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Why we want to monitor social media accounts of prominent Nigerians — FG

The Federal Government will soon begin to monitor posts on social media by notable Nigerians in order to checkmate hate speeches.

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Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali disclosed this to State House reporters on Thursday after a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The minister told the National Security Council that relevant security agencies should, as a matter of urgency,  tackle “the propagation of hate speeches especially through the social media particularly by some notable Nigerians.”

He said the meeting discussed the stringent conditions imposed by the United States government for the sale of 12 Super Tucano A29 planes and other  weapons worth $495 million.

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