Destruction and fuel shortage after deadly Colombia tax reform clashes
05 May 2021 | 10:51 am
Burnt buildings, a vandalised police station. These are some of the scenes in Cali following deadly demonstrations against against a proposed government tax reform. Long lines of motorists and people with jerrycans have formed outside petrol stations due to a fuel shortage.
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Colombian President Gustavo Petro has had to backtrack on his claim that four Indigenous children — missing for more than two weeks after a plane crash — had been found alive in the Amazon.
People in Nigeria have been rushing to buy fuel amid soaring prices since the country's new president, Bola Tinubu, announced the end of subsidies. Nigeria's state oil company says it was spending over 800 million dollars each month on the subsidy.
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has defended his decision to stop fuel subsidies after the end of June and asked for patience. This comes at a time when Nigerians are already struggling to cope with record unemployment and poverty and inflation has hit an 18-year high.
Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu has told the country that ending a long-standing fuel subsidy was a painful necessity. But the knock-on effects of the move are having a great impact on Nigerians' everyday lives.
As big energy companies make record profits and expand production of climate-wrecking fossil fuels, activists are appealing directly to shareholders to demand rapid emission cuts.
Nigeria's fuel subsidy kept petrol prices low but also drained billions from government coffers. Now it has been removed, small businesses - which largely rely on generators - are feeling the squeeze.
Authorities said the children who spent more than 40 days in the Amazon jungle after a plane crash in early May are doing well now. They appeared emaciated in photos taken shortly after they were found.
Colombian President offered condolences and pushed for more stringent urban planning to tackle seasonal flooding. Rescue operations were suspended at nightfall with more than a dozen people still missing.
The removal of fuel subsidy and subsequent increase in fuel price from about NGN180 to NGN500 in June by the current administration hit businesses and individuals across Nigeria in no small measure. But as of today, prices of fuel have taken another drastic increase from NGN500 to over NGN700. Already, NNPC filling stations across the country have adjusted and started dispensing at NGN617.
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