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NLC Strike Labour protests cause traffic in Lagos

The demonstrators are said to be marching to Ikeja from the Yaba office of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

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NLC strike on Ikorodu Road, Lagos on May 8, 2016 play

NLC strike on Ikorodu Road, Lagos on May 8, 2016

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A protest organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has caused a traffic jam on Ikorodu Road in Lagos State, reports say.

The NLC went ahead with the strike today, May 18, 2016, and protesters are said to have flooded the streets to register their displeasure at the recent fuel price increase, Daily Sun reports.

The demonstrators are said to be marching to Ikeja from the Yaba office of the NLC.

The Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the NLC had said that it would go ahead with the strike after peace talks with the government fell through.

The Wabba faction also vowed to defy an order of the National Industrial Court suspending the strike.

The Joe Ajaero-faction of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have withdrawn from the strike.

Meanwhile, some officials of the NLC in Jos, Plateau State were said to have been stoned while trying to mobilize protesters for today's strike.

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