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NANS kicks against social media, hate speech bills

NANS kicks against social media, hate speech bills

The National Association of Nigerian Students has kicked against the controversial Social Media and the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bills before the Senate, saying it’s an attempt to maim Nigerians’ freedom of expression and democracy. 

Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the students’ body national Publicity Secretary; Azeez Adeyemi said the bills are tactical moves by the government to shut the ordinary man, youths and the journalist to pave way for impunity.

He said if the proposed legal frameworks are allowed to pass; the government will be vested with the sole power to determine what a hate speech is and as a result witchhunts opponents and even journalists

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