Tag archive for ‘hate speech’
By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Nigerians are increasingly using social media to promote hate speech, fake news–Minister

Stakeholders including minister of Communications, Abdur-Raheem Shittu on Thursday lamented the growing use of social media to promote fake news and hate speech in the country, warning that the government needed More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Why we must stop hate speeches, issuance of quit notices now—Senator Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central Senatorial District on Thursday said quit notices from one ethnic group to another and hate speeches are injurious to the health of Nigeria as a nation and capable More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Hate speech and governance style, by Eze Onyekpere

At a time other nations are planning and grappling with the uncertainties of a changing world, planning for the next 20 to 30 years, Nigeria is still locked down by internal strife and divisions.  Many nations More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, August 28th, 2017

Between hate speech and freedom of expression, by Abdulrazaq O Hamzat

A few weeks ago, the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo declared that henceforth, the Federal Government of Nigeria will classify hate speech as a specie of Terrorism and offenders will be charged under More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Of hate speeches, ‘Presidential’ rodents, and Buhari’s health, by Bola Bolawole

KILL them; kill them; kill them” – Candidate Muhammadu Buhari during the 2011 presidential campaign in Minna, Niger state. Hate speeches and dangerous rumours are the emotive ingredients that give birth to More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Why hate speech, agitation for Nigeria’s break-up are on the rise–Abdulsalam Abubakar

The National Peace Committee headed by former Military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar,(rtd) on Tuesday fingered politicians who failed to deliver dividends of democracy to their people as the personages More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, April 21st, 2017

NHRC set to probe hate speech, electoral violence during 2015 polls

Two years after the 2015 polls, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday disclosed that it received a total of 153 complaints relating to hate speech and election-related violence for the general More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 30th, 2017

Apostle Suleiman may appear before DSS today with over 30 lawyers

Asks El-Rufai to produce herdsmen he offered money Says El-rufai should face murder charge The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, is scheduled to report in the office of the Department More...