I am not aware of social media bill at NASS ―Lai Mohammed

The minister of information, Lai Mohammed has denied any knowledge of the “social media” bill prior to its presentation in the 9th national assembly. The bill titled, “Protection From Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019” was sponsored by the Senator representing the Niger East, Mohammed Musa. Although the bill received numerous backlash from Nigerians, it progressed second reading at the senate. Lai Mohammed while speaking in an interview with DW’s Tim Sebastian, said; “Who is the author of that bill, I am not even aware of it. There’s no such bill before the house. I can say that categorically and

By |February 1st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dozens of protesters besiege NASS, ask Senate to stop social media bill

Dozens of protesters on Wednesday marched to the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The protesters demanded that the Senate drop the bill it is considering to regulate social media in Nigeria. During the protest, a policeman, Adiogu Eyinnaya, seized the camera of a journalist who came to cover the protest. PREMIUM TIME reports that Mr Enyinnaya assaulted a journalist, Tosin Busayo, asking him why he was filming a policeman who asked a procession of protesters to go back. The protesters started the march at a section of the National Assembly gate when another set moved in through the left flank

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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