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Newspapers focus Reps’ position on licensed guns


The request by the lawmakers that licensed guns be allowed and the resumption of governors are some of the trending stories in Nigerian newspapers on Friday.

Vanguard reported in its front page that the House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately rescind his decision to withdraw licensed guns from their owners.

Guardian said the House of Representatives urged the Federal Government to reverse its executive order restraining gun ownership.

Punch and many other newspapers reported the crisis facing the Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.

The newspapers reported that APC in Oyo, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Katsina, Osun, Enugu and Abia states have kicked against the call by the APC Deputy National Chairman, Lawal Shuaibu, for the resignation of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Sun said that after their inauguration on Wednesday, 29 governors formally mounted the mantle of leadership in their various domains yesterday.

While some took off on controversial note, others warmed their ways into the hearts of their populace even as some were absent at their duty post, the Sun reported.

Nation said the Kwara State High Court has jailed a former commissioner-nominee of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Saad Alanamu, and a director of a private company, Salman Sulaiman, for 24 years.

Tribune reported that the 8th session of the House of Representatives formally winded down its activities on Thursday with the approval of the total sum of N198 billion final subsidy claims for oil marketers.

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