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Nigeria Labor Unions Suspend Strike Over Fuel Prices

Nigerian union leaders say they are suspending a nationwide strike over fuel costs, after the president announced a partial rollback of this month's price increase. But the new price is still higher than Nigerians paid before the subsidy was removed.

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A soldier mans a road to disperse people protesting against the removal of fuel subsidies in Lagos on January 16, 2012. (Reuters)
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A soldier mans a road to disperse people protesting against the removal of fuel subsidies in Lagos on January 16, 2012. (Reuters)

A soldier guards a road during an operation to disperse people protesting against the removal of fuel subsidies in Lagos on January 16, 2012. (Reuters)
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A soldier guards a road during an operation to disperse people protesting against the removal of fuel subsidies in Lagos on January 16, 2012. (Reuters)

Nigeria civil defense mount a barricade during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria on January 16, 2012. (AP)
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Nigeria civil defense mount a barricade during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria on January 16, 2012. (AP)

Protesters run away from tear gas fired by police officers during a demonstration against spiraling fuel prices in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 16, 2012. (AP)
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Protesters run away from tear gas fired by police officers during a demonstration against spiraling fuel prices in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 16, 2012. (AP)

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