Major headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers focus on President Muhammadu Buhari's response to claims that he has strained relationship with the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo.
The Nation reports that President Buhari has said that he has a perfect relationship with vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
The president was on Saturday, January 25, reacting to claims that he has a strained relationship with Osinbajo. He said that no one can claim that the VP has complained of the contrary at any point in time.
Vanguard reports that Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that the call for regional policing is a clear indication that Nigeria is in dire need of restructuring. Bakare, on Sunday, January 26, said that the argument for Operation Amotekun signals Nigerians lack of confidence in the country's security system.
Moreover, the apex socio-cultural group in the southeast, Ohanaeze, has said that total restructuring is now inevitable.
ThisDay has relayed that there are reports that Oyo alongside 12 other states in Nigeria still have their local governments run by caretaker committees set up by governors.
The newspaper said that this is contrary to the ruling of the Supreme Court and Attorney-General of Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, that the trend is not supported by the Nigerian constitution.
The Guardian reports that despite the fact that the apex judicial body has ruled against his victory in the last gubernatorial election in Imo, Emeka Ihedioha has returned to the Supreme Court to get the verdict reviewed.
A coalition of civil society groups has said that the decision of the Supreme Court did not in any way meet the ends of justice. The coalition said that the court can restore the confidence of Nigerians in it by changing its decision on Ihedioha.
The spokesman of the coalition, Manzo Abubakar, said: “The confidence of Nigerians in the judiciary is at the lowest and we believe that the Supreme Court can help to restore it and save future elections. The judgment will go down in infamy and may make Nigeria a laughing stock in the comity of nations if not reviewed.
“The Supreme Court is supreme and can creatively reinvent its rules to do justice. It is necessary to do so now more than ever to save the Nigerian democracy, constitutionalism and retrieve the judicial and justice system from its present opprobrium.”
Punch reports that southwest governors have begun moves to model bills that will give Operation Amotekun a legal backing.
Added to this, Ondo's Attorney General Kola Olawoye said that after the initiative has been passed into law, officials of the outfit will be empowered to arrest criminals.
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