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Bloomberg: Nigeria Strike Continues as Government, Unions Fail to Agree

By Julie Ziegler

June 22 (Bloomberg) — A nationwide general strike in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, continued for a third day after labor unions and the federal government failed to reach an agreement over an increase in domestic fuel prices.

Peter Akpatason, the president of the National Union of Petroleum & Natural Gas Workers, or Nupeng, said the next meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m. today.

Yesterday, oil unions withdrew workers for export terminals in a bid to halt exports and intensify pressure on the new administration of President Umuru Yar’Adua.

To contact the reporter on this story: Julie Ziegler in Lagos at
Last Updated: June 22, 2007 02:50 EDT

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