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Nigerians have stormed National Assembly with #SayNoToHateSpeechBill and as well as Social media Bill protest, demanding for the immediate release of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
The protesters in the ages of Civil society groups barricade the nation’s assembly on early Tuesday caring placards and banners boldly inscribed “#SAY NO TO SOCIAL MEDIA BILL” and “#SAY NO TO HATE SPEECH BILL”.
Recall earlier in the month, Senator Abdullahi Sabi sponsored a bill which has scaled first reading, to the national assembly to set up a commission for the prohibition of hate speeches in the country.
The bill which been widely condemned by Nigerians said the object and purpose are to eliminate all forms of hate speeches across Nigerian states and to direct the federal government on all aspects thereof.
The second bill, social media bill which has passed second reading on Wednesday, November 2019 was said to protect against all forms of internet falsehood and manipulation.