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Buhari approves 159 new radio, television stations

The NBC says there are currently 625 functional broadcast stations in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of 159 new radio and television stations in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a release signed by the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Balarabe Ilelah, on Tuesday. “Following the approval granted by the president, NBC has released the list of 159 licenses granted to companies, communities and institutions of higher learning. “The commission was established by the NBC ACT, Cap. N11, Laws of the Federation 2004 with the mandate to regulate and control broadcasting in Nigeria. “Today, there are a total
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NBC Directs Broadcasting Stations To Suspend Twitter Handles

The National Broadcasting Commission NBC in a latest post via its Facebook account has directed broadcasting stations in the country to suspend their Twitter handles. THE STATEMENT READ, “CONSEQUENT ON THE SUSPENSION OF TWITTER OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER THE PERSISTENT USE OF THE PLATFORM FOR ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CAPABLE OF UNDERMINING THE CORPORATE EXISTENCE OF NIGERIA, THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMMISSION DIRECTS ALL BROADCASTING STATIONS IN NIGERIA TO SUSPEND THE PATRONAGE OF TWITTER IMMEDIATELY. IN COMPLIANCE TO THE ABOVE DIRECTIVE, BROADCASTING STATIONS ARE HEREBY ADVISED TO DE- INSTALL TWITTER HANDLES AND DESIST FROM USING TWITTER AS A SOURCE
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NBC suspends Channels TV for speaking with IPOB

NBC suspends Channels TV for speaking with IPOB
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has suspended Channels Television with a fine of N5 million 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 7pm 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. It also accused the station of
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