Hate Speech Bill
27 and counting
We haven’t spoken in a while, my dear brother. A lot has been happening to me and I just decided to adopt a reflective stance for a while.”
Senate to expunge death penalty from hate speech bill
Proponent of the anti-hate speech bill before the National Assembly, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, yesterday disclosed that there are plans to tinker with the bill, saying the death penalty will be expunged.
Amid citizens’ outrage, will hate speech bill survive?
More Nigerians have continued to condemn the Hate Speech Bill, which has passed the first and second readings and heading for the committee that will subsequently call for public investigation before it is passed, saying it was dangerous to Nigeria’s democracy. The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 proposes that offenses be punishable…
Alaafin of Oyo berates National Assembly over Hate Speech Bill
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has berated the National Assembly over the re-introduction of the Hate Speech Bill by the Senate.
Is hate speech bill 2019 an indictment of National Orientation Agency?
The bill which seeks to enact an Act of the National Assembly titled “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Establishment) Bill...
‘Hate-speech bill meant to enforce integration’
It is a sad reflection of the decadence of the society we find ourselves and indeed a loss of touch with reality and responsibility of those whose duty it is to secure the society.
Hate speech bill distasteful, lawmakers should be be productive, says Olanipekun
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has urged the upper chamber of the National Assembly not to “waste its time reworking” the Hate Speech Bill, urging its withdraw and “focus on something more productive.”
Hate Speech: United Nations speaks on death penalty
The United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina J. Muhammed Tuesday said the UN does support not a death sentence as a penalty for persons found guilty of hate speech. Muhammed, a former Nigerian minister, was in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city to meet President Muhammadu Buhari. “We, of course, did not support the death penalty and I…
That hate speech bill and democracy
In a rather macabre and vexatious manner the Ninth Senate, already opprobrious in the eyes of the Nigerian people, further dug itself into the dungeon of infamy when it proposed and gave a second reading to a bill