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- Pressure mounts on President Buhari to reconsider stance on Peace Corps bill
- Charly Boy breaks down in tears as police stops Peace Corps from occupying its headquarters (photos)
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The federal lawmakers would take decisive action to override President Buhari’s rejection of the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill, which they laboured to pass last year and transmitted to the presidency before the end of 21017.
The Peace Corps of Nigeria urged President Buhari to reconsider his position and assent to the Peace Corps Bill which was passed by the National Assembly, as it stated that it could have prevented the Dapchigirls abduction.
The council of commandants and Board of Trustees of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reevaluate and reconsider his decision to withhold his assent to the Peace Corps bill.
A Peace Corps member allegedly collapsed on Tuesday, February 27, after learning that President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to sign the bill to recognize the Nigerian Peace Corps as a paramilitary agency in the country.
The Nasarawa state commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Bala Joshua, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his stand on the rejected corps' bill. He said the bill will help reduce youth restiveness.
The senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Mao Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party, has expressed optimism that the Peace Corps bill will scale through despite its rejection by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some members of the House of the House of Representatives have reacted to Tuesday, February 27, rejection of the Peace Corps of Nigeria's bill by President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers said they would override the rejection.
Nigerian's minister of youths and sports development,Solomon Dalung, has charged Nigerian youths on the need to double their efforts on peace - building, saying, no meaningful development would happen in absence of peace.
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A media consultant to the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr Rogers Ochela, has said that the functions of the Corps were not overlapping that of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) nor the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).
The federal legislators say they would not hesitate to invoke the relevant session of the Nigerian 1999 constitution, and override the executive powers of President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the Peace Corps bill.
By implication the bill has been rejected by Mr. President since he did not sign it into law within the stipulated 30 working days. By law, the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill will not fly in Nigeria as the President doesn't assent it.
Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, activists and their supporters of the Peace Corps clashed on Thursday. The clash reportedly occurred after police officers move to prevent Peace Corps members from opening their headquarters.
Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in a ruling on Thursday, February 1, dismissed the preliminary objection raised by IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris against his personal appearance before the court.
Reading the 4-page petition on behalf of the group, Orji said the letter annexed judgement against the Nigeria Police Force in favour of the trustee of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) and its national commandant, Dickson Akoh.
The Peace Corps of Nigeria has promised to stamp out cultism and other social vices in secondary schools and tertiary institutions in Anambra. Its commandant in Anambra said students would be sensitised on the danger of cultism.
The Peace Corps of Nigeria, on Wednesday, January 17, dismissed claims by the Nigeria Police, that its organisation has been proscribed. According to the PCN, the police lack the capacity to proscribe any registered organisation.
A joint session of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) as well as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently sign the Nigerian Peace Corps bill into law.
The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang, on Tuesday, January 2, confirmed that the much-anticipated Nigeria Peace Corps Bill has arrived the Presidency.
The Peace Corps of Nigeria wants the Abuja Federal High Court to jail the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, for alleged disregard of court orders.
The national commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dickson Akoh, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari needs more time to deliver on his promises.