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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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Militants Warn Southerners to Leave Northern Nigeria

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A purported spokesman for Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has warned southerners to leave the country’s north, while promising clashes with government soldiers. Abul Qaqa, who has spoken on behalf of the Islamist group in the past, told journalists in a phone conference late Sunday that the group’s fighters will “confront” soldiers sent to parts […]

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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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Parts of Nigeria Start New Year Under State of Emergency

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tanks and troops are on patrol in parts of northern Nigeria after the president declared a state of emergency in areas hit by a recent spate of attacks by Islamist militants. President Goodluck Jonathan imposed the measure Saturday in 15 locations in the northeastern states of Yobe and Borno, Plateau state in central Nigeria, and […]

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At Least 50 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Nigeria

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 50 people were killed Saturday in southeastern Nigeria in clashes between two rival ethnic communities. A spokesman for the Ebonyi state government said police and troops were dispatched to quell the violence. He said the clashes erupted between the Ezza and Ezilo people of Ishielu district, the two groups that are often in […]

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Nigeria Declares State of Emergency After Attacks

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in areas hard hit by violence blamed on the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. In an address on state television Saturday, Mr. Jonathan said the measure is in force in parts of Yobe and Borno states in the northeast, Plateau state in central Nigeria, and […]

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Nigeria Declares State of Emergency After Attacks

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in areas hard hit by violence blamed on the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. In an address on state television Saturday, Mr. Jonathan said the measure is in force in parts of Yobe and Borno states in the northeast, Plateau state in central Nigeria, and […]

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