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Players are owed bonuses amounting to around two million Nigerian nairas (US$6,537) accumulated over three years.
“Yesterday around 8pm (1900 GMT) it was reported that there was a very loud explosion in (the village of) Konduga. On reaching the scene of the incident we found there was a lot of casualties. In fact the death toll was over 30 and the injured over 42."
Some areas of the country were receiving a few megawatts which powered some bulbs, while other regions experienced a total loss of power.
Ngige's comment was in response to a question regarding doctors who wished to relocate their practice abroad as there have been increased prospects for Nigerian doctors in other countries.
The increase in salary comes after unions went on strike last year to demand N50,000 (US$138) a month in the country where inflation was recorded at 11.25% in March.
Five years ago 112 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok town of Nigeria. The town still awaits their return.
In the last few weeks, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon have been conducting several military offensives against the terrorist organization through intensive air and ground operations.
The statement, made by UNICEF's Mohamed Fall, was made delivered under the backdrop of yesterday's World Water Day and the theme of "Leaving no one behind."
At least nine were killed due to a building collapse in Nigeria’s Lagos which also held a private school. Residents are infuriated by the country's poor building regulations.