High oil prices a 'godsend' for Nigeria

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THE high price of oil, which is causing a
furore across the developed western world,
has been a "godsend" to the poor of Africa's
most populous country, says a top official.
Nigeria, home to 120 million people, 90% of
whom live on under US$2 a day, depends on oil
for 95% of its foreign earnings.

Daily Mail & Guardian

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), September 14, 2000

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