One building was well-kept and held 300 pupils who were not regularly mistreated, while 200 others detained at a site next door were regularly abused.Full Story
The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. Four babies were also found.Full Story
The repatriation came after a cycle of violence burst out in Johannesburg leading to attacks on hundreds of foreign-owned businesses and killing 12.
Africa has the highest prevalence of slavery, with more than seven victims for every 1,000 people.
The attack is one of the deadliest on civilians in Nigeria's recent years.
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.