About 70 percent of 150 million Nigerians live below the poverty line, this figure rose from 54 percent previously. Poverty in Nigeria remains endemic in spite of poverty alleviation works. Experts have criticised the development, describing it as unacceptable because of the risk it poses to economic growth.
'The next thing I knew I was in the water' - Survivors from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, have spoken of their ordeal.
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