A picture taken on May 22, 2015 shows Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos ahead the inauguration of President-elect Mohammadu Buhari on May 29. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
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A crippling strike over fuel that brought Nigeria to a near standstill was called off "in the national interest," a union leader said Tuesday, as the country limped back normal.Unions, including NUPENG, and industrial groups responsible for supplying and distributing fuel in Nigeria thrashed out a deal at a meeting in the capital Abuja.Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has accused fuel importers and marketers of holding the country to ransom after they shut depots claiming they were owed some $1 billion (900 million euros) in subsidy payments.Boat taxi fares from Bayeku to the Ikoyi island business district were increased from 600 naira to 1,000 naira because businesses shut and there were fewer commuters, one boat operator said.
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