Posts Tagged ‘Hate Speech Bill’

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 […]