The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in the evening of Thursday. June 6, suspended the license of DAAR Communication Plc, which runs the African Independent Televison ( AIT) and RayPower, a radio station.
The license was suspended until further notice.
It was learnt that the development was announced by the director-general of NBC, Modibbo Kawu.
Kawu accused the broadcasting organisation of refusing to abide by the code governing its operations adding that this was the reason it was axed.
Noting that the decision was not taken as a result of political partisanship, Moddibo said the organisation had consistently flouted the broadcasting code of the country despite persistent warnings.
Legit.ng earlier reported how DAAR Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM, on Tuesday, June 4, disclosed that its founder, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, would on Thursday, June 6, stage a ‘one-man demonstration’ to the National Assembly to protest against plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to gag the media and suppress free speech.
As promised, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, embarked on the protest and alleged that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to shutdown the DAAR Communications brand from Nigeria’s broadcasting landscape.
Dokpesi disclosed this when he addressed a press conference on Thursday, June 6.
The DAAR chief alleged that his affiliation with the opposition PDP is the reason for the alleged current bias being meted to his company.
"I greet you and welcome you to the premises of DAAR Communications Plc headquarters today as witnesses to the high handedness of government in deploying all instruments of power to threaten, intimidate and harass our media organisation for my affiliation with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the government’s perceived bias by our stations in holding government, public officers and people in positions of power accountable to the people of Nigeria," he had said.
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