CITAD Esebagbon

Hate Speech Bill Unnecessary-Group

Country Director of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Mr. Raymond Esebagbon has said that the Hate Speech Bill currently being discussed at the National Assembly is misdirected and unnecessary. Esebagbon, a lawyer of over 25 years’ experience made his position clear at a media round table in Lagos on Validation Meeting of the Centre for […]

Hate Speech: Civil Society Organisations Condemn Laws

Tayo Olanipekun A coalition comprising of 47 civil society organisations in Africa and other parts of the world has criticized governments’ attempts to regulate the use of social media with legislation on “hate speech” and “fake news.” The move will decrease the openness of the internet, “mask human rights violations and create barriers to long-term […]

Combating Hate Speech With Death Penalty?

Hate speech is an inevitable tool where democracy thrives. It is a means to bring to the fore opponents ineptitude in providing good governance. Even strong democracies are not spared of this devise. In recent years, hate speech has heightened with the advent of the social media. A significant reason is because activities in the […]

Hate Speech Bill Unnecessary, Embarrassment To Nigerians –Civil Society

Dayo Emmanuel Civil society organisations under the umbrella of One Voice Coalition have reacted to the current Hate Speech Bill being debated at the National Assembly, saying it is unnecessary and an embarrassment. At a media parley themed ‘Freedom of expression and the combat of hate speech in Nigeria’ held Thursday April 12 in Lagos, […]

International Press Centre

Hate Speech: IPC Warns Against Bill,Calls For Release Of Daily Independent Journalist

The International Press Centre (IPC),based in Lagos, Nigeria, has called on the Senate to drop the proposed hate speech bill that seeks to recommend death sentence for purveyors of hate speech. The bill, which is being sponsored by Senate Spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, proposes that anyone found guilty of any form of hate speech […]