Nigeria: National Broadcasting Commission Sanctions 22 Stations

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned 22 broadcasting stations for violating the Commission’s code. The broadcast stations span across the country.

In a statement signed by the head of commission’s public affairs, Mrs Maimuna Jimada, the Commission stated that the contraventions and breaches of the commission’s rules border on hateful speech, vulgar lyrics and unverifiable claims. NBC further stated that all stations who were in breach of its code, have been fined according to the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

“The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has released the list of broadcasting stations that have been sanctioned for various breaches in contravention of the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code in the third quarter of 2017.

The contraventions include breaches of the rules on hateful speech, vulgar lyrics and unverifiable claims and all the erring stations have been fined according to the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

The Commission wishes to remind broadcasters that they have a duty to promote the socio-economic well-being of the Nigerian state and abide strictly by the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code or face sanctions.”

The list of the sanctioned stations are provided below:

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