Irobiko Chimezie

Amnesty International condemns new bill on Hate Speech and Social Media in Nigeria

Rights group, Amnesty International has warned the Nigerian Government on the danger of the hate speech and social media bills before the National Assembly, describing the proposals as repressive and dangerous. The group expressed its concern in a statement on Wednesday by Isa Sanusi, AI's Media Manager in Nigeria. AI said, "These bills, supported by … Continue reading Amnesty International condemns new bill on Hate Speech and Social Media in Nigeria

U.S. lawmakers considering a bill against smoking while walking on NY streets

The U.S. Senate has received a bill that will prohibit people from smoking while strolling on New York city sidewalks. According to a report from NY Daily News, New York City Councilman Peter Koo says he's always angered by the sight of people smoking while walking on the streets and wants to see them penalized. … Continue reading U.S. lawmakers considering a bill against smoking while walking on NY streets

UK Lawmakers present a new Bill to authoritatively snoop of citizens’ internet history

A new bill nicknamed the "Snooper's Charter" has been presented by lawmakers in the United Kingdom. If passed into law, all internet providers in the country will be mandated to keep a comprehensive list of websites visited by citizens. Internet providers will be required to make a yearly presentation of such records to about 50 government … Continue reading UK Lawmakers present a new Bill to authoritatively snoop of citizens’ internet history

US Senate Passes Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia.

The United States Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia’s government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto. Image: U.S. Senate class photo (Source: Wikipedia). The Saudis, who deny responsibility for the 2001 attacks, strongly object … Continue reading US Senate Passes Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia.