Senate Suspends Public Hearing On Social Media Bill Till Next Year

The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters have suspended further legislative actions on the controversial anti-social media bill sponsored by Senator Musa Sani till January next year KanyiDaily reports. Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the decision was not unconnected with the mixed feelings expressed by members of the 14-member Senate panel... Continue Reading →

Nobody Can Stop Me From Talking, I Have Right To Freedom Of Expression – Aisha Buhari

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari asserted that she can’t be stopped from talking while speaking from London on Thursday, December 5. The First Lady who was a guest caller on TVC’s Journalists’ Hangout, made a clarification on her comment about the social media bill, insecurity, and poverty in the country and lashing out at underserving... Continue Reading →

We Won’t Pass Hate Speech Bill – Senate President Lawan

Following the public outcry that greeted the hate speech bill, the Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the Senate won’t pass the proposed anti-free speech bills. Lawan made the disclosure in response to a detailed written protest letter against the hate speech bill and anti-social media bill before the senate by the Human Rights Writers... Continue Reading →

CAN kick Against Social Media, Hate Speech Bill

The Christian Association of Nigeria has kicked against the proposed social media and hate speech bills, describing them as ploys to gag Nigerians TODAY NG reports. The CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle called on the National Assembly to drop the bills and focus on legislation that could address insecurity, deplorable infrastructural amenities and the general... Continue Reading →

I Will Kill Hate Speech Bill, Olusegun Osoba Vows

A former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, has vowed to kill the Hate Speech Bill being considered at the Senate Daily Post reports. Osoba spoke on Thursday during the ongoing 15th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference in Sokoto. He noted that the Bill would have been dead on arrival if the Governor of Sokoto... Continue Reading →

Protests against hate speech, social media bills rock Abuja, Lagos

The Senate yesterday said it would not force the controversial hate speech and anti-social media bills on Nigerians The Guardian Newspaper reports. The upper chamber gave the promise as scores of protesters yesterday stormed the National Assembly demanding the immediate withdrawal of the bills aimed at regulating the social media and prescribing capital punishment for... Continue Reading →

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