Hate Speech Bill
Double standards with U.S. policies with Nigeria?
Most Nigerians woke up on the morning of 3rd December 2019 to read a very curious news item, published on nearly all major newspapers.
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…
Osoba urges media to stand against Hate Speech Bill
Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, yesterday, tasked media practitioners in the country to stand against the passage of the Hate Speech Bill before the National Assembly....
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 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…
Okowa rejects death penalty clause in Hate Speech Bill
Governor of Delta, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday, kicked against the proposed death penalty in the Hate Speech Bill before the National Assembly.
Senator sponsoring hate speech bill says death penalty will be 'amended'
Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the sponsor of the much-criticised hate speech bill said the aspect that proposes death penalty for defaulters of the law will be amended. Abdullahi in a statement said he is reviewing the bill to satisfy the wishes of Nigerians. "We have followed closely arguments for and against the hate speech bill, and…