Tag: Free Speech

Buhari’s Regime Moves To Censor Free Speech And Governor Fayose Reacts

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has expressed reservations concerning the categorisation of hate speech as an act of terrorism. At a security summit in Abuja on Thursday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said the federal government would no longer tolerate inflammatory statements. But in a statement which Lere Olayinka, his spokesman,[Read More…]

Group Decry Attempt To Gag Free Speech, Press Freedom In Nigeria

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s constitutional democracy have decried what they described as an attempt by government agencies and personnel to muzzle up freedom of press and expression in Nigeria. This is coming as findings revealed that over seven journalists and bloggers have been jailed within the last one year of the[Read More…]

From Dog Owners to Journalists, Free Expression Under Attack in Nigeria

A series of arrests of bloggers, newspaper reporters and even a dog owner has advocates worried about a chill on freedom of expression in Nigeria, reports Voice of America… While the constitution of Africa’s most-populous country guarantees freedom of speech and the press, Peter Nkanga, West Africa representative for the Committee[Read More…]

Garba Shehu Reiterates The Commitment Of Buhari’s Govt To The Protection Of Free Speech But….

With a clause, President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the protection of free speech in keeping with democratic tradition. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said this while reacting to the public hostility towards the social media bill[Read More…]

Police Officers Kill Two Gunmen Who Attacked Anti-Islamic Art Exhibition In America

By Chris Nomjov American Police officers have killed two gunmen, who  opened fire on Sunday at an art exhibition in Texas, that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and featured caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The shooting presents an unpleasant reminder of past attacks or threats in other Western countries[Read More…]