Information blackout: NASS suspends Media Censorship Bill

The Nigeria Press Council (NPC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Amendment Bill, have been suspended by the House of representatives, Segun Odebunmi, a member has announced. Odebunmi, who is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Information National Orientation Ethics and Values, told newsmen that the suspension is necessary for proper consultations over the Bill. “We have been on this process for a while and right now, we have suspended it for more consultation to happen on it,” he said. Media practitioners and operators have particularly criticised the bill,…

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“I won’t be part of attempt to gag the media” – House of Reps. Speaker, Gbajabiamila

The Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that he will not be part of any attempt to gag the Nigerian media. He disclosed this while speaking at the Second Dinner/Award night organized by the House of Representatives Press Corps with the theme: “Recognising Good Governance And Legislative Excellence In The Face Of Adversity”. The Speaker noted that the Nigeria Press Council (NPC) amendment and other media bills were meant to bring the needed reforms to transform the media industry as well as the practice of journalism in the…

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