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Hate Speech Bill: Shehu Sani hails protesters…they are men and women of conscience

Shehu Sani, a former Senator who represented Kaduna Central at the national assembly has commended some Nigerians who protested at the National Assembly over the controversial Hate Speech Bill.

A group of Nigerians had on Wednesday protested the controversial Hate Speech bill at the National Assembly.

The protesters demanded the withdrawal of the bills on hate speech and internet manipulations.

A civil activist, Deji Adeyanju, who led the protesters to the National Assembly gate, described the bills as “obnoxious”.

The protesters carried placards bearing various inscriptions aimed at rejecting the bills.

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According to Adeyanju, the bills have no place in a democratic regime.

Reacting, Sani on Twitter wrote, “The Protests against the Social Media Bill and Hate Speech Bill is commendable.

“I salute the courage of the young men and women of conscience who lifted the torch and the fist of freedom to defend the rights to free speech.”

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