Hate Speech: Nigerians react to sanctions imposed on Radio, TV stations

Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

Some Nigerians have taken to various social media platforms to express their views over the fine imposed on 23 radio and television stations across Nigeria for breaches of broadcasting rules set by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

The NBC spokesperson, Maimuna Jimada, on Tuesday said the stations were punished for hateful speech, vulgar lyrics and unverifiable claims.

The breaches contravened the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code in the third quarter of 2017, according to the NBC.

While most people saw the move as an attempt to gag the freedom of the media, others said it is necessary as it helps to check the spread of incendiary comments.

A few of their comments are reproduced below. 

“The Nigeria State is imperatively heading to military and unitary systems of government and every well-meaning Nigerian must condemn this very act in which APC led government have introduced, which is to restrict and infringe on the freedom of speech of Nigeria, by going through radio station and television to stop the citizenry exercise their fundamental human rights. This deviant character must be condemned,” a Facebook user, Onovwie Godspower said.

“We didn’t hear these type of news during the Jonathan’s regime but a certain tyrant and dictator in the seat of power now is trying his best to silence everybody at all cost. Everybody was busy saying anything they want during Jonathan without fear of anything, learn to take the heat. If you can’t stand the heat then don’t go near the kitchen,” Scofield Dokubo James said on Facebook.

“This is very good. Many people believe that insulting their leaders and making incisive statements is part of freedom of speech or democracy. This is not so. Freedom and democracy demands responsibility and respect,” another Facebook user said.

A Twitter user, Frank Owo, said the APC government talked its way to power through propaganda, “and now you are talking of hate speech.”

The code

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.

Mrs. Jimada had earlier 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’ts’ 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 to erring broadcast stations according to classes of infringement committed.

On Wednesday, the spokesperson said there ”will be higher sanctions if erring stations fail to comply with the fine imposed on them.”


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  • Sam

    A good step towards saner society , freedom of speech should be tied to respect and responsibilities. If the radio stations and Co thinks their within their rights they can take the govt to court.

    • DePrince Hab

      You are one of them , we know you

      • Powerlessconscious

        Are you so sad?

  • Watch man

    “The NBC spokesperson, Maimuna Jimada, on Tuesday said the stations were punished for hateful speech, vulgar lyrics and unverifiable claims”.

    Who defines what constitutes “hateful speech”, and “vulgar lyrics”? If it is FG then the definition is and would remain skewed to favour one party as well as muzzle opposing views. I suggest that all parties be involved in the definition of these words for equity and justice. If not, FG could hide under these words to kill freedom of expression.

    • Lanre

      Chike Offodile was the lawyer who advised Buhari on Decree 4. You will wonder what Yemi Osinbajo is doing as a Professor of Law in this government.

  • Mani_Kay

    WHERE IS WOLE SOYINKA?

    • Lanre

      This is how they will have electricity in Nigeria in the 21st century. Every decent society that I know can generate electricity but the morons that are ruling and have ruled Nigeria cannot solve this simple basic challenge. Some said it was better to be in prison in Hitler’s Germany than be free in Nazi Society. That is where Muhammudu Buhari and Lai Mohammed are taking Nigerians. Bloody retards!

  • Decimator

    Whatever the case, the Judiciary remains the only credible institution to guide such compatibility decisions in a constitutional democracy. All these attempts with draconian laws (the infamous decree 4) are simply deemed at sidetracking the judiciary to Muzzle the media.

    If the government of Mohammadu Buhari, any organization or anybody else including you and me, felt hated by the Citizens of the Nigerian Enclave or the media, they/he or she have/has the option of doing the right things to correct the wrongs or seek redress in the court of justice where they/he or she deem themselves/himself or herself to be wrongly accused.

    Draconian laws are no option in a constitutional democracy, unless this is a confirmation of the totalitarianism we have been warning of.

    Thanks

    • Lanre

      They do not understand what democracy means. You would think the Professor of Law who is Buhari’s deputy will provide some guidance. I guess the spoils of office are too attractive. Just like Trump is taking Americans through Third World Executive Action, Buhari and his team are further taking Nigeria back to the era of the Banana Republic of Sani Abacha and Ibrahim Babangida. Nigeria is a lost cause.

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    The problem here is that people are resisting the rule of law.

    The rules were made before the current government came into power. That previous governments didn’t enforce them doesn’t mean the APC shouldn’t either.

    This is the change I campaigned for, and support.

    The noises are to be expected. “Elede a de Oyo, ariwo e kan le po ni” (regardless of distractions and noises, Nigeria will be great again).

    • Really

      TALKING FROM ALL SIDES OF YOUR MOUTH AS ALWAYS!!
      Sorry

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Better than farting through your mouth as you just did again.

        • Chyke

          Please what law are they enforcing? How did they arrive at what constitute hate speech. Beware of the negative side of populism. By the time you people succeed in gagging the press, issues like Barugate, Mainagate, Brutaigate, MTN/Kiyarigate will continue to thrive unchecked and unquestioned. We should mind what we support because it is working for us now.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            With all due respects, Chyke.

            Was there at any time during the regime of Jonathan when anyone took out full page adverts wishing him dead as a Yoruba Governor did to Buhari? If that’s not hate speech, please illuminate my ignorance. But did Buhari do anything to him? No.

            At every point when Buhari had been ill, so called opposition stalwarts had gone to town wishing him dead. If that’s not hate speech, I wonder what it is. A lot of opposition beings forget that Mr. Trump and so many other world leaders are no younger than Buhari when they hail those ones, but have misconstrued politics with wishing him dead personally. That cannot be right and should not be left unchecked. Media houses do have a responsibility to censor their guests or modify their reporting to exclude such verbiage.

            It is called responsibility and if they cannot, they must be seen as condoning and promoting these. It makes them culpable.

            What PT and any other responsible media did to reveal malfeasance in the body polity is responsible journalism and not hate speech. If indeed, the present government was interested in stifling Press Freedom as you asserted, would they not have been similarly fined?

          • abodes_124

            Kay you can wish me dead and i will not consider it hate speech. I know i will go to my maker when the time is up not when any human merely wishes it.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Same here, Bruv.

            But in a political setting, such ill will is not only denigrating, but it only shifts the focus away from germane issues.

          • abodes_124

            Kay, you are one of the few articulate and knowledgeable people on this fora. Your political leaning is clear and you are entitled to it. However I need to call you out when you use your abilities to deliberately confuse issues so as to defend or promote your ‘sides’ narrative
            Now this is the definition of hate speech which I am sure you know very well
            ‘Hate speech is speech which attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. ‘
            The recent Igbo quit notice comes close to it
            Wishing Buhari dead maybe distasteful but is not hate speech by any definition. Like the fight against corruption the expectation is that the targets will the opposition or anyone who does not sing this governments praises.

        • abodes_124

          Easily exposed

    • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

      Do not forget that what goes around equally comes around. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This present administration gained its ground through hate speech. He that kills by cutting one’s head does not allow someone to walk behind him with a machete. Did they not understand the implication of what they did during Jonathan’s administration? Every man will reap what he sow. Buhari will never deny Nigerians our freedom of speech. This is democratic system of government. If they are not at peace with it let them do the right thing or resign from that position. Nigerians are tired of this government and their deceit.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Bruv, blame Jonathan and his government for not enforcing laws that have been in place since 1999 if you feel APC came into power by making “hate speeches”.

        Buhari and his government are not denying anyone freedom of speech, but simply enforcing laws that were already in place.

        The problem with Nigeria is not the absence of laws, but no consequences for flouting them.

        Enforcing our laws is part of the #Change I support.

        • dpfrank

          On point

        • woman leader1

          Thank you, you are right

      • Powerlessconscious

        Lawless is talking. Shutup. You guys are always the problem. Lawlessness.

        • Really

          “Shutup” ?

          Is that not Vulgar?

          Did you verify it?

          Is that lawful enough?

          Never aware of their own problem even by following their own account!!!!!

          Typical Buhari Media Centre Chief executive.(BMC)

          Pitiable Indeed.

        • abodes_124

          six

    • front man

      Well spoken

    • woman leader1

      You are right

    • abodes_124

      five – slightly more articulate than coleagues

  • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

    Look at the funny mouthed liar pictured above

    • front man

      Hypocrite

      • Really

        Even more Vulgar?

    • woman leader1

      Shame on you.

      • Really

        Is that not Vulgar?

        • woman leader1

          Keep shut.

          • Real

            Explosively Vulgar Indeed!!!!!!!!

  • Gabriel Iorsuwe

    Yes so many things are wrong in Nigeria but, how can they be fix or who will fix them since everything step taking is condemned be it lawfully or legally? My Nigeria is not doomed but certain individuals are doomed.

  • thusspokez

    I totally welcome the sanction and call for it to be extended to Nigerian online news and discussion forums. The level abuse and trading of insults on Nigerian online media will not be found in discussion forums of any other nations in the world.

    You have too many people with mental problems on Nigerian websites, quick to vent their anger and insults on other posters for reasons only known to them. And they would often explain away their right to do so as exercising freedom of speech.

    This problem is compounded by the absence of moderators on Nigerian websites. Many of these troubled and rogue Nigerian posters on Nigerian websites would receive bans on other non-Nigerian websites if they tried even 1% of their nonsense.

    So, my advice to the Nigerian government is to extend the sanction to Nigerian online newspapers and make them assign moderators to every discussion forum to cut out the volume of insults, hate comments and ‘off topics’.

    • Really

      Starting from yours anyway.

      • front man

        And you

    • front man

      You have spoken well

      • abodes_124

        four

    • woman leader1

      Thank you for this.

      • abodes_124

        four

  • SayNo2Tribalism

    This is long overdue and welcome. Why are online newspapers not included? Do online newspapers only care about web traffic? People read newspapers to get informed not to see “gutter language” insults and spam all over the comment section. They do not portray Nigeria in good light. Pls FORCE all online newspapers to moderate their comment section or remove them completely.

  • Dr Bunmi Binitie

    This government did not make these laws. They just want to enforce existing laws. Why is there an uproar about this? Are we a lawless nation? May God help us!

    • Gary

      Fake woman eRat (see, that’s expressing my freedom of opinion about your BMC antics), it does not matter who made a bad law to challenge its constitutionality in court.
      And there are instances in which statutes have been been wrongly or deliberately interpreted and enforced to implement a sinister agenda.
      We are heading for elections and Buhari is now cracking down on so-called Hate Speech that his APC freely deployed to oust Jonathan’s PDP from power.

      You BMC operatives will have to work harder than you did the last time. The jig is up and the Nigerian people now see through your propaganda.
      But hey, enjoy the stipends. It’s your own share of the National Cake. Moron. That again is free speech. Lol.

      • front man

        E goat shut up

        • abodes_124

          three

      • Dr Bunmi Binitie

        Since you started your diatribe with an insult, i did not read it. Gary, the gutter-rat and son of Satan, your unfortunate mother who failed to train you is the e-beast and e-rat. The Lord rebuke you for your insults and may they all end on your mother’s head where they belong!

        • abodes_124

          two

      • woman leader1

        Shut the hell up and stop this your copy and paste post.

        • abodes_124

          one

      • abodes_124

        You are pretty good at spotting them. When I am not sure a little tweak of the tail soon reveals all but there are one or two good ones I still I am not sure if they are truly expressing individually held opinions (their prerogative) or whether they are the rare clever ones on Lai/Onochie’s payroll.

    • Chyke

      What do you mean by being lawless? Please expatriate and at the same time try to put sentiments aside. Freedom of expression is one of the democratic tenets.

      • Chyke

        Expatiate I mean

      • front man

        Freedom of expression by promoting hate speeches, common leave sentiment out of this, the affected TV and radio stations deserve to be punished

      • Dr Bunmi Binitie

        Google it

    • Really

      You once told me that you were a grandmother. How come you let yourself to be recruited into the Buhari Media Centre?

      Such valluable times could better be spent with your grand children i suppose.

      I assure you they will always appreciate that.

      What about just that?

      • Dr Bunmi Binitie

        I know many of you are satanists and cultists and hate me for exposing the truth and buttressing it with Scriptures. Well, its a free world and i did not come to meet you on your turf. This is social media and free for all to use.

        So, how dare tou try to tell me what to do? Is that how you instruct your mother at home? I will not take it from you!!! Get thee behind me!

        • Really

          Is that not Vulgar?
          Very impressive

          • Dr Bunmi Binitie

            “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan:…”
            Luke 4:8a

          • Really

            Even more Vulgar, Bunmi?

            Thanks and God Bless.

          • Dr Bunmi Binitie

            Oh! You call your vulgar mother by her first name? Real mannerless and no iota of home-trainning! The Lord of Hosts rebuke you!!

            Son of perdition, if you think you have found someone to harass, you have just started a journey which you have no idea where it will lead you!!

          • Really

            Vulgar Indeed !!!
            And Unverified!!

    • abodes_124

      Yes we are a lawless nation.

  • Gary

    The affected parties or CSO should avail themselves and help establish democratic norms in Nigeria by going to court to challenge the NBC fines as an assault on their freedom on expression as guaranteed by the Constitution.
    It will then be up to the Judiciary to set to define what constitutes hate speech and weigh that against free expression.
    Is going on the air or in print to say that I dislike Buhari for his policies and that Lai Mohammed is a moron constitute hate speech? Or exercising my free speech rights to hold an opinion and hold those who govern me accountable?
    Especially when the former is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent citizens and the latter is behind the insidious propaganda operation that is stifling rather than advancing democracy and the ability of the citizens to provide honest feedback about the policies of their government?

    People, please go to court, all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary to preserve our freedom of speech from this backdoor attempt by Buhari and his fellow Islamists in APC from replicating this new version of his infamous Decree 4.
    He just came back from Turkey where his fellow Islamist in power is gagging the people as he tries to recreate the Ottoman Empire that killed exterminated Christianity in Constantinople.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Free of expression has limit even in USA UK et all.
      Nigeria should not be a lawless country. And Nigerians should not be a lawless people.

      • Really

        Not by the decision of your draconian law but that of the Judiciary.(BMC)

        • Powerlessconscious

          The law has been thee very long time ago. Nigeria is not a lawless country. It was pdp that refused to uphold our law.
          All radio stations agreed with the terms and conditions of NBC.
          So keep your Judiciary in your house. And stop typing like a law hater or sanity hater. Whereas you guys obey laws abroad.

          • Really

            Is that not Vulgar?
            Was it Verified?
            Give me a brake

          • abodes_124

            Nigeria funnily enough is a lawless country. Its President is currently disobeying court rulings from the appeal court (ZAKZAKI) and ECOWAS court (DASUKI) to name a few. You cannot get more lawless than that.

      • front man

        Correct

      • woman leader1

        Very true.

    • thusspokez

      The affected parties or CSOs should avail themselves by going to court to challenge the NBC fines as an assault on their freedom on expression as guaranteed by the Constitution.

      You are trivialising these serious issues and even encouraging the abuse of the court process.

      “I dislike Buhari” do not constitute hate speech. And Nigeria is not unique in having a broadcast code or words to that effect, except that you and others seem to think that freedom of speech is boundless. Yet even you wouldn’t dare go to (say) a beer parlour and in exercise of your freedom of speech, call someone names for fear of being roughed up by that someone.

      • front man

        Don’t mind that hypocrite

      • woman leader1

        Please inform him.

      • Gary

        Stop with the nonsense as I need no lessons from you about what constitutes free speech and hate speech. You are perfectly entitled to wish me dead and that is no crime or hate speech. Instigating or acting to fulfill that wish is hateful and criminal.
        So Lai and his army of morons trying to stifle free speech ahead of the 2019 is the issue here.
        Why were you not exercised about hate speech before the 2015 elections and APC-inspired mobs actually stoning the a Presidential motorcade in Bauchi and Ife?

        • thusspokez

          So Lai and his army of morons trying to stifle free speech

          Lai was not even mentioned in this report. — Indeed I don’t know why PT had included his photo.

          The decision was taken by the NBC and is based on the broadcasting code which has been in existence for decades albeit dormant. So, I suggest that you take the matter up with the NBC, and stop making unnecessary political point here.

      • abodes_124

        So that is how we now define boundaries of free speech – anything that might offend a drunkard in a beer parlour?

    • dpfrank

      Foulmouthed pigg without respect for constituted authority.

      • Really

        Is that not volgar from the “no- volgar-speech” advocate himself?
        Buhari Media Centre(BMC)

        • Realchange

          Nonsense.. Grow up

          • Really

            Even more Vulgar?
            Very Interesting

      • front man

        Don’t mind him

      • White cane

        He has a serious problem

    • front man

      You think typing nonsense here will guarantee your stipend from your paid pdp masters

      • woman leader1

        Lol, dont mind him

      • abodes_124

        At least if he is paid per sentence he will earn more than you MOIC people unless of course you are paid a flat rate just for making any comment even if it is one word. It is interesting following your crowd.

      • abodes_124

        PDP is broke. They cannot afford an army of e -rats . So you Lai and Onochie ones flood the place.

    • front man

      Those affected TV and radio stations were punished for hate speeches and unverified claims

      • Really

        Of cause they have to verify from Garba Shehu,Lai Mohammed and Mohammadu Buharis, that his Fulani herdsmen militia, the fourth most deadliest terror group according to Human rights watch, are no terrorists but just criminal gangs performing their constitutional duties of just killing and maiming innocent citizens of the Nigerian Enclave in their farm lands.

        Verified with no hate speech Indeed!!

        • White cane

          Nonsense, please go and get a sense

          • Really

            Vulgar !!!!!!!

    • Realchange

      U are a very big fool…spend ur entire life typing rubbish against the govt..are u on t ashamed?

      • woman leader1

        He his indeed drunk.

      • Really

        Very Vulgar and Unverified !!!!!!!

      • White cane

        Don’t mind the yeye guy

    • dele20

      You must be drunk

      • Really

        Vulgar!!!!

    • NigerDelta.

      lie lie mohmad paid e-RATS are all over your comment from dele 2 fuc woman1 hole.

      • woman leader1

        Always on the wrong side, shame on you.

        • NigerDelta.

          all you foolani SLAVES are sick in the hole for always fighting to destroy the fabric of the nation with lies.

          • woman leader1

            You mean you?

      • Mr Pig, is that the topic of the day?

      • Gary

        Lol…all I do is sprinkle some sugar on the ground and watch the soldier ants crawl out in defense of their master.

        They are so transparent in their fo*lish and ridiculous propaganda as to be amusing but for the fact that these useless rascals are getting paid out of the budget of the Information Ministry.

        The National Assembly has till date failed to investigate what Lai Mohammed does with public funds. Nor has the media shown much interest in looking at the operations and funding of the BMC.
        Not to worry, some of us are determined to stop their disinformation campaign to bamboozle the Nigerian people into supporting a sectarian and wicked bigot like they did in 2015.
        Just by countering them with facts and the power of the truth. And, as we see, they find that really maddening, much to my delight.

      • Night Crawler

        Your brain is in reverse gear

      • abodes_124

        Tt is so easy to spot them from the content (or lack of content) of their posts…

    • woman leader1

      Are you not ashamed of this your copy and paste post and stop allowing those people to use you.

    • Still trying to understand your copy and paste write-up Mr Pig.

    • White cane

      Copy copy master

      • stackCrawler

        Abi o

      • Gary

        Your paymaster Lai and I are not in the same category, I hate to put it bluntly his minions.
        He had to pay, with Tinubu’s ( actually Lagos State) money for Oyinbo Consultant David Axelrod to set up their propaganda machine for the APC to successfully kick Jonathan out of office.
        Now full/blooded homegrown Nigerians are systematically deconstructing the edifice of lies and false narratives woven around one of the worst regimes in the history of Nigeria.
        And thanks to Buhari and the morons who surround him, the task has only taken the commitment of time that one could have spent on more productive endeavors. But it’s penance for not doing enough to stop this plague on our people earlier on. Better late than never as they say.
        Please come at me, I’m ready to take you on. Not all of us need an Oyinbo to teach us how to communicate with our own people.

        • abodes_124

          They (Lai’s and Onochie’s boys) are largely monosyllabic and do not have the wherewithal to come at you

      • abodes_124

        What has he copied exactly? Try and surprise us by stringing at least 2 sentences together in response.

    • Lanre

      This is what will bring Electricity to Nigerians. Nigerian rulers are morons. Oya come and look for me.

  • dele20

    Insulting this great administration that is working it good, is not the part of freedom of speech, we all need to support this great administration for the betterment of our nation

    • woman leader1

      Very true.

      • stackCrawler

        Nasoo

    • White cane

      Exactly

      • stackCrawler

        Gbam

    • abodes_124

      Is Otueke buffoon freedom of speech ?
      Is Daura Dullard freedom of speech?

  • woman leader1

    I believe in this government they will achieve their aims.

    • White cane

      Yesoooo ,no to hate speech

      • stackCrawler

        Surely

    • abodes_124

      One hopes so. Do you have any idea when? Please share with us.

  • dele20

    This administration is not trying to silent anybody but uniting everybody so that oneness will be in Nigeria

    • woman leader1

      Very true

      • White cane

        You are on-point my brother

        • stackCrawler

          I agree

        • Olatubosun

          Yes o

      • stackCrawler

        Gbam

    • stackCrawler

      I agree

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o….
      Nigeria has been re-branded

      • dele20

        Exactly

    • daygea

      Very well said.

    • abodes_124

      Oneness is something you feel. It can not be imposed by diktat.

  • dele20

    We say no to hate speech

    • stackCrawler

      Gbam!!!

  • woman leader1

    We are on the right track with this present government….

    SAY NO TO HATE SPEECH..

    • White cane

      Yes oooo

      • stackCrawler

        Gbam

    • Decimator

      Exceptionally to this very inciting one from your Boss, sitting today in Aso Rock;

      “God willing, by 2015, something will happen. They either conduct a free
      and fair election or they go a very disgraceful way. “If what happened
      in 2011 (alleged rigging) should again happen in 2015, by the grace of
      God, the dog and the baboon (Citizens of the Nigerian Enclave) would all
      be soaked in blood.” Muhammadu Buhari. (Vanguard 15.05.2012)

      That resulted in widespread violence with loss of over 800 innocent citizens of the Nigerian Enclave, and the explosion of Boko Haram Terrorism.

      Thanks

      • Night Crawler

        Leave trash for lawma

        • Really

          No to BMC!
          Vulgar and unverified

      • woman leader1

        You said nothing.

      • abodes_124

        That does approach a definition of hate speech by its tone , its context (previous post election butchery) and its potential consequence.

    • stackCrawler

      Hate speech has no place in our country

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o…
      We say no to hate speech

    • abodes_124

      could you define ‘hate speech’ ?

  • woman leader1

    The unity of Nigerians is the priority of our government, and that is what this government is doing.
    May God continue to bless our leaders.

    • Really

      “UNITED IN DIVISION”

      Kudos to you and Mohammadu Buhari

      Very Interesting

      • woman leader1

        Rubbish!

        • Really

          Again Vulgar?

        • stackCrawler

          Big rubbish

      • Night Crawler

        Smh for your stupidity

        • Really

          Very Vulgar!
          BMC

    • stackCrawler

      Well spoken

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o

    • Night Crawler

      You are right

  • White cane

    They need to be sanctioned very well, why will a radio station be promoting hate

    • stackCrawler

      I wonder o

    • Olatubosun

      Sure

    • Sincere-Voice

      Hateful speeches shouldn’t be allowed.

  • Olatubosun

    Haters should be dealt with

    • abodes_124

      Like those who refer to the ogogoro drinking, clueless, buffoon from Otueke ?

  • Olatubosun

    My honorable minister of information….. Weldone sir

  • Gary

    Folks, how’s this for entertainment? Lai’s hired guns are all over this thread sucking up to each other!
    And they get paid for this nonsense? Well, enjoy the gig while it lasts…it will soon end for you and your principals.

    The nice part of it is that it increasingly exposes your paid buffoonery to those still in the dark about your anti-democratic activities to foist an unelightened autocrat on the country.

    • Night Crawler

      You are wrong, people say things the way they see it, let’s discuss issue based on hate speeches, reply me when you are ready

    • Yego V

      Man-Leader-1 had identified them. They appear only when there’s Lai Mohamed is mentioned in an article. Sadly they are paid with our tax money

  • Sincere-Voice

    This rule is a good one. It would put a stop to useless and hateful speeches.

    • Yego V

      Tell LAI MOHAMMED we hate him

    • abodes_124

      Hate speech for one person are facts or opinions he/she does not like or finds embarrassing.

  • daygea

    This is a good move. Hate speeches should not be given room in this country.

    • Yego V

      Tell the moron called LAI MOHAMMED

  • Night Crawler

    Hate speech has done more harm than good, it should be truncated else it will cause another civil war

    • Nwa_Africa

      But you god Lie Mohammed used it in 2014/2015 including all you that are working for him? Moron

  • Lanre

    Buhari is a bigot and Lai Mohammed, a moron. Come and look for me.

  • Decimator

    Now that the bags have been emptied, the result speaks for itself.

    The very Hateful and Vulgar (BMC) advocates of no-Hate/ Vulgar-Speech Mantra, have just made countless Vulgar and Repurgnant comments in this forum.

    That is ironically their highly cherished way of sanctioning Hate, Vulgar and Repurgnant Speeches.

    We are there Indeed at making the lost country flourish.

    Very Interesting.

  • Yego V

    We have never and by God’s grace will never have such an ignorant uncultured person occupy the office of Minister Information. Buhari should save this nation the embarrassment called Lai Mohammed. Talk about hate speech, Lai should read ALL his pre election remarks against GEJ and PDP. What a waste of office occupied by a moron.

  • WeeFree ✓

    Jonathan used soldiers to raid newspaper houses, they also seized newspapers from vendors and the sky did not fall. It will not fall this time too, no more hate speech.

    • abodes_124

      Did you approve of these measures at the time to curb ‘hate’ publications and do you approve now of measures to curb ‘hate’ speech?

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Let the NBC fire on! Why must these news media publish such incendiary speeches, falsehoods and other statements that could cause public disorder? These media are their own architects of their problem; they should and must know what the law forbids.

    However, as the elections gradually draw near and nearer, the same NBC should pounce and close down news media that would publish Alhaji Lai Muhammed’s strings of propaganda, lies and brazen falsehoods, as these would come in. There must be no sacred cows in the job of the NBC to sanitize the entire media systems.

  • abodes_124

    Kay , you are too clever. i knew you would find an angle. however if we follow the definition it would qualify as hate speech if those wishing him dead were also wishing all the people in that age group dead and wishing them dead solely because they were elderly.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Lol

      The fact that they didn’t pick on the others can be attributed to a number of factors such as, the others are not politicians or are of the same inclination like Ewonbode George or the others are not politicians who’ll jail them for corruption.

      Please let me reiterate that PMB had death wished upon him solely because he was going to become an impediment to their perfidious ways of life.

  • Dr Bunmi Binitie

    Most of those with the death-wish for PMB were those looters who feared his relentless hounding and also those who were sure he would not allow business as usual re looting