6 thoughts on “Nigerian workers fight rising prices

  1. Petrol price rise fuels protests

    NIGERIA: Protesters stopped petrol station owners from selling fuel today in a bid to thwart the government’s removal of a subsidy that saw prices double overnight.

    A rapidly growing group of demonstrators went from petrol station to station, telling owners not to sell at the new prices of about 60p a litre.

    The government said it would save the country over £5 billion which could be invested in infrastructure projects.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/113681

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  5. British man gets probation in KBR bribery scheme

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    HOUSTON — A British man has been sentenced to probation for helping a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary steer massive bribes to Nigerian officials to win more than $6 billion in construction contracts.

    Wojciech Chodan was sentenced Wednesday in Houston federal court to one year of unsupervised probation and fined $20,000.

    In a plea agreement, Chodan admitted that from 1994 through 2004 he helped Houston-based KBR bribe the Nigerian government in order to obtain contracts for liquefied natural gas facilities.

    Chodan faced up to five years in prison for one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He pleaded guilty in December 2010.

    Two others who also pleaded guilty in the bribery scheme — ex-KBR CEO Albert “Jack” Stanley and a British lawyer — are to be sentenced Thursday.

    (Copyright ©2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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