The Oyo State House of Assembly had passed the bill last week and forwarded same to the governor for his assent. The post Makinde signs Oyo State anti-corruption bill into law appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
Following the public outcry that greeted the hate speech bill, the Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the Senate won’t pass the proposed anti-free speech bills. Lawan made the disclosure in response to a detailed written protest letter against the hate speech bill and anti-social media bill before the senate by the Human Rights Writers […]
<p class="">The Delta House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state Appropriation Bill of N395 billion for 2020.</p> <h1>The passage of the Bill followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation during plenary in Asaba.</h1> <p class="">Presenting the report, Mrs Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, Chairman of the committee said N223 billion […]
A group, ‘Electricity Consumer Protection Forum’ has called for the speedy passage of the bill seeking to criminalise estimated billings by Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) in the country. Its National Coordinator, Mr Adeola Samuel-Ilori, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday. Samuel-Ilori was reacting to […]
Senator Sabi Abdullahi, Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate says there will be danger of the hate speech bill isn’t passed. In a statement on Sunday, the lawmaker said that those who oppose the bill are only hiding behind the cloak of protecting ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ignoring its intent before the National Assembly. Read […]
<p class="">Senator Sabi Abdullahi says hate speech cannot be tackled with existing laws in Nigeria.</p> <p class=""><strong>Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said existing laws on defamation and libel are grossly inadequate to tackle hate speech in its form.</strong></p> <p class="">Abdullahi stated this against the backdrop of pockets of protests […]
She stated that Nigeria is already doing very badly in terms of its record on press freedom. The post Nigerian journalists condemn hate speech bill, say it’s dangerous appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Monday in Ilorin criticised the proposed capital punishment clause in the hate speech bill before the National Assembly. Akeredolu expressed his views while delivering an address at the Biennial Conference of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies (CPSS) of the University of Ilorin. The governor spoke on […]
Since its introduction, the bill has sparked outrage among Nigerians and internet users in particular. The post EXPLAINER: Important things to know about Nigeria’s proposed Social Media Bill appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
The controversial social media bill has passed the second reading at Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber and Nigerians have continued to kick against it. According to many Nigerians, the bill, if passed into law, will gag free speech and cancel the participation of the people in governance and for this, shouldn’t be allowed to scale through. […]
The bill, ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019,’ is sponsored by Mohammed Musa. The post JUST IN: Bill to regulate Social Media passes second reading at Senate appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
The attempt by the Buhari government to regulate Social Media through the introduction of Anti Social Media Bill which has passed Senate’s first reading continues to create confusion and generate huge criticism from the Nigerian Populace. Femi Fani kayode a former Minister of Aviation took his turn to severely criticize and continually to kick against […]