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The Cybercrime Act was enacted into law by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in March, 2015. The objectives of this Act are to:

  • Provide an effective and unified Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework for the Prohibition, Prevention, Detection,   Prosecution and Punishment of Cybercrimes in Nigeria;
  • Ensure the protection of Critical National Information 
    Infrastructure; and 
  • Promote Cyber Security and the protection of Computer Systems and Networks, Electronic Communications, Data and Computer Programs, Intellectual Property and Privacy Rights.

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