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NBC Slams N5 Million Fine, Suspension Against Channels TV

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NBC Slams N5 Million Fine, Suspension Against Channels TV

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has slammed N5 million fine against Channels Television with a suspension for speaking with one of the leaders of the proscribed Indiginous People of Biafra, IPOB.

NBC in a letter signed by the Acting Director General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba which was directed to the Managing Director of Channels Television , 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 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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