NBC slams Channels TV with suspension, fine

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Channels Television has been slammed with a suspension by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

The privately-run managed TV station established in 1992 has also been fined 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, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission referred to Channels 7: pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, 25 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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