The Nigerian newspapers review for Tuesday, January, 28 reports on the concerns raised by Senate President Ahmed Lawan over the security situation in the country. The review also has reports about other topical stories.
The Nigerian Senate has said the country’s security architecture cannot adequately secure the lives of Nigerians.
The Nation newspaper reports that Senate President Ahmed Lawan said it was time to rejig the country’s security system to address the resurgence of insecurity, criminality and killings across the country.
Vanguard newspaper reports that Lawan stated that the security architecture in the country should be restructured to save the lives of Nigerians.
He said reports from many parts of Nigeria relate to the killings of people. The Senate leader stated that the legislature and the executive need to work together to ensure a change in the country's security system.
The front-page story on This Day newspaper also highlighted the concerns raised by the Senate president over security in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has backed a bid for a review of the Supreme Court verdict on the Imo state governorship election.
The Guardian newspaper reported that the national chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, disclosed at the party’s 88th national executive committee meeting held in Abuja, that there was optimism that the apex court would reverse itself.
“The NWC wishes to report to NEC that the party, after extensive consultations with legal experts, has decided to fully back our Imo State governorship candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, as he returns to the Supreme Court to seek their review and possible reversal of the January 14 curious judgment. Secondus said
“We are highly optimistic that the justices may bow to superior reason and reverse themselves by returning the mandate to the PDP.”
In another report, the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has disclosed that it has started preliminary work on the review of the remuneration of political officeholders.
The Punch reports that the chairman of RMAFC, Elias Mbam, said the pay package of political office holders could go up or down after the process.
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