Wole Soyinka maintains his stand against hate speech bill, reveals why

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has disclosed why he opposed the hate speech Bill proposed by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.

Soyinka explained that he was opposed to the hate speech bill because it would limit free speech and access to information.

The Nobel Laureate, who spoke at a summit to mark the United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja on Monday, said even though he had been a victim, he would not support any attempt to “terminate recourse to information”.

According to Soyinka: “We all are disgusted with fake news, hate news, destabilising and toxic news, but let’s ask ourselves seriously what we think we are doing if we start chopping off the heads of those whom we think have offended our sensibilities, either as individuals or as institutions,…



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