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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.

The Nation reports that the latest slew of bills is the latest in a string of failures to pass anti-cybercrime legislation dating back at least six years. All this is hurting the development of e-commerce in the country.

More local reaction on the failure to pass anti-cybercrime laws in Nigeria can be found here. ®

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