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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-12 06:05 PM
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2. Nigerians protest at removal of fuel subsidy
Source: BBC

Hundreds of Nigerians are marching in the commercial capital, Lagos, to protest at the removal of a fuel subsidy, which has led petrol prices to double.

They left from the headquarters of main trade unions, which are to meet on Wednesday to decide on strike plans.

About two dozen people have been arrested in the main northern city of Kano as they gathered to protest. <snip>

Analysts say many Nigerians regard cheap fuel as the only benefit they get from the nation's oil wealth.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16390183
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