NBC Fines DSTV, Trust TV, Startimes, Others Over Documentary On Bandits

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The National Broadcasting Commission on Wednesday imposed a five million naira fine on Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners of DSTV and Trust TV for broadcasting documentaries it said “glorified the activities of bandits and undermines national security in Nigeria.”

NTA-Startimes Limited and TelcCom Satellite Limited (TSTV) were also fined five million naira each.

“The National Broadcasting Commission, today, August 3, 2022, imposed a Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) sanction, each, on Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners of DSTV, TelCom Satellite Limited (TSTV); NTA- Startimes Limited; for the carriage of the documentary by the BBC AFRICA EYE titled, “BANDITS WARLORDS OF ZAMFARA” which glorified the activities of Bandits and undermines National Security in Nigeria,” a statement signed by NBC Director-General, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, said.

“Trust-TV Network Limited was also fined Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) for its documentary titled: ‘NIGERIA’S BANDITRY-THE INSIDE STORY’.

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