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Pay attention to poverty not social media '€” CAN slams National Assembly over social media and hate speech bills
Linda Ikeji Blog  - The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has waded into the controversy ignited by the social media and hate speech bills sponsored by some lawmakers in the national assembly.

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Nigerian Tribune:
Tribune Online What everyone is missing about the “hate speech” bill Both the proponents and opponents of the so-called Hate Speech Bill in the Nigerian Senate don’t seem to realise that the bill itself is fundamentally rooted in and nurtured by crass ...
Bella Naija:
Disapproval for the Social Media and the Hate Speech bills being deliberated by the 9th Nigerian Senate continue to pour in from all parts of the populace. Punch reports that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has kicked against the two bills.
Ripples:
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the controversial social media and hate speech bills which are in the process of becoming Acts of the National Assembly as part of a grand plot to gag Nigerians. The Christian umbrella body which ...
Signal:
The Christian Association of Nigeria has kicked against the proposed social media and hate speech bills, describing them as ploys..
360Nobs.com:
The Christian Association of Nigeria has said it is against the proposed social media and hate speech bills which it described as ploys to gag Nigerians. The CAN President, Dr Samson Ayokunle called on the National Assembly to drop the bills and focus ...
Nigerian Eye:
“If the Hate Speech Bill had been in place between 2013 and 2015 Lai Mohammed would not be alive today”- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.My dear friend and brother Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, as courageous and truthful as ever, is absolutely right.I would ...
The News Guru:
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the leadership of the National Assembly to discontinue the proposed social media restrictions and hate speech bills presently before it for consideration to become part of the extant laws of the ...
The Will:
LS, November 29, (THEWILL) – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has kicked against the proposed social media and hate speech bills, describing them as ploys to gag Nigerians. This was contained in a statement by the National Director, Legal and ...
The Citizen:
The Hate Speech Bill has continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians who feel that the bill is nothing but a surreptitious attempt to stifle free speech in the country.
The Breaking Times:
United States Congress warns Nigeria government on attempt to close media space, hate Speech Bill, Social Media Regulations, indiscriminate arrest of journalistsprotesters and disobedience to court orders.
KOKO TV Nigeria:
Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has weighed in on the controversial Hate Speech Bill, saying nobody can Muzzle Nigerians and deny them freedom of speech.
Ionigeria:
Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has lent his voice against the Hate Speech Bill, warning the sponsors of the bill not to try to muzzle Nigerians. He said the bill was inimical to the growth of the country and does not ...
The News Chronicle:
A group of protesters on Wednesday went to the National Assembly to demand for withdrawal of the bills on hate speech and social media.
Naija News:
The Christian Association of Nigeria has disassociated its self from the proposed social media and hate speech bills, describing it as a plan to gag Nigerians. The President of the Christain Association, Samson Ayokunle urged the National Assembly to ...
GQ Buzz:
The proposed social media and hate speech bills have been condemned by the Christian Association of Nigeria. The Christian Association of Nigeria has said it is against the proposed social media and hate speech bills which it described as ploys to gag ...
Infotrust News:
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has joined some other Nigerians to demand a step down of the controversial social media and hate speech bills currently being considered at the National Assembly.  It said the bills were purposely designed to gag ...
Nigeria Tunes:
Kayode Ajulo states that the arraignment of Ibrahim Danmaliki Gidan Goga before an Upper Shari’a Court for ‘insulting’ Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State leaves much to be desired It is no news that Citizen Ibrahim Danmaliki Gidan Goga, a ...
Politicos:
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, on Thursday said existing laws on defamation and libel are grossly inadequate to tackle hate speech in its form.
Western Post News:
…Lauds UN for supporting NASS on bill Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, on Thursday said existing laws on defamation and libel are grossly inadequate to tackle hate speech in its form.
1st for Credible News:
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has criticized the National Assembly over the plot to pass the controversial social media and hate speech bills into law. CAN describes this move as part of a grand plot to gag Nigerians. This was contained in ...
Oak TV:
Nigerians have been reacting angrily to a draft bill been discussed in the Senate which proposes a framework and system of regulation, control and conduct; the use of the internet and various social platforms in the transmission of information in ...
Wotzup NG:
The Christian Association of Nigerian, CAN, has thrown its weight against the social media and hate speech bills which are currently before the Senate. CAN president, Samson Ayokunle condelned the bill via a statement issued on his behalf by Samuel ...
Notes From Atlanta:
By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.Twitter: @farooqkperogiBoth the proponents and opponents of the so-called Hate Speech Bill in the Nigerian Senate don’t seem to realize that the bill itself is fundamentally rooted in, and nurtured by, crass and deep-seated ...
Kemi Filani Blog:
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has stated that the hate speech and social media bill is aimed at gagging Nigerians. CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle advised the senate to rather focus on legislation that will address insecurity, ...


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