Height Of Joblessness? Nigerian Senate Seeks 7yrs Jail Term For Social Media Critics

Nigerian-SenateIf the senate committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and legal matters, Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes led by Senator Umaru Dahiru (PDP, Sokoto) succeed with a bill that seeks seven years jail term for social media critics found guilty of inciting the public against the government then online critics should be ready for a tough time. The bill which is in an advanced stage according to Section 13 subsection 3 of the bill proposes that: “Anyone who intentionally propagates false information that could threaten the security of the country or that is capable of inciting the general public against the government through electronic message shall be guilty of an offense and upon conviction shall be sentenced to seven years imprisonment or N5 million (fine).”

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