Home Social Media Bill Passes Through To Second Reading

Social Media Bill Passes Through To Second Reading

The Senate on Tuesday, 19th November 2019,passed the bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and related matters, for a second reading.

It is popularly known as anti-Social media bill, sponsored by the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Sani Musa.

Only Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu State, spoke against the bill while Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah raised a constitutional point of order to caution the red chamber against its passage.

However, Senators Ibrahim Gobir, Elisha Abbo, and Abba Moro supported the bill in their various contributions during the debate that lasted about 10 minutes.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, put the passing of the bill for a second reading to a voice vote after confirming that no senator was ready to speak against it.

The majority of the lawmakers in the chamber voted in support of the bill and it was read the second time.

Ayooluwa Ayomide
Ayooluwa Ayomide
Classic Introvert who sees writing and providing people updated news as a necessity

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

This is special for 2020 ‌

Your dream is achievable if you act right and act fast. If your goal in 2020 is to start a career in tech/programming/web/mobile development then...

The renovation of the National Assembly complex is long overdue – Sabi Abdullahi

The Niger State lawmaker, Senator Sabi Abdullahi has stated that the renovation of the National Assembly complex which was built in 1999 is long...

22 former Nigerian Governors, 11 senators under probe for corruption

The Nigeria Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has claimed that 22 former governors are currently under investigation for corruption. He...

NJC approves appointment of 33 judges in 11 states

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the appointments of 33 Heads of Courts in 11 states. This was contained in a statement on Thursday,...

Gunmen shoots ATM user and take away N200,000

Gunmen on Wednesday, 18th December 2019, shot dead a bank customer after dispossessing him of the N200,000 he withdrew from a new generational bank...