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Petrol prices double

Petrol prices in Nigeria more than doubled today, the first increase in four years, news organisations reported. Although there has been no official announcement, paraffin, diesel and aviation fuel have also leapt in price. Last week, the military government said it would no longer fix fuel prices and would allow the market to set the level. The BBC said attempts by previous governments to increase fuel prices led to serious unrest. Despite being Africa’s biggest oil producing state, fuel shortages have severely affected the market

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