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CJOC: VOL. 9 NO. 1, JUNE 2022

A Call for Freedom of Speech in Nigeria

June 30, 2022


This article discusses the results of the data gathered concerning freedom of speech limitations in Nigeria. Case studies such as Cybercrime Act (2015), Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill (2015), NGO Regulatory Bill (2017), and Protection from Internet Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (2019) helped to experiment with a step-by-step approach to Faircloughian Critical Discourse analysis. The social events analyzed were in the text taken from two newspapers – The Irish Times (2019) and Sahara Reporters (2019). The outcomes of the analysis point to a call for continuous campaign from civil society organizations to shape the transitional justice process in the country's interest