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3 Killed in Nigeria Fuel Price Protests

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Nigerians are protesting soaring fuel prices, sparking clashes with police that have killed at least three people. Witnesses say a police officer fatally shot one protester Monday in the main commercial city of Lagos. Elsewhere in the city, riot police stood watch as protesters blocked roads, burned tires and chanted slogans […]

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3 Killed in Nigeria Fuel Price Protests

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Nigerians are protesting soaring fuel prices, sparking clashes with police that have killed at least three people. Witnesses say a police officer fatally shot one protester Monday in the main commercial city of Lagos. Elsewhere in the city, riot police stood watch as protesters blocked roads, burned tires and chanted slogans […]

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1 Killed in Nigeria Fuel Price Protests

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tensions rose in major cities across Nigeria on Monday where tens of thousands of people protested against soaring fuel prices, sparking clashes with police that killed at least one person. Witnesses say a police officer fatally shot one protester in the main commercial city of Lagos. Elsewhere in the city, riot police stood watch as […]

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Red Cross: 14 Protesters Injured in Clash with Nigerian Police

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Red Cross in Nigeria says at least 14 people have been injured in clashes with police during nationwide protests against soaring fuel prices. Red Cross official Musa Abdullahi said the casualties took place Monday in the northern city of Kano, where at least seven people suffered gunshot wounds. Thousands of Nigerians began a nationwide […]

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Nigerians Protest Fuel Costs in Nationwide Strike

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerians have begun a nationwide strike to protest sharp increases in the price of fuel and food after a government decision to end fuel subsidies. Thousands of people gathered Monday in the commercial capital Lagos, where usually busy streets were empty aside from the demonstrators. They chanted and carried signs, including a call to end […]

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Nigerians Protest Fuel Costs in Nationwide Strike

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerians upset at a government decision to end the country’s fuel subsidy have begun a nationwide strike, a week after the resulting sharp increases in the price of fuel and food. Protesters gathered in Nigeria’s cities Monday, including the commercial capital Lagos, where usually busy streets were empty aside from the demonstrators. The country’s major […]

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Nigeria Braces for Nationwide Strikes

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerians upset at a government decision to end the country’s fuel subsidy are preparing to strike Monday, a week after the program’s end brought sharp increases to the price of fuel and food. The country’s major labor unions are calling for the nationwide strike. Smaller protests took place in several areas last week. Long lines […]

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Nigeria Braces for Nationwide Strikes

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Long lines snaked through Nigerian markets and fueling stations Sunday as residents stocked up on supplies ahead of a planned national strike. The country’s major labor unions have announced a strike set to begin Monday over their discontent at a government decision to end the country’s fuel subsidy. During an emergency session Sunday, lawmakers from […]

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Nigeria Braces for Nationwide Strikes

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian lawmakers are urging the government to reverse its decision to end fuel subsidies, a move that has doubled the price of fuel and led to nationwide strikes over the past week. During an emergency session Sunday, lawmakers from the House of Representatives voted for a resolution calling on the government to restore the subsidies, […]

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Nigeria Braces for Nationwide Strikes

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian lawmakers are urging the government to reverse its decision to end fuel subsidies, a move that has doubled the price of fuel and led to nationwide strikes over the past week. During an emergency session Sunday, lawmakers from the House of Representatives voted for a resolution calling for the government to restore the subsidies […]

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