Senate Withdraws Anti-Social Media Bill

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The Senate, on Tuesday, withdrew the controversial petition bill, known as the anti-social media bill.

The withdrawal of the bill, which was sponsored by Bala Ibn Na’Allah, followed the report of the upper chamber’s Committee on Human Rights and Legal Matters submitted by the chairman of the committee, David Umar.

According to the report, the bill amounted to violation of citizens’ rights, and contradicted extant laws, imposing duty of investigation on petitioners and serving as stumbling block to the fight against corruption.

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