Tag: Hate Speech

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Michael IsaacAugust 14, 2020

This is no hate speech: Is Lai Mohammed on a mission to silence Nigerians?

In Nigeria, certain aspects of fundamental human rights of its citizens have been compromised at some point in time. As ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 5, 2020

Hate Speech Fine: Is Lai Mohammed’s NBC now a monitoring spirit? | The #YNaijaCover

The Nigerian Bar Association, senior lawyers and human rights groups on Tuesday took a swipe at the Federal Government for ...

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Michael IsaacAugust 5, 2020

With the new fine on ‘hate speech,’ how will the media report the #RevolutionNow protests?

The Nigerian government and Nigerians have had a discontented marriage in recent times. Apart from the age-long song from Nigerians ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 5, 2020

Policing speech, not the pandemic or the suffering of Nigerians is what gets the federal government going

You would think that after the comprehensive protests to the Nigerian Senate’s attempts to pass into law a hotly contested ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 13, 2019

Is an agency against hate speech really necessary?

In March 2018, the Nigerian Senate introduced an unsuccessful anti-hate bill for consideration and the bill, known now as the ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 27, 2017

Use of social media to promote hate speech will no longer be tolerated – El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna, Nasiru El-Rufai Wednesday, said hate speech and fake news were the biggest threats to national security –  ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 16, 2017

Hate speech, quit notices will keep Nigeria underdeveloped – Remi Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) has said that hate speech and quit notices cannot move a nation forward. The senator ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 8, 2017

So is Itse Sagay guilty of hate speech?

by Alexander O. Onukwue The statement issued by Senator Sabi Abdullahi on behalf of the Senate urged President Buhari to ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 5, 2017

Opinion: Hate speech law is a resurrection of Decree 4

by Bayo Oluwasanmi   I have two predictions to make: before you’re through with this piece, the federal and state ...

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EditorSeptember 2, 2017

“The military should not treat Nigeria like a conquered territory” | Insiders speak on planned social media monitoring

Insiders are against the proposed monitoring of the social media by the military for hate speech. Some of them are ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 31, 2017

Olusegun Adeniyi: Hate in the age of charlatans

by Olusegun Adeniyi That most Nigerians are ever so judgmental when it comes to discussing the ‘other’ person is reflected ...

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AzeezAugust 31, 2017

We don’t have power to arrest people for hate speeches – Military

The Defence Headquarters has denied reports that the military is monitoring and hate speech promoters in order to arrest them. ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 30, 2017

Opinion: Distinguishing between hate speech and Constructive criticism

by Gbenga Odunsi A few weeks back, the Nigerian government drew a line on hate speech in the country, equating ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 29, 2017

Promoters of hate speech should be prosecuted – UN human rights experts

United Nations human rights experts have called for the prosecution of those behind the October 1 quit notice given to ...

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EditorAugust 26, 2017

The YNaija Cover this evening – the 26th of August

Follow the full stories and analyses on YNaija: I won’t be part of those calling for restructuring – Obasanjo We ...

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AzeezAugust 26, 2017

Military not empowered to arrest hate speech offenders – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said it is unlawful for the military to arrest perpetrators of hate speech in ...

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AzeezAugust 26, 2017

What we will do to perpetrators of hate speech – Police

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has said perpetrators of hate speeches will be arrested and charged under the Terrorism Prevention Act. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 25, 2017

Why the APC is trying to criminalise hate speech – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned that the All Progressives Congress (APC) resolve to categorise hate speech as terrorism, ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 24, 2017

FG directs NBC to sanction broadcast stations who ‘aid’ hate speech

As part of efforts to end the growing spate of hate speech in the country, Nigeria’s Federal Government has directed ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 23, 2017

Hate and violence on social media can jeopardise Nigeria’s unity – Chief of Air Staff

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at a workshop on information management for public relations officers in the ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 23, 2017

Opinion: The President’s speech, hate speech and the hypocrisy of power

by Adeboye Adekoge After listening to President Buhari’s speech on Monday, August 21, 2017, one thing was clear – the ...

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EzinneAugust 22, 2017

The Thread: Does NBC’s new rules against hate speech meet these standards?

Yesterday, President Buhari took a hard line against speech that crosses “national red lines“. TwitterNG did not receive his address ...

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EzinneAugust 22, 2017

The Thread: These are the problems with NBC’s new rules

This administration appears to be preoccupied with hate speech. Recently, Osinbajo said that “hate speech is a species of terrorism” ...

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AzeezAugust 21, 2017

Just In: Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable. Buhari said this in his first address to Nigerians ...

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AzeezAugust 21, 2017

FG, states to set up special courts for hate speech, others

The Federal and State governments have agreed on special courts for promoters of hate speeches as well as terrorists and ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 18, 2017

Making hate speech treasonable is an attempt to silence opposition – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose has downplayed the attempt to categorise hate speeches as act of terrorism, by the ...

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EditorAugust 18, 2017

Why Nigerians need to desperately speak up against hate speeches

by Wareez Odunayo   Over 800,000 people were killed, 250,000 women became victims of sexual violence during the genocide in ...

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ToluAugust 18, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Shehu Sani urges Nigerians to get involved in the hate speech bill

Following the spate of hate speeches that have overrun the country and its tendency to cause tension among groups, Senate ...

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EzinneAugust 17, 2017

“Coordinator-in-Chief” “Return to your church” | Prof. Yemi Osinbajo draws the line against hate speech. TwitterNG roasts him alive

At the National Economic Council Retreat, Prof Yemi Osinbajo took a stand against the use of hate speech, calling it ...

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AzeezAugust 17, 2017

Hate speech is a specie terrorism – Osinbajo

The Federal Government has drawn a line on hate speech. Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said hate speech is ...

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