Nigerian schools, petrol stations, banks, government buildings, offices and shops are closed in a second day of a nationwide strike against the removal of fuel subsidies. Nigerian trade unions ignored a court ruling attempting to block the strike, vowing that protests will continue until fuel subsidies are reintroduced. Fuel prices have more than doubled as a result of President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to remove the government's fuel subsidy at the beginning of this year. In a country where most people live on less than $2 a day, the fuel price rise severely affects peoples ability to pay for school fees, medical bills, housing costs and other necessities. The fuel subsidy was one of the few benefits that Nigerians received from their vast oil wealth. While $200 million of oil leaves Nigeria every day, in recent years Nigerian education, healthcare and transport systems have worsened. Tens of thousands of Nigerians are protesting across the country - with large demonstrations in Kano, Lagos and Abuja. In Kano, Nigeria’s largest Northern city, police fired live ammunition into the crowds, killing two protestors and injuring many more. Protestors had converged on the governor’s office, set two vans alight and attempted to burn the house of the chief of the central bank. One protestor was also killed by police in the country’s commercial capital, Lagos. Today, young people there have set up burning roadblocks and fought with police at a junction leading to an area housing the country’s diplomats and wealthy elite. In the country's capital, Abuja, protestors closed the airport - many international flights into Nigeria have now been cancelled. In 2003, a similar strike caused the government to back down, deciding to reduce the subsidy rather than cut it altogether. The Nigerian Labour Congress remain defiant, insisting, “The will of the Nigerian people must prevail over that of any government in power.”