Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Tuesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of ignoring the soldiers who are fighting the Boko Haram insurgent in North-East Nigeria. Atiku noted that while soldiers were being killed, Buhari was with service chiefs at the inauguration of his Next Level reelection campaign. “As a matter of fact, we now know through Reuters report, that these real Nigerian heroes were killed on November 18, 2018, which was the exact time that the candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, invited the service chiefs to attend the launch of the plagiarised #NextLevel launch at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa,” Atiku’s media team stated.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved Rank Salary Structure Adjustment for the Nigeria Police Force. This reportedly means that the salaries, allowances and pensions of policemen will be increased. “I am pleased to make the increase in salaries and allowances in the hope that will increase the performance index of the police and strengthen Nigeria’s internal security system,” the President said in a statement issued by Mr. Femi Adesina, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
3. The meeting between the Federal Government and the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday ended in deadlock. The meeting which was held at the Ministry of Education headquarters in Abuja could not conclude on whether ASUU should return to work or not.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are free to sue the APC. According to Buhari, the court remains the last option for the amicable resolution of disputes, therefore, the APC must allow members to fully explore their democratic and legal rights. “We can’t deliberately deny people of their rights. We agreed that party primaries should be conducted either through direct, indirect or consensus method, and if anyone feels unjustly treated in the process, such a person can go to court. The court should always be the last resort for the dissatisfied. For the party to outlaw the court process is not acceptable to me,” Buhari said.