Nigeria, Sept. 24 -- The meeting between the federal government, labour unions and civil society groups over the increase in petrol price and electricity tariff, again, ended without a resolution.

The Thursday meeting ended hours after a court granted an interim order barring the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on a protest or strike over the price hike.

The Thursday meeting is the second in one week as the government moves to placate the labour unions not to embark on strike over the price increase. A previous meeting held last week was also inconclusive.

The latest meeting took place at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa between 3 and 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Speaking after the ...