Senate withdraws anti-social media bill

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Senate withdraws anti-social media bill

The Nigerian Senate has withdrawn the frivolous petition bill
sponsored by Bala Ibn Na’Allah believed to have been aimed at
restricting freedom of
expression.
The withdrawal of the bill followed the report of the upper chamber’s
Committee on Human Rights and Legal Matters submitted by David Umar on
Tuesday.
The report made it cleat the bill amounted to violation of citizens’
rights, and contradicted extant laws, imposing duty of investigation on
petitioners and serving as stumbling block to the fight against
corruption.
The introduction of the bill sparked widespread outrage across the country.
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