Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has urged Nigerians to rise against attempt by the government of Nigeria to silence free speech through the Hate Speech bill.
Speaking in Lagos, on Thursday, Mr. Soyinka asked Nigerians kick against move by the Senate to pass the bill.
He said the Hate Speech bill was designed to silence criticism.
“Nigerians should not be afraid to kick against it, there is no way they will cut off any body’s head,” the Nobel laureate said.
He also said President Muhammadu Buhari should have sacked Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Alhaji Dan Ali over the incessant harassment of innocent citizens by military personnel, “for no just cause.”