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Just in: Channels TV fined N5m, suspended

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Channels Television has been suspended and fined N5 million for allegedly breaching the national broadcast code.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced the sanctions in a letter to the CEO of Channels Television and signed by the Acting Director-General of the commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.

The commission referred to Channels 7.00 pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, 25th April, 2021, accusing the 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”.

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

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