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Nigeria Cuts Fuel Prices After Strike, Protests

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the government will cut fuel prices, after a week-long nationwide strike and protests against soaring costs. Mr. Jonathan said in a televised address Monday that given “hardships being suffered by the Nigerian people,” fuel prices will drop to about 60 cents per liter. That is a reduction of about […]

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Nigerians Unions, President Fail to End Strike, But Call off Street Protests

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Late night talks Sunday between Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and union leaders failed to end a week-long nationwide strike against soaring gasoline prices. Union leaders say the strike will continue. But they listened to the president’s appeal to call off the street protests that raged last week. Union officials say President Jonathan told them there […]

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Nigerian Unions, Government Fail to Resolve Subsidy Stalemate

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s labor unions say a nationwide strike will continue Monday after negotiations with the government over fuel prices failed. Union representatives also announced they have backed off an earlier threat to stop oil production. During negotiations Saturday, union leaders called on the government to return fuel prices to the levels before $8 billion in consumer […]

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Nigerian Unions, Government Fail to Resolve Subsidy Stalemate

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s labor unions say a nationwide strike will resume Monday if no deal concerning fuel prices is reached through negotiations with the government. Union representatives also announced Sunday they have backed off an earlier threat to stop oil production. In the first of two meetings Saturday, union leaders held talks with President Goodluck Jonathan and […]

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Nigerian Unions, Government Fail to Resolve Subsidy Stalemate

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s government and union leaders failed to reach an agreement late Saturday to end a week-old strike, but the union has backed off its threat to stop oil production. The president of Nigeria’s Labour Congress told reporters oil production will not be shut down and that “We are taking these things gradually.” The NLC spokesman […]

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Nigerian Workers Suspend Nationwide Strike

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main labor unions have suspended a planned nationwide strike after reaching a deal with the government on the new national minimum wage. A leader of the Nigerian Labor Congress, Owei Lakemfa, said the federal government has agreed to implement the minimum wage, which President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law months ago. Some of Nigeria’s […]

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Nigerian Workers Suspend Strike After Pay Talks

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main labor union called off a nationwide pay strike early Wednesday, after it said a last minute deal was reached with the government. The acting general secretary of the Nigerian Labor Congress, Owei Lakemfa, said the agreement will implement a new national minimum wage. The new minimum wage is to go into effect August […]

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Nigerian National Arrested After Stowing Away on US Flight

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal authorities have arrested a Nigerian man who allegedly flew from New York City to Los Angeles last week without a valid boarding pass. Officials said the man was discovered on board Virgin America Flight 415 last week, carrying a stolen boarding pass and a university identification card, after a flight attendant noticed him […]

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Nigerian Blasts Kill 11; Boko Haram Blamed

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nigeria say 11 people have been killed in bomb attacks that are suspected to be the work of a radical Islamic group. Multiple bombs went off Tuesday at a police station and a church in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the scene of frequent violence in recent months. Borno state police say the […]

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Nigerian Blasts Kill 11

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police say multiple bomb attacks by a radical Muslim sect killed eleven people in the country’s northeast Tuesday. Police say members of the group Boko Haram set off bombs at two police stations and a church in the town of Maiduguri. Earlier Tuesday, police blamed the Boko Haram for the shooting death of a […]

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