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Unions Threaten Riots, Strikes as Nigeria Ditches Oil Subsidy

Nigerian trade unions have promised an “indefinite strike” after the government slashed subsidies for domestic petrol, leading to a 67% spike in prices.

On Wednesday, members of the Nigeria Labour Congress blocked main roads across Lagos and entry to the airport, despite a Tuesday court order judging any strike illegal.

In statement on president Mohammed Buhari’s Facebook page, his deputy Yemi Osinbajo said the government could not afford to continue supply oil at low prices due to an economic crisis.

Global Panorama

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