Senate proposes bill to establish agency for hate speech

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Senate has introduced a bill which establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country.

The bill, sponsored by a former Senate spokesperson, who is now the Deputy Senate Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, passed first reading on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday.

is titled, “ Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Earn, etc) Bill 2019.

A similar bill sponsored by Abdullahi in the 8th Senate prescribed among others, death by hanging for anyone found guilty of the offence.

Details later…