Posts Tagged ‘Anti Social Media Bill’

Nigeria Tops Worst Oppressive Countries On Earth

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 11, 2019
Nigeria has been ranked among the worst countries where rights of citizens are abused in terms of freedom of speech and space to associate, among others. A report sent to Daily Times Friday by CIVICUS Monitor, an international organization involved in global research collaboration in rights of citizens stated its findings are based on data […]

US backs Hate Speech Bill

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 4, 2019
The Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria. Howard stated this during a meeting with the Deputy Chief Whip of the […]

Social Media Bill: Senators receive protesters, pledge to stand by Nigerians

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 27, 2019
Dozens of protesters on Wednesday marched to the National Assembly gate to ask the Senate to drop the bill to regulate the social media in Nigeria. The two senators who addressed the protesters pledged that despite the bill being sponsored by their colleague, the Senate would do the bidding of Nigerians. The protest started around […]