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Lagos increasingly paralysed by fuel crisis

The Nigerian ‘Guardian’ daily said today economic activities in Lagos were virtually paralysed yesterday by the worsening fuel crisis. Less than 20 percent of filling stations in the city have fuel and these were jammed by motorists queuing “haphazardly”, the newspaper wrote. Commuters have been badly hit as commercial transporters have increased fares by up to 200 percent on some routes. Observers say the continuing fuel problems could affect Saturday’s polling if there is no transport in the bigger areas. The national electoral commission has sent electoral material throughout the country for use in Saturday’s poll, Nigerian television reported this week.

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