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Application of the Laws of Defamation and Sedition in Nigeria’s Jurisprudence: Still Relevant?

Iyoha, Odianonsen Francis and Olujobi, Joshua Olusola and Oyewunmi, Olabode Adeleke (2017) Application of the Laws of Defamation and Sedition in Nigeria’s Jurisprudence: Still Relevant? Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, VIII (1(23)). 59 -68. ISSN 2068-696X

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Abstract

The prevalence of defamatory and seditious statements in Nigeria prompts some degree of investigation. These actions typically occur on the platforms of radio, television, public debates, political meetings as well as other public gatherings Moreover, several persons indulge in this illegality under the ‘guise’ of exercising their constitutional right of expression. The objective of this paper is to ascertain the continued relevance of the law of defamation and sedition in Nigeria, coupled with a need to overhaul the legal framework in this respect. Hence, due engagement with mass media organizations and civil society groups provides a veritable mechanism to mitigate incidences of defamation and sedition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr. OLUSOLA JOSHUA OLUJOBI
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2017 12:58
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 12:58
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9266

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