Hate Speech: Sponsor Bows to Pressure, Removes Death Penalty from Bill

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The sponsor of the controversial Hate Speech Bill, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, has finally bowed to pressure from well-meaning Nigerians as he declared on Sunday that his proposed legislation would be amended to remove death penalty as the maximum punishment for offenders.

The former spokesperson for the Senate said the bill would undergo some fine-tuning to ensure that the clauses contained in its provisions to be passed into law, reflect the views of Nigerians.

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