NBC Slams Suspension on Channels TV For Speaking With IPOB

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The National Broadcasting Commission has suspended Channels Television.

NBC also slammed an N5 million fine against the news agency for allegedly breaching the broadcast code.

The suspension according to NBC is because of Channels Television’s interview with IPOB leader.

Acting Director-General of the Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba who referred to Channels 7 pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, 25th April 2021 in the letter addressed to its Managing Director.

The TV station was accused 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.

Idachaba alleged that the station allowed its IPOB guest to make derogatory, false, and misleading statements about the Nigerian army despite being proscribed by a court of law.

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