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Senate Seeks To Establish Agency To Check Hate Speech

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The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, September 26, commenced the consideration of its Legislative Agenda.

The Senate on Tuesday, introduced a bill titled National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Estb., etc) Bill 2019.

The bill which was sponsored the Deputy Senate Whip, Sabi Abdullahi,  seeks to establish a federal government agency to put checks on hate speech in the country.

It passed first reading on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday.

Abdullahi had in the 8th Senate prescribed death by hanging for anyone found guilty of propagating hate speech.

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