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Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Racoon(m): 10:34pm On Nov 13
The Senate on Wednesday called on Nigerians to be patient with it on the Hate Speech Bill it introduced on Tuesday, even as it assured that it would not allow any legislation that would bring create hardship or cause crisis for the people to be passed into law.

Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Godiya Akwashiki (Narasara North) gave this indication while responding to questions from reporters in Abuja.

Akwashiki said that there is no cause for alarm as the controversial Bill still has many processes to undergo before becoming law.

The Bill titled: “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Establishment, etc) Bill, 2019” was sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Niger North, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.

Akwashiki said: “We have a process of enacting a law or an Act, either in the State Assembly or the National Assembly and the process is one. A bill is just a proposal before the National Assembly.

“It has to go through three of four processes. Process number one is for the Bill to undergo first reading, whereby the Leader of the House would just mention it for first reading in the House.

“The second process that follows is the second reading of the Bill. The Bill has to be subjected to debate by other Senators and once that Bill scales second reading, it has to go to the Committee then come back to the House again.

“So if it is a Bill that will represent the wishes and interests, it would scale second reading. If it is a bill that would create hardship, or bring crisis for the people of a Nigeria, I want to assure that it will be killed on the floor of the Senate by other Senators when it comes for second reading.

“So I want to urge Nigerians to exercise patience with the Senate because it is not wise or legally right for me to discuss a bill that has not been mentioned for the second time on the floor of the Senate.

“It is just like you are trying to discuss somebody’s sickness when you have not approached a doctor. I want to urge you to be patient, when the Bill comes for second then you will know where the Bill is heading.”

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Racoon(m): 10:39pm On Nov 13
Guess It's the same senate under Ahmed Lawan that asked Nigerians to shout up and go to hell over their #5.5M Jeeps they wish to acquire for themselves?

Why cant these useless so called lawmakers ever legislate for this same death penalty for their corruption, excessive crave for Nigeria's mean resource, useless foreign medical tourism etc.They're in a haste to initiate & processing this noxious bill.

Hehehe! Nigerians your fate is in your hands.It's either you fight or be a victim.I see no changes but chains.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Donald95(m): 10:39pm On Nov 13
They are trying to silence nigerians.

I am very sure the stupid senator that brought it up is from religion of piss.

That is, any thing you say will be coined and coined and coined until it becomes hatr speach

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Abfinest007(m): 10:42pm On Nov 13
u mean we should hug patience ok

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by NwaAmaikpe: 10:46pm On Nov 13
shocked




The hate speech bill further aims the crosshairs on people like myself who without equivocation or any hues of grey criticize the ills of government.

We are threatened by this bill and hope it doesn't scale through because any truth that sounds unpleasant to our leaders is termed hate speech.
But the truth must be spoken.
Unless they'd rather we speak the truth only when outside Nigeria.

I really do admire Steve Biko and have the utmost admiration for Patrice Lumumba.
Ken Saro Wiwa is amongst my greatest Nigerians of all times and Malcolm X amongst my greatest Blacks of all times but God knows I'd prefer to die on top of a woman than to be executed just for speaking the truth.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Samunique(m): 10:47pm On Nov 13
The hate speech bill will never work !

They have denied Nigerians almost everything, they still want to deny us freedom of speech !

Come to think of it , wasn't this APC govt started this hate speech of a thing in Nigeria,?

Why are they so scared of it now

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Racoon(m): 10:49pm On Nov 13
“National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Establishment, etc) Bill, 2019” was sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Niger North, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.
Meanwhile, paedophiles, religious fanatism/ indoctrination, abject poverty, terrorism, stark ignorance etc are ravaging his region but this is the one he is most interested in.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Racoon(m): 10:50pm On Nov 13
Samunique:
The hate speech bill will never work !They have denied Nigerians almost everything, they still want to deny us freedom of speech !

Come to think of it, wasn't this APC govt that started this hate speech of a thing in Nigeria,? Why are they so scared of it now?
Anyone who has killed with a knife greatly fears when anyone comes close to him with a knife. Clear conscience fears no foe or accusation.

All I want to say is they don't give a Bleep about us but we must give a Bleep about these fools/idiots. angry

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by ArmaniUhuru: 11:01pm On Nov 13
9th Senate proposes death sentence for hate speech bill.

*No Commission to Check Corruption.

*No Commission to Check Unemployment.

*No Commission to Check Poverty.

*No Commission to Check Child Bride Marriage.

*No Commission to Check Kidnapping. But Free Speech is a Problem.


Useless directionless idiots.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Racoon(m): 11:02pm On Nov 13
NwaAmaikpe:

....Any truth that sounds unpleasant to our leaders is termed hate speech.But the truth must be spoken.
...
"IF YOU STAND FOR THE TRUTH YOU ALWAYS STAND ALONE."-Lucky Dube.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Jmk9292(m): 11:03pm On Nov 13
There are more pressing and sensitive issues to legislate on, but they would choose to chase shadow while leaving substance behind....
There was a country..

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by cassidy1996(m): 11:10pm On Nov 13
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked




The hate speech bill further aims the crosshairs on people like myself who without equivocation or any hues of grey criticize the ills of government.
We are threatened by this bill and hope it doesn't scale through because any truth that sounds unpleasant to our leaders is termed hate speech.
But the truth must be spoken.
Unless they'd rather we speak the truth only when outside Nigeria.

I really do admire Steve Biko and have the utmost admiration for Patrice Lumumba.
Ken Saro Wiwa is amongst my greatest Nigerians of all times and Malcolm X amongst my greatest Blacks of all times but God knows I'd prefer to die on top of a woman than to be executed just for speaking the truth.
professor

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Pabloosas(m): 11:14pm On Nov 13
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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Built2last: 11:14pm On Nov 13
The Nigerian Social Media is the last and only standing lifeline not just for democracy but for our right to life. If we lose it, we will have lost everything.

The two atrocious bills (1) Social Media bill and (2) Hate speech bill sponsored by two separate Senators both from Niger state must not be allowed to become law.

If the HATE SPEECH Bill which prescribes DEATH BY HANGING for hate speech makes it through second reading in the rubber stamp Senate, WE ARE DOOMED! Remember, HATE SPEECH IS WHAT THE GOVT SAYS IT IS. For example, if Fulani herdsmen invade a village killing men, women and children with govt sponsored impunity, and you, a victim of the attack comes on social media to blame the herdsmen, the govt controlled by the same people could accuse you of Hate Speech and seeing as our Judiciary is now 'achikota ekwee onu' (a joke), they will effortlessly convict you and the punishment is hanging, according to the bill.

In the process of passing a bill into law, first reading is more like the introduction of the bill which almost always doesn't require debate on the content of the bill. The real work begins at the second reading when every Senator is expected to have been gifted with a copy of the bill which they must have read before debating it. And seeing as we use the primitive and archaic "yes" and "nays" here as against electronic voting, it is very easy for a pliant Senate President to say something like "the nays have it" even if the "yes" shouted the loudest. It is also so easy for one idiot with the voice of comedian "Broda Shaggi" to raise his voice loud enough to confuse a sincere Senate President into making the wrong conclusion. It becomes worse when you realize that Ahmed Lawan, the current Senate President has never hidden his desire to keep his head and that of the entire Senate as an institution eternally buried in the poo-poo hole of the daura ex soldier who lives in the Rock.

The Senate minority leader, distinguished Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, will use everything in his power to TRY to get his colleagues to oppose that atrocious bill just like he promised today on Channels TV show. But the Realist in me knows HE MAY LIKELY FAIL for obvious reasons: Most of the Senators he will be relying on to oppose the bill are former governors, deputy governors, ministers etc. And reasonable number of them are into govt contracts. Which means, they have one dirty file or the other hanging around their necks. Knowing how this govt uses state agencies to achieve unholy selfish aim, we know how the EFCC will be used to force their hands. And for the very few clean ones amongst them (if they exist), all it takes is a heavy dose of monetary inducement. This is basically how the Executive right from the Obasanjo time controls the legislature. With someone like Ahmed Lawan, Buhari may not even need to go to the above length. So you see why I said Abaribe may most likely fail? This is where we must appreciate Saraki/Ekweremadu leadership in the last Senate.

The only people that can stop these political Bandits is the Nigerian people through constant social media shouting, Facebook and twitter trends which will involve tagging major international media houses and embassies plus credible foreign organizations. And peaceful street protests which, of course, the repressive security forces will clamp down on but it will create the necessary attention. I would have suggested releasing the phone numbers of all Nigerian Senators for a protest calls and text messages but considering our ethnic cleavages, I don't know how that will play out.

Lastly, this is not the time to mock Sowore or anyone being detained by this lawless govt or those protesting for their release even if they were ex-Buharists. If we must survive this, we must rise above such mawkish emotional sentimentality and see this evil for the whirlwind it really is. Ask yourself, if they could treat their former allies this way, what will they do to you who has been their enemy from Adam? As they ask in the street, death wey kpai Alhaji, wetin im go do to Almajiri?

In life, unforeseen circumstances play a big role in the affairs of man. No matter how perfect these evil men think their plans are, Natural forces can still scuttle it all. So somehow, I hope and pray that unforeseen circumstances will work in our favor here but before then, we must do what we can on our own.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Ahmeduana(m): 11:16pm On Nov 13
To be patient till you idiot hang our neck when our eyes shocked are widely open nonsense undecided

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Sunnycliff(m): 11:16pm On Nov 13
This bill is unnecessary. Criticisms is part of democracy.

If this bill was existing in 2012, Lai Mohd and Buhari them would either be in prison or be ex convicts!

This bill is evil

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Bobyro: 11:16pm On Nov 13
Samunique:
The hate speech bill will never work !

They have denied Nigerians almost everything, they still want to deny us freedom of speech !

Come to think of it , wasn't this APC govt started this hate speech of a thing in Nigeria,?

Why are they so scared of it now
Honestly e tire me

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by skulgen: 11:17pm On Nov 13
Be patient how,
did we tell u we were in a hurry for it.

Which kind nonsense be this.

Be patient to zip our criticism
kai

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Quorax: 11:17pm On Nov 13
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked




The hate speech bill further aims the crosshairs on people like myself who without equivocation or any hues of grey criticize the ills of government.
We are threatened by this bill and hope it doesn't scale through because any truth that sounds unpleasant to our leaders is termed hate speech.
But the truth must be spoken.
Unless they'd rather we speak the truth only when outside Nigeria.

I really do admire Steve Biko and have the utmost admiration for Patrice Lumumba.
Ken Saro Wiwa is amongst my greatest Nigerians of all times and Malcolm X amongst my greatest Blacks of all times but God knows I'd prefer to die on top of a woman than to be executed just for speaking the truth.
grin

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Brunicekid(m): 11:18pm On Nov 13
Bye-bye to yeye bills...

Legislate on bills that will put food on the common man's table.

About 90% of Nigerians are living below $10 daily.

This so-called "hate speech bill" is benefiting those in government, the 1%.

If you know, you know.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by ofiko123(m): 11:19pm On Nov 13
Nigerians need to be patient, the Senate knows what to do and when to do it..
Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by notoriousbabe: 11:20pm On Nov 13
All of una dey mad
Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by iPass: 11:21pm On Nov 13
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked




The hate speech bill further aims the crosshairs on people like myself who without equivocation or any hues of grey criticize the ills of government.
We are threatened by this bill and hope it doesn't scale through because any truth that sounds unpleasant to our leaders is termed hate speech.
But the truth must be spoken.
Unless they'd rather we speak the truth only when outside Nigeria.

I really do admire Steve Biko and have the utmost admiration for Patrice Lumumba.
Ken Saro Wiwa is amongst my greatest Nigerians of all times and Malcolm X amongst my greatest Blacks of all times but God knows I'd prefer to die on top of a woman than to be executed just for speaking the truth.
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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Kendumazy(m): 11:21pm On Nov 13
Hmmmm. Death sentence for corruption bill, bill to use ogun, Sango, amadioha for office oath, bill to reduce their salaries and allocations, bill to stop the usage of escort or convoy since they promised security, bill to stop the huge amount budgeted for their generator fueling since they promised 24/7 electricity, they did not pass but bill to stop you from complaining. They want to pass that. What a country!

Huge discounts on our shirts! Check my signature below for more details.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by slyfoxxjoe(m): 11:21pm On Nov 13
If only they would tackle corruption with this same level of intensity. Make government malfeasance a capital crime and see if Nigerians won’t support it.

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by landmark86: 11:23pm On Nov 13
Am waiting for the approval useless govament.
Na the same govament mock Jonathan and his wife with different cartoons ooooooo.

Trashed!!!

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Treasure17(m): 11:24pm On Nov 13
Patience my foot. These people are jokers honestly. They can't prescribe death sentence for corruption, kidnapping and terrorism but on hate speech. Large number of them are guilty of hate speech if we are to go deeper. That means the article written recently by Femi Adesina concerning Atiku can be categorise as hate speech too.


Who is in charge of #LagosNairaland hangout??

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by Mokason28: 11:24pm On Nov 13
I hate Buhari... am in my house come and kill me
In the history of Nigeria no Nigerian has used hate speech and depredatory words more dan Hell rufai and his midget son “I stand to be corrected “
Well some Nigerians are above the Law cry

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by ursullalinda(f): 11:24pm On Nov 13
Passing a bill and telling us to be patient.....for what exactly?

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Re: Hate Speech Bill: Senate Urges Nigerians To Be Patient by omotowo2: 11:24pm On Nov 13
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