- Rapper Ruggedman has reacted to the social media bill
- The bill seeks to regulate information carried by Nigerians through social media
- Ruggedman said the senators skipped bills like police reform and embezzlement regulation bill to focus on social media
Nigerian rapper Ruggedman has taken to social media to react to the social media bill being pushed at the National Assembly. The social media bill seeks to regulate information carried by Nigerians through social media
The rapper reacted after a trending video of Senator Elisha Abbo supporting the bill emerged on social media. The senator was heard addressing the senate about the bill, he stated that fake news is cancer waiting to consume Nigeria if it is not regulated.
Ruggedman shared a tweet with the video, saying that the senators left some bills to focus on social media.
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He said the senators skipped the police reform bill, a bill to regulate embezzlement or police brutality to focus on fake news.
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Some months back, senator Abbo was exposed on social media after he was captured on camera assaulting a sales attendant at an adult toy store in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Nigerian Senate recently considered the social media bill for a second time. At the reading, some of the senators spoke in favour of the bill while others say they are opposed to it. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, committed the bill to the committee on judiciary, human rights, and legal matters.
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