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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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Nigerian President Announces Government Austerity

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan went on television Saturday to promise that the government will share hardship with ordinary citizens, hit by rising fuel costs. Mr. Jonathan said that everyone must be prepared to make sacrifices. He said the foreign travel of government officials will be reduced to the barest minimum and the salaries will be […]

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Anti-Violence Curfew Imposed in Nigeria’s Adamawa State

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian state of Adamawa has imposed a 24-hour curfew in response to a spate of deadly attacks on Christians by suspected Islamists. Ayo Oritsejafor, head of the Christian Association of Nigeria, told reporters Saturday that Christians have the right to defend themselves and will do so, if the attacks continue. Witnesses in northeastern Nigeria […]

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Gunbattle Between Nigerian Police and Assailants Force People to Flee

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northeastern Nigeria say a gunbattle between unknown assailants and police early Saturday had scores of residents in the town of Potiskum fleeing their homes for safety. There are reports of gunfire around a police station and other sections of the town in Yobe State, with unconfirmed reports of casualties. Potiskum is among 15 […]

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Nigerian Court Order Seeks to Bar Protests

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian court has issued an order seeking to prevent a general strike against rising fuel prices. Labor unions said indefinite strikes will start nationwide Monday despite the order, which they say is invalid. Angry protesters marched in the capital Abuja Friday chanting anti-government messages while police blocked their progress. A number of demonstrators carried […]

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Gunmen Kill 20 In Northeastern Nigeria

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have killed at least 20 people in northeastern Nigeria, the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the region. The attacks on Christians Friday happened in the Mubi district of Adamawa state, near the border with Cameroon. A local journalist told VOA that unidentified gunmen opened fire at three locations in the district. […]

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