Between hate bill and hate speech
The controversy being generated by the proposed hate speech bill by Nigeria’s senate is well deserved and not surprising. If anything, by its desire to make hate speech a capital offence
Hate speech, fake news threaten Nigeria’s unity, but death penalty too extreme –– Momoh
Widespread condemnations have continued to trail the National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill, and the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation and Other Related Offences Bill
Genesis of hate speech
The current national debate on the twin bills before the National Assembly, one to ban and criminalise hate speech and the other to regulate the social media and make it less nasty and venomous have...
‘Hate speech bill inimical to press freedom, free expression’
The International Press Institute (IPI) has declared that the Hate Speech Bill currently being debated at the National Assembly is inimical to press freedom and fundamental right to free expression.
Hate Speech Bill: Why death penalty?
Sir: The continent of Africa harbours the countries that have the most ethnic diversity rating in the word. Unbeatably on top of the list is Papua New Guinea with over a thousand ethic groups.
Sani, varsity don blame government, politicians over hate speech
Human rights and pro-democracy activist, Senator Shehu Sani, has said the Social Media Bill and the Hate Speech Bill before the National Assembly is also part of the design by President Muhammadu Buhari to turn the country into a totalitarian state and curtail the freedom of speech of Nigerians...
Much ado about hate speech bill
Like in March 2018 when the Hate Speech Bill was first introduced in the Senate but failed to get through to the third reading, as a result of public outcry against it, Nigerians are again up in arms against the bill following its reintroduction on Tuesday, November 12. The bill was reintroduced barely a week…
Protests against hate speech, social media bills rock Abuja, Lagos
The Senate yesterday said it would not force the controversial hate speech and anti-social media bills on Nigerians.The upper chamber gave the promise as scores of protesters yesterday stormed the National Assembly...
The Bill that hates itself
After reading a quote by Martin Luther King Jr that ‘ Returning Hates for Hates multiply Hates, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that, hate cannot drive out hate...