NBC SUSPENDS CHANNELS TV SHOW “POLITICS TODAY
…fines station N5m
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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended one if the popular programmes of Channels Television known as “Politics Today”.
NBC also placed a N5 million fine on the TV station for breaching the broadcast code.
NBC in a letter addressed to the Managing Director of Channels Television by the Acting Director General of the Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, said the penalties were based on the 7pm live broadcast on Sunday April 25, 2021, where in the station allowed the spokesman of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), EMMA POWERFUL to make secessionist and inciting declarations on air without caution or reprimand by the outfit, contrary to the broadcast code.
The statement also noted that he TV station allowed its guest to make derogatory, false or misleading statements about the Nigerian Army.
Part of the statement read: “This is reprehensible, especially that IPOB remains a proscribed organisation…Please ensure an immediate stop to the programme”.
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In the meantime, a former Nigerian Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has faulted the decision of NBC to suspend Channels Television.
Reacting to the suspension, Fani-Kayode opined that “censorship of the media is unacceptable in a democracy.”