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Criminalise Hate Speech, Fake News – Sultan tells FG

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji
Sa’ad Abubakar said on Thursday that the traditional institution was in
support of the recent move by the Federal Government to criminalise hate
speech and fake news. The Sultan, who
stated this in Abuja at the Annual Lecture Series and 25th Anniversary
of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), added that hate speech
should be declared as terrorism offence.

He
said that the traditional institution was in support of the recent
declaration by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Acting President that “none will be allowed to get away with making speeches that can cause sedition or that can cause violence’’.
The
monarch said that the phenomenon of hate speech and fake news has
reached an alarming state and decisive action should be taken by the
government.
The monarch said he was a
victim of fake news only on Wednesday when he was misrepresented at a
Nigerian Labour Congress event in Abuja that “he kicked against
Restructuring’’
He clarified his position
at the event that he was only against any restructuring that would lead
to the disintegration of Nigeria.
The
monarch said that he was also shocked by a Television station reports
which claimed that there was “fracas’’ at the same event.
“Shortly after the event, many people were calling me that what was I doing at the event where there was “fracas’’.
“There was nothing like fracas at that event as reported by a popular TV station which I will not named here.
“A
former comrade governor who was at the event canvassed a position which
did not go down well with the audience and people were shouting.
“The President of NLC waded into the situation and the Comrade Governor continued with his speech.
At the end of the speech the former governor was given a loud ovation. So, how can that, be described as fracas,’’ he said.
The
monarch said he was shocked to see news report on the event with the
headline, “Restructuring, Sultan kicked, Oshiomole booed’’
The
monarch said that the freedom of speech as enshrined in the
Constitution should not be used to violate other people’s rights.
The
Sultan also decried a recent development where President Muhammadu
Buhari’s health condition was politicised and made to generate hate
speeches.
He called on political and religious leaders at all levels to guide their utterances and condemn hate speeches.
Retired Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha also decried the alarming rate of hate speech.
He said although the phenomenon was not new, government must be decisive in addressing the trend.
Al-Mustapha
said there was international dimension to sponsorship of hate speech
especially by those who had seen the potential of Nigeria.
He said local collaborators were being recruited as merchants to use fake news to subvert the nation.
Al-Mustapha, therefore, called on NBC to create synergy with International Intelligence Community in addressing the challenge.

He also called for regulation of the review of only front pages of newspapers in the television and radio station programmes.
Al-Mustapha
said that knowing well that the review attracted large follower-ship,
sponsors of hate speech messages will always ensure that their stories
are published in front pages while developmental news are tucked inside
the papers.
He charged the media
organisations to wake up to their statutory responsibilities and shun
act that will disintegrate the country.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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