FG Discloses Plans to Regulate Netflix, Other Streaming Services - Lai Mohammed

Date: 02-12-2021 12:21 pm (1 month ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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FG to regulate Netflix, other streaming services because they are worried that they can be used to “cause chaos” and undermine Nigeria’s democratic processes.

At a two-day conference, the government and industry stakeholders discussed “the implication of Nigeria censorship laws and regulatory framework for Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services and content providers in Nigeria.”

Speaking, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the popularity and demand of streaming services in Nigeria increased with the COVID-19 pandemic, “hence its regulation.”

Represented by Comfort Ajiboye, Director, Information and Technology in the ministry, Mr Mohammed reiterated his age-long bias that social media and streaming services can be used “to cause chaos and undermine democratic processes.”

The conference was organized by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Wednesday in Lagos, along with practitioners and stakeholders in the entertainment and creative industry.

In his opening address, Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director and CEO of the NFVCB, said the conference was to brainstorm on creating policies to regulate streamers and content providers in Nigeria.

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With over 50 percent internet penetration, it has become imperative to convene this conference to bring together stakeholders and legislators in a conversation so as to come up with crystal policies on the regulation of streamers and content providers,”
Mr Thomas said.


Posted: at 2-12-2021 12:21 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Panaki at 2-12-2021 12:38 PM (1 month ago)
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Is this black teeth Minister living in the real world???
There are more issues in Nigeria to deal with than regulating social media.
Just to shift attention from other important issues.
To make his master Buhari think he Lai Mohammed is doing great job.
Posted: at 2-12-2021 12:38 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 2-12-2021 05:20 PM (1 month ago)
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Bu Bu
Posted: at 2-12-2021 05:20 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Oscarfedie at 2-12-2021 07:17 PM (1 month ago)
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This arrant nonsense... is social media the problem Nigeria is facing
Posted: at 2-12-2021 07:17 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- Oscarfedie at 2-12-2021 07:17 PM (1 month ago)
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This arrant nonsense... is social media the problem Nigeria is facing
Posted: at 2-12-2021 07:17 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- kacylee at 2-12-2021 07:26 PM (1 month ago)
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these bunch of ignoramus aint intouch with time and reality

Posted: at 2-12-2021 07:26 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Boi2Man at 3-12-2021 06:48 AM (1 month ago)
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 FGN wants to regulate Netflix because Nollywood is using it to expose their dirty politics and corruption to the world eg movie like “The Kings of Boys “
Posted: at 3-12-2021 06:48 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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