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Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria. Howard stated this during a meeting with the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and sponsor of the Hate Speech bill, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, at the National Assembly, Abuja.

US Sanctions: Hate speech bill a remedy to religious, ethnic persecution in Nigeria –...

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said the passage of the Hate Speech Bill under consideration by the National Assembly will address all issues of discrimination associated with religious and ethnic persecution in Nigeria.

Oyo monarch speaks on hate speech bill, insecurity

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Thursday criticised the National Assembly over the re-introduction of the anti-hate speech bill by the Senate.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 2

Senate begins confirmation process of new FIRS chairman, board members

The Senate on Wednesday began the confirmation process of Mohammad Mamman Nami as the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.

Senator Abdullahi: Those misinforming Nigerians are ignorant of dangers of not passing hate speech...

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said that opponents of the Hate Speech Bill are ignorant of the dangers that loom if the bill is not passed into law.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Special status for Lagos, best way to honour Mobolaji Johnson

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged contemporary leaders to draw inspiration from the legacies bequeathed by the late first military Governor of the State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (retd).

Senator Abdullahi: Defamation, libel laws are inadequate to tackle hate speech

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, on Thursday said existing laws on defamation and libel are grossly inadequate to tackle hate speech in its form.

Afe Babalola: Nigeria doesn’t need new law on hate speech

Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), has lampooned the champions of Hate Speech Bill, saying Nigeria has enough laws to tackle the menace.

Afe Babalola: No need for hate speech bill, there are enough laws

Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) on Wednesday described the hate speech bill as a slide to dictatorship and that there was no need for extra laws in Nigeria.

Hate Speech Bill: Death penalty will be amended to respect Nigerians’ wishes –...

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said the death penalty proposed for anyone found culpable of hate speech that leads to the death of another, will be amended by the Senate when the bill is subjected to legislative input by the National Assembly.

Joe Okei-Odumakin: Hate speech bill will stifle freedom of expression

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Centre for Change, says the hate speech bill before the National Assembly has the potential of stifling freedom of expression of Nigerians.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate probes Non-completion of 27-year-old Kagara Dam Project

The Senate on Thursday mandated its Committee on Water Resources to investigate within two weeks the delay in the completion of Kagara Dam and one million gallons water treatment plant in Niger State despite past budgetary allocations for the project.
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BMO thanks President Buhari for member’s appointment

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has expressed its gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointing Aliyu Abdullahi as special assistant on Media and Publicity to the wife of the President.

Infertility: Stop stigmatising women – Aisha Buhari

First Lady Aisha Buhari has urged Africans to change their perception of infertility in women and also desist from stigmatising women dealing with the condition.

AGF Abubakar Malami meets National Assembly leadership over passage of bills

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday met with the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and some principal officers of the Senate.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves new aides appointed for wife

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the following aides to the First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Senator Abaribe: This is nothing but a budget of taxation

The senator representing Abia-South Senatorial District of Abia State in the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has described the 2020 budget as “nothing but a budget of taxation.”

Niger community without electricity for one year appeals for help

The people of the Magama Local Government Area of Niger have appealed to the state government to prevail on the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to restore power supply to the area.

First batch of Katsina State pilgrims return from Hajj

The first batch of Katsina State pilgrims, numbering 495, have arrived Umaru Musa Yar’adua Airport, Katsina safely after completion of the 2019 hajj.

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