Welcome To Mc Ebisco

Hate Speech: Lai Mohammed Says Online Media Will Start Paying Fines From N500k to N5 million For Hate Speech Offences


Download Mc Ebisco News App.

Now Available On:

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed on Thursay October 10, announced that online news platforms will now be regulated as he inaugurated a seven-man committee to implement reforms in the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Speaking at the event, Lai Mohammed said President Buhari has approved the upward review of fines from N500,000 to N5 million for hate speech offences as well as the amendment to the NBC act to enable it to license WebTv and radio stations, including foreign broadcasters beaming signals into the country. There is also an upgrade of political comments relating to hate speech to ”Class A” offence in the broadcasting code.

ALSO READ:  22 S.exually Abused Housemaids Deported From Saudi Arabia

“The terms of reference of the committee are as follows; To establish and publish a new regulation for the licensing of web and internet broadcasters/international broadcasters in Nigeria,” he said.

Loading...

“To immediately commence work on all statutory, legal and regulatory framework for further legislative action on the review of the NBC act by the national assembly.

ALSO READ:  EFCC traces N223m to bank account of Ekiti internet fraud kingpin

“To work out the modalities for a competitive and reasonable salaries, wages and other welfare needs of the staff of the commission.

“To establish necessary protocols for the establishment or appointment of professionals or technocrats (non-partisan personality) to run the agency, and appointment into the board of the NBC.

“I have no doubt that this committee, which comprises highly-experienced professionals and administrators, will carry out a thorough job that will reposition the NBC as an effective and efficient regulator,” Lai added.

DOWNLOAD The Mc Ebisco News Mobile App Here

       
Loading...

Have any Question or Comment?

Leave a Reply

Loading...

Get Latest Mc Ebisco News Alert!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Read Latest News

YOU MUST READ

Loading...

Contact Us Here

Watch Mc Ebisco Comedy

Translate »