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

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 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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