Just-In: FG Suspends Channels TV, Fined Them N5m For Speaking With IPOB

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The Federal Government through the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has on Monday suspended Channels Television with a fine 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, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission referred to Channels 8pm live broadcast programme, “Sunday Politics” of Sunday, 25th April, 2021, in which it accused the TV station of allowing a leader of the proscribed 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 on telephone interview to make derogatory, false and misleading statements about the Nigerian Army, despite being proscribed by a court of law.

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