Sun. Dec 8th, 2019

The Nigerian Senate Red Chambers

Hate Speech: Senate to Remove Death Penalty as Punishment

The controversial Hate Speech Bill sponsored by the Niger North Senatorial District Senator and Deputy Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Sabi Abdullahi on Sunday hinted at removing the death penalty punishment set to be attached to hate speeches in Nigeria.

The Nation reported that Deputy Chief Whip assured Nigerians that there would be no death penalty, “when the bill is subjected to legislative input at the National Assembly.”

The controversial bill which passed first reading on November 12, Abdullahi said would undergo some fine-tuning to ensure that the clauses contained in its provisions reflects Nigerians’ views.

The bill which has been generating series of controversies from the Nigerian public since its introduction. Nigerians are against the death penalty to be attached as punishment.

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