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A closed fuel station is seen near Nigeria's oil hub city of Port Harcourt


Nigeria goes dark

A ten-hour nationwide blackout on Thursday has thrown a spotlight on the oil-rich African nation’s chronic energy crisis. After a fire knocked out the nation’s electrical grid, all 36 states and the capital city of Abuja went dark in what Nigeria’s electricity distributors describe as a “total system collapse.”
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Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu waves at a crowd during his swearing-in ceremony in Abuja.

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5: On Monday, Bola Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria’s fifth president since the country’s return to democracy in 1999. “The Godfather,” whose election victory is still being contested by the opposition, has promised to end costly fuel subsidies but must also tackle an ailing economy and rampant insecurity.

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