Why we increased hate speech fine to N5m – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Friday the Federal Government increased the fine for hate speech to deter people who willingly violate the provision in the broadcasting code to destabilise the country. The federal government had earlier in the week increased the fine for hate speech from N500, 000 to N5million and made several amendments to the broadcasting code. Mohammed stated this when he featured on a TVC live Programme, “This Morning,” in Abuja. He said: “What motivated the amendment was that when the fine was N500,000 we…

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FG raises hate speech fine from N500,000 to N5m

The Federal Government has launched the reviewed sixth Broadcasting Code of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who unveiled the document on Tuesday at an event in Lagos revealed that the government has raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5 million.inflatable movie screen He explained that the code was reviewed in line with the directive of the President for an inquiry into the regulatory role of the NBC in the wake of the 2019 general elections. Mohammed noted that President…

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