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Nigerian Oil Workers Threaten to Shut Down Production

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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(NEW LEAD AND INFO GRAF 2)) A Nigerian oil workers union says it is taking the first steps toward shutting down production to protest soaring gasoline prices. The Pengassan union said Wednesday its workers are refusing to send production reports to government officials — the initial move toward cutting off production. The union says it […]

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Pressure Mounts on Nigerian Government Over Fuel Prices

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Nigerians are demonstrating against soaring fuel costs for a third straight day, as the country’s main oil unions consider joining the protest. Leaders with the two main unions — one for senior staff, one for workers — said Wednesday they are discussing a possible shutdown of oil production and exports. The move could […]

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Nigeria Fuel Subsidy Protests Reach Third Day

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters have gathered in Nigeria for a third day calling on the government to restore a fuel subsidy, while the nation’s main labor unions urged President Goodluck Jonathan to listen to the “voice of the people.” The demonstrators were gathering in Nigeria’s main commercial city of Lagos and other areas. Protesters held a big rally […]

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Nigerian Unions Say Fuel Subsidy Protests Will Continue

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 1:12 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main labor unions have called for workers to remain on strike until the government restores a fuel subsidy, saying President Goodluck Jonathan should listen to the “voice of the people.” Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in cities across the country, with big rallies in the commercial center, Lagos, and in the capital, […]

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Nigerian Unions Say Fuel Subsidy Protests Will Continue

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main labor unions have called for workers to remain on strike until the government restores a fuel subsidy, saying President Goodluck Jonathan should listen to the “voice of the people.” Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in cities across the country, with big rallies in the commercial center, Lagos, and in the capital, […]

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Islamic Gunmen Kill 8 in Nigeria Bar

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Suspected radical Islamic gunmen have shot eight people to death, including four policemen, in a bar in northern Nigeria. Police blamed the Tuesday night attack, in the town of Potiskum in Yobe state, on Boko Haram. The fundamentalist group has threatened to kill Christians in Muslim-majority northern Nigeria as it seeks to turn the country […]

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Anger Swells as Nigerians Strike Over Fuel Prices

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Anger swept across Nigeria Tuesday as huge crowds gathered to protest soaring fuel prices and corruption during the second day of a nationwide strike. Police in the main commercial city of Lagos watched as thousands of people chanted anti-government slogans while smoke from burning tires rose to the sky. Angry youths had set the fires […]

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Nigerians Strike for Second Day Over Fuel Prices

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police stood guard Tuesday as tens of thousands of people protested soaring fuel costs for a second day and unions vowed to continue a nationwide strike. The demonstrations disrupted business in major cities, including the commercial capital, Lagos where angry youths set up burning tires to block access to a wealthy district. The strike […]

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Nigerian Strike over Fuel Subsidy Enters Second Day

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Labor unions in Nigeria vowed Tuesday to continue their nation-wide strike to protest fuel prices that soared last week after the government abruptly ended a consumer fuel subsidy. As the strike entered its second day, angry youths set up a roadblock of burning tires on a highway leading to a district of luxury homes in […]

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Nigerian Strike over Fuel Subsidy Enters Second Day

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Labor unions in Nigeria vowed Tuesday to continue their indefinite nation-wide strike to protest fuel prices that soared last week after the government abruptly ended a consumer fuel subsidy. As the strike entered its second day, angry youths chanted anti-government slogans and set up a roadblock of burning tires on a highway leading to a […]

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