JUST IN: Anti-Social Media Bill Withdrawn By The Senate

PIC.23. SENATE CHAMBER DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (9/6/15). 3023/9/6/2015/CH/BJO/NAN

DAILYPOST, reports that the Senate today withdrew the controversial anti-social media bill sponsored by Bala Ibn Na’Allah, which is aimed at restricting freedom of expression.

This decision was taken after the report of the upper chamber’s Committee on Human Rights and Legal Matters submitted by David Umar shortly before the withdrawal.

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The report reveals a number of violations of citizens’ rights in the bill, and how it contradicts extant laws, which it argued was a major setback to the fight against corruption.

 

 

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