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Opinion: 3 Things That Will Happen If The Bill Proposing 5 Years Jail Term For Protesters Is Passed

The House of Representatives is proposing a bill that will give a five-years jail term for anybody in Nigeria that protested unlawful. The bill which was sponsored by Rep. Emeka Chinedu Martins (PDP-Imo) has scaled through the first reading at the House yesterday. The bill is proposed with the intent of stopping any person or group of people from assembling to commit violent against any person or property.

  10 months ago ago
Opinion: 3 Things That Will Happen If The Bill Proposing 5 Years Jail Term For Protesters Is Passed

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Lawmakers Propose Bill To Jail Protesters; UK Parliament To Discuss Kanu's Plight

A Bill which was laid before the members of the House of Representatives on Thursday, which proposed a 5-year jail term for unlawful protesters, has been approved for second reading Femi Gbajabiamila Speaker of the House of Representatives Photo credit: Google The sponsor of the Bill Rep. Emeka Chinedu Martins, a member of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, from Imo State, who spoke about the Bill on the floor of the House, said the purpose of the bill is to help checkmate the rising incidence of mob violence in the country.

  10 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Lawmakers Propose Bill To Jail Protesters; UK Parliament To Discuss Kanu's Plight

POLITICS

As the bill to jail unlawful protesters pass first reading, what is the fate of Nigerians?

(Photo source: The Sun Nigeria) A bill seeking to jail unlawful protesters in the country has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill which is sponsored by a PDP law maker from Imo State, Honourable Emeka Chinedu Martins is an act to amend the Criminal Code ACT, CAP 38, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.

  10 months ago ago
As the bill to jail unlawful protesters pass first reading, what is the fate of Nigerians?

POLITICS

Meet the lawmaker who sponsored the Bill proposing 5 years Jail term for Unlawful Protesters

There is no doubt that the bill proposing a five-year jail term for unlawful protesters in Nigeria, is the most talked about bill currently in the country. The bill has received a lot of criticism from a large percent of the populace, most of them feel that it is an outright move to further hinder their freedom of expression.

  10 months ago ago
Meet the lawmaker who sponsored the Bill proposing 5 years Jail term for Unlawful Protesters

POLITICS

Nigerian Lawmakers propose to Jail unlawful protesters for Five (5) years (More Details)

The Nigerian House of Representatives has approved the second reading of a bill that proposes five years jail term for illegal protesters in Nigeria. The proposed bill was sponsored by Emeka Chinedu Martins, a lawmaker representing People Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State. The bill which proposes a five years jail term for illegal protesters states that Unlawful assembly, Riot, Mob action When three or more persons, with intent to carry out some common purpose, assemble in such a manner that will instigate violence and unrest in the neighborhood and society.

  10 months ago ago
Nigerian Lawmakers propose to Jail unlawful protesters for Five (5) years (More Details)

POLITICS

Nigerian lawmakers suggest imprisoning illegal protesters for 5 years

The Nigerian House of Representatives has passed the bill's second reading, which stipulates a five-year prison sentence for unlawful demonstrators. Emeka Chinedu Martins, a legislator from the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, is the bill's sponsor. Unlawful assembly, riot, mob action When three or more persons, with the intent to carry out some common purpose, assemble in such a manner that will instigate violence and unrest in the neighbourhood and society, according to the bill, which proposes a five-year prison sentence for illegal protesters.

  10 months ago ago
Nigerian lawmakers suggest imprisoning illegal protesters for 5 years

POLITICS

Bill to amend law on protests passes first reading

From the sponsored representative, The Bill, which was presented before the House on Thursday, has been approved by the House for a second reading. A bill that is currently in a proposal for a five-year jail term for unlawful protesters in the country has scaled through first reading at the House of Representatives.

  10 months ago ago
Bill to amend law on protests passes first reading

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OPINION: The Bill To Jail Unlawful Protesters For 5 Years Doesn't Mean All Protesters, It Means This

It was reported that Nigerian lawmakers set to put forth a proposal to jail unlawful protesters for five years. The bill proposing a five-year prison term for ‘unlawful’ protesters in the country has gone through first reading at the House of Representatives. The Bill was titled: ‘An Act To Amend The Criminal Code ACT, CAP 38, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 To Ensure The Sanctity Of Human Life And Property, And To Bring Specifically For Mob Action, Dispense Punishment And Other Matters’, is sponsored by Rep. Emeka Chinedu Martins (PDP-Imo State).

  10 months ago ago
OPINION: The Bill To Jail Unlawful Protesters For 5 Years Doesn't Mean All Protesters, It Means This

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Nigerian Law Makers Propose A Bill To Jail Any Unlawful Protester In Nigeria

The Nigerian lawmakers have reportedly passed a bill that permits the jailing of any unlawful protester in the country for the period of 5 years. Protesting may not be a new practice in the world, Nigeria in particular but the act has been reoccurring more often than not in the past couple of months.

  10 months ago ago
Nigerian Law Makers Propose A Bill To Jail Any Unlawful Protester In Nigeria

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Nigerian Senate/Lawmakers set to approve Bill to jail protesters for 5 years (Details)

Nigerian lawmakers are set to approve a bill that proposes the arrest and jail of protesters for 5 years. The bill which has already passed its first reading on Thursday was sponsored by Rep. Emeka Chinedu Martins PDP member of Imo. The proposed bill will focus fully on unlawful gathering or protests, Riot or any mob action in the country which disrupts the peaceful state of the neighborhood or country, any unlawful gathering aiming at inflicting fear on people.

  10 months ago ago
Nigerian Senate/Lawmakers set to approve Bill to jail protesters for 5 years (Details)