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August 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
This nation's largest labor organization on Thursday suspended a 2-day-old national strike aimed at toppling the military government and said it would enter talks with army leaders. The Nigeria Labor Congress, a 41-union umbrella group, directed its 5 million members to return to their jobs but said it would consider resuming the strike Saturday if the talks fail. The congress branch in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center, said it would continue the strike.
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August 19, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police sealed off key trade union buildings in Lagos, enforcing Nigerian military ruler Gen. Sani Abacha's crackdown on striking oil workers trying to drive him from power. Oil union leaders, sacked from their posts by Abacha on Wednesday, vowed to continue their six-week strike, which has disrupted fuel deliveries and paralyzed the economy. Sources said the effect of Abacha's crackdown would not be known until Monday because of a holiday weekend starting today.
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NEWS
August 19, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police sealed off key trade union buildings in Lagos, enforcing Nigerian military ruler Gen. Sani Abacha's crackdown on striking oil workers trying to drive him from power. Oil union leaders, sacked from their posts by Abacha on Wednesday, vowed to continue their six-week strike, which has disrupted fuel deliveries and paralyzed the economy. Sources said the effect of Abacha's crackdown would not be known until Monday because of a holiday weekend starting today.
NEWS
August 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
This nation's largest labor organization on Thursday suspended a 2-day-old national strike aimed at toppling the military government and said it would enter talks with army leaders. The Nigeria Labor Congress, a 41-union umbrella group, directed its 5 million members to return to their jobs but said it would consider resuming the strike Saturday if the talks fail. The congress branch in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center, said it would continue the strike.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nigerian Strike Shuts Second Chevron Field: A Chevron Corp. representative would not identify the field, which is in the Escravos region of Nigeria, or give production figures. Chevron's operations in Nigeria "are continuing, but we are obviously impacted by the strike activity," spokeswoman Jan Golon said.
NEWS
December 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A Nigerian government tribunal has sentenced 11 officials to life imprisonment for calling a strike by workers at the national electricity utility that caused a four-day nationwide power outage. The tribunal sentenced the men Friday in the northern city of Kaduna after they were convicted of instigating the Oct. 5-8 blackout.
NEWS
August 29, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
An estimated 4 million workers were ordered to go on strike Saturday in a bid to force out this West African nation's military-backed government. On Thursday, dictator Gen. Ibrahim Babangida resigned under pressure, but he left behind a government of civilian supporters who promised to hold new elections early next year. Many Nigerians want the interim government to install tycoon Moshood K. O.
NEWS
April 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Strikes over gasoline price hikes closed Lagos' international airport on Friday, grounding domestic and international flights and stranding thousands of travelers, Radio Nigeria reported. A modest price increase on April 10 for gasoline and other petroleum products sparked student riots and other protests leading to a wave of strikes in northern cities, which spread to the capital on Thursday.
NEWS
July 31, 1994 | From Reuters
The military government faced more pressure Saturday after the country's biggest labor federation called a general strike to back a pro-democracy campaign. Workers in the oil industry, Nigeria's economic lifeblood, launched the campaign four weeks ago with a crippling strike to demand the release of detained politician Moshood K. O. Abiola and a return to democratic rule.
NEWS
August 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Police battled rioters for several hours after thugs looted shops and chased officers with machetes Monday, the start of the fifth week of an oil strike aimed at toppling the military government. Police initially fled the rampage in Lagos' main business district but returned with tear gas to take on the rioters. There were no figures available on injuries or arrests. Oil workers went on strike July 4 to protest the jailing of Moshood K.O.
NEWS
August 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Police battled rioters for several hours after thugs looted shops and chased officers with machetes Monday, the start of the fifth week of an oil strike aimed at toppling the military government. Police initially fled the rampage in Lagos' main business district but returned with tear gas to take on the rioters. There were no figures available on injuries or arrests. Oil workers went on strike July 4 to protest the jailing of Moshood K.O.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nigerian Oil Drilling Activity Halted: Companies are pulling most staff from the country, which has been crippled by an oil workers' strike, an official in the industry said. The official with oil-field service giant Schlumberger Ltd. said from Lagos that the company decided Saturday to pull out all but a handful of personnel and evacuate expatriate families.
NEWS
July 31, 1994 | From Reuters
The military government faced more pressure Saturday after the country's biggest labor federation called a general strike to back a pro-democracy campaign. Workers in the oil industry, Nigeria's economic lifeblood, launched the campaign four weeks ago with a crippling strike to demand the release of detained politician Moshood K. O. Abiola and a return to democratic rule.
NEWS
August 30, 1993 | From Reuters
The head of Nigeria's in terim government, Ernest Shonekan, ordered the immediate release Sunday of pro-democracy leaders detained since July. A general strike called by unions over the military's installation of Shonekan meanwhile worsened a fuel shortage and further crippled this city, Nigeria's largest.
NEWS
August 29, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
An estimated 4 million workers were ordered to go on strike Saturday in a bid to force out this West African nation's military-backed government. On Thursday, dictator Gen. Ibrahim Babangida resigned under pressure, but he left behind a government of civilian supporters who promised to hold new elections early next year. Many Nigerians want the interim government to install tycoon Moshood K. O.
NEWS
December 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A Nigerian government tribunal has sentenced 11 officials to life imprisonment for calling a strike by workers at the national electricity utility that caused a four-day nationwide power outage. The tribunal sentenced the men Friday in the northern city of Kaduna after they were convicted of instigating the Oct. 5-8 blackout.
NEWS
August 30, 1993 | From Reuters
The head of Nigeria's in terim government, Ernest Shonekan, ordered the immediate release Sunday of pro-democracy leaders detained since July. A general strike called by unions over the military's installation of Shonekan meanwhile worsened a fuel shortage and further crippled this city, Nigeria's largest.
NEWS
April 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Strikes over gasoline price hikes closed Lagos' international airport on Friday, grounding domestic and international flights and stranding thousands of travelers, Radio Nigeria reported. A modest price increase on April 10 for gasoline and other petroleum products sparked student riots and other protests leading to a wave of strikes in northern cities, which spread to the capital on Thursday.
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