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Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has urged journalists to be mindful of the kind of information they dish out to the public in order to safeguard peace, security and democracy.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he will not yield to the threat by the federal government to punish those who make “hate speeches”.
The Federal Government says Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not set up to fight for the right of anyone or group but a tool by opposition to destabilise the country.
Kenyan police detained a lawmaker from the ruling party and a former opposition senator on Monday over allegations of hate speech, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.
I have two predictions to make: before you’re through with this piece, the federal and state governments of Nigeria may issue a decree against hate speech. The authorities, its agents, and some Nigerians would call for my head for circulating hate speech.
Few weeks back, the Nigerian government drew a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated this at the National Economic Council security retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Federal Government has directed the National Broadcasting Commission to sanction any radio or television station that broadcasts hate speech.
Some lawyers on Monday described hate speech as a moral issue not constitutional, while others said it should be treated as a treasonable offence.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has announced that the Nigeria Police would now commence the implementation of a Community Policing Programme in a bid to shore up protection of life and security in the country.
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the federal government over its categorisation of hate speeches to act of terrorism, “This appears as another plot to silence the opposition and I make bold to say that saying the truth concerning the country and its rulers cannot be termed as hate speech.”
The senator representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani, Friday, said that Nigerians can fight hate speech without violating the right to freedom of opinion and the right to condemn the government, if they involve themselves and come together to agree on one simple definition of the term ‘Hate speech’.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has described hate speech as an act of terrorism, saying the federal government has drawn a line on in it.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has stressed the need for youth corps members posted to the state to be security conscious and avoid hate speech.
Farouq Yahaya, a major general, on Friday took over as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday constituted a nine-member palliative committee on COVID-19 to deliberate and make recommendations to the government on how to cushion the harsh economic impact of the lockdown on residents.
The Federal Government has said that 18 Chinese medical experts are on their way to Nigeria with medical supplies including ventilators, to assist in overcoming the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The United Kingdom says it is working round the clock to airlift its citizens in Nigeria amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers who studied the effect of surgical masks on the transmission of other corona and flu viruses.
Italy’s record death toll from the novel coronavirus grew by more than 700 on Wednesday, as a top official said that social restrictions were getting harder to bear for the population.
Former Inter coach José Mourinho, currently in charge of Premier League side Tottenham, named his dream starting eleven, but only included one Inter player, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Spanish newspaper Marca.
The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday assured its customers of steady power supply in spite of shutting its offices outlets in Lagos and Ogun state. =
Google says it will publish users’ location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s restriction of movement order pronounced on Lagos and Ogun States saying Nigeria is not at war.