Senate changes name of Nigeria Police Force, seeks immunity for members, reduces age limits for presidential & governorship candidates

The Senate has pushed for the change of name, from The Nigeria Police Force to simply the Nigerian Police. On Wednesday, July 26, 87 senators voted YES to support the bill while 2 senators voted NO and 1 abstained.

The senators equally approved the recommendation for immunity for the lawmakers for any of the actions during plenary.

The lawmakers also approved the reduction in the ages of aspirants for the offices of the President and governor or members of the Senate, House of Representatives and the State Houses of Assembly, with alterations to sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the Constitution.

Age requirement for the President was reduced from 40 to 35; governor, 35 to 30; member of Senate retained 35; House of Representatives, 30 to 25.


About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298, 08056381068.

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