Posts Tagged ‘Anti Social Media Bill’

Senate commences public hearing on Social Media Bill

by Ikokwu Ikembaon March 9, 2020
The Senate on Monday in Abuja commenced a public hearing on the controversial social media Bill. The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and for related matters, 2019,” was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger East. Senate President Ahmad Lawan arrived […]

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 […]

PDP New Media statement on Social Media and Hate Speech Bill

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 27, 2019
Social Media Bill The progression of the Social Media Bill as it is popularly known, but with the actual title of Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill, is very worrisome. The bill is very dangerous and portends significant potential injustice to Nigerian citizens and a general retardation of our democracy and legal system. At […]

Senator advocating for social media bill Allegedly awarded multi-million naira contract without due process

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 26, 2019
Nigerian senator who is in the forefront of regulation of social media awarded a multi-million contract without following due process when he was a minister, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said on Monday. Abba Moro, representing Benue South, a former interior minister, is being prosecuted by the EFCC at the Federal High Court, […]