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Derniers articles :
Firing of Anti-Corruption Czar Won’t Fix Agency - Human Rights Watch - 23 November 2011
Civil society groups condemn renewed threat to demolish Port Harcourt waterfront Communities - Social Action - 27 January 2010
Memorandum on the Petroleum Industry Bill 2009 Submitted to the House of Representatives - 28 juillet 2009
L’industrie pétrolière a apporté la pauvreté et la pollution au delta du Niger - Amnesty International - 30 juin 2009
Oil industry has brought poverty and pollution to Niger Delta - Amnesty International - 30 June 2009
NLC Supports Amnesty - Nigeria Labour Congress - NLC - 28 June 2009
Why We Are Resuming Rallies and Mass Protest - Nigeria Labour Congress - NLC - 14 June 2009
Abusers Reign at Midterm - Human Rights Watch - 7 June 2009
On-Going Protests By The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Civil Society Organisations - Trade Union Congress of Nigeria - TUC - 18 mai 2009
La proposition d’interdiction des unions homosexuelles est une attaque contre les droits humains - Amnesty International - 28 janvier 2009
Nigeria’s proposed ban on same-sex partnerships an assault on human rights - Amnesty International - 28 January 2009
Arbitrary Killings by Security Forces in Jos - Human Rights Watch - 19 December 2008
Voir également :
Travail - Emploi - Syndicalisme : Afrique : insécurité, troubles politiques et conflits armés à l’origine de violations des droits syndicaux
Travail - Emploi - Syndicalisme : Africa: Insecurity, political unrest and armed conflict at the root of trade union rights violations
VIH - SIDA : Visite de M. François Fillon au Cameroun et au Nigeria
Habitat : Forced evictions reach crisis levels
Habitat : Les expulsions forcées atteignent un niveau critique
Environnement - lutte contre le changement climatique : Resolution of FoEI Conference on Climate Change
Habitat : A Joint Appeal to African Ministers on urban housing
Lutte contre l’impunité : Will This End Impunity In West Africa?
Multinationales - Pillage des ressources : Sao Tomé et Nigeria : Une enquête révèle un manque de transparence et des fautes graves dans la concession des blocs pétroliers
Multinationales - Pillage des ressources : São Tomé and Nigeria: Inquiry finds lack of transparency and serious flaws in oil licensing round
Habitat : Les expulsions forcées : un scandale en termes de droits humains
Habitat : Forced evictions are a human rights scandal
Afrique de l’Ouest : New african gas pipeline worries civil society
Droits Humains - Démocratie : Halte à la destabilisation des Institutions de l’Union Africaine et de la CEDEAO par le Président Olusegun Obansanjo
Travail - Emploi - Syndicalisme : Déclaration commune du Congrès du travail du Nigeria (NLC), de la Confédération des syndicats sud-africains (COSATU) et du Congrès des syndicats du Ghana (TUC)
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Environmental Rights Action - Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA) :
Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) :
African Network for Environment and Economic Justice :
Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights in Nigeria (CDWRN) :
Remember Saro-Wiwa :
BAOBAB For Women’s Human Rights :
Nigeria Social Forum :
Niger Delta Citizens and Budget Platform :
Social Action :
Dernier(s) document(s) :
Beyond Amnesty: Citizens Report on State and Local Government Budgets in the Niger Delta, 2009 - Published for Niger Delta Citizens and Budget Platform by Social Action - 13 January 2010 (PDF - 3.1 Mb)
Leaving The Debt: Nigeria’s External Borrowing And The Call For Moratorium - Social Action Briefing - 20 October 2009 (PDF - 354.3 kb)
Flames of Hell: Gas flaring in the Niger Delta - By Social Action - 21 August 2009 (PDF - 4.6 Mb)
Nigeria: Petroleum, Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta - By Amnesty International - 30 June 2009 (PDF - 791.2 kb)
The Human Rights Impact of Local Government Corruption and Mismanagement in Rivers State, Nigeria - A report by Human Rights Watch - 31 January 2007 (PDF - 1 Mb)
Fuelling the Niger Delta Crisis - Africa Report by International Crisis Group - 28 September 2006 (PDF - 1.3 Mb)
The Shell Report: Continuing Abuses-10 Years After Ken Saro-Wiwa - by Environmental Rights Action (ERA)/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) - 8 November 2005 (PDF - 2.4 Mb)
Violence in Nigeria’s Oil Rich Rivers State in 2004 - A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper - February 2005 (PDF - 258.3 kb)
CDWR Calls for Significant Reduction in Prices of Petroleum Products
29 January 2009
Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights in Nigeria (CDWRN) - http://www.nigeriasolidarity.org
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) considers the removal of N5 from the pump price of petrol, which hitherto was N70, as insulting tokenism. The poor working masses of Nigeria, whose appalling living conditions, caused by anti-poor neo-liberal programmes, have been worsened by the global economic meltdown, deserve much more than this marginal reduction.
Besides petrol, the government must also significantly reduce the prices of other petroleum products like diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel and black oil.
With the global economic meltdown, the landing costs of the refined products have significantly come down. By our estimate the price of petrol for instance should not be more than N50 per litre.
However, besides the need for reduction on the basis of market dictate, fuels are essential to the social welfare of Nigerians and industrial use. Therefore fuel must be made affordable as both stimulus for economic activities and cushion in the face of rampaging economic crisis.
Anyway, it is rather unfortunate that Nigeria, a major oil producing country, has to rely on importation of fuel for its domestic use. This is as a result of the successive irresponsible governments which have refused to build adequate refineries despite the huge revenue at their disposal particularly in the last 9 years.
The crude oil price had skyrocketed from less than $20 in 1999 to the all-time high of $147 in July 2008. While this oil windfall lasted its fruits were not enjoyed by the poor masses in term of improved standard of living and social services like education, health care, etc. Whatâ€™s more, the state of infrastructure got worse in the same period. Rather sadly Nigerians were made to pay more for fuel at home while the politicians and business associates smiled as they filled their bank accounts with nationâ€™s oil revenue.
In the face of pervasive inefficiency and inadequacy of public power supply, the shameless governments at all levels have budgeted huge amount of public funds on fuel to run their generators both at home and offices in addition to the jumbo pay package they have awarded to themselves . The vast majority of Nigerians who do not have access to public funds, either allocated or stolen, must not be singled out to suffer for the irresponsibility of the governments.
We therefore demand significant reduction in the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel, black oil and other petroleum products essential for domestic and industrial use. We also call on government to meet the demand of Labour for a new minimum wage of N52, 200. The labour and pro-masses organizations should however prepare to struggle to achieve these demands.
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