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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
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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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-02-12 08:31 PM
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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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