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???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), says the Federal Government is planning to introduce a law that will ban and block all porn websites in the country.

He stated this at the closing ceremony of a three-day workshop on use of social media organised for Islamic preachers, Imams and youths in Kaduna on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop, which was organised by the national body of Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamatis Sunna (JIBWIS), aimed at correcting anomalies in the use of social media.

Dasuki, who was represented by the Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Turaki, said: “Government is planning to ban and block websites that inculcate negative attitudes in our children but we need a law to support such move.

“Because without a law, people can go to court and claim infringement on their rights.”

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BellaNaijarians, what’s your take on this? Do you think the ban should be implemented?

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74 Comments

  1. Alert!

    January 26, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Yeah right. Good move. But lets see how it will be effectively implemented.

    • Wale

      January 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      #PORNISGOOD, #PORNISHEALTHY.
      They might as well ban alcohol, cigarettes, gambling and philandering! What do they expect shy people who can’t approach people for sex or intimacy to do for relaxation in the privacy of their homes? Most of these politicians are porn enthusiasts themselves. We shall see how this will fly! Face corruption or BH. Leave PORN O!!!

  2. Miss_Flygerian

    January 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Lmao! I know some people who will rebel as soon as they see this. Their survival depends on this.

  3. Dott

    January 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I am not sure of banning but blocking these websites is a right step. Poen has caused so much damage globally to couples, young adults, made people stagnant in their walk with God. This will help to reduce exposure to sexualisation. Less struggles with sexual addictions.

    • Dott

      January 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

      * porn

  4. TK

    January 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Issokay.

  5. bruno

    January 26, 2015 at 10:18 am

    nigerian government make una no try am oh. stop this rough play. LOL

  6. sum1special

    January 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Misplaced priorities….How about banning bribery and corruption.

    • Van Gogh

      January 26, 2015 at 11:41 am

      My thoughts exactly! I cannot begin to fathom how our Government prioritize issues in this country! How about corruption and insecurity! Why is the FG so interested in people’s sex lives (Gay laws & Porn Laws) when we are living in a country where the government cannot provide the basics for its citizens!

  7. Fina

    January 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

    very funny

  8. Toju

    January 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Pornhub saving lives since 1990

    • Ikido

      January 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      …abi (pro) creating lives since 1990.

  9. Uju

    January 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Misplaced priorities.

  10. Scared Homosapien

    January 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

    This should be the least of their problems, right now. Anyway, it won’t make any difference to me. They can go ahead!

  11. Petrolanking

    January 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Makes no sense. Porn is not the most serious issue facing Nigeria at the moment. It will also be ineffective as all people will need to bypass it is a proxy. I think everyone should oppose this because this is the first step towards internet censorship.

  12. Leo

    January 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Hell yes, i wonder what is holding them back, this Porn of a tin is really damaging the lives of our young one.

  13. ethel

    January 26, 2015 at 10:36 am

    [email protected] u funny oo.bellaniaja this ur questn funny ooo..are pple suppose to start debating yes/No as to weda they should ban porn or not?i find it kinda awkward.pple are dying evryday and u want to debate about porn.wat’s the do or die in watching other pple having sex?oya na,someone draw up a petition.

  14. DJ STELCH

    January 26, 2015 at 10:45 am

    We portray good culture, god fearing people but our actions speak opposite. Block all Naija porn websites, close down brothels, Arrest all them girls on ALLEN JUNCTION IKEJA, Bar Beach etc, will that cleanse the land?? Make una behave ooo, na small thing de make me Vex..
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    .Disclaimer:: Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice. It Is Rain That Grows Flowers, Not Thunder..

    • anon

      January 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Nigeria and misplaced priorities sha! They raise issues and throw them at the masses so they can watch them debate like a pack of hungry dogs struggling over a piece of bone.
      Is viewing pornography OK? Not in my opinion.
      Should the banning of such websites be our problem now? I don’t think so.
      Let’s focus on other important issues and stay away from irrelevancies!

  15. alexa

    January 26, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Chai! *tongue in cheek*And they say we should learn new tricks in the bedroom. How do we achieve that with this move na?

  16. Ememobong

    January 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Hmmm!!! Small small they go soon turn us to China… abeg make them leave the thing jor!!! Na im some of us single people dey use hold body….

  17. kristin

    January 26, 2015 at 11:03 am

    FG mind your damn BUSINESS! Your business as contained in Chapter 2 of the constitution.

  18. Eileen

    January 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Is banning porn the major ish we have in nigeria now??

  19. babygiwa

    January 26, 2015 at 11:32 am

    This is the least of our problems right now! People are dying, the naira has ridiculously lost value and poverty level is climbing very high and you are talking about banning porn sites? Are we moving towards internet censorship or what? What is wrong with our govt?!!!! Do your damn business!!!!! Secure this failing nation first!

  20. Hafsat Blacksoap, Oils, Body & Hair Butters

    January 26, 2015 at 11:34 am

    In the midst of our woes, porn sites are more important??? Corruption is king and its destroying people’s destinies! Our girls are prostitutes both high and low class, international and local. All because of a cabal who work hard to ensure inequality in the society. Things are getting expensive and even those working gan sef, ends are finding it hard to meet. Our guys? Doing anything to make ends meet.Turning tricks isnt beneath them now. Politicians and civil servants are the ones killing Nigerian Economy. Karma is a vengeful lady, and when she decides its payback time, being a Christian or giving to the Church or Mosque wont protect you from her backlash.

  21. mx

    January 26, 2015 at 11:34 am

    all those people calling this a misplaced priority are just ignorant nd liers,i used to watch porn i know how addictive nd dangerous porn is.porn is fuel to many sexual pervertion today in our society.young ones have been completely ruined by porn.this is a good moral move,i know many addicts to porn whose sexuall needs is ruining there relationships.incase u women dont know porn is d main reason guys ask u for dehumanizing sex..all of a sudden guys wnt oral,anal…lets push fot porn to b totally removed.

    • Ojie

      January 26, 2015 at 11:49 am

      And banning porn is not a misplaced priority? Have you been to the airport offlate? Have you been to a General Hospital off late? Have you tried driving through any of our wonderful roads recently? Do you look outside and see the mass amounts of people on the street unemployed and homeless? If you can answer all these questions, that is, all the above are off average standard, then banning porn sites is justified.

    • uju

      January 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Dear MX – misplaced priority simply means there are other pressing issues to be dealt with. Bribery and corruption eats far deeper than the viewing of porn. Electricity issues cuts much deeper. Boko Haram? You see where I am going with this?

      I am not a pornography consumer, but to my knowledge pornography is made widely available through the internet. That is the main access point for those of us in Nigeria. In the US, presumably there are dvds and vod offering such. Please tell me how far have we advanced with affordable internet that one would be so engrossed by porn. Have they finished checking emails, facebook and instagram? Let alone porn????????

      Will the average nigerian pay 3/4k per month for less than 5gb of data and then use it to view porn? so much so that they are addicted?!!!

      Remind me, what is the minimum wage in Nigeria? Have we fixed electricity issues? Electricity that will be used in running the devices to be used in consuming porn??

      Abeg, MX educate yourself.

    • bluebell

      January 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Yeah but why punish people who can actually regulate how much porn they access because of a few who cannot control themselves. That like saying stop selling snacks because orobo cannot see food. Gluttony is also a vice but we don’t place an embargo on food buying and punish healthy people. People need to learn how to control themselves. Take responsibility for their action and grow up.

    • anon

      January 26, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Ehm MX, no one is denying the dangers of porn. Never may that be! But is that what beckons for our attention now? We’ve got important issues on ground and all these banning this or that is a way to distract people from the main issues.
      Teaching hospitals have been on strike for about two months now, and a few weeks ago, they held a meeting and it was mentioned that the president doesn’t even know they are on strike! Now pls tell me, between banning pornographic sites and addressing the needs of health workers which is a weightier issue?

    • Nahum

      January 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      ….wait, oral sex is dehumanizing? Seriously? And why is Jonathan and his group all up in our boudoirs? Cant we have sex without the moral police harassing us about positions and styles? How is it anyone’s business what I choose to do in the privacy of my bedroom? So I guess I should blame pornography for not giving me light since Friday, or its pornography’s fault that armed robbers and kidnappers are terrorizing Nigerians. We should also blame pornography for the current exchange rate. Please dont let me insult you with your stupid and weak argument

  22. Ojie

    January 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

    It baffles me how policies are made based on sentimentality not objectivity. Good luck to them. I can’t be asked with this country anymore.

  23. Risi

    January 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I hope FG wont ban the ones i already downloaded on my phone sha…….i need to download more though

    • AK

      January 26, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      lolllll! I would like to meet you. can’t stop Lolllllllllllllllllllllllll!

  24. Chidinma

    January 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    AM IN FULL SUPPORT. BLOCK THEM. LET PORN KEEP THEIR SHIT IN THEIR PRIVATE BEDROOM AND NOT MAKE IT PUBLIC. THUMBS UP FG, I SUPPORT!

    • MC

      January 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      But it isn’t public, you have to choose to access it.

  25. bluebell

    January 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Personally I do not agree with it. It is not illegal and I think it is an infringement on human rights. Yep people got the right to watch porn if that is wat rocks their boat. Would be better if this government could think logically on who needs protecting. The kids need protecting so processes to safeguard children from accessing porn should be put in place. Also moderate the porn sites, so things like child sexual abuse is monitored and people who access them prosecuted. Addiction to Porn is a psychological problem and is the rule with Addiction u source the root of the problem and pull it out. That way u get cured and are able to Resist the vicious cycle of repetitive porn seeking behaviour.

    • ifunanyachukwu

      January 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      @ Bluebell, in other words, You are in support of Pornography and see nothing wrong with it? How then do you want to control the addiction? What is the yardstick for measuring addiction ? You do not mind if you find your teenage children watching porn? I am just curious.

    • bluebell

      January 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      I am in full support of people’s right to chose for themselves. Please refer to the last few sentences of my previous comment and also my reply to Mx comment. You cannot rely on the federal government to protect your kids. You’ve got to parent them yourself. Monitor what sites they go to. Internet access in general living spaces not in secluded spots. Get a block that prohibits your child from a accessing porn on their phones or at home. Check their devices. Honestly children do not need all the gargets they all seem to have these days. Most of all, spend quality time with your kids, talk to them see wat bothers them, educate them no time is too early for sex education these days. Addiction is a psychological problem. Like over eating , it’s not the food that is the problem it’s they way the person sees food and uses it for comfort. So u have to get to the root of the problem. However a good bit of ground work with your kids at home will generally prevent addictive personalities. The world is full of temptation we learn self control and then are able to over come temptations. Sorry to sound so preachy but i Hope this helps :))

    • scot

      January 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Yard stick for measuring porn addition
      1 is it taking you away from your work?
      2 is it impacting on your relationships ie you are no longer interested in having sex with your partner or you are requesting for some real SM shit
      3 you are so anxious to get back to your porn site u forget to bath, eat, go to work, greet ur mama good morning
      4. Your balls are swollen and dick so sore but you continue to wank off obsessively.
      If you answers yes to any of the above I suggest you check yourself into any spiritual rehab church for laying of hands and casting out of imprinted porn images in your brain. Other wise you are in danger of going mad pulling off your dick and sticking it up your ass.

    • Ada Nnewi

      January 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      People can get addicted to anything..Some people are addicted to food and kill themselves through excessive consumption…I watch porn but i’m not addicted to it, It helps me keep an open mind to certain sexual activities, I like food but i’m not a food addict, I like to exercise but i’m not a workout junkie… everything in moderation….That said the FG has more pressing issues to sort out than banning Porn sites….

    • ogeAdiro

      January 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      bluebell, comments like yours give me hope. Assuming you’re Nigerian, then maybe, just maybe, there’s still hope for this we country. The day our society will learn to live and let live, that would be the day. We can like to pick and choose! If this was an article about women needing men then all and sundry will be screaming “off with the writer’s head”. God (if you exist) forbid! While we’re at it, we should also ban adultery, lying, indecent exposure (at the police officer’s discretion), unwed motherhood, divorce, vanity, etc… Keep throwing away your liberties over moral code. Kposhi Kposhi!

    • Lori

      January 27, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Bluebell,
      I agree with you, this is definitely an infringement on our human rights. I don’t believe that anyone has the right to dictate my morals. My decision to watch porn is my decision and my decision alone. No one is harmed as a result of my addiction and I alone will bear the consequences of my action, so I don’t understand, why is the government trying to impose their moral views on us? Why? What is this?

      If you want to treat your addiction, there are resources in place to help you. If you’re worried about your kids and their access to porn, there are web filters that you can install on devices in your home that would prevent your kids from accessing porn. If you don’t know, ask!

    • Tee

      January 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      @Bluebell..I thought exactly the same thing you were thinking about infringement the moment i read this post. But after reading a lawyer’s take on it …I am sorry, but it may not be an infringement after all.

      Excerpt below

      “However, this so called your Right to speech and expression is just a qualified right. It is not an absolute right, like right to life etc. As a qualified right, the government can take it away from you in some special circumstances or situation as the case may be. Say for example, we all know you have your right to assemble and associate with other miscreants like yourself, but when you gather right in the middle of Ikorodu road blocking traffic, The government has a right to break you guys up.
      Yes the Government can Ban porn. This is what we call censorship. In as much as you want to parade yourself naked in public and pretend as if it is the most normal thing to do on a Sunday morning, it will be against public policy to allow you do that. You will be defiling the morals of minors by walking the streets of lagos naked. What it means is that we have an ideal in the society and the government is to protect that ideal. No person should fall short of that ideal, you are not to appear to provocative like Charlie Boy”

      culled from: blawyering.com

    • Bluebell

      January 27, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      @tee.yeah right. totally agree. also culled some info from a famous religious figure cant quote him word for word but in a nut shell, Woman should wear cover up head to toe, as any exposure of the female form is not decent. I wonder how long it will be before the government decides to enforce it on women. They tell you what to wear, what to watch, police your sex life. As your Lawyer friend pointed out the Nigerian government can enforce whatever the hell they want to, especially to a people who have no idea what their rights are. Censorship to protect children yes. censorship to impose morals on grown ass adults is going to far. Doesn’t it make you wonder, What next? Its not all about Porn. it is the Principle that counts.

    • Sibo

      January 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you. I think the government need to get themselves out of peoples knickers and into real issues. And parents please ! get into your children’s heads and sort them out before said children drop their knickers to said corrupt politicians. I have never seen cigarettes asking people to smoke them. They are addictive and kill as in second hand smoking. Porn does not jump out and ask your kids to watch it. they actively go and find it Ask your selves why are your children so interested in porn. Who has being molesting them. Abi na porn fault. You better go and ask your maids and drivers . The only corrupt influence as far as i am concerned is fucktard politicians trying to get into bed with tom, dick , harry and their sisters. mtchew. pervs. If they like banned it if something is wrong with your child they will find porn anywhere. In civilised countries there is censorship that works, it is a crime to sell phonographic materials to under 18 year olds. In Nigeria they cannot even get censorship laws right. i see parents buying games rated 18 for their children and they wonder were their children are picking up foul language and bad habits rubbish. Control your children joor. Stop blaming outside influence for your bad parenting issues.

  26. A is for apple

    January 26, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I’m not even worried about the banning or otherwise…but where do these Islamic groups get off thinking they can make national decisions? Na from clap e dey enter dance oh!

  27. mx

    January 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    dear uju…i know when issues like this rise up people like u want to write to show u have opinions..economic problems are a scourge in our society that does not mean moral problem will not b tackled by government;if d government want to barn porn how does it affect there ability to fight corruption..if u do your research u will see that this was brought to d authorities by concerned people who see d need to curb this pervertion.is it bad road that makes u watch porn…lets talk like intelletuals…remove sentiment and comment

    • Nahum

      January 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Our problem is this government is only focused on addressing moral problems and do not give a rat’s arse about economic problems. That is why we are calling it misplaced priorities. You too, reason like an intelligent person.

    • Anon

      January 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      And its even selective moral issues o! on top of which they indulge themselves, . Eye service tinzs. Hypocrisy of the highest level. nonsense. Abeg shine ur eye and stop colluding with the greedy imbeciles raping our country, wasting your time preaching to the choir.

  28. Tachy

    January 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    And this is OUR (Nigeria’s) problem

  29. fleur

    January 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    What about real porno led by Members of house of reps, senate and Nigerian officials?. what about forced porno by Nigerian lecturers?

  30. gia

    January 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Now i know that nigerian politicians are hopeless fools -.-

  31. Tosin

    January 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Federal Government face federal matters biko leave porn. Those who want it will find it, you could try taxing maybe, like those Lekki tolls? No money no porn.

  32. nwa nna

    January 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Abeg make I continue stroking jare, yeye government wey no sabi their priorities. People dey find food, work & basic necessities una dey talk about blocking guys outlet for blowing off some steam 😛
    But on a serious note, how does banning porn site elevate the lives of the average Nigerian?! #misplacedpriorites FGN

  33. jefka

    January 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    have you done a survey on what the average nigerian youth browses for? i bet u we all have different job websites ranging from paid to unpaid.
    FG is just bn lazy and very funny………..if they want to ban porn sites, i hope they go ahead n also ban stripper clubs were all sorts are committed.(but they wont bcz we know d category of men who patronise their)
    porn is not our problem, infact it has helped so many married pple better their sex lives or put them in the mood to wank.
    agreed it can become addictive, but by d tym u r broke and hunger waya u, i doubt u wld even hv d energy to get a hardon or be horny!
    my 2cents

  34. JULIE

    January 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    This is not the main issue in our country for heaven sake i can see that our government don’t av work to do. Agbayas. (Mtcheeeeeew)

  35. papermoon

    January 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    calm down!!!! they were just joking. pepo are worried!!!! lol

  36. monju

    January 26, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    hmmm Niger boko haram don kill people finish that person is not looking for ways to fight against that but want to block pornographic web site people should be serious and advice their children how then children survive in those countries where this porn films been shoot we should better control our children and look at issues which are more serious is porn the only thing that destroy corruption is what should be looked upon they the very one sleeping with young girls for money is porn that has caused corruption and unemployment dear mx we are saying that porn is good but it the least of Nigeria problem are going to go round delete those that people have downloaded into their devices or even the DVDs people have bought cruuption will led porn into the country it still be smuggled in please we should create jobs

  37. Unen

    January 26, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Ban porn and people will get creative. Local porn industry will spring up everywhere….
    Persons that want to watch porn will also find a way. How about reviewing the constitution that gives a primary 6 pupil the right to be the President? There are more pressing issues

    • Lori

      January 27, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Even better, ABA boys would start making money off downloaded porn videos with access from Ghana or Cotonou.

  38. Iris

    January 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    What is the Nigerian government’s obsession with people’s sexual lives? You want to raise morality in this country? Stop stealing! Fix the system so that rapists and paedophiles or anyone who forces sex on anyone is imprisoned. Fix it so that there is proper punishment for domestic violence. Do all these things to lessen suffering and people will have a better chance to raise their children well and teach them the right thing so that they can make good decisions when they go online. Blocking porn sites will not do jack. In fact at the rate we are going, some sick individual whose access to porn is blocked may just take it out on the person next door – by force.

  39. I_I

    January 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    What did Jada Fire and Lex Steele ever do to anyone?

    • Rahama

      January 26, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Best comment here! I’ve been laughing all evening. Cherokee and Pinky taught me a lot o. Karrine ‘Superhead’ Steffans taught me how to satisfy my man orally and for this I am eternally grateful for…. #saveourporn

  40. Sexylicious

    January 26, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Ban? How possible is that?

  41. annonymous

    January 26, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    they shud ban it fast fast abeg. its causing more harm than gud.

  42. passingby

    January 26, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    But porn is rated 18. for adults only. maybe they should concentrate on ensuring the 18 censor. what an upside down confused country. how does a ban on Porn curb an addict. they will just turn to peeping toms and watch people do their business or worse. This country na wa o always putting the cart before the horse.

  43. Adaigbo

    January 27, 2015 at 5:46 am

    People are shouting and protesting that it’s misplaced priority. Am not surprised though, evil has taken over the world. A recent research by CNN revealed that nudity no longer shocks people. That is, we are comfortable with people getting nude and acting sexualized stuffs in our presence. An adult might control his desire for porn,but what about these little kids that carry phones about? Is even more shocking that we ‘Africans’ are defending sodomy and bestiality. I think we take our freedom for granted,countries like North Korea and China will just block it without seeking for your opinion.

    • sibo

      January 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Please do your research before giving misguided opinions. You cannot impose your moral standards on anyone. If your children are accessing Porn you are to blame. Research what life is like in North Korea and China before recommending their values. if you lived in any of those countries you would not be at liberty to give stupid opinions on the internet. and maybe for people like you it would be a good thing.

  44. aarya stark

    January 27, 2015 at 6:28 am

    It’s interesting that the people suggesting the ban are muslims yet they are the first to marry 12 years old girls for sex, blow up places so they can get to heaven and hook up with 70 virgins.
    Porn is bad, but banning it will not prevent the perverts from finding other means to indulge in sexual pleasures. The decision to stop watching porn is in the hands of the porn watcher. A

  45. Lori

    January 27, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Is this a joke? What in the name of rubbish is this? I can’t….this is clearly an infringement on our human rights. Why are you trying to moralize the internet? Don’t you understand that morality is subjective? I oppose!

  46. Nancy

    January 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I can’t even laugh…The day they ban porn is the day I’ll start operating porn websites with domain names like “www.thenigeriangovernmnetxxx.ng.com” or “www.savenigeriasaveourfreedom.com” or “www.ourgovernmentistherealpornstar.net”

    Misplaced Priorities!

  47. niola

    January 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    LOL! Una no go kill me o, and this message ladies and gentlemen came from the National Security Adviser..LOLLL.. But you cant tell us how many people were killed in Baga or where the Chibok girls are, or even curb internet scams, but you want to ban porn sites.. obviously a pressing matter for them as banning it will curb one of the many issues they are personally dealing with at the moment. that is the only explanation i can give.

  48. uncle martins

    August 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

    good motive pls make it fast ban it abeg

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