Social Media Bill
Well before the Federal Government announced the ban on the microblogging platform, Twitter, on Friday, June 4, 2021, its preference for heavy-handed and bellicose approach to public issues had become...
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has threatened legal action against the Federal Government over the decision to suspend the usage of Twitter in the country.
There was heavy security around the Unity Fountain area of Abuja, yesterday, morning as protesters trooped out to demand that the Senate should immediately kill the Social Media Bill.
There was heavy security on ground at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Tuesday morning as protesters trooped out in their numbers to demand that the Ninth Senate of Nigeria must not delay any further to kill and bury the social media bill permanently. Addressing the media on behalf of the protesters, Convener, Centre for…
24 Nov 2020
The Nigerian Government's insistent to rein in the danger of fake news is back at the front burner of national debate in Africa's most populous nation with social media blamed for the rise in misinformation during the #EndSARS protests against police brutality. The #EndSARS campaign, which resurfaced on Twitter in October, eventually ended on the…
4 Nov 2020
Criticisms and rejection have greeted the resolution taken on Monday by northern leaders regarding Social Media Bill and EndSARS protests across the country.
29 Oct 2020
Nollywood actor turned politician Desmond Elliot was recently in the news after a Twitter influencer Dr Olufunmilayo reported that the lawmaker was pushing a bill against the use of social media. Elliot in his reaction denied the accusations saying it is false and that no House of Assembly can developed such a bill. Sharing a…
22 Jul 2020
Early on Wednesday morning in Abuja, hundreds of protesters marched on the National Assembly to demand the withdrawal of social media and hate speech bills. Although security men barred the protesters from entering the premises of the National Assembly, they took over the main entrance of the complex. The main entrance to the national assembly…
12 Mar 2020
A number of Nigerian celebrities including M.I, Banky W, Kate Henshaw, Beverly Osu, among others have all joined their voices with Socio-Economic Rights, Accountability Project (SERAP), and others to strongly condemn the social media bill describing it as draconian and deliberate attempt to stifle citizen’s freedom of expression. A panel of known celebrities including Dotun,…
6 Jan 2020
A Lagos pastor and ally of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said the government should look for ways to incentivise the "proper usage" of social media instead of seeking to limit freedom of expression. A proposed bill officially named the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 would allow Nigeria's government, if signed into…
28 Dec 2019
Like the past years, 2019 is a mixed bag. It was no doubt a big election year that came with some uncertainties regarding the future of some politicians, a carry-over from last year.
11 Dec 2019
Respected Nigerian musician cum politician in an Instagram post on his page today has called on Nigerians to take action on the issues bedevilling the country. The EME boss who cited issues like gender inequality, gender-based violence, human rights abuse, social media bill among others urged Nigerians to ensure that they do something in their…
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