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Minister Of Information & Culture Lai Mohammed Insists On Regulation Of Social Media

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday insisted that the Nigerian government immediately begin to regulate the social media space, citing that the nation is sitting on a keg of gun powder regarding the issue of fake news. The minister disclosed this while responding to questions when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee…

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This New Law In Imo Will Allow The Governor Arrest, Detain Residents Perpetually

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has  reportedly signed into law a bill which allows him to arrest and detain any resident of the state for as long as he wishes. According to documents floating online, the new law ‘Imo State Administration Of Criminal bill No 2 of 2020 (ISACJL, 2020)’ says any person detained on the orders…

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Kaduna Approves Law Allowing Castration, Fallopian Tube Removal As Rape Penalty

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna has signed a Penal Code (Amendment) Law that recommends the surgical castration for male rapists and removal of Fallopian tubes for their female counterparts in the state. According to Daily Post, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the governor noted that these new provisions also updates the penalties…

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Senate Debunks Considering Passage Of Controversial Social Media Bill

The Nigerian Senate has denied circulating reports that it is secretly planning to pass the proposed Social Media Bill despite its public rejection, ThisDay reports. Recall that if passed into law, the social media bill will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet. An internet service provider that refuses to obey the…

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Oyedepo Cautions Nigerian Government Against Interfering With Churches

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Dr David Oyedepo, has warned the Federal Government against granting the registrar-general of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and its supervising minister the power to remove the board of trustees of churches without recourse to the court. The controversial law is part of the new amended Companies and…

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Senate Passes Bill Proposing Life Sentences For Kidnappers

On Tuesday, July 14, the Nigerian Senate passed a bill which proposes life incarceration for kidnappers, as against the current 10 years maximum sentence. According to PUNCH, the bill contains amendments to the criminal code which is currently in operation in the southern part of Nigeria. The proposed legislation was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, with the title,…

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ASUU Condemns Sexual Harassment Bill, Says It’s “Targeted At Male Lecturers”

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the sexual harassment and rape bill recently passed by the Nigerian Senate, alleging that it is targeted at lecturers. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of ASUU while speaking at a Town Hall meeting with critical stakeholders in Jos on Monday, July 13, said the bill which is…

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Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Sexual Harassment In Tertiary Institutions

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that will curb sexual harassment in tertiary institutions around the country, according to The PUNCH. The bill which was sponsored by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege during the 8th Senate prohibits the offense of sexual harassment of university students by predatory educators. It also criminalizes the act of neglect or…

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ICYMI: Bill To Protect Rape Victims Passes Second Reading At Senate

In the wake of increases in sexual abuse, the Nigerian Senate is in the process of enacting critical legislation to protect victims of rape against any form of stigmatization in the country, Channels TV reports. The bill, titled ‘Rape and Insurgency Victims Stigmatization (Prohibition) Bill 2019’, scaled second reading during Wednesday’s plenary session. The bill provides for…

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Buhari Seeks Another $5.513bn Foreign Loan For COVID-19, Other Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent another letter to the House of Representatives which entails seeking approval of his decision to borrow another $5.513bn. The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday. Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical…

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