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Policemen have forcefully dispersed protesting members of Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN and National Conscience Party, NCP, at Ojuelegba and arrested several of them.

The protest was against the recent increase in fuel price and electricity tariff.

It was reported earlier that a similar protest also held in Osun, Ondo, Oyo and Ogun states, on Tuesday.

Where dozens of tertiary institutions’ students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) , Zone D, are protested in lowkey in Lagos over hike in electricity tariff and petrol price in the country.

Recall that On Wednesday, September 2, the Federal Government through the Petroleum Pricing Marketing Company (PPMC) increased the ex-depot price of petrol from N138 to N151.56 per litre, forcing marketers to increase pump price from N148 to N162 per litre.

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Also on September 1, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directed the various electricity distribution companies in the country to begin the implementation of the new electricity tariff regime which will see Nigerians paying more for electricity.

Details later…

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