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The federal government has directed security agencies to tackle the propagation of hate speech, especially through social media

The order was given at a security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence, had described the trend of hate speech on social media as worrisome.

“Relevant security agencies should as a matter of urgency tackle the propagation of hate speeches through the social media, particularly by some notable Nigerians,” Ali said.

The development comes one year after Lai Mohammed, minister of information, vowed that the current administration would not regulate social media.

“We have said it before and we want to re-state it: the federal government has no immediate or long-term plan to stifle press freedom. Even the social media, with its warts and all, will neither be regulated nor have its operations tampered with,” he had said in January 2017.

Meanwhile, Dan Ali told state house correspondents that top on the agenda of the three hours meeting with Buhari was the stringent conditions imposed by the United States government for the sale of 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and other weapons to Nigeria at the rate of $495 million.

He said US has insisted that payment must be made by February 20, 2018, and that the aircraft can only be available in 2020.

Dan Ali also said that the US government had asked Nigeria not to send its personnel to understudy the production process of the aircraft as Nigeria did done in the case of other countries.

“The contract include cost which is $494 million to acquire the Super Tucano A29 plans as well as training, where the facilities will be accommodated and continuous servicing among others,” he said.

“Some of the stringent measures include that we will start having them from 2020, which is two years from now. They are also thinking of not allowing our technicians to be part of the production inspection. But this is what we normally do in all the defence contracts, we send our personnel to go and understudy especially when it comes to specialized aircrafts like in Russia, our personnel are permanently based in where the production is being done for this MI35 helicopters.”

The minister said the council has approved that the officials of his ministry meet with the US ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, to iron out the contending issues.

In December, the government of Donald Trump agreed to sell the aircraft after the Obama administration halted it, citing poor human right record of the military.

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97 Comments

97 Comments

  1. Nwachi Ojukwu

    January 27, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Only IPOB can checkmate the excesses of the political class cos Nigerian youths are all compromised gullible slaves IPOB one family one family IPOB

  2. Mekasife Otogwa

    January 27, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Na thunder go strike all of them

  3. Godfrey Ogwu

    January 26, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Go and monitor fulani herdsmen terrorist

  4. Anthony Ikechukwu Enyi

    January 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Monitor herdsmen first ! Fools !

  5. Cliff Emenike

    January 26, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Stupid country.

  6. Samuel Ifeanyi

    January 26, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Waste of time and resources

  7. Turugba Di Wonder

    January 26, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Draconian law is back. Just as it happened in 80s under Buhari. They do bad things but they do not want criticism

  8. Favour Ekwueme

    January 26, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    buhari is a monitoring spirit but all mighty God of my family is bigger than buhari and his monitoring spirit government, failure like you said abasanjo’ that’s the fulani heards men your brother’s you are sponsoring to be killing innocent nigerian’ and you don’t want us to talk we must talk ooooo, in fact the talk just get started get ready to arrest all nigerians including your wife and children because they will criticise you very soon as failure…..gbagam

  9. Tony Njoku

    January 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Go and tell buhari dat he is a mad man

  10. Ugochukwu Christian Obieke

    January 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Watch out, the beginning of African Fascism! They can not face the TRUTHS about the present hardship situation in Nigeria.

  11. Osarodion Jeffery

    January 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    when jonathan was the president all kinds.of post was posted.for him, trump in american someone over make a cartoon on his person on the d negative the goverment nver replied none react, no wonder pple are calling our country name bcos of our manners, tins that they we focus on they we not, casing shadow, investigate benue, edo and others terrible killings n bring us the reports, nonesense

  12. Klemmy Udom

    January 26, 2018 at 11:59 am

    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT are COWARDS

  13. Emeka Unity

    January 26, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Like seriously

  14. Lawrence Ezealigo

    January 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Then government should builds a lot of maximum prisons for the offenders, when the government of IDIAMIN of UGANDAN failed he has no option than arresting, jailing, killing it’s citizens until he met his end, this is what is going to happen to this administration, period

  15. Classical Ihez

    January 26, 2018 at 10:59 am

    The so called FG has no sense and lacks focus

  16. Sunrise Ani

    January 26, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Busy for nothing country

  17. Precious Nwodo

    January 26, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Have they finish monitoring sambisa forest? If yes Nigerians are waiting for there findings

  18. Moses Anoi

    January 26, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Go and monitor the fulani terorist herdsmen and their sponsors and supporters.

  19. Edeji Enyinnaya E. Nelson

    January 26, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Nigeria Useless Country Nigeria Useless Country Nigeria Useless foolish Hausa Boko haram Army.

  20. Nemu Aliga

    January 26, 2018 at 8:32 am

    for what purpose? Who is this FG that I always hear about?

  21. Augustine Okoye

    January 26, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I can stop laughing, this is laughable

  22. Ekele Odoma

    January 25, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Useless FG do we have federal govt in nigeria,expire group set of people?

  23. Chris John

    January 25, 2018 at 11:06 pm

  24. Yange Doo Andrew

    January 25, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Let FG also order security agencies to monitor the activities of Herdsmen.

  25. Chyke Chike Chukwunweike

    January 25, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    na today? you political idiots, nothing works in this country so I have learnt. it’s only how to steal billions of dollars una sabi but your foot soldiers don’t even have mobilization to go and do arrest…. Wakaa to this govt

  26. Damian Chijioke

    January 25, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Armed robbers in power.

  27. Temple Eziukwu

    January 25, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    haha and so what?

  28. Ephraim Tyokase

    January 25, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    i will change my name to bokoharam and change my Dress to sambisa forest if u like go there and arrest me

  29. Engr Chidi Aloysius Nwosu

    January 25, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Hahah useless country

  30. Osemeha Ehis Victor

    January 25, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    They don’t even no why they vote them to power, I believed they have done their best

  31. Mercy Iloelunachi Onwurah

    January 25, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Monitor me and die without achieving your mission. I am right protected by blood of Yahweh Yehoshua HaMashiash the Christ, Amen. Any evil eyes monitoring me for any reason will die for my sake.

  32. Alex Peters Peters

    January 25, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    D should get ready to arrest d wrong people…. Starting from me

  33. Odo Obinna

    January 25, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Fool’s

  34. Samuel Egungwu Ude

    January 25, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Total fuck up. We shall always monitor your failure, dazol.

  35. Rachel Chinaza

    January 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    how many persons will you arrest online with your so called security? useless people

  36. Henry Onyekachi Ihemadu

    January 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Confused and worst administration ever

  37. Rodriguez Pence

    January 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    They should continue monitoring, while we continue posting

  38. Evans Iyke

    January 25, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Is that the promises he made during his campaign? Nonsense

  39. Justus Agomuo

    January 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    They should start now. I m online. this government nd their policies are not helping nigerians. QED .

  40. Eze Done

    January 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    BuharI had been monitoring social media, so it is not new thing since Buhari regime. a failure will be chasing air while intelligent people will be planning properly to win the race comming 2019.

  41. Ebei Ibi

    January 25, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    They will monitor tire

  42. Emmanuel Uzochukwu Osuji

    January 25, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Militant democracy

  43. John Nwokedi

    January 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    WHY NOT SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET!

  44. Emmanuel Shady

    January 25, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    They’re stupid

  45. Samsom Edwin

    January 25, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    F9 for u

  46. Samuel Sunday

    January 25, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Autocratic government

  47. Okey Ugwu

    January 25, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Did Nigeria have government i didn’t know nawaoo

  48. Izuchukwu Evangelist

    January 25, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Intolerance, high handedness and official sectionalism are part if the reasons former president Obasanjo wrote a stinker to Buhari recently.! Buhari never learns.!!

  49. Anthony Osemeha

    January 25, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Dis cow colonists govt dos not hav shame oooo: Instead of dem to face wat dey were voted to do, dey are spending dia injury time to monitor social media. Non sense

  50. Ani Moses

    January 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Are you sure the person on top is the ……….?

  51. Nwa Chineke Chidozie

    January 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    When a black cow is placed on a sit in asorock that is d kind of thing we will be hearing

  52. Waribo Ferene Oko Jaja

    January 25, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Buhari is a mad man.

  53. Kufre Jumbo

    January 25, 2018 at 6:29 pm

  54. Nnalue T. Nwamessiah

    January 25, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Muhammad Bihari is the father of hate speech. A case study of 2010 to 2014 pre – election preparation.

  55. Shijja'uddeen Yahaya Sfn

    January 25, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    It Is Not Good To Be Insulting Leaders On Social Media

    • Sam Samuel

      January 25, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Who are the Leaders mention them.

    • Justus Agomuo

      January 25, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      So is good for a leader to killing people nd wrong policies

    • Nwachi Ojukwu

      January 25, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Buenos good for the leaders to kill the masses at of impunity u must be an animal

  56. Mobolaji Johnson

    January 25, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    WHO EVER GAVE THE ORDER IS VERY MAD!!!Ee Ti Ya Werey Sir

  57. Chinonso Basil

    January 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    OK now

  58. Tribeofjudah Austine

    January 25, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Go and monitor fulani headsmen shitholes

  59. Chuck Samson

    January 25, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Bcos of what in this 21century

  60. Anthony Ekweolu

    January 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    God punish u wicked leaders nonsense people

  61. John Chiji de Alkoxy

    January 25, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    They will still monitor the time i urinate

  62. Kingsley Istanbul Vam

    January 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    All hail Biafra

  63. Kingsley Istanbul Vam

    January 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Bastars fools

  64. Victor Chibike Ahanonu

    January 25, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    HAGGARD LOOKING PIGLETS.

  65. De Bigbrother Kehinde Adeyemi

    January 25, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    For inside democracy

  66. Pec Nwabueze

    January 25, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Group of old idiots with cow brain

  67. Tochukwu Stanley

    January 25, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Hahaha this country is too Old to be a country

  68. Micheal Daniel

    January 25, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    When the wicked like mr. buhari is in authourity the people suffer..Evil runs in mr. buhar’s blood

  69. Okezie Collins

    January 25, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Hahahaha buhari is a shithole come to ma house ooooooooooooooooooo am in Canada

  70. Daniel C Unakalamba

    January 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm

  71. Daniel C Unakalamba

    January 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Devil is a liar

  72. Okoye Chris Chukwunonso

    January 25, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Misplacement of priorities

  73. Ndubuisi Azubuike

    January 25, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    For what, nig na aw oooo

  74. Uche Chidiebere Joe

    January 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Hohohohohohohoh…..tell me a person with knowledge of how to run a good governance, is he capable of understanding how the internet run? Tell them this is not hiting head on the ground

  75. Nwabuokei Ndadas Nizo Chinedu

    January 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Lolsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss nigeria jagajaga jagajaga

  76. Biafra Bueze

    January 25, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    THATS SHIT HOLE NIGERIA FOR YOU

  77. Ugwu Brendan Onyebuchi

    January 25, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Trash

  78. Chidex Hillson

    January 25, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Wonderment of wonders.But dis useless government used social media to bring down d government of GEJ. Pls Come and carry me from my domot in Aso villa. Una no get work.

  79. Ebere Devine

    January 25, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    zoo Bob on and monkeys.

  80. Ken King

    January 25, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Start from the beginning, they initiated it

    • Solo KC

      January 25, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      mumu is it not buhari corps awusa carry on that catoon? foolish cows

  81. Adedapo Adebisi Adejuwon Barcelona

    January 25, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hahaha I will be the first person to be arrested may peace never be with those wicked leaders in Nigeria may untimely death visit their children’s wherever they’re.

  82. Ifeanyichukwu Madunagu

    January 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Cow president talking

  83. Chibuzo Nestor King

    January 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    They are idiots

  84. Mazi Mike Ikeh

    January 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Taaaaaa….. Brukutu order

  85. Rony Mandy

    January 25, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    How we missed you sir. You are indeed a true leader.

  86. Rony Mandy

    January 25, 2018 at 4:48 pm

  87. Obafemi Gbenga

    January 25, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Nigerians were warned!!

  88. Marizu Nwankwo

    January 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    when mad people plus illiteracy is in government.

  89. King Kalu Ogba

    January 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Nonsense

  90. Uwakwe Micheal Ikechukwu

    January 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Useless people

  91. Benjamin Robinson

    January 25, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    That’s beautiful

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