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Frustration as Nigeria tries to cure long lines for petrol

Young men became entangled in a swirl of flying fists. Gas station workers swatted away boys hoping to fill their plastic cans. A mother with a sleeping baby in her minivan was chased off, rightly accused of jumping the line. A driver eager to get ahead crashed into several cars, the sound of crunching metal barely registering amid the noise. …

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Police Patrol Gas Stations as Nigeria Gripped by Fuel Crisis

Fuel costing double official price, pushing up inflation rate Shortages could further slow economy hit by low oil prices Nigeria deployed police and soldiers to gasoline stations to maintain order as fuel shortages grip Africa’s biggest oil producer. The most severe fuel scarcity in a year in Africa’s most populous nation has left motorists paying more than double the government’s …

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Fuel scarcity persists in Nigeria

ABUJA, April 17 — One thing is common in major cities in Nigeria these days — long queues for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at gas stations, sometimes stretching to two or more kilometers. Fuel scarcity is commonplace in Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer of oil, but this latest episode of oil shortage across the country has lingered for about two months …

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Diaris no fuel scarcity for some people oh!

As most of Lagos is crippled by dry pumps at petrol stations, the city lives up to the old saying that it is not what you know, it is who you know. It appears the well-connected folk are not affected by the shortages. My brother-in-law has no problem finding the precious juice for his cars. He works for an oil …

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