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Nigeria. 1990 ‘Licensing.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 146, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990; Part 2. Abuja: Federal Republic of Nigeria. 1 January

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7. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (5) of section 5 of this Act, no person shall, as of right, be entitled to the grant of any licence or permit under this Act and the authority having the function of granting such licence or permit may without being bound to assign any reason therefore refuse the grant of such licence or permit or, subject to the provisions of any regulations made under section 33 of this Act, may impose such terms or conditions as he may think fit, and may revoke such licence or permit for such cause as he may consider appropriate:
Provided that any person aggrieved by any such decision, other than a decision by the President, may appeal in writing to the President acting in his discretion whose decision thereon shall be final.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, no licence or permit under the provisions of this Act shall be granted if there is reason to believe that the applicant or holder of the licence -
(a) is under the age of seventeen;
(b) is of unsound mind;
(c) is not fit to have possession of the firearm in question on account of defective eyesight;
(d) is a person of intemperate habits;
(e) has during the previous five years been convicted of an offence involving violence or the threat of violence.

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