Aug 03

Nigerians protest against fuel price hike, rising costs.

Hundreds marched through major Nigerian cities on Wednesday. This was on the first day of a nationwide strike to protest at the removal of a petrol subsidy and demand a new minimum wage but businesses remained open, though with reduced traffic in some places. Reuters reports that President Bola Tinubu, who was sworn into office on May 29 and embarked on the country’s boldest reforms in decades. The leader met union leaders on Wednesday and made some commitments to them according to Joe Ajaero, the head of the Nigeria Labour Congress.