Major headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers focus on the drumbeat for possible legal struggle and pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to retire by 2021.
The Sun reports that officially, the IGP is expected to retire and leave office for his predecessor by 2021 since he would have attained 60 years by then having served for the stipulated 35 years.
However, there are claims that efforts are underway to make President Buhari extend the IGP's tenure by another six months, an allegation some prominent lawyers have taken seriously and are kicking against by every means.
On its front page, The Guardian reports that President Buhari's assent to the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020 is causing a lot of rumbles in the investment market.
This is as the reality of a strict regulatory regime is now staring the banking sector in the face with some aspects of the bill which had allegedly pitched the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The Punch reports that the long struggle between the federal government's Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may eventually favour the latter.
There are indications that the government will at last bow to pressures from across the nation and accept the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a better and more workable alternative for the proposed Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Moving to politics, Nigerian Tribune reports that there is an intense struggle among some power brokers in the country as to who will take over the office of the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after Professor Mahmood Yakubu at the end of his five-year tenure.
Sources claim that serious underground works from persons in the executive and legislative arms of the federal government are being carried out to produce a replacement for Yakubu.
The same internal sources believe that a number of bigwigs in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are also involved in this.
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