- The National Broadcasting Commission has released names of media houses to be sanctioned
- Four well-known media houses are affected
- The media houses will be sanctioned for allegedly broadcasting hate speech
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Tuesday, January 29, announced its plan to sanction four well-known media houses in Nigeria for allegedly allowing their medium to be used to broadcast hateful and inciting speeches.
The Sun reports that the director of NBC, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, said letters to the affected organisations notifying them about the sanction were awaiting delivery in his office.
The affected media houses are:
1. African Independent Television (AIT)
2. Channels Television
3. Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
4. Television Continental (TVC) News
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, January 28, urged the security agencies and the traditional rulers to work towards ensuring a violence free and credible election.
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Speaking at the 10th general assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers in Nigeria (NCTRN) in Abuja, the president blew hot, adding that the government will not tolerate any attempt to cause public disturbance and violence in the election through reckless speeches
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