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Breaking News: Channels TV Suspended By NBC For Allowing Uncautioned Comments From IPOB

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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has suspended Channels Television with a fine of N5 million for breaching the broadcast code.

In a letter directed to the Managing Director of Channels Television, signed by the Acting Director General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission noted that the Channels TV 7pm live broadcast programme of held on Sunday 25th 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.

The National Broadcasting Commission also accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to make false, misleading, and derogatory statements about the Nigerian army, despite being proscribed by a court of law.

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