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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-02-12 04:23 AM
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Nigeria fury as fuel prices double after subsidy ends
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Source: BBC

Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy which has led some petrol prices to double and many filling stations to stay shut.

The BBC's Chris Ewokor in the capital, Abuja, says Nigerians are angry at the announcement, fearing the price of many other goods will also rise.

The main trade unions have called people to prepare for a strike.

Nigeria is Africa's biggest oil producer, but imports refined petrol.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16382286
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