NIGERIA FUEL CRISIS SPAWNS THRIVING BLACK MARKET

I'VE BEEN ON QUEUE SINCE LAST NIGHT, MOTORIST ABEDNEGO ABNA TOLD AL JAZEERA, OUTSIDE A PETROL STATION IN ABUJA.

AFRICA'S TOP OIL PRODUCER REELS FROM SEVERE FUEL SHORTAGE, BLAMED FOR LONG QUEUES AT PETROL STATIONS NATIONWIDE.

The Nigerian government is struggling to deal with the situation and has placed the blame on the shoulders of petrol vendors, whom it accuses of dramatically increasing prices.
Many Nigerians say the fuel crisis has caused prices to skyrocket in other areas, too.
"I've been on queue since last night," motorist Abednego Abna told Al Jazeera, outside a petrol station in Abuja.

Abuja, Nigeria - Long lines of vehicles have extended outside petrol stations in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, this week, where frustrated motorists say they have waited for upwards of 10 hours amid a severe, countrywide...

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