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Nigeria’s Labor Congress Suspends Strike Over Fuel Price Hike

The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) has called off the nearly week-long strike over an increase in fuel prices and electricity taxes. The union went on strike last week after the government raised the price of a gallon of gasoline from 86.50 naira ($0.43) to 145 naira or $0.73. The unions vowed their members would not return to work unless the government rescinded what they called “the astronomical increase in the pump price and the hardship they portend for Nigerian masses”. The...

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