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FG Sets Aside N104m To Battle Fake News, Hate Speech, Others

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For the fight against fake news, hate speech, banditry, and other issues, the Federal Government has set aside N104,532,705.

According to Punch, the funds were included in President Buhari’s 2022 appropriation budget, which he presented to the National Assembly on Thursday, October 7.

According to the budget documents, N55,642,215 would be used for “Special enlightenment campaign on Government’s Programmes and policies, testimonial series to gauge the impact of government policies on the citizenry.

Advocacy against fake news, hate speech, Farmers- herders clashes, banditry, rape e.t.c

Additional reports suggests that a total of N48,890,490 would be budgeted for “quarterly interaction with foreign media and PR lobby.”

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In other news, Brymo has been advised by the management of singer 2face Idibia to prepare to prove his charges against 2Baba in court.

Brymo had previously gone on a social media rage, claiming that 2face Idibia had wrongly accused him of sleeping with his wife, Annie.

In response to the charges, 2face filed a N1B defamation lawsuit against Brymo, threatening to sue him unless he issues a public apology and retracts all of his claims.

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However, it looks that 2face is prepared to enforce the lawsuit despite receiving no apologies from Brymo, since his management, Hypertek Entertainment, has released a public statement instructing Brymo to have his evidence ready to present in court.

The statement reads:

“BRYMO: THE LAW WILL TAKE ITS COURSE

Brymo’s statement about ending 2Baba’s reign is an opinion, maybe a wish. That’s not something for us to bother about.

If indeed a reign will end, it would be up to 2Babe and to the fans. If it’s Brymo that will ascend the throne, that would also be up to the fans and of course, at least a dozen other incredibly talented and eminently qualified artistes most of whom clearly tick more of the relevant boxes than Brymo but then again, it’s every man’s right to dream and aspire.

What is unacceptable is making false and defamatory statements. Nothing can be farther from the truth than Brymo’s statements. Those who know Innocent Idibia will struggle to situate him in the spurious scenarios in the incredulous narrative Brymo has contrived.

Brymo will have an opportunity to substantiate his claims with proof in court. If he fails to do that, the law will take its course, fully. 2Baba will not dissipate energy engaging Brymo in media exchanges. Only a court of competent jurisdiction can serve justice to the innocent and enforce punitive actions against the guilty. Anything else is a circus and we are no clowns.”

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Source; NaijaOnPoint.com.ng

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