fuel hike

[FILES] A motorist drives into a fuel station to buy fuel at Ojodu Berger district of Lagos, on September 8, 2020. - The Nigerian government has dumped a decade-long pricing regime for petrol and electricity allowing marketers to fix prices resulting in anger and tension in the oil-rich Africa's most populous country of 200 million people. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Uncertainty over fuel price: Buhari has lost control, HURIWA says

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the climate of apprehension, anxiety, and uncertainty over the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the country.
3 years ago
[files] An attendant dispenses fuel into a vehicle's tank at a fuel station in the Maryland district of Lagos, on September 8, 2020. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

IPMAN directs members to revert to old price of N170

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members in the southeast zone to revert to the old price of N170 and N175 per litre...
3 years ago
An employee stands next to a fuel pump at a fuel station. PHOTO: REUTERS/ADNAN ABIDI

Zimbabwe increases fuel price by 150 percent

Zimbabwe on Wednesday announced a 150 percent rise in the price of fuel following the launch of a forex auction system which eroded the value of the local currency.
4 years ago
A petrol attendant serves a motorcyclist with two jerry cans attached to his motorbike at a fuel station, on January 11, 2019 in Harare. - Motorists are spending nights waiting in long queues for petrol and diesel as the country is experiencing crippling fuel shortages. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

Fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe’s two main cities Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked
6 years ago
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 14, 2018 Haitian Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant speaks on the phone during the ratification session of Ceant's general policy in Port-au-Prince. The Haitian senate on September 15, 2018 approved the new government's general polices, a necessary first step before it can begin functioning, two months after the last premier was forced to resign after attempting to impose unpopular austerity measures. / AFP PHOTO / Pierre Michel JEAN

After marathon session, Haiti lawmakers back new government

Lawmakers at Haiti’s lower house voted in favor of the new government in the early hours of Sunday after a marathon session lasting more than 10 hours. New prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant,
6 years ago
Barricades placed by demonstrators are seen on the streets of Petion Ville, in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on July 6, 2018, to protest against the increase in fuel prices. The Haitian government announced a significant increase in fuel prices on Friday, July 6, 2018. The Ministries of Economy, Finance, Trade and Industry decided to increase gas prices by 38 percent, diesel by 47 percent, and kerosene by 51 percent starting on Saturday, July 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

Haiti government asks for patience amid fuel price protests

Haiti’s prime minister on Saturday called for patience from residents of the Caribbean nation amid deadly protests over an unpopular fuel price rise. At least one person has died there in the
6 years ago