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Thirty student protesters arrested

Nigerian police arrested at least 30 students on Wednesday after firing shots and teargas to disperse an anti-government protest in Lagos, Reuters reported. The slogan chanting students demanded an end to recent rises in school fees and fuel prices.
The recent increases in fuel prices followed the government’s decision to abandon fuel subsidies and spending cuts because of a sharp fall in the price for crude oil, which accounts for 90 percent of the country’s export earnings.


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