Watch 'Occupy Nigeria' Documentary 'Fueling Poverty' Feat. Wole Soyinka, Seun Kuti, Others

From Shadow and Act Thu Feb 7 2013, 13:17:08

The short version of the story goes... On January 1, 2012 the Nigerian government shocked Nigerians by suddenly announcing a 117% increase in fuel costs, an unwelcomed rise to the 70% of Nigerians who live in poverty. The government's reasons for doing this was that it could no longer afford a subsidy that kept the price of fuel low, and they had to make some adjustment somewhere to save money for use in other developments. This, despite the fact that the government admitted that there was rampant corruption in the petroleum industry. Nigerians were naturally upset that their rich leaders, instead of tackling head-on that corruption, as well as all their extravagant...

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