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Africa has the highest prevalence of slavery, with more than seven victims for every 1,000 people.

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The attack is one of the deadliest on civilians in Nigeria's recent years. 

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“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."

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.

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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.

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Five years ago 112 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok town of Nigeria. The town still awaits their return.

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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.

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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."

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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. 

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