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FG Seeks Law To Regulate Social, Online Media



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FG Seeks Law To Regulate Social, Online Media
Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has asked the house of representatives to enact a law to regulate social and online media in Nigeria.

He stated this at a public hearing organised by the house on Wednesday.

He asked the lawmakers to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) act to empower the agency to regulate social and online media.

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The public hearing was organised by the house committee on information, national orientation, ethics and values on a bill to amend the NBC act.

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Section two (b) of the NBC act states: “(1) The Commission shall have [the] responsibility of: Receiving, processing and considering applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of radio and television stations including (i) cable television services, direct satellite broadcast and any other medium of broadcasting.”

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Mohammed, however, wants the commission to also be able to regulate the online media in addition to other channels of broadcasting.

The minister said: “I want to add here specifically that internet broadcasting and all online media should be included in this because we have a responsibility to monitor contents, including Twitter.”

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This is coming at a time when the federal government suspended the operations of social media platform, Twitter in the country.

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