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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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Jonathan: Boko Haram Members in Nigerian Government

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says radical Islamist sect Boko Haram has infiltrated the government, complicating efforts to fight the group. At a speech Sunday in the capital, Abuja, Mr. Jonathan asserted that Boko Haram members are in the executive, parliamentary and judicial branches of government, and the armed forces. He said the situation is even […]

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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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Jonathan: Boko Haram Members in Nigerian Gov’t

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says radical Islamist sect Boko Haram has infiltrated the government, complicating efforts to fight the group. At a speech Sunday in the capital, Abuja, Mr. Jonathan asserted that Boko Haram members are in the executive, parliamentary and judicial branches of government, and also in the armed forces. He said the situation […]

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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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