A week-long general strike from 7th to 13th June 2000 took place in
Nigeria. It was in protest at the 50% increase in the price of fuel
announced by the government of President Obasanjo. The strike was
successful in forcing the government to drastically reduce the
announced increases. We publish an eyewitness report we received.
paid a sum of $12billion to the Paris Club, thus cancelling
its foreign debt. The fact that through the servicing of the debt,
Nigeria had already paid back more than it has borrowed is
conveniently skipped over. Those $12bn could have been used to
improve the miserable lives of most Nigerians.