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Nigerian govt suspends Channels TV

The federal government has suspended Channels Television and also fined the station N5million for breach of the broadcast code.

Nigerian govt suspends Channels TV 1This was contained in a letter by National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Acting Director-General, Armstrong Idachaba.

Idachaba was furious about the Channels TV’s 7pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, April 25, 2021.

NBC told the Managing Director of Channels TV that thye erred by allowing a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to make secessionist and inciting declarations without caution.

The regulator accused the news channel of allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false and misleading statements about the Nigerian army, despite being proscribed by a court of law.

 

Updated: May 1, 2021 — 7:21 pm

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