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Nigerian Unions, President Prepare for Talks to End Fuel Strike

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian unions are preparing to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan for talks that could put an end to ongoing strikes that have paralyzed Africa’s top oil exporting nation. Union leaders were set to meet in the capital of Abuja Saturday to agree on a negotiating position ahead of the talks with Mr. Jonathan. The unions […]

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Nigerian Unions Suspend Fuel Price Protests for Two Days

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian unions leading a nationwide strike against soaring fuel prices say they will halt their protests — but only for the weekend. The Nigerian Labor Congress said Friday that it wants members to take a break from demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, then return to action on Monday. Labor leaders gave different reasons for the […]

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Nigerian Fuel Strike Enters Fifth Day

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian workers began their fifth day of a nationwide strike on Friday, after talks between Nigeria’s president and union leaders appeared to yield little progress on whether to restore a popular fuel subsidy. Nigeria’s main labor unions reported “fruitful” talks on Thursday, but said they would not meet again until Saturday. That is just hours […]

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Negotiations Fail to End Strike in Fuel Subsidy Showdown

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s president and union leaders say a nationwide strike will continue, despite progress made during their first meeting since the action began. Officials say the negotiations about whether to restore a popular fuel subsidy will continue on Saturday. That is just hours before another important deadline looms: a major oil union says it will join […]

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Nigeria Oil Union Threatens Strike in Fuel Subsidy Showdown

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A major oil union in Nigeria says it will go on strike beginning Sunday if the continent’s top oil-producing country does not restore a popular consumer fuel subsidy. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association said Thursday it would be forced to take “the bitter option” of shutting down oil and gas production if […]

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Nigeria Oil Union Threatens Strike in Fuel Subsidy Showdown

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A major oil union in Nigeria says it will go on strike beginning Sunday if the continent’s top oil-producing country does not restore a popular consumer fuel subsidy. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association said Thursday it would be forced to take “the bitter option” of shutting down oil and gas production if […]

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Nigeria Oil Union Threatens Strike in Fuel Subsidy Showdown

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A major oil union in Nigeria says it will go on strike beginning Sunday if the continent’s top oil-producing country does not restore a popular consumer fuel subsidy. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association said Thursday it would be forced to take “the bitter option” of shutting down oil and gas production if […]

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UN Rights Chief Urges Nigerian Leaders to Halt Violence

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has called on Nigerian political and religious leaders to join together in efforts to halt sectarian violence in the country. In a statement Thursday, Pillay said it is especially important for Muslim and Christian leaders to “condemn all violence,” including retaliatory attacks. She said those efforts could help stop […]

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Nigerian Fuel Subsidy Protest Hits Fourth Day

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerians have continued their protests for a fourth day against the government’s cancelation of a fuel subsidy, while the U.N.’s human rights chief called on the government to avoid using excessive force in responding to the demonstrations. Protesters gathered in multiple cities Thursday, including the commercial capital of Lagos, as businesses and banks remained closed. […]

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UN Rights Chief Urges Nigerian Leaders to Halt Violence

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has called on Nigerian political and religious leaders to join together in efforts to halt sectarian violence in the country. In a statement Thursday, Pillay said it is especially important for Muslim and Christian leaders to “condemn all violence,” including retaliatory attacks. She said those efforts could help stop […]

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