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Police Break Up Fuel Protest in Northern Nigeria

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Nigeria have fired tear gas to break up a protest against the government’s decision to end a popular consumer fuel subsidy. Authorities disrupted the demonstration early Thursday in the city of Kano. Protesters say several people were injured. Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes next week unless the government restores […]

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Police Break Up Fuel Protest in Northern Nigeria

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Nigeria have fired tear gas to break up a protest against the government’s decision to end a popular consumer fuel subsidy. Authorities disrupted the demonstration early Thursday in the city of Kano. Protesters say several people were injured. Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes next week if the government restores […]

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Nigeria Unions Call for Fuel Price Strike, Protests

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes and demonstrations beginning next Monday, unless the government restores a popular consumer fuel subsidy. The Nigeria Labor Congress and Trade Union Congress made the announcement Wednesday after holding talks in the capital, Abuja. In a joint statement, the unions warned that general strikes, mass rallies and street […]

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Nigeria Unions Call for Fuel Price Strike, Protests

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main unions have called for nationwide strikes and demonstrations beginning next Monday, unless the government restores a popular consumer fuel subsidy. The Nigeria Labor Congress and Trade Union Congress made the announcement Wednesday after holding talks in the capital, Abuja. In a joint statement, the unions warned that general strikes, mass rallies and street […]

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Nigerians Protest Fuel Hike, 1 Death Reported

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerians demonstrated against soaring fuel prices Tuesday in protests that a top labor union says resulted in at least one death. Protesters blocked access to gasoline stations and clashed with police on Tuesday in cities including Kano in the north, Lagos in the south and Kwara in the west. The Nigeria Labor Congress says police […]

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Nigerians Protest End to Fuel Subsidy

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Nigeria have marched against a government decision to end a popular consumer fuel subsidy, which has sent prices soaring in the oil-rich nation. Demonstrators in Lagos Tuesday chanted as they carried banners and signs critical of President Goodluck Jonathan. Some protesters went to gas stations to disrupt business. But Nigerian officials are touting […]

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Nigerians Protest End to Fuel Subsidy

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Nigeria have marched against a government decision to end a popular consumer fuel subsidy, which has sent prices soaring in the oil-rich nation. Demonstrators in Lagos Tuesday chanted as they carried banners and signs critical of President Goodluck Jonathan. Some protesters went to gas stations to disrupt business. Mr. Jonathan has said ending […]

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Nigeria Fuel Prices More than Double

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Fuel prices in Nigeria more than doubled a day after the oil-rich nation ended a popular consumer fuel subsidy. Prices at the pump on Monday soared from about 40 cents to 88 cents per liter. Witnesses reported that police in the capital, Abuja, used tear gas to disperse dozens of people who had gathered to […]

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Nigeria Fuel Prices More than Double

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Fuel prices in Nigeria have more than doubled a day after the oil-rich nation ended a popular consumer fuel subsidy. Prices at the pump on Monday soared from about 40 cents to 88 cents per liter. The Nigerian government ended the subsidy program on Sunday. President Goodluck Jonathan has said the money used on the […]

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Nigeria Ends Fuel Subsidies

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities are ending fuel subsidies. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency announced Sunday that it will stop paying the subsidies to fuel importers effective immediately. The plan is expected to be widely unpopular with Nigerians, whose country is the continent’s top exporter of crude oil. Previous attempts to end the subsidy have prompted strike […]

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