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Insecurity: Reps consider Bill to Permit 18-Year-Old Nigerians Carry Arms

Godsgift Onyedinefu The House of Representatives may soon pass a Bill for Act to permit Nigerians from the age of eighteen to carry arms for self-defence. This, however contradicts President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to security forces to shoot any civilian bearing arms. According to the Bill sponsored by Rep. Adejoro Adeogun, states

Reps lament insecurity, invite Buhari again

The House of Representatives on Thursday invited President Muhammadu Buhari, to address the nation on measures taken to tackle rising cases of killings, banditry, armed robbery and kidnappings. This followed a motion on the urgent “Need for Federal Government’s Intervention on the Ongoing Wanton Killing of Innocent Persons, Destruction of Property,

71 reps begins process to revert Nigeria to parliamentary system

71 members of the House of Representatives on Thursday commenced a process to revert Nigeria to parliamentary system of government away from the current presidential system of government. The lawmakers jointly sponsored a bill, which passed for first reading on the floor of the house, seeking to alter the 1999 Constitution of

House of Reps Approves June 12 as Democracy Day

The House of Representatives has approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria. The members approved this on Thursday while considering a report on “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act in

BREAKING: Reps In Rowdy Session Over $496m Tucano Aircraft Purchase

The House of Representatives is in a rowdy session over the presidential request to include the $496million fund for the purchase of Tucano aircraft in the 2018 Appropriation Bill before the National Assembly. During Thursday’s plenary at the Lower Chamber in Abuja, some members were of the opinion that the request