ANALYSIS: The challenge of tackling ‘hate speech’ on Nigerian radio, television

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Worried by the increase in hate speeches in the country, the Nigerian government directed the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, which regulates the electronic media in the country, not to spare radio and television stations found culpable.

Speaking during the 3rd Annual Lecture Series of the NBC in August, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the NBC must ensure that broadcast stations adhere strictly to the Nigerian Broadcasting Code and errant stations should be sanction accordingly to deters others from allowing propagators of hate speech used their stations to spread incendiary messages.

“As a matter of fact, the challenges facing the NBC have never become more daunting, considering the increasing propensity of some radio and television stations across the country to turn over their platforms to the purveyors of hate speech. It is the responsibility of the NBC to put these broadcast stations in check before they set the country on fire,” Mr. Mohammed said.

“The nation looks up to the NBC to restore sanity to the broadcast industry. The commission cannot afford to do any less at this critical time. It cannot afford to fail the nation,” he added.

Also, earlier in the same month, after a stakeholders meeting at the NBC’s zonal office in Lagos, participants released a communique including news rules meant to curb hate speeches. The new regulation include provision such as a fine of N500,000 on stations allowing callers to air comments perceived as hate speech.

Stations must also pass calls through a screener before airing them. Broadcast stations were barred from airing newspaper reviews more than once daily. Stations are to be limited to airing no more than 5 call-in per day and the cost of the calls were to be borne by the stations. The provision also barred stations from discussing ongoing court cases.

The announcement of these provisions raised concerns that the NBC was trying to censor the media and hindering free speech. But the NBC has refuted such claims arguing that the content of the communique, was agreed upon by stakeholders including radio and television channels. It also stated the provisions have not been added in the Broadcast Code, which is being reviewed at the moment.

SANCTIONS AND PENALTIES

So where does the NBC get its mandate to regulates the electronic media? The NBC’s rule book is the Nigerian Broadcast Code, which few know how it is put together.

Speaking at the August meeting, Mr. Mohammed directed the commission not to spare stations caught propelling hate speech. But, how does the NBC sanctions erring broadcast stations?

The NBC was mandated by Section 2 subsection (1) of Act 38 of 1999 as amended by Act 55 of 1999 to license, monitor regulate and conduct research in broadcasting in Nigeria. The commission is also tasked with the development and accreditation of mass communication in tertiary and other related institution in the country.

Though the approval of broadcast stations is at the prerogative of the president of the country, the NBC handles the entire process of licensing from the indication of interest, the procurement of application form to the final recommendation for the president approval.

In carrying out its primary function of monitoring broadcast stations in the country, the NBC uses the Nigerian Broadcasting Code. The spokesperson of the NBC, Maimuna Jimada, told PREMIUM TIMES that the code is reviewed every four years, with the help of broadcast stations, members of the public and other stakeholders.

“This code is available to all broadcasters. In fact, when you purchase your application form the document is part of the documents you will get from the NBC. When you get your license, you sign an undertaking that you have read the code and will abide by it.,” she said.

“It contains all the dos and don’t of broadcasting in Nigeria along with the sanctions you will get if you do what you are not supposed to do. So, there is no new thing the NBC will pull out of the air if you do what you are not supposed to do”.

Nigerian Broadcast Code also stipulates different penalties to be meted out at erring broadcast stations according to classes of infringement committed. Penalties for Class A offences such as transmitting content deemed to be detrimental to national security are the severest. According to the broadcast code, penalties of such an infringement includes, the suspension of licence and immediate shut down/seal up of transmitter; or revocation of licence, seizure and forfeiture of transmitting equipment.

Penalties for Class B offences such as the distribution of signals not meant for the Nigerian territory, ranges from warning to the offending station to remedy the breach within a stipulated time frame or a reduction of broadcast hour. A license of a repeated offender can be suspended for up to 30 days.

Class C breaches such as the failure of presenters to properly moderate phone-in programmes, are the least type of breaches and are usually punished with verbal or written admonition which can be followed by a light fine for repeated offenders.

The fines imposed on broadcasters range from N250,000.00 to N20 million for very severe breaches.

Mrs. Jimada explained that though the offences and penalties they attract are clearly spelt out in the broadcast code, the commission gives offending stations time to remedy the breaches and is only forced to punish recalcitrant offenders.

“Most of the breaches, the officer in charge of the areas you are broadcasting from will call your attention to the breach. Usually they would say ‘oh sorry it’s an oversight. we won’t do it again. Usually, there is a first instance, a second instance and there is a warning before you go into formal sanctions,” she said.

Mrs Jimada said though she cannot recall the frequency of penalty imposed on broadcast stations, almost all stations in the country have been sanctioned in one way or the order. She, however, advised stations to delay live programmes for a few second to allow them moderate comments from guests and callers as they would be held liable for any comment said on their stations.

Regulation is Needed to Curb Hate Speech

In his article on curbing hate speech, Chidi Odinkalu, the former head of Nigeria’s human rights commission, called for more honesty and transparency in government operations, arguing that Nigeria already has enough laws to curb the menace.

“Effective and even-handed law enforcement can help. Government communication needs to be more honest and transparent. To achieve that, it will need to be conducted more in verbs and less in adjectives,” he said.

Jimi Disu, a talkshow host at Lagos radio station, Classic FM, said NBC regulation of electronic media is necessary to maintain sanity in what is aired to the public and to avoid the spread of hate speech.

“You cannot have a free-for-all society. We have a situation where too many people believe democracy means complete freedom to do as you wish. The spoken word is 10 times worse than the written words. The newspapers have found a way of regulating themselves but to be honest with you the same cannot be said of the electronic media,” he said.

Mr. Disu, the former editor of a national newspaper, said regulation shouldn’t be translated as muffling free speech. He said without regulation of broadcast media hate speech will abound which will likely cause serious security problems.

“When we are talking about hate speech, we are expressing security concern, where people for example would go on air and completely run down another tribe, and completely run down another nationality and say they are going to bring the country down. These are things that are completely unacceptable to me. What the government is saying is that we cannot in a situation whether on radio or social media you can say what you like that can lead to security concern,” he said.

Jones Usen, who has worked as a broadcaster for more than 40 years, advised radio stations and presenters to stop “playing to the gallery” to avoid NBC’s sanctions.

“You must admit that the medium of radio has the advantage of immediacy. A number of radio stations are known to have flouted rules all because they were playing to the gallery just to catch the eye of the owner,” he said.

Sope Martins, a host of a breakfast programme on Smooth FM, Lagos, acknowledged that the NBC has raised issues about her in the past but they have always given her the right of reply.

“The NBC has sent us letters again and again about certain issues and we have been able to reply. We have had issues with them on my show and they have been mostly from our contributors, but it is definitely not a case of them breathing down our neck.

She said the NBC regulation is necessary as it helps to check the spread of incendiary comments.

“I cannot express to you enough how much I think hate speech and unguarded utterances can shape things and have devastating consequences. The nature of calls we get on our show are such that if the NBC wasn’t monitoring us we would need to monitor ourselves.”

She, however, said NBC is too conservative about what they tagged vulgar language. She complained that the NBC is rigid and does not move at the same pace with changing societal values.

“We are seeing a society that is changing in value and I am not sure that the code is addressing that,” she said.


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  • woman leader1

    This is the right step in the right direction, kudos to our good government.

    • Olatubosun

      We all give kudos to the present administration

      • woman leader1

        We will surely get there.

        • man leader

          yes oooooooooo. I’m HERE

    • man leader

      Wrong

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      It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • front man

    Tackling hate speeches is very paramount to NBC and other organizations, NBC should also focus Radio and TVs stations

    • woman leader1

      Sure, hate speech must be controlled.

    • man leader

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  • progressive

    The minister have said it all any station found wanting of promoting hate speech should be indeed be sanctioned because the unity of nigeria is the government priority.

    • woman leader1

      That is just it, in unity we stand.

    • man leader

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  • front man

    Hate speeches has caused a lot of damages in the country and I believe FG is working tirelessly to deal with all the bad eggs promoting hate speeches

    • thewatcher

      Exactly

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    • Olatubosun

      Sure…. You spoke well

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o….
      You are right…
      Fg is taking critical steps to curb it

    • woman leader1

      Sure because we have a government that is ready to ensure that peace reign in Nigeria and unity remain in Nigeria.

  • front man

    Unity of One Nigeria is paramount, is non negotiable

    • thewatcher

      Unity is everything

    • woman leader1

      At all.

  • thewatcher

    Nigeria can’t afford to be divided by hate speech at this time. The NBC code has to be enforced. Well done sir

    • woman leader1

      Definitely!

    • man leader

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  • front man

    God bless Nigeria

  • progressive

    I can say boldly that this administration have really tried alot in making sure that hate speech does not go round in the country.

  • front man

    Say No to hate speeches

    • man leader

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  • Olatubosun

    This administration is wonderful….
    Kudos to the great administration

    • man leader

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  • progressive

    This administration should be given kudos it a government of sincerity a government that cares for the masses

  • woman leader1

    Alhaji Lai Muhammad will always do the right thing to ensure that Nigeria move forward.

    • Fireman

      Very true!

      • woman leader1

        Thanks

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          • woman leader1

            I can see you are in pain. You will soon die of frustration.

    • man leader

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  • progressive

    We thank God that as of today hate speech has not caused any conflict in the country

    • man leader

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  • Fireman

    United we stand, divided we fall

    • man leader

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  • front man

    FG has taken a bold step in stopping hate speeches

    • man leader

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  • Fireman

    Hate speech is a cancer that must be excised

    • man leader

      You can be firewall damn it
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  • Olatubosun

    I am very sure, they will be dealt with

    • man leader

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  • progressive

    I will continue to give HMIC kudos he has done alot in terms this hate speech not to cause problem in the country

    • man leader

      I’ll get paid

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      It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • woman leader1

    Hate speech must be wiped out of Nigeria,
    Let say NO to hate speech.

    • man leader

      yes ooooooooooooooooooo. and no oooooooooo
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      • woman leader1

        Beginning of madness.

      • Olatubosun

        You are sick

  • woman leader1

    That is why is good to have a capable hands in government so that this country can move forward, Nigeria must be great.

    • man leader

      that’s why you got me. I go help u

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  • Olatubosun

    Our honorable minister of information has said it all…. Kudos to Alhaji Lai Muhammad

    • NaijaCaesar

      Big Kudos

      • man leader

        small claps
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    • man leader

      Forget some
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  • NaijaCaesar

    Laws need to be enforced. Perpetrators of hate speech are criminals and divisive agents that should face the music.

    • Olatubosun

      You are right, I think federal government is working towards that

    • man leader

      laws and anarchy
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  • progressive

    Kudos to hmic he has done alot about the hate speech not to cause problem in the country it shows that he is a hard-working minister of information and culture may God continue to give him the wisdom

    • man leader

      dis one na love speak
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  • NaijaCaesar

    The Minister of Information and Culture is to working tirelessly, he’s a paragon of hard, smart and effective work!

    • man leader

      Paragon; paragonimu
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  • progressive

    Since the laws are there so am hoping that those media houses should abide by it because I also know that they all know the rules and regulation

    • man leader

      yes oooooooooooo we will
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  • front man

    Alhaji lai muhammed has done tremendously in his ministry to update Nigerians how FG is tackling hate speeches and other issues surrounding the country

    • man leader

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  • woman leader1

    Kudos to HMIC for always being there to the the right thing at the right time.

    • man leader

      kudos to us
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  • progressive

    The minister of information and culture should be commended we all know that he did enough to make sure that hate speech doesn’t cause problem in the country

    • man leader

      Bastard.. You have done enough to be awarded todays stipend
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  • progressive

    Where are the wailing wailers they dont have anything to talk about I can see they are have gone into hiding they all know the consequences they will face .

    • man leader

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      It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.
      Here I come your tormentor. Can never wail.

  • progressive

    Lau Mohammed have been called upon to serve and he has been doing well it shows that he is the best man for the job even president buhari have him kudos for the good work he has been doing.

    • man leader

      Nonsense !
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      It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • progressive

    The pdp e rats are The one who want to cause hate speech in the country if not for the effort of the minister of information and culture things could have gone worst

    • man leader

      We shall continue as long as you remain
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  • Olatubosun

    Those spreading the hate speech are criminals

    • man leader

      Wherever !
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      It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

      • Olatubosun

        You need deliverance

  • woman leader1

    Those spreading the hate speech are behind Nigeria problem and with this government in power Nigeria must be one and hate speech must be a thing of the past.

    • man leader

      you are dead on point for the following
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      • woman leader1

        May God heal you.

        • man leader

          May God PUNISH your wickedness. Liar Mohamed using our money to pay you. OLE

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        • Olatubosun

          Ameen

  • woman leader1

    HMIC as been called upon to do the good work he knows how to do best.

    • man leader

      right. the best liar Buhari found
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  • osadek

    The Honourable Minister is second to none when it comes to diligence….

    He’s always at alert and very responsive.

    • Always on point. He knows how to carry out his duties.

      • man leader

        yap on pt with d
        PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .

        It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

    • woman leader1

      He his a responsible, responsive and dedicated man

      • man leader

        indid
        PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .

        It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

    • man leader

      You are right , liar is next to his boss
      PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .

      It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • Niakita Kresbin

    Vision Africa and Love FM both in Umuahia, Abia State should have been on NBC radar. The two stations would just love to see Abia State up in flames. They played a significant role in sustaining the bluff of IPOB in the area.

    • Night Crawler

      They will soon meet their waterloo

  • woman leader1

    May God continue to bless Nigeria and our leaders.

  • man leader

    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek

    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    Moron
    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .

    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    Liar dick spke

    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .

    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    woman is in
    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .
    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    Front visited PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .
    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    olatubosun don go
    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .
    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    no progress self
    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .
    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    Liar himself must read
    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .
    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

  • man leader

    Wey lagoboy?
    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman .
    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

    • thewatcher

      Bro you’re the one acting like a paid e-rat here

      • man leader

        yap
        PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

        It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

        • Night Crawler

          Smh for your stupidity

          • man leader

            yap

            PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

            It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It

    • Night Crawler

      Copy and paste won’t help you, say something meaningful or cover your face with shame and get out of here

    • excel

      You are the real paid e-rat, your desperation is obvious.

  • thewatcher

    Keep up the good work honorable minister

    • man leader

      Garbage ! keep it up Liar mo.

      PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

      It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish

    • thusspokez

      The traditional praise singers (with their ‘oriki’) have finally found the Internet!

  • Utari Nmuo

    A collapsing Islamic Zoo for that matter….Yeye Zoo. Spit!

    • Night Crawler

      By their comment you shall know them, iPod e-rat spotted

      • man leader

        by their stench yskt

        PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

        It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

        • Night Crawler

          Anyone with reasonable comment or has something upstairs wont type this trash

          • man leader

            there you go
            PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

            It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It

      • Utari Nmuo

        Zoo pig

    • osadek

      I heard Kanu is at large….. The man took to heels and you’re here fooling yourself as a zombie that you’re.

      Your foolishness will damn you someday

      • Utari Nmuo

        Zoo pog, where is your worthless father?

      • emmanuel

        You are too cheap. This administration keep using nitwits to do cheap jobs

  • man leader

    Pay your e- scumbags scummy scumbags
    PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

    It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

    • Night Crawler

      Will you keep kwayet in patience voice, if you have nothing upstairs to add to the discussion of this forum

      • man leader

        I’m here moron. What are you discussing with yourself !

        PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

        It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

        • SpeakOut

          You don’t have any reasonable statement to contribute to what on ground, please just keep mute okay.

          • man leader

            PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

            It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It

      • man leader

        PS NOTE: APC e-rat shamelessly present with these identities: Powerlessconscious; OMOLOYIN; El-batuta; dele20; front- man; dpfrank; stackCrawler; woman leader1; Sincere-Voice; Olatubosun; progressive; daygea; SpeakOut; MadeOfMore; NaijaMindOfChange; LagosBoy; osadek; Naijaceaser; Fireman; the watcher .

        It advocates garbage. Liar Mohamed pays with our tax money! We’ll rubbish It.

    • Lanre

      Thank you man leader. Don’t engage these retards in any discussion. Ibrahim Babangida, the purveyor of Hate is living in Minna enjoying his stolen wealth. The communists tried Mind Control in Soviet Union and failed. Buhari and Lai Mohammed will fail in muzzling people.

    • emmanuel

      He also has several Igbo monikers also. He has been sending lots of messages to whatsapp and other social media contacts using Igbo and names from other tribes. Iwish they could also make him speak to the conscience of Buhari too. But they will not do that for the sake of a morsel of bread, which most time do not last for more than a moment.
      He has a veryyy poor witted brain.

  • thusspokez

    She, however, said NBC is too conservative about what they tagged vulgar language. She complained that the NBC is rigid and does not move at the same pace with changing societal values.

    Rigid and and too conservative is exactly what organisations like the NBC should be. It is not in the fashion business.

    (This woman reminds me of the people who are not even religious but nevertheless demand changes in the teaching of the Church — to keep pace with the “21st century”)

    Fashion appears and then die out; value appears and then die out. The NBC mustn’t chase fashion or submit to pressured to change on the whim or keep pace with the 21st century fashion.

  • Night Crawler

    Any radio/TV station dishing out hate speech to divide the country will have themselves to be blame, because this administration is committed in bringing all Nigerians together as one big happy family

  • Frank Bassey

    This exercise will end up achieving nothing, just like the task force on reducing the escalating price of food items. Lai Mohammed is the cultivator, initiator, parent, brainchild, creator, promoter, sustainer, driver, booster, multiplier … of HATE SPEECH. It must go full cycle.

    • osadek

      You need not to confuse yourself, constructive criticism is very much different from hate speech.

      Alhaji Lai Mohammed has never and will never be involved in purveying hate speeches.

      • Frank Bassey

        YOU ARE NOT SINCERE WITH YOURSELF or YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY. LAI MOHAMMED’S HATE SPEECH WAS ENOUGH TO DESTABLIZE THIS COUNTRY.

        • osadek

          One thing I appreciate is proof… Please provide one.

          But I bet you, you can never find one…. Just ease yourself the unrealistic search.

          As the spokesman of the APC the kicked out, the disaster called PDP, we’ll expect that from you.

          But you’ll agree with o, that all he said about the careless approach and senseless spending of GEJ government were true….

          Visit EFCC handles for more revelation…

          All you need to do is wake up from your slumber and be sincere with yourself

          • Frank Bassey

            SOME QUESTIONS: WHERE IS THE REPORT ON BABACHIR LAWAL? WHY HAS EFCC NOT DEALT WITH HIM? WHO IS COVERING HIM?
            THE INVESTIGATIVE PANEL INTO THE USE OF ARMS WAS DISBANDED WHEN IT WAS TIME TO INVESTIGATE THE TENURE OF A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ON THE GROUND THAT THE PANEL HAD “OVERSTAYED ITS USEFULNESS”. REMEMBER?
            A MINISTER PREACHING HATE SPEECH VIOLATED TSA POLICY BY ACCESSING N13 MILLION FROM A GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR A TRIP TO CHINA, WHEN THERE WAS AN ORDER THAT ALL MDAs SHOULD REMIT THEIR FUNDS TO TSA? DO YOU WANT MORE? WHO IS FOOLING WHO?
            THERE IS NEMESIS – O!

        • excel

          How I wish you can use your head by yourself, this useless thing you have been program to spread around against the person of HMIC and the war against hate speech will not work neither will it make you and your paymaster to have your way with hate speech.

          • Frank Bassey

            Fight against Hate Speech is a fight in VAIN. Lai Mohammed/APC are manufactures of Hate Speech. It has come to stay, and will remain. The Constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech. Nigeria has a Law against Libel and Defamation of Character. How will you define hate speech? Think like a human being; except you are carrying a sawdust in your brain chambers.

      • Frank Bassey

        @OSADEK: Define “constructive criticism” and “hate speech”

    • excel

      Just because you are weak and clueless doesn’t make others too. Just wait and see how effective it will be.

      • Frank Bassey

        Did you mean “weak and clueless”? That is what we have at hand now. Remember, we are talking about a country where it took 9 months to set up a cabinet: That is not clueless? We are talking about a government where Secretary to the Federal Government will be involved in corruption and someone is “strong” to take action? You have toxic brain.

  • SpeakOut

    This government has it in mind, United we stand divided we fall, hate speech will not be tolerated from any TV/Radio stations, a word is enough for the wise.

  • Lanre

    A country – Nigeria governed by illiterates and ignorant people. If it was PDP that came up with this, Lai Mohammed will be screaming how Jonathan is trying to silence voices. Now they can’t stand people voicing their disgust at their ineptitude. Meanwhile the greatest purveyors of Hatred for Nigerians – Ibrahim Babangida, Olusegun Obasanjo and the Abacha Family (just to name a few) are heroes of the Nigerian Government. Advice to the young. Go and read George Orwell – 1984; Aldous Huxley – A Brave New World. What is happening in Nigeria will not surprise you – the realization of a Dystopian Fantasy.

    • excel

      You should try to avoid the usual stupidity you are paid to exhibit on any news related to the HMIC. This is a case of NBC to effect the law and regulation that guide all the radio and TV station in the country nothing more. Use your head.

  • salvation speak

    Hate speech must be curb and the truth is that NBC need to do much to silence the enemy of our dear nation. The minister is right with all the things he said

    • emmanuel

      Very right. Which one is better, treat a sore or get the surface to heal while the sore remains inside?
      We know, once it is Minister of information and culture, you come up with thousands of monikers to confuse the gullible.
      Do your work jare.

  • emmanuel

    This is the game of a failing regime.
    There were 95% to 5% vote and delivering of dividend of democracy by President Buhari. He stated it and has acted on it to date.
    That was the worst hate speech ever in any democratic nation. He did also deploy it when he made NNPC appointments last week.
    That was indeed beyond hate speech but outright wickedness and evil for a man who leads a country.
    Not to talk about how his tribesmen, in the name of herdsmen have maimed, killed, raped, destroyed farms, homes and dislocated some from their homes while he looked to the side and allowed them carry on.

  • excel

    NBC needs to stand up to the task, hate speech need to curb in accordance with NBC law and regulation. Kudos to the HMIC.

  • omo56

    Nice diversion. Nothing about unchecked killing habits of the Fulani herdsmen