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Nigeria strike talks fail to reach agreement

Talks between the Nigerian government and trade union leaders have failed to reach a compromise over the removal of fuel subsidies.

However, the chief union negotiator said a threatened oil workers' strike would not go ahead at once.

The government removed a fuel subsidy two weeks ago, which led to a doubling of fuel prices, widespread protests and a week-long strike.

Strikes have already cost the economy billions of dollars in lost revenue.

The BBC's Donna Larsen reports.

  • 15 Jan 2012