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Nigerians Will Determine The Fate Of The Hate Speech Bill – Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Lawan

Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has said Nigerians will determine the fate of the controversial hate speech bill. He revealed this at a media parley in Abuja on the achievements of the 9th Senate in the past six months. According to him, Nigerians would have a specific date during the ...

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Hate Speech Bill Is Dangerous – Kadaria Ahmed

Kadaria Ahmed

A Nigerian journalist and editor has blasted the proposed hate speech bill. Popular broadcaster, Kadaria Ahmed, spoke on behalf of The Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, the Nigerian Guild of Editors, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers and the Online Publishers Association at “The Future ...

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Social Media Bill Is A Duplication Of Law – Senator Nicholas Tofowomo

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The Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo has come out to say that the “Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019” is an unnecessary duplication of laws for Nigerians. Nicholas revealed this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, ...

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National Assembly Does Not Have The Power To Pass Hate Speech Bill — Falana

Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has come out to say that the National Assembly does not have the legislative competence to pass the controversial bill for the establishment of Hate Speech Commission. He revealed this in a recent statement where he said hate speech is a residual matter, ...

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Hate Speech Bill Is A Time Bomb On Journalism In Nigeria — Dr. Edith Ohaja

Dr. Edith Ohaja

Head of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Dr. Edith Ugochi Ohaja has said the proposed bill trying to place the death penalty on whoever is convicted of hate speech is a time bomb on the journalism profession in Nigeria. According to Dr. Edith, she cannot ...

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Hate Speech Bill Is Not Necessary – Gbemisola Saraki

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The hate speech bill presently before the Senate is not necessary, according to Nigeria’s Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki. Ms. Saraki believes the CyberCrime Act already has provisions and penalties for hate speech, so looking into it again is merely a waste of time. She revealed this after ...

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