President Buhari Disowns Controversial Media Bills

President Buhari Disowns Controversial Media Bills

6/24/2021 3:47:00 AM

President Buhari Disowns Controversial Media Bills

The presidency has distanced itself from ongoing attempts at the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National

ADVERTISEMENT“Actually, if you have an insight into the report that was presented, which the woman in charge of NEPAD, Mrs. Akobundu, can give you, Nigeria has made progress in several areas and on several fronts.“While 10 years ago, petroleum contributed more than 70%, even up to 90%, to GDP, you will find that today, petroleum contributes just about 45% and non-oil products contribute about 55% to the Nigerian economy.”

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“So, if Nigeria had been talking of diversification for 40, 50, 60 years, the economy can now be said to be diversified because our GDP, non-oil revenue, contributes about 55% to 45% of oil. “So, it’s one of the highlights of the Peer Review Country Self-assessment Report that was presented at the Council meeting today. Details of that can be gotten from the AUDA-NEPAD office.

 Adesina also stated that the attorney general of the federation is studying the ruling issued by the ECOWAS Court to the effect that Twitter users cannot be arrested or prosecuted following the suspension of the activities of the microblogging site in the country.

 He said the AGF would advise the federal government on the next step to take. “The attorney-general of the federation is going to study that report and then he’ll advise government on the way forward.  Read more: LEADERSHIP Newspaper »

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