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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Photo Essay of Occupy Nigeria Protests

 By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.

From January 2, Nigerians have taken to the street to protest government's cruelly insensitive hike in gas prices cleverly disguised as "fuel subsidy removal." Below is a pictorial essay of the protests. I will update this page as more pictures come in:

First, IMF president Christine Lagarde visited and told her "house Negros" what to do.

From left: Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...
Lagarde and Okonjo-Iweala laugh at the thought of the misery they will inflict on Nigerians
The conspiratorial scheming of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Christine Largarde, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


Sanusi and Okonko-Iweala, after successfully plotting, take Lagarde to the leaders of Nigeria's government

President Goodluck Jonathan shakes hand with Christine Lagarde
Okonjo-Iweala introduces Lagarde to Nigerian Senate President David Mark who grins from ear to ear like an idiot
From left: Deputy Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives Emeka Ihedioha, Christine Lagarde, House Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The deal has been sealed: fuel prices must be hiked. Case closed. From Left: Vice President Namadi Sambo, President Goodluck Jonathan, Christine Lagarde and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Pump price of petrol rises from 65 naira per liter to 138 naira in government-owned gas stations and up to 170 naira elsewhere
Unimaginably long lines follow
The masses of the Nigerian people couldn't stand it, so they "occupied" Nigeria first through social media



And later on the streets

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Katsina

Even members of Jonathan's Ijaw ethnic group joined the protest

An unprecedentedly massive crowd in Abuja
Occupy Nigeria in London
The man should be re-christened Badluck Jonathan

Massive crowd in Lagos
Even the elderly joined the protest in Kano
Hmmm.....
Police launch unprovoked attacks on peaceful protesters in Kano
In a rare show of unity, Christians keep watch while Muslims pray...in Kano

 Some protesters slept over night at Kano's Silver Jubilee Square, which has now been renamed "Freedom Square"
Unfortunately, one protester was shot dead by the police in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital in north-central Nigeria




The fuel price hike has also inspired creative humor in Nigerians
Goodluck Jonathan as a petrol attendant. Given the president's legendary cluelessness, this is probably what he should have ended up being
Goodluck Jonathan as the devil




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Fuel Price Hike: Time to "Occupy" Nigeria
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Where is the Fuel Subsidy?
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