Nigeria police: President approves pay rise

Nigeria's president plans to tackle corruption in the police force, using salary increases

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    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a rise in salary and allowances for police officers.

    Nigerian police are rated among the most corrupt on the African continent, which many say is due to low wages and poor working conditions.

     

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris has more from Abuja.


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