Posts Tagged ‘#MarchOnNASS’

Day of Triumph As Civil Society #MarchOnNASS To Protect Citizen Rights

Hundreds of protesters mostly made up of civil society organisations (CSOs) and bloggers on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly and demanded the immediate withdrawal of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and Other Matters Connected Therewith, which has been tagged as the “Anti-social Media Bill”. In a letter written by Media Mogul Anthony Ehilebo (@anthonyehilebo), Barrister […]

#NoToSocialMediaBill| Buhari Not Averse To Regulation As Long As It’s Constitutional !

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he would not assent to any legislation that may be inconsistent with the constitution of the country, But “he is not averse to lawful regulation, so long as that is done within the ambit of the constitution, which he swore to uphold”. The President issued a statement through his senior special adviser on […]

#NoToSocialMediaBill| Protest Ongoing as Citizens #MarchOnNASS

Nigerians are peacefully protesting at the Unity fountain, Abuja over a bill currently before the country’s Senate that could lead to heavy fines and jail time for sending “abusive messages.”     According to Human Rights Watch, Nigerians could spend two years in prison and be fined $10,000 for disseminating messages meant to “set the […]