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Breach Of Broadcast Code: NBC Slams N5 Million Fine On Television Station



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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended Channels Television.

The television station was also suspended for speaking with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

A fine of N5 million was also slammed on the station for breaching the broadcast code.

In a letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television signed by the Acting Director-General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the commission referred to Channels 7 pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, 25th April 2021, in which it accused the TV station of allowing a leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB to make secessionist and inciting declarations on air without caution or reprimand by the station contrary to the broadcast code.

Also, it accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false, and misleading statements about the Nigerian army, despite being proscribed by a court of law.

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