This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, 21st October 2019
NLC State Chairmen Fixes Date To Meet Over New Minimum Wage
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will on Tuesday meet in Enugu State to discuss their meetings with state governments over the consequential adjustments of the new minimum wage.
Kidnapped Assistant Commissioner Of Police Released, Suspects Arrested
An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Isa Rambo, who was kidnapped in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, by unknown gunmen, has regained his freedom.
Naija News had reported earlier that Rambo, who is the commander of the Suleja area command of the Nigeria Police Force, was kidnapped on his way to Jos, Plateau state capital.
Tinubu Has Achieved More Than Awolowo, MKO Abiola – Ex-Minister
A former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe, says the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Bola Tinubu, has achieved more than the late Obafemi Awolowo and MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election.
Naija News reports that Ogunlewe made this comment in an interview with Daily Independent.
Boko Haram: Borno Elders React To Ndume’s Revelation On Buried Soldiers
The Borno South Concerned Elders (BSCE) has confirmed the revelation by Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) that at least 847 soldiers killed by Boko Haram were buried at the military cemetery in the state.
The Borno elders made this known in a statement on Sunday by its chairman, Alhaji Yakubu Kwanyang.
ASUU Plans Showdown Against FG
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is planning another showdown against the Federal Government over what the association described as the government’s planned imposition of Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS) on its members.
Naija News understands that the new plan of the university association against the federal government comes after the union leaders summoned an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting where it agreed that the union should begin mobilisation of members for action against the government.