​FG Orders Security Agencies To Monitor Social Media Posts

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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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COMMENTS (77)

Benjamin Robinson says:

That’s beautiful

Uwakwe Micheal Ikechukwu says:

Useless people

King Kalu Ogba says:

Nonsense

Marizu Nwankwo says:

when mad people plus illiteracy is in government.

Obafemi Gbenga says:

Nigerians were warned!!

Rony Mandy says:

Rony Mandy says:

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

Mazi Mike Ikeh says:

Taaaaaa….. Brukutu order

Chibuzo Nestor King says:

They are idiots

Ifeanyichukwu Madunagu says:

Cow president talking

Adedapo Adebisi Adejuwon Barcelona says:

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.

Ken King says:

Start from the beginning, they initiated it

Solo KC says:

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

Ebere Devine says:

zoo Bob on and monkeys.

Chidex Hillson says:

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.

Ugwu Brendan Onyebuchi says:

Trash

Biafra Bueze says:

THATS SHIT HOLE NIGERIA FOR YOU

Nwabuokei Ndadas Nizo Chinedu says:

Lolsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss nigeria jagajaga jagajaga

Uche Chidiebere Joe says:

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

Ndubuisi Azubuike says:

For what, nig na aw oooo

Okoye Chris Chukwunonso says:

Misplacement of priorities

Daniel C Unakalamba says:

Devil is a liar

Victor Kings says:

Indeed he has failed completely

Daniel C Unakalamba says:

Okezie Collins says:

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

Micheal Daniel says:

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

Tochukwu Stanley says:

Hahaha this country is too Old to be a country

Pec Nwabueze says:

Group of old idiots with cow brain

De Bigbrother Kehinde Adeyemi says:

For inside democracy

Victor Chibike Ahanonu says:

HAGGARD LOOKING PIGLETS.

Kingsley Istanbul Vam says:

Bastars fools

Kingsley Istanbul Vam says:

All hail Biafra

John Chiji de Alkoxy says:

They will still monitor the time i urinate

Anthony Ekweolu says:

God punish u wicked leaders nonsense people

Chuck Samson says:

Bcos of what in this 21century

Tribeofjudah Austine says:

Go and monitor fulani headsmen shitholes

Chinonso Basil says:

OK now

Mobolaji Johnson says:

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

Shijja’uddeen Yahaya Sfn says:

It Is Not Good To Be Insulting Leaders On Social Media

Sam Samuel says:

Who are the Leaders mention them.

Justus Agomuo says:

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

Nwachi Ojukwu says:

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

Nnalue T. Nwamessiah says:

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

Kufre Jumbo says:

Waribo Ferene Oko Jaja says:

Buhari is a mad man.

Nwa Chineke Chidozie says:

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

Ani Moses says:

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

Anthony Osemeha says:

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

Izuchukwu Evangelist says:

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

Okey Ugwu says:

Did Nigeria have government i didn’t know nawaoo

Samuel Sunday says:

Autocratic government

Samsom Edwin says:

F9 for u

Emmanuel Shady says:

They’re stupid

John Nwokedi says:

WHY NOT SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET!

Ifeanyi Nweke says:

they also using the internet

Emmanuel Uzochukwu Osuji says:

Militant democracy

Ebei Ibi says:

They will monitor tire

Eze Done says:

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.

Justus Agomuo says:

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

Evans Iyke says:

Is that the promises he made during his campaign? Nonsense

Rodriguez Pence says:

They should continue monitoring, while we continue posting

Henry Onyekachi Ihemadu says:

Confused and worst administration ever

Rachel Chinaza says:

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

Samuel Egungwu Ude says:

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

Odo Obinna says:

Fool’s

Alex Peters Peters says:

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

Mercy Iloelunachi Onwurah says:

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.

Osemeha Ehis Victor says:

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

Engr Chidi Aloysius Nwosu says:

Hahah useless country

Ephraim Tyokase says:

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

Temple Eziukwu says:

haha and so what?

Damian Chijioke says:

Armed robbers in power.

Chyke Chike Chukwunweike says:

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

Yange Doo Andrew says:

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

Chris John says:

Ekele Odoma says:

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

Augustine Okoye says:

I can stop laughing, this is laughable

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