(NBC) has fined three stations over broadcast of misleading content on COVID-19
and also sanctioned 28 others for other violations against the Nigeria Broadcasting
three stations for the broadcast of misleading content on the coronavirus
pandemic. The three stations fined are Adaba FM and Breeze FM, all in Akure, as
well as Albarka FM, Ilorin, said the NBC director-general Armstrong Idachaba.
N250,000 each for broadcasting invariable claims and misleading information
about the COVID-19 pandemic. The 28 others violated codes on hate speech,
obscenity, technical breach, advertisement, invariable claims and
queried or sanctioned according to the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting
to, again, re-emphasise that all broadcasters must adhere strictly to the
provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and National Broadcast Act CAP N11
Laws of the Federation, 2004,”
the amendment of the sixth edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code as approved
by President Muhammadu Buhari made provisions for local content in the
for increased advertising revenue for local broadcast stations and content
monopolistic and anti competitive behavior in the broadcast industry. It
further makes provision for responsibility for broadcast stations during
now ready and that the Commission has released the guidelines on the revision
of the Code,” he said.
Chief explained that the Commission was considering a new license-free regime
and broadcasting license fees for digital terrestrial television (DTT)
effect on the Regional Free-view DTT, the Fair Free-view DTT and the Local
DTT operators to initiate the collection of new charges which are lower than
those in the analog period.
steps are being taken to get the DSO up to date.
discussions with different partners and stakeholders of the digital
for a new timetable, showing the new cities to which we are going and the
information will be published as soon as the lock is completely eased,” he