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Nbc Sanctions Nta, Ait, Channels, Tvc Over Hate Speech 0 0
Nbc Sanctions Nta, Ait, Channels, Tvc Over Hate Speech
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned
four major television stations in the country over hate
The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), African Independent
Television (AIT), Channels TV and Television Continental (TVC)
were sanctioned for allowing hate speeches by politicians
from both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the
main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to be aired
on their networks, the Director General of NBC, Malam Is’haq
Modibbo Kawu said during a press conference in Abuja on
Malam Modibbo Kawu, who didn’t mention what sanctions
against the media houses were, said the letters to the affected
organisations notifying them about the sanction were
awaiting delivery in his office.
He said the four stations failed to shut out chieftains of both
parties who wilfully engaged in hate speeches during their
political campaigns.
He said: ‘’Broadcasters have huge responsibility of protecting
and guiding our democracy; and we have a very huge
responsibility of ensuring that we don’t promote violence or
anything that can lead to it.
“We have discovered that despite our repeated warnings
some broadcast stations still allow politicians to let out hate
speeches which are capable of throwing this country into
“We have prepared sanctions and the letters to this effect will
be delivered to them soonest. These broadcast stations
include NTA, AIT, Channels, TVC and some other radio
He advised media houses against allowing themselves to be
used by politicians, warning that this would affect their
On digital switchover, he said the process was still on course
and had not been stalled as claimed by some people.
He said a new timeline of next 15 months as a completion
period had been set.
Within the period, he said, the NBC would take the digital
switch-over to about 60 million Nigerians across the country.

True talk

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