She had also claimed that despite being pregnant, the DSS personnel that broke into their house assaulted her and others on the said day
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The Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Alhaji Balarabe Shehu gave the task while speaking at the opening of the agency’s two-day workshop in Lagos towards promoting objective political reportage, especially as the country prepares for the next general elections.
Prof. Nmandi Ekeanyanwu, National President of Nigerian chapter of the council, said this at the 22nd International Conference and Annual General Meeting of ACCE in Kano.
“Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy,” Kardashian West wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday expressing support for the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign against Facebook Inc.
The Chairman of YOSEIC, Dr. Mamman Mohammed, gave the warning in Damaturu on Tuesday when he issued notice for the conduct of the local government election at a meeting with stakeholders.
Under the circumstance, Nigerian leaders have found it expedient to take steps to consciously dissuade the use of intemperate language that can inflame passion and cause anarchy in society. But this has to be done without encroaching on the fundamental principle of freedom of expression which democracy guarantees.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party said this on Thursday in a statement by the Atiku Media Office.
The position of the broadcast industry regulator was contained in a statement by its Management on Thursday
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the explanation on Thursday when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum held at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the explanation on Friday when he featured on a TVC live Programme: “This Morning,” monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
The National Broadcasting Commission on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts at promoting news literacy and strong professional journalism in the country.
The NGF Vice Chairman and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, gave the advice while fielding questions from newsmen at the end of the forum’s meeting on Wednesday night in Abuja
Abdullahi, who is the sponsor of the Anti-hate Speech Bill before the Senate, said the purveyors of hate speech are determined to frustrate consideration of the bill by pretending to be advocates of “free speech” to thwart its passage and continue unhindered in their trade of victimising others.
In an interview with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Faleke, said though that there was need to curb hate speech, the death penalty was, however, taking it to the extreme.
A Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, says that the National Assembly has no power to enact a law on hate speech for the entire country.
The Deputy Senate Whip is the sponsor of the Hate Speech Bill, which was passed into first reading last week.
Deputy Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, Hon. Joseph Bassey, has called for the reconsideration of penalties contained in the hate speech bill to avoid its negative effect on the citizens.
While addressing selected journalists in Minna, the former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in the state described the move as not only laughable but a direct invitation for anarchy.
The opposition of the Federal Government to the Bill was made known by the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, while speaking with newsmen after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, said the Bill for prohibition of hate speech was meant to protect the interest of Nigerians.