March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Features

Nigeria Apologizes for Fuel Supply Woes as Frustration Mounts

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Fuel lines stretched for more than a kilometer (half-mile) on Friday in Nigeria’s capital because of a fuel shortage in sub-Saharan Africa’s top oil-producing country. Drivers in Abuja groaned and shouted in frustration when one station closed because it was apparently out of fuel. Smaller lines formed outside private gas stations charging higher than the government rate, and young men lined highways waving cans of fuel that is often adulterated and damaging. Nigeria’s oil minister, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, apologized on Tuesday for the shortage, which has left many travelers stranded on highways this week. Kachikwu told the Senate that the governm

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