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Nigerian Labor Congress calls for strike

The country's largest union is stepping up pressure on the government by calling for demonstrations on Monday 28 September to protest the rise in fuel and electricity prices in the country. In the context of economic crisis, the federal government has in fact decided to end its subsidies in these two sectors. The price of petrol at the pump is now indexed to market prices, while electricity prices will double in early September. The threat of a social movement launched by the Nigerian Labor Congress was at the center of…

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