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Nigeria education strike: Lecturers defy court order to return to work


The lecturers are demanding higher pay and several negotiations with the government have broken down, which forced President Buhari's administration to approach the National Industrial Court. Strikes over working conditions by public university lecturers are common in Nigeria and often go on for months. The latest action started in February.

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