Channels TV suspended by NBC for interviewing IPOB leader

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The National Broadcasting Commission has suspended Channels Television with a fine N5m for breaching the broadcast code.

A letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television signed by the Acting Director-General of NBC, Prof Armstrong Idachaba, referred to Channels 7pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, April 25, 2021, accusing the television station of allowing a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra to make secessionist and inciting declarations on air without being cautioned or reprimanded by the station.

The NBC described it as contrary to the broadcast code.

It also accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to allegedly make derogatory and misleading statements about the Nigerian Army despite being proscribed by a court of law.

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