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FG orders security agencies to monitor social media posts of ‘prominent Nigerians’

FG orders security agencies to monitor social media posts of ‘prominent Nigerians’
January 25
16:35 2018

The federal government has directed security agencies to tackle the propagation of hate speech, especially through social media

The order was given at a security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence, had described the trend of hate speech on social media as worrisome.

“Relevant security agencies should as a matter of urgency tackle the propagation of hate speeches through the social media, particularly by some notable Nigerians,” Ali said.


The development comes one year after Lai Mohammed, minister of information, vowed that the current administration would not regulate social media.

“We have said it before and we want to re-state it: the federal government has no immediate or long-term plan to stifle press freedom. Even the social media, with its warts and all, will neither be regulated nor have its operations tampered with,” he had said in January 2017.


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  1. Mp320ft
    Mp320ft January 25, 16:54

    There is God ooh

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  2. phlamez
    phlamez January 27, 06:42

    The truth is always bitter. What a man sores that he will reap. That is my prayer for this government. Except if there is no God.

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  3. Nash
    Nash January 27, 11:29

    They are just confuse. Incompetent all round

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  4. Like
    Like January 28, 05:04

    This is just confusion. So how will they judge who is prominent or not? and who decides what is hate speech? These people sef.

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  5. younG
    younG January 31, 09:59

    Fake news, Nigeria haven’t advanced up to that level

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