In other news, The Swedish Federation of Sex has proposed sex’ as a sport. Participants will engage in six hours of competition daily, with allotted time slots of approximately 45 minutes to one hour for each match or activity. So far, the championship has received applications from 20 entrants representing various countries. Winners will be determined through a combination of viewership ratings and evaluations from three panels of judges.