Friday, November 22, 2019

Social media bill passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to regulate social media has passed second reading at the senate. The bill entitled, ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation 2019’, passed second reading after Sani Musa, senator representing Niger east and its sponsor, moved a motion for a debate on the proposed law. The proposed legislation was widely criticised following its introduction...

Social Media Regulation: FG Not Attempting To Gag The Media – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the recent move by the Federal Government to regulate the social media space from fake news and hate speech is not aimed at gagging the media. Mr Mohammed made this known when he received the National Executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led...

Falana Tells NASS To Propose Death Penalty For Corrupt Politicians

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has asked the National Assembly to make laws that will pronounce death penalty for corruption perpetrated by politically exposed persons. Mr Falana while reacting in a statement to the hate speech bill currently debated by lawmakers described it as an encroachment on the legislative autonomy of the state...

NiMet Predicts Dry Weather For Thursday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted a stable atmosphere with dry conditions over the Northern region and some parts of central states on Thursday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Wednesday in Abuja, however, forecast prospects of thunderstorms over the central and southern region within the forecast period. The agency predicted sunny condition over Northern states throughout...

Senate Proposes 14-Year Jail Term For Sexual Predators In Tertiary Institutions

The Senate on Wednesday debated two critical bills – the Sexual Harassment Bill and President Muhammadu Buhari’s Finance Bill, 2019. The bills, which scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate, were sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege and Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, respectively. The proposed legislation titled “A Bill for an Act...

AIB Probes ‘Serious Incident’ Involving Air Peace Plane

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says it is investigating a serious incident involving an aircraft operated by Air Peace. AIB’s Corporate Communications Executive, Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, hours after the incident occurred. The aircraft was said to have departed Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos in the morning for Owerri, the Imo State...

NiMet Predicts Sunny, Hazy Weather For Wednesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted Sunny and hazy conditions for Wednesday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Tuesday in Abuja predicted sunny and hazy cobditions over the Northern region with few chances of thunderstorms over the Southern parts of Central states and Southern states ” For Northern states, sunny and hazy conditions are anticipated over this...

Nigeria’s Security Challenges: Soyinka Calls For ‘Holistic Approach’

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has asked the Federal Government to take decisive action against Boko Haram, armed herdsmen, and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). He stated this at a meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday at the Government House in Makurdi, the state capital. Professor Soyinka, who visited...

FG To Make Rice Cheaper, Sufficient Before Christmas

The National Food Security Council (NFSC), chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, will make rice available before the Christmas festivity. The Deputy Chairman of the Council, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He stated that the Council was aware of the current high...

Supreme Court Judgement: Nigeria Can ‘Move On’, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ruling of the Supreme Court, dismissing the appeal brought before them by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has afforded the country the ‘right to move on’. President Buhari who is away in Saudi Arabia for the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference, was quoted...

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