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Burning roadblocks at 2nd day of Nigeria strike

LAGOS: Angry youths erected a burning roadblock outside luxury enclaves in Nigeria’s commercial capital Tuesday as a paralyzing national strike over fuel prices and government corruption entered its second day. The flaming tires and debris sent thick, dark smoke over part of Ikoyi Island, home to diplomats and many of the oil-rich nation’s wealthy elite. …


Nationwide strike begins in Nigeria over gas costs

LAGOS: A national strike paralyzed much of Nigeria on Monday, with more than 10,000 demonstrators swarming its commercial capital to protest soaring fuel prices and decades of government corruption in the oil-rich country. Some protesters pulled metal barriers into the street, while others took gasoline from motorbikes to set tires ablaze. Others waved placards bearing …


Spiralling violence, looming strike put Nigeria on edge

LAGOS: Nigeria has entered one of the most crucial phases in its recent history with attacks on Christians sparking fears of religious conflict and nationwide strikes set to begin on Monday over soaring fuel prices. The killing of dozens of Christians in recent days claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram has raised fears of a …


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