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The Federal and state governments have agreed to designate special courts for the purposes of prosecuting purveyors of hate speeches as well as suspected terrorists and kidnappers.



According to a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the decision was reached at a one-day National Security Retreat organised by the National Economic Council on Thursday.

The council which is chaired by the Vice President has the 36 states governors, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria as members.

Akande said the retreat discussed concerns about the delay in the nation’s criminal justice system and NEC members concluded that prompt action by law enforcement agencies was imperative.

In arriving at special courts for purveyors of hate speeches as well as suspected terrorists and kidnappers, he said it was resolved that the Federal Government would help states to develop a template for such courts.

He said, “NEC members urged prompt action in the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of terrorist acts, kidnapping and purveyors of hate speeches.

“To facilitate this, the designation of special courts was also advocated and the consensus was that judicial and executive arms of the Federal and state governments will be working together to establish such courts.

“The Federal Government will also be helping states develop a template on how such special courts would be established and managed.”

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  1. Idiots, they will make special courts for every other crime but exempt corruption, the only one they are culpable for getting indicted. All the youths supporting and arguing over PDP and APC on this blog including myself, we are all Fools. APC and PDP are the same, the failure is a generational one by these leaders. Their generation has failed the Nation and not the party. Going forward Thinder fire any youth shouting PDP or APC on this blog. Yes, read it, I'm talking to You.

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  3. You are interested in establishing courts for hate speech makers. That is alright. But you are not interested in having courts for governors who refused to pay salaries and pensions even when Bailout funds and Parish club refunds have been dished out to them. You are not interested in establishing courts for governors who refused to pay salaries while they got enough allocations and yet they are now in the Senate. You are not interested in the Senators taking all our money in form of salaries and allowances while the masses are suffering. The problems in this country are created by our leaders.

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