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Nigeria fuel strike brings country to a halt

Nigeria fuel strike brings country to a halt

The BBC’s Mark Lobel in Lagos says banks, shops and businesses are shut A general strike in Nigeria over the elimination of a fuel subsidy has brought the country to a standstill. Shops, offices, schools and petrol stations around the country closed on the first day of an indefinite strike. In Lagos and other cities, […]

What is behind Nigeria fuel protests?

What is behind Nigeria fuel protests?

What is behind Nigeria fuel protests? (CNN) — Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies on New Year’s Day that had kept gasoline prices artificially low. The cost of a liter of gasoline shot up from 65 naira (40 cents) to at least 141 naira (86 cents) virtually overnight. Furious Nigerians have since taken to the streets, […]