NBC Suspends Channels TV For Speaking With IPOB, Slams N5 Million Fine

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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 7 pm live broadcast program 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.

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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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