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NBC Fines Channels TV 5m for speaking with IPOB

Rachael Olokungboye

ABUJA – The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Channels Television 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 TV 7 pm live broadcast program on Sunday, 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 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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