BY PRINCELY ONYENWE,IMO
9News Nigeria has learnt that Nigeria’s popular media organisation, Channels TV has been slammed a suspension sanctioned by NBC a few hours after the broadcast by IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu on the station.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC slammed the suspension to Channels Television with a fine N5 million for breaching the broadcast code.
Information reaching 9News Nigeria has confirmed a letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television signed by the Acting Director General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, where 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.
Meanwhile the reaction has led to serious mis- feelings of Nigerian government’s order against freedom of speech and its responsibility by citizens and media practitioners.
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