Nigeria fails to enact cyber crime laws

Nigeria has failed to pass broad-ranging laws against cybercrime.

A collection of six laws put before the country’s parliament last month would have outlawed many forms of internet misuse, including spamming, online ID theft, and buying goods online using stolen credit card details.

All remain permissible in Nigeria, whose only legislation on internet crime (article 419 of the Nigerian Criminal Code) famously bans advanced fee fraud.

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