Nigerian Govt Seeks Law To Clamp Down Online Broadcasting, Social Media

Date: 16-06-2021 8:06 pm (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 16-06-2021 08:06 PM (1 month ago)

The federal government has called on the House of Representatives, to enact a law to regulate online and social media in Nigeria.

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated this at a public hearing organised by the house on Wednesday.

Mohammed asked the lawmakers to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) act to empower the agency to regulate social and online media.

The public hearing was organised by the house committee on information, national orientation, ethics and values on a bill to amend the NBC act.

Section two (b) of the NBC act states: “(1) The Commission shall have [the] responsibility of: Receiving, processing and considering applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of radio and television stations including (i) cable television services, direct satellite broadcast and any other medium of broadcasting.”

Mohammed, however, wants the commission to also be able to regulate the online media in addition to other channels of broadcasting.

The minister said: “I want to add here specifically that internet broadcasting and all online media should be included in this because we have a responsibility to monitor contents, including Twitter.”

Posted: at 16-06-2021 08:06 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- nonsovin at 16-06-2021 08:52 PM (1 month ago)
But come to think of it... It seems like this man Buhari used jaz on every Nigerians. Why is no one questioning about all the borrowed money and what was it used for? How come no one is questioning about all the recovered billions of money and what was all those huge amount of money was used for?? Even the Abacha's rooted money that was returned?
What is really going on..??
Posted: at 16-06-2021 08:52 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Dopybadass at 16-06-2021 10:55 PM (1 month ago)
This man called Lair Mohammad I wonder which planet he is from,cos he is so lost and outdated,how can a country with these kind of people ruling bring progress, banning Twittter is like taking nigeria backward
Posted: at 16-06-2021 10:55 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 16-06-2021 11:33 PM (1 month ago)
 Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 16-06-2021 11:33 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- spekay at 17-06-2021 01:16 AM (1 month ago)
I thought they said banned Twitter .  These guys do not have a full understanding of what democracy stands for .  People should be able to express themselves responsibly .  HOwever anyone found of irresponsible stories should be made to pay the price if there is enough evidence to prove that . . This is how other advanced democracies do it . That to me is the only thing that can curb wreckless newscasting via the internet which is the main target of this new strategy

Posted: at 17-06-2021 01:16 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Noah147 at 17-06-2021 04:04 AM (1 month ago)
Because their lies cannot be cover up like before internet came. That's why they hate it so much we can now share their lies and killing all over the world within a min. Ogun kill all these people
Posted: at 17-06-2021 04:04 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming