Tag Archives: Hate speech

Mailafia’s ‘Hate Speech’ And Lai Mohammed’s Sledgehammer

By Casmir Igbokwe Last week, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, committed what some people in power considered blasphemy. He granted a radio station live interview and said a certain northern governor was the commander of the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Describing the allegation as weighty, the Northern Governors’ Forum called for thorough investigation. ...

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Boko Haram Governor: DSS Invites Mailafiya Again

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Dr Obadiah Mailafiya, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for questioning again. Yakubu Bawa, Mailafiya’s lawyer confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos. According to him, Mailafiya is expected to be at the Jos office of the DSS on Monday by ...

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Editors Kick Against N5m Fine On Nigeria Info 99.3 FM

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has called on the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to rescind with immediate effect the N5 million fine it imposed on Nigeria Info 99.3 FM radio station in Lagos, for allegedly providing its platform to be used to promote “unverifiable and inciting views that can incite public disorder.” The NBC had cited the unprofessional conduct ...

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NBC Board Chair Slams Lai Mohammed As Condemnation Trails N5m Fine On Radio Station

All is not well with the Ministry of Information and Culture as Minister, Lai Mohammed, has come under fire from Chairman of the Board of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Alhaji Ikra Bilbis, who has dismissed the recently unveiled code as an illegality. Briefing journalists in Abuja, Bilbis stated that the move by the duo of Mohammed and Acting Director-General ...

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Mailafia: NBC Fines Radio Station N5m For Hate Speech

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Nigeria Info 99.3FM N5 million. The fine, according to the commission, was for providing its platform to be used to promote unverifiable and inciting views that can incite crime, public disorder. A former presidential aspirant, Obadiah Mailafia, had while speaking on the station alleged that a northern state governor is a commander of the terror group, Boko ...

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FG To Broadcast Stations: Hate Speech Now Attract N5m Fine

Stations that broadcast materials considered to be hate speech will now pay N5 million. Before now, fine for hate speech was N500,000. Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, who made the declaration during the unveiling of the amended portion of the sixth edition of the National Broadcasting  Commission (NBC) code, in Lagos, yesterday, insisted that Federal Government would  not ...

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