NBC says AIT, Raypower FM still breaching broadcasting code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has said Africa Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM have continued to breach its broadcasting code after it reopened the stations on Friday. understands that the Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu, warned the stations to censor the contents they air in a statement on Saturday.

The statement read:

“The National Broadcasting Commission wishes to take note of the ex parte order granted by the Federal High Court Abuja division on June 7, 2019, to Daar Communications Plc.

“The ex parte order was sequel upon a motion ex parte dated May 30, 2019, and filed on May 3, 2019, by Daar Communications Plc.

“This was before the directive from the NBC suspending the broadcasting licence of Daar Communications Plc on June 6, 2019.

“The commission also notes the continued breach of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code by Daar Communications Plc.” reported on Thursday, June 6th, that the NBC suspended the licenses of Daar Communications Plc, the parent company of AIT, RayPower FM over use of inflammatory, divisive, inciting broadcasts, and media propaganda against the government.

But, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, June 5th, orders the reopening of the stations askig NBC and the stations to maintain the status quo.

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