BN Exclusive: Nigeria Fuel Subsidy Removal – The Photos You Must See!

The removal of the fuel subsidy by the Nigerian Federal Government is affecting (almost) each and every Nigerian. We say almost because while majority of Nigerians will struggle to meet ends meet with this 100%+ increase in fuel prices, our politicians continue to live decadent lifestyles as evidenced by the 2012 budget. For example,
477 Million Naira was set aside for grocery shopping and “catering materials supplies” for the President’s office.
293 Million Naira to provide “refreshment and meals” for the president’s comfort at his home and office.
…and the list goes on. Click HERE for a breakdown.

In our opinion, if our leaders want Nigerians to embrace austerity measures, they will need to tow the same line.

On Monday 2nd of January 2012, though the day was officially a public holiday, it was chaotic in most states and one can only imagine what will happen today as Nigerians return to work and school after the Christmas/New Year’s holiday.

According to a report published by Punch Newspaper, “In Lagos, commuters were stranded at various motor parks and bus stops following fare hike by transporters in the wake of fuel subsidy removal.

The situation was not different in Abuja as transport fares skyrocketted, with motorists and commuters lamented the situation.

In Kwara State, price increases have already started taking effect, based on reports by the News Agency of Nigeria correspondents – “Fares from Post-Office to Kwarapoly were increased from N50 to N100; Ilorin to Abuja ranged between N3,500 and N4,000 for buses and N5,000 for cars as against the old N2,000 rate. Ilorin to Lagos went for N5,000 instead of the old rate of N1,600

So far, the presidency is sticking to their decision despite an impending labour strike in the country. According to news reports via the Vanguard Newspaper today, “President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday set up a committee, headed by a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, to meet with organised labour and other stakeholders with a view to resolving issues that may arise from the controversy.

Jonathan also appointed Dr. Christopher Kolade as Chairman of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme Board, SREPB, which is to oversee and ensure the effective and timely implementation of projects to be funded with savings accruing to the Federal Government from the removal with Major-General Mamman Kontagora, rtd, as deputy chairman.

In any case, Nigerians are angry yet optimistic as illustrated by the mix of humorous and “citizen journalist” photos that have gone viral via twitter and BlackBerry Messenger over the last few hours.

BN has put together a compilation of the best that we have seen so far.

Special Thanks to everyone who took these photos! In the midst of adversity, the Nigerian spirit never dies.

Divine Intervention

Innovation

Security Protocol

Alternative Transportation

Shock

The New P

The Inside Story?

Protests

Bitter Reality!

123 Comments on BN Exclusive: Nigeria Fuel Subsidy Removal – The Photos You Must See!
  • Lagos Boy January 3, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Suffering and Smiling….

    • MissKhadiva January 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

      My thought exactly…You raped my mind.

    • cdot January 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

      my broda, no more smiling oo! na only suffering still remain

    • somebodi January 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      This is what happens when we worship the white man and listen to IMF

    • Toriola January 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Yup. They will gba kamu in a few days and leave all to God as usual.

    • Ujumama January 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Hahahahaha, the funniest is the one with the witch transportation!

  • Omoge wa gba petrol January 3, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Am dying here, not funny but hey. We got a long way to go mehn. God please intercede.
    http://holiya.tumblr.com

  • DnA January 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I think this is one of the problems Nigerians have. We love smilingg even in the face of the most bizzare cruelties by our government. If this was somewhere in the Arab world, someone would have lit himself on fire in protest and the video would’a been sent to all the international news agencies. Demonstrators were arrested yesterday for exercising their constitutional rights and it was said that were going to be charged with treason. Treason!!!???? Punishable by death o!
    They’ve taken our livelihood, then our freedom. Let’s fight for our lives.

    • Enwongo Cleopas January 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      lit himself on fire?lol nigerians can’t do that na. you sef you no fit do am.

    • Mo January 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      You will be surprised that those charging treason do not even know its definition…bet you a 1000 bucks…lol

  • rogotigi January 3, 2012 at 7:40 am

    This most recent ‘developmnt’ is vry pathetic and worrisome. I lyk the fact that Nigerians are vry humorous though. (lol @the pictures)
    But, on a serious note, we need to pray for our country now more than ever before. II Chronicles 7:14

  • kerry January 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Ckassic Pics… Love Nigerians and the humour behind our sad reality.

  • True January 3, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Fela.. said it all.. Suffering and Smiling.. God dey ooo!
    Pictures are very hilarious.. thanks BN…

  • TOSin oye January 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

    very hilarious but sad…things are getting harder

  • Dablissful January 3, 2012 at 8:07 am

    God come and take contro on dis petro comotion,baba show us ur mercy.

  • Hauwa January 3, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Suffering and in the real sense NO smiling. I love the 9ja spirit but we have to stop climbing when pushed to the wall.

  • @chocgirl_vivi January 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

    hillariousness!!!!

  • Ngozi January 3, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Nigerians and their resilience!

  • uray January 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Lmao! Hilarious..nigerians hv a wonderful sense of humour no matter wat they r passing through. I just feel bad for those who are stranded in their villages. Wat a horrible way to start d year!

  • rawu January 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

    jonathan has shown himself to be an ingrate!

  • T T January 3, 2012 at 8:45 am

    laff wan kill mi die! we nigerians are really humourous people…we always find a way of dousing the tension with our humour! nija for life o!!!

  • kiki January 3, 2012 at 8:46 am

    i thought they said their wont be fuel scarcity….

  • Mike January 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

    On a real tho,these pictures are absolutely hilarious.

  • tobi January 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Typical nigerian behaviour!

  • Dr B January 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Lwkmh…dat’s d 9ja spirit!

  • 1960chick January 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

    As Fela said suffering and smiling…Nigerian’s see the humour in every situation regardless how bad…God dey…But this one God no go come down fight am for us…we gotta make the powers that be know they can’t and shouldn’t keep pushing us around.

    http://www.that1960chick.com

  • H.A.W January 3, 2012 at 9:06 am

    NAwa

  • babe January 3, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Ds has 2 stop, the Federal Government plans to spend N1.7bn on fuelling official vehicles in 2012. tym 2 #occupynigeria

  • dammybaby January 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

    it is welllll *deep sigh*

  • MyView January 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Lol!

  • imisi January 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

    …one thing i sure of is …we will survive one way some how! “a yoruba proverbs says and i interprete: if it gets so hard dt yam has to be pounded inside a groundnut pod and stew made on a leaf;he dat would eat to satisfaction would be satisfied anyways”

  • Sommie January 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

    heard a man’s car was snatched at gunpoint at gbagada & he was shouting ‘My fuel!’ lol

  • Omolabake Giwa January 3, 2012 at 9:51 am

    God help us!

  • pynk January 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

    wondering the benefits of showing up to work now.

  • judith January 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

    This is the problem with Nigerians, we take evrytin as jokes! That’s more than 100 % increment and we are still laughjng! Its a joke now until d reality will dawn on us then oju wa a la!

  • kerry January 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Nigerian Government should employ this expatriates to sniff out Boko haram and their bombs

    http://africanspotlight.com/2012/01/tanzania-trained-giant-rats-sniff-out-land-mines-and-tb/

  • nkeiru January 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

    God have mercy!

  • olamidet January 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

    i love Nigerians for this in the face of this hardship they still see the humor, Jesus please come to our aid,its is well bcos this too shall pass

    • Me January 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      Only a Nigerian would celebrate cowardice disguised as humor.

    • Toriola January 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Hahhahha. An this is what’s ruining that country. Y all would rather go in masses and clogg up Lagos ibadan express way in the name of redeem camp or go and clogg winners chapel instead of confront ur issues. This too shall passs was all that was said when they killed Muritala cos the dollar was 1.5 to a Nara and they wanted him dead

  • cinderella January 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    “One day in Nigeria, the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich”

    • Sanmi January 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Where ‘ll you be then. Among the poor eating the rich, or among the rich been eaten up. Did your God tell you that?

  • Fashionista January 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

    LWKMD!!!!! Omoge wa gba petrol!!! rotflmaooooo

  • tarry January 3, 2012 at 10:57 am

    na wa for jona or jonny abi waitin b him name

  • Adeniyi Abiodun January 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I planned ahead by buying a fuel saving tool here in lagos from Pareto Energy Systems. A girl called Teme sold it to me for 300k. i have been using it for 3 months now and my costs are down 30%. Mikano are also selling a similar tool.

    Check out http://www.paretoenergysystems.com

    It works. Wont save you double but 30% is not bad.

  • kerry January 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Girl: Sweetheart, pls take me to somewhere expensive this weekend.
    Boy: Okay, Let’s go to the filling station.

  • naijalove January 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    how can this fool of a president spend £4 million a year on food alone but President obama only earns £500,000 a year!!!!!!!!!! may god be with us but in true fact action is needed as well!!!!!

  • naijalove January 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    sorry i meant $500,000 a year

  • Austin canton January 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Nigerians needs to be flog by some means before they can wake up, Mr president has just done for them in the new as a wake call for sleeping to long. As you collectively vote him into power so you can collectively vote No to your hardship or else you are doom.

  • Jay January 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    suffering and smiling…(old)
    enjoying and suffering(new)
    Nigerians are not Smiling….. in response to Kerry’s contribution..
    New chat up lines: Babe, I drive on full tank..steady, on a hot day ac is confirmed. Oh u have your own car?….cool…. Wa gba Petrol!

    • kerry January 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      nice1… Guess every girl needs a boy that works with an oil and gas company… even if na filling station.

  • Jay January 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    ooops #Enjoying and frowning (new)

  • omotola January 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    THE REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY REMINDS ME OF “BOLA AJIBOLA WORD 3YRS AGO AND I QUOTE
    the moment people are so selfish, so selfcentered and conked about grabbing all the money into their own purse to the detriment of the public at large, there will be nothing but mismanagement and poor governance”
    this is the basis of our current situation in nigeria.
    AN IT ALL ABOUT SELFISHNESS

    i say capital NO TO FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL……………

  • diesenchanted January 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    smone jst sent me a thot provoking BC, stating the obviuos that we always choose to act like cowards and laff in midst of our unbearable problems (we give ourselves too much honor to call that resilience)!
    When would we stop laffing and stand up to say ‘NO’? Even tho the BC i received was meant to incite us to anger and action i doubt that the wave of protests wld ever swell beyond wat we r seeing, in another day or 2 greed, selfishness and selfpreservation would kick in and we would return to status quo! my heart bleeds for my peers and for dis country!

  • Austin canton January 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Nigerians are suffering from intellectual and spiritual indolent, which make them to lazy to take the bull by the horn. It is the results of our action that gives our leaders the privilege to decides on any matters without any general public consultation on the right way to apply policies that will not cause so devastation on public interest. They are working for the people not people working for them.

  • Biola January 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Bella you made me laugh so much with this post i fell off my chair at work laughin and all my oyibo co workers are staring at me like am crazy. Am in tears laughing. Let me log off quick – cos they wont understand. Chei – am chocking with laughter. see the one with padlocks all over the gas tank.

  • cathy January 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    i love the naija spirit, but this fuel subsidy removal thing ehn! i am yet to understand it oh

  • chinonyyy January 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    i laugh…..in pidgin, english, Igbo and latin….OMG!! naija!!! it is well o!!if we all join our heads together things will work in this Nation….We are awesomely blest!! All i know is in 2012 Nigerians must enjoy..Enuf of the suffering and humiliations..God Forbid!!!that people will keep begging for bread, young people will stay unemployed, the poor will keep narshing their teeth..I reject that for Nigeria…

    • thanks for your optimism January 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      I agree. Oya engineers and scientists and mechanics, please start devising alternate means of transportation. WE can do it! Naija no go ever carry last.

  • stella.m.w. January 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    all i can say is that this is the right move at the wrong time.there;s too much tension and unease.xmas just ended and pple spent a lot.dey shud hv waited for sometime b4 implementing it.

  • GANEEYU TAOFEEK TAOGALLY January 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Infact Mr President concider us about this petroleum issue for Godsake…..remember that someone is there before you and sooner or later another person will be there…what u today is a story for tommorrow …….

  • Oshobukola O. O January 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Is this part of economic melt down or another version ‘economic destruction’?, why are they driving the masses deep into POVERTY. Having fuel as the major source of income for this country is a problem and is terrible. Removal of subsidy should come with immediate increase in minimum wage for the masses to meet up with the acceptable standard of living. May God Help us o!

  • Darlington January 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    It’s a disgrace non of the guys that commented has the ability to comperhend the exact meaning of the removal of subsidy in Nigeria. Come on guys, lets learn…… Statistics has shown that only about 6.5% of Nigerian are truelly rich and out of the figure, about 5% got their wealth through criminal deals with petroleum products. Oil magnets embark on importation of fuel and quoting outrageuos figures and making government pay excess money in form of subsidy.For instance, capital oil telling us that he imported 200,000 litre of fuel and government paying him the subsidised amount, however, the actual amount he imported was 10,000 litres. this is exactly what they do on a dairly basis, creating problems for the people and government. Have you ever asked yourself why our refineries are not working? Think about it and stop making noise! Goodluck is right to remove the subsidy. Everything will normalise soon and we will appreciate him. Don’t join the rascals that has sold their rights to this oil magnets in critising the president. Good luck to you all. Remember, no developed country in the world pays fuel subsidy for its nation, find out and you will be amazed.They criminals, will be forced to look inwards and that will bring jobs and infrastracture in oil and gas including privatization of refineries and building of new ones. Remember, there is going to be strict competetion amongs importers which will lead to reduction in prices. Finally, watch out as the money removed from the subsidy will be used to the benefit of the masses. Wishing you all the best in our time of need.

    • lizzie January 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

      So are you trying to tell us that the dubious amounts couldn’t be verified? Didn’t the oil pass through our ports? when will we learn to tackle problems from the roots? This is absolute crap, they could have solved the problem of paying more cos subsidised petroleum is all we have gotten from our so called leaders since i was born. No other rights and privileges are enjoyed by citizens of the country.

  • gift maduka January 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    the race has just begun rather than lamenting we should all learn to live with it this nigeria moreso i think we get serious praying for this nation

  • big brother January 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    NA WA O!

  • yemi January 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Am still laughing…trying to get hold of my self. Nigerians will always find a humour side to any situation.Well in as much the pictures are hilarious, good to ease tension,we should not forget this is a serious issue.The subsidy removal came at the wrong time. So many issues are still left unattended,then the govt came up with this! is it suppose to be a new year gift or what?Please Nigerians this is a time for serious protesting!

  • Jay January 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    something I came across….in relation to the suffering and smiling syndrome… focus on Lugard’s thots.
    http://efemenaoreoluwa.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-lord-lugard-and-mahatma-ghandi.html

  • LETS BE SERIOUS FELLOW NIGERIANS January 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Lets talk about our dear country, if we all need to pay a price to salvage our nation, I dont have any problem, it is not convenient but, that is why it is a sacrifice.

    My major issue is why is it that only the poor masses are to make this sacrifice? Jonathan, Ministers, members of houses of assembly, governors, commissioners etc. who are slealing money are not going to be part of this because they dont buy fuel for their cars and generators the tax payer money is used for that.

    My recommendation is that They should release 30% of their monthly ALLOWANCES AND SALARIES as their own contribution, then we will all understand that they are serious.

    In advance countries like US and others, their policies are geared towards making the RICH to pay and protect thr poor masses to correct the imbalances in the system but reverse is the case in Nigeria. Sanusi of CBN equally confessed this as noted by Falana during one of their outing that he-Sanusi could not remember the last time he spent his money to buy fuel.

    Let us demand that they should show us good example by cutting their monthly large income to support the course…………….
    Thanks.

  • Me January 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    When are you going to stop laughing your future away?

  • Olulu January 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    This poem is not my idea,
    after all Islamic banking was not a certain governor’s idea,
    neither is a 6years single term agenda for elected rulers the Number one man’s idea.

    I come with a message of hope for u today,
    worry not about fuel subsidy, or unemployment,
    and fear not the boko haram or boko malu,
    just eat cassava bread, it will solve all your problems.
    But if u eat it, and all the problem have not disappeared,
    please accuse me not of falsehood,
    advertising cassava bread was not my idea,
    I got it from the chief chef of the federation.

    They say they will spend close to a billion on security,
    yet they also say we should be prepared to live with the burden of destruction and insecurity.
    People are shouting, and asking why such insensitivity?
    But we fail to realize that protecting us was not their idea of security.

    Boko Haram was busy bombing churches on Christmas day
    and a certain man we are supposed to trust with our lives was dancing away,
    and people are accusing him of being insensitive,
    well, I don’t blame him, after all, him becoming a ruler, was not his idea.

    Fuel is now gold,
    and owning a car is fast becoming a luxury,
    yet they say removal of fuel subsidy is for our benefit,
    and that it will lead to development.
    But we have heard that story before,
    and have come to know that doing things for the citizen’s benefit, is never their idea.

    There is unemployment and poverty in the land,
    good roads are now a mirage,
    and its abnormal to have regular electricity,
    and to top it all, removal of subsidy increased the already high cost of living.
    yet our so called leaders are busy lining their pockets with public funds,
    claiming its for our collective good.
    Well, I don’t blame them,
    after all, we voted them there,
    and they are showing us that serving us is not their idea of leadership.

    We should not continue to look and hope things will change,
    we have to initiate the change,
    for the elected ones are clueless, greedy, selfish and unwilling to help us,
    and it’s said, Heaven help those who help themselves.
    This is all I have to say,
    I will leave the rest for another day,
    but please note,
    this poem is also not my idea.

    by Olulu
    2012 and beyond

  • Toriola January 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Continue to laugh and find humor in things that will leave ur kids uneducated and unemployable in a few yrs. no wonder they ranked you guys as the happiest in the world. Your leaders would be stupid to not take advantage of u lots.

  • ARINZE UDEZE January 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    this is the problem we ar alwaz laughing.

  • JOBS IN NIGERIA January 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Dat is naija for u,we will all make a joke of the issue adjust to d situation and move on,d cant break us,dates d spirit of naija.

    • kerry January 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

      dont u think we should bind that spirit bcos it has not served us well…

  • princesszee January 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Too bad! I know our voices wld not be heard

  • miller January 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Badluck Jonathan [because Goodluck is no longer appropriate] has to be the worst president in the history of Nigeria, the same goes for his cabinet….

  • Lol January 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    The ppl in the pictures all have serious faces so i cannot see if they are serious or they are being funny, and thats what makes the photos even more funny. Their facial expressions. They should send all these photos to goodluck

  • FEMI A.A. January 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Too many guys ruining show for this Nation,few good but plenty narrow minded advisers. The remote operators decide the program for errand boy who has no option-the senior broadcaster inside rock…. While not remove subsidy gradually without much effect on your people….Resign brother, if they are too powerful for you to control with all your executive power….

  • Onyx January 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I see the humour these photos are intended to stir up but all I feel is an overwhelming sadness for Nigeria… Same old suffering and smiling from 1960 to 2012.

  • shadz January 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    hmm….oro buruku p’elerin!!

  • Mariaah January 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Guy: BBy I am sorry this relatonship is over
    Girl: But why if u don’t mind me asking
    Guy: Well you live in Asokoro and I live in Gwarimpa. Our relationship is now classified as long distance…

    Bby sorry i Can’t come to the mainland to the Island to pick u you ll have to meet me half-way .. heehee

    Hilarious pictures but nt funny!!

  • MR SEASON………gatu January 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    rili funny but no mata wat happens in 9ja dis yr, IT CAN’T STOP MA SHINE…..am moving 2 NDA by FIRE

  • Beverly January 4, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I laughed…..till I got to the end :-(. Which way Naija? How I won take come back now? ALL my family members are back home. How for do?

  • trysty January 4, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Other countries have electricity. We need this petrol for our electricity. I seriously think we should not be quiet anymore. We were quiet when we needed noisy generators pumping carcinogenic by-products into our air. now we can’t even afford those anymore. This sufferhead must end

  • African TV January 4, 2012 at 1:01 am

    very funny.. y’all also need to see this

  • Godwin neg uwagboe January 4, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Whau. nigeria my country, slave trade is back, dem wan kill us why, no light, no job, no rifinaries, no aminities, all we see is boko haram, and now full subsidy, jonathan should fast and pray 4 forgivenes non sence.

  • bernadette January 4, 2012 at 1:19 am

    It’s funny but Nigerians should not laugh, they should fight for their future, insist on it no matter what and most importantly, fight for their dreams with selfless love.

  • CEO January 4, 2012 at 1:54 am

    did anyone listen to d “President’s” msg? LMAO….but for real, it is well with our country in Jesus name!

  • shola January 4, 2012 at 2:47 am

    To fink youth corpers suffered 4 this president. Lukin back, I wonda who we were votin for n riskin our lives for. Nigeria doesn’t need a president, she needs a board of directors. Cos I’m tayad of one random person comin 2 power n takin blind decisions 2 wreck lives. D pics above ® supposed 2 be laffable, buh frankly speakin, wen realization dawns on Nigerians, ‘una go fynd laff, una Ɲ go see am’. Drs d clamour 4 protest-wat if lives ® lost again? We dnt need more pple layin down deir lives 4 Ɯα†̥‎​’l nt yield results. Wiv All iv said, I also D̶̲̥̅̊Ơ̴͡ nt av a solution 2 Ðiڪ problem. Buh May God help we Nigerians individually.

  • Babe January 4, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I’ve lived in the US for less than six months and the difference is clear. While I would have loved to agree with you, Darlington I beg to disagree. Yes, many developed nations do not give their citizens the luxury of fuel subsidy but again how many of those developed countries mine crude oil? Again, how many of those so called developed nations have majority of their citizens living on $120 minimum wage. A service girl in the US doesnt even earn such an amount. Students sef do not earn such a meagre allowance so what are we saying. Nigeria makes everything look difficult…theres too much suffering and hardship…kilode. I also believe that if things were working people might not frown at the development…there’s no electricity, no infrastructure nothing. I do not believe the FG will provide these amenities from the subsidy savings, rather the money will be shared between our lawmakers as usual and the suffering will continue. Again, Darlington, the fraud from oil marketers has remained because the government has allowed it. Why dont we have regulators to check what ever the marketers are reporting…its simple, simply because the marketers will share the excess with the regulatory authorities if there’s any in the first place. Nigeria needs a revolution! #this is my two kobo!BN Post my comment ooo

  • them January 4, 2012 at 3:59 am

    this is a mess!! when would nigerians stop laughing? this is a country filled with spineless greedy people! aslong as they have enough money to go to the mall and buy clothes its ok! im sure all the rich ppl wanna use the money to finance their children’s wedding so that they can be posted on this site and celebrated!! u politicians might not suffer on earth but the lord is waiting for u! HEAVEN is not for all! smh! please fight for the future nigerians cant keep on running to Europe if u like dont post this!! it is the truth

  • Joy January 4, 2012 at 6:32 am

    The humor and smiles that Nigerians have in the midst of suffering is what God sees and HE keeps us. I pray that one day, HE will intervene for us.

  • It is me January 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Goodluck (Badluck) Jonathan is just a mare remote in the hands of some wicked PDPcians. May the soul of our president rest in peace. He is to weak. His wife has already declared her self a widower earlier. Nigeria will not grow with the removal of fuel subsidy, the subsidy is the only benefit for the common Nija person, This politicians will use our fund to own a private refinery somewhere in the high sea and still sell our own product to us at an exorbitant rate. Jonathan….You are a failure….I regretted voting for you

  • Brownsugah January 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

    The pics are funny but am not laughing! Laughter has gone off my mouth since the announcement of fuel subsidy removal. This is not a time for fun and laughter, it’s a time for action and time to decide our fate before letting foolish and ingrates decide it for us, making poor masses suffer as the top goverment feel not even a scratch off their flesh. Its a shame on this country! We’ve been foolish for so long and now been pushed to the wall such that there’s no where to turn to at this point. I fear a revolution God help us! A word is enough for the wise!
    http://nitabrownsugah.wordpress.com

  • leke ojo January 4, 2012 at 10:34 am

    why Nigerians dey turn dis tin into a funny matter i can cost peoples lives

  • ddgd January 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

    look at what the man nigerians risked their lives for even the lives of youth corpers, now look at the sad things he has brought upon us paying good for evil

  • Austine January 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

    pls my fellow Nigerian, let us give our leaders benefit of doubt; because leaders always see more than the subbordinate. let us all pay this price today for tomorrow………….

    thanks……

  • Irene Obaseki January 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Really hilarious pictures. Thank God for our hearts that we can still smile. This too shall pass. God is working things out of this for good. Lets us laugh in the midst of adversity. “GOD BLESS NIGERIA”

  • dihdi2coo January 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    it’s too hilarious!!!! beninesse’s people have same problem since removal of subvention. it’s very difficult for us.

  • Bulus Hwere January 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Little wonder Nigerians are described as the most happy people… no matter the situation.

  • garus garus January 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    nigerians we die this is our last words till we meet here after pls. forgive me if i go wrong.

  • NOLLYWOOD January 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    KWAAAKWAAAKWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • paul January 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    it is well

  • Judewise January 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I agree with u ‘darlington’the fraud in d oil sector is indeed lugubrious bt my blame 2 mr. president is dat he should av made it pass thru a gradual process so as it wll av little effect on d masses.bt i believe wth tym,the truth will be made known and we will all partake from the benefit.God bless my country.

  • kay kay January 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    me sef, i fit do am. problem be say i no get fuel

  • april January 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I tink nigeria shld break 4 peace to reign! A president who cnt fight insecurity but hs d mouth to eat 3million daily+ his gbagaun commander of d federal republic he calls a wife wnts 2 use 5billion to furnish er office,I wonder wat she needs an office 4 wen she cnt even express erself in simple english….. Now he has removed subsidy 4 d masses to die of abject poverty. I dnt blame okojo eweala,she dey chop foreign money so she can talk anyhw. Dey wnt to take 4rm d poor to feed derselves,God no go gree #occupynaija#

  • Tayo Abe January 5, 2012 at 12:23 am

    With all being said; d question I still ask is, why they didn’t remove from their huge salaries and allowances 4 national development. Why remove fuel subsidy which is one of d few things d fed.govt. Has done 4 us, leaving d masses to suffer! But ppl don’t blame d humorous ones, we can’t commit suicide naa, its better than being complacent. We all av different coping mechanisms. Cool pictures BTW.

  • mekhi phifa January 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

    ALL DS COMMENTS na gramma gramma, My 2Kobo b say make una comot 4una houz join PROTEST if na around ur area dem OR if d SUBSIDY Removal vex u 2much join d MASS Protest 2b organized Labour n Lagos Lawyers n Market women na beg I de beg una
    As doz pics …

  • OLUWAJUWONLO January 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

    MISSING… SOMETHING?

    “A leader has the right to be beaten but never to be caught unawares…”

    To think that the presidency and or his cabinet has not done an overview of the likely aftermath
    of removing the much touted fuel subsidy is definitely nothing more than mere musings.
    Yes! i believe that Nigeria is experiencing birthpangs and birthpangs no matter how painful, heralds a new birth,
    new life and relief for the carrier of the pregnancy.
    Going through my facebook page, i discovered that quite a large number of the people involved in the occupy Nigeria
    protest are as ignorant as their arab rising counterparts who blame the Western world for their domestic woes!
    We just seem to be asking the wrong question at the right time.
    Lets start here… The home grown terrorist group in Nigeria – boko haram, on monday 02/01/2012 gave a 3 day
    ultimatum (expiring today!) to all christians and southerners in all the northern states of our beloved country.

    It takes someone with foresight to be able to connect the dots… that external forces comprising both physical and spiritual
    just might be involved in all these… “when all these things do conjointly happen, let no man say they are natural!” – Julius Ceaser

    Someone is definitely missing something! Nigeria has come too far to breakup at this juncture (you dont have to agree!)
    What i see is a woman undergoing labour pains and she shall bring forth! Even the Western world knows that Africa alone is the
    saving grace for the imminent implosion about to be experienced world over. South Africa which had been touted to be a major force in Africa
    unfortunatley lost the battle on moral grounds with the acceptance of the immoral western bug (homosexuality; they are also high
    on the HIV/AIDS listing).
    You do not need a prophet to tell you that 2011 protests were simply preambles for the power shift/transfer about to be experienced worldwide!

    If you can just go down memory lane and check out the history of how USA freed themselves from Britain, you will discover that
    Nigeria is just about to be free indeed!
    What then should we do? a very hard thing i will ask of the Nigerian youth… go back to the drawing board and chat a new course
    for our dear country because responsibilities (quite huge ones) are coming our way soonest! I tell you emphatically that the fuel
    price increase wont kill us neither will it kill our economy… the presidency did right thing, only we no longer trust our
    leaders with money and they also are not saying everything but who does all that anyway?

    The Nigerian youths should at this point organise themselves and plan for the coming responsibility. take it or drop it, the location of
    World power is about to change, maybe not to Nigeria but i am rest assured that Nigeria will be instrumental to the achievement of
    that end (we are the means!)

    Distractions i say, are all these boko-subsidy issues… take the pain to see beyond the now!
    What then are we missing?… that Nigeria is about to breakforth into everlasting bliss but certain forces (human & suprahuman)
    are bent on shifting her gaze on the face of the sure blaze of GLORY!
    Tell those who dont know that the point in itself is neither the boko haram nor the subsidy removal (they are mere rumours of war)
    the point realy is that we are about to take over (seems bleak and standoffish to the myopic!)

    Yes, we are being beaten but we will not be cauught unawares… we shall be prepared, we are ready, we shall breakforth…NOW!

    Tell them that we have seen the light!
    Tell them that now we know!
    Tell them that we are aware of who we are!
    We are Nigerians! Gods own people (We are the largest exporter of God to the world!)

    We shall not lose focus!
    We shall not be dismayed!
    We shall stand as one!
    We Shall overcome our challenges!

    We Shall get there!

    I believe Nigeria is the best place to be right now!
    I believe Nigeria is the best Country to belong to now!
    I know that Nigeria, at the end of 2012 will be a world power broker!
    I am a Nigerian!
    I am Proud!

    GOD BLESS NIGERIA…and everyplace else!

  • ihy January 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

    why is bellanaija not following the protests, this affects us all and you have a platform here to inform people?

  • Emman January 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

    You lol should start riding bikes instead of waiting for the god forsaking federal government as they will not heed to your pleas stupid leaders. Fellow nigerians it is well

  • ‘Sola January 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    We’re not ranked “THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH” for nothing! Being able to draw out humour out of a grievous experience should be seen more as a strength rather than weakness. However, when such people will show their other side, it’s always more devastating in impact and effect. Let any government that has ears hear what the Spirit is saying. There is nobody or a thing that does not have a breaking point. The elastic or fuse may snap sooner than they think. Then, it will be a case of “yam, pepper scatter scatter” as our people dey talk am! When it comes to humour, NAIJA is it for real!!!!!!!!!!!

  • IzzyBoy Noni January 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Naija Don Turn To Film
    Nigeria is a place where the citizens voice can’t be held,Protest u are on ur own.

  • bello 10-10 January 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    widespraid corruption & capital flight are the major problems of nigerian leaders stop corruption NOT SUBSIDIES.

  • zaharaddeen zakari January 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    We say no to fuel subsidy in nigeria

  • Harry D. January 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    We support fuel subsidy removal but the measures in place to reduce the effects are not enough, so the fed. govt. should put in place necessary measures like railway, mass transit buses, good roads and the money removed should be used for agricultural sector empowerment, free education and good educational facilities, medical facilities, increase of minimum wage to 25,000 at least. thanks.

  • INNOCENT EMEKA.C January 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    GEJ PLS STOP DECEIVING US ON FUEL SUBSIDY GO & TACKLE CORRUPTION DAT IS THE RIGHT THING 2 DO

  • Mo January 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Darly or whatever u call yourself. I don’t think you are Nigerian o. Infact your name sef does not record as a Nigerian name…u don loss…hahahahaha. Go take history class for Nigeria university, learn the operation of Nigeria well well, then we go talk, ok…

  • tantolorun March 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    i strongly believe,god wil intervain one day

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