Latest update: 10/01/2012
Nigeria paralysed by nationwide strike
The first day of a nationwide strike brought Africa's most populous nation to a standstill. Thousands took to the streets of Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos, and other cities to voice their anger over the removal of fuel subsidies, which has doubled petrol prices and increased the cost of food and transport. President Goodluck Jonathan is also trying to manage heightened tensions between the country's Muslims and Christians.