Friday, July 19, 2019

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    DAAR Communications, NBC granted leave to settle out of court

DAAR Communications, NBC granted leave to settle out of court

A federal high court in Abuja has granted DAAR Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television and Ray power FM, and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) leave to settle their dispute out of court.The regulatory body had suspended the operating licences of DAAR Communications over alleged infractions.But DAAR communications had asked the court to restrain the NBC from interfering in its operations, pending the [...]

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    Falana: NBC lacks power to suspend licences of media organisations

Falana: NBC lacks power to suspend licences of media organisations

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) lacks the power to suspend licences of media organisation without an order from the court.In a statement on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said the regulator cannot also ban radio houses from playing records of artists or impose fines on alleged offenders without recourse to the court.On [...]

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    Police, DSS ‘lay siege’ to AIT, Raypower hours after reopening

Police, DSS ‘lay siege’ to AIT, Raypower hours after reopening

Policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) are currently laying siege to the head office of DAAR Communications in Asokoro, Abuja.Tony Akiotu, group managing director of DAAR Communications, disclosed this in a message sent to TheCable on Saturday morning.Akiotu said heavily armed security operatives gathered around the station premises at 12:30am on Saturday.The development comes less than 12 [...]

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    ‘It’s unnecessary show of force’ — NGE kicks against closure of AIT, Raypower

‘It’s unnecessary show of force’ — NGE kicks against closure of AIT, Raypower

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has condemned the suspension of the licence of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower over "breach of broadcasting code".In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Funke Egbemode, president of the guild, described the action by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) as a witch-hunt and an unnecessary show of [...]

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    ‘You can’t cage the media’ — PDP hits FG over action against AIT

‘You can’t cage the media’ — PDP hits FG over action against AIT

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the suspension of the licences of AIT and Raypower FM by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).The opposition party said the decision was an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled federal government to cage the media.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the party, said the action was targeted at “intimidating and [...]

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    ‘Presidency frustrating AIT, Ray Power’ — Dokpesi raises the alarm

‘Presidency frustrating AIT, Ray Power’ — Dokpesi raises the alarm

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, has accused presidency of using the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to frustrate his stations.Dokpesi made the allegation while speaking with journalists during a press conference at the company headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.He expressed concern over the leadership of the NBC, claiming that press [...]

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    Dokpesi, Nwanyanwu float new ‘political party’

Dokpesi, Nwanyanwu float new ‘political party’

‎Raymond Dokpesi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), joined some notable politicians to unveil a new political association - the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) - on Monday.Dan Nwanyanwu, former chairman of the Labour Party, is also at the occasion which is ongoing at Reiz Continental Hotels in Abuja.The slogan of the association is 'Stronger Toget‎her', and one Shitu Kabiru [...]

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    AIT apologises to Buhari’s ex-ADC over ‘damaging’ documentary

AIT apologises to Buhari’s ex-ADC over ‘damaging’ documentary

DAAR Communications Plc, owner of AIT, has apologised to Mustapha Jokolo, former aide de camp of President Muhammadu Buhari, over a defamatory documentary it aired.On January 24, AIT broadcast a documentary entitled, 'The Real Buhari', in which it alleged that Jokolo cleared 53 suitcases, suspected to contain cash, at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, for Buhari in 1984 when he [...]

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    Bukas & Joints features 2face, DJ Jimmy Jatt

Bukas & Joints features 2face, DJ Jimmy Jatt

Bukas & Joints, a weekly programme, which showcases African cuisine, will feature Tuface Idibia and DJ Jimmy Jatt in its latest edition.While Tuface will be visiting the famous ‘Calabar Kitchen’ in Ikeja to experience delicious dishes from the southeastern part of the country, Jimmy Jatt will be at White House Buka, located in the heart of Yaba, Lagos.Both celebrities will [...]

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    New TV show, ‘Bukas and Joints’, explores African cuisine

New TV show, ‘Bukas and Joints’, explores African cuisine

Bukas and Joints, a new TV show, which showcases African cuisine and some of the finest places to eat across the continent, premiered on African Independent Television (AIT) on Sunday.Olisa Adibua, media consultant and radio personality, is the host of the programme.According to Biola Alabi, the brain behind the project, Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, was chosen as the first stopover [...]

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    Salient points about the new electricity pricing in Nigeria

Salient points about the new electricity pricing in Nigeria

The recent protests against the increase in electricity prices should not be only about street rallies and picketing of state institutions. It should also be about debating policies to improve supply of electricity to Nigerian homes and businesses. But sadly it is not.After all the anger we should somehow get down to thinking about how we can accelerate and sustain [...]

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    Dokpesi begs Tinubu for forgiveness

Dokpesi begs Tinubu for forgiveness

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications, has tendered an apology to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) over ‘Lion of Bourdillon’, a documentary aired on African Independent Television (AIT) in the buildup to the 2015 election.Tinubu had filed a N150 billion libel suit against ‎DAAR Communications, alleging that the documentary was libelous and aimed at tarnishing [...]

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    Dokpesi in fresh trouble over ‘N8bn FG payment’

Dokpesi in fresh trouble over ‘N8bn FG payment’

Fresh charges might be filed against Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication, in the days ahead, as the federal government is investigating an allegation of N8.4billion which he allegedly collected for airing the FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria in 2009.Rotimi Jacobs, counsel of the federal government, revealed this at a federal high court in Abuja on Thursday during [...]

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    Court adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn AIT suit to Sept 30

Court adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn AIT suit to Sept 30

An Ikeja high court on Tuesday adjourned the N150 billion libel suit filed by Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), against African Independent Television (AIT) to September 30.Iyabo Akinkugbe, the presiding judge, adjourned the suit for further direction on the court processes served by counsel to both parties in the suit.Tinubu had instituted the suit against [...]

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    FILE: 17 highs and lows of Jonathan’s presidency

FILE: 17 highs and lows of Jonathan’s presidency

Someone said if you want to talk about Jonathan’s presidency, there would be a combination of bad and good. Well for anyone who holds political office, there must be a combination of bad and good.Those were the words of outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, at a farewell reception organised for him on Wednesday by Daar Communications, owners of Raypower FM and the [...]

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    How Nigerians on Twitter responded to Buhari’s AIT snub

How Nigerians on Twitter responded to Buhari’s AIT snub

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may have issued a statement to douse the tension generated by Shehu Garba's earlier statement that African Independent Television (AIT) had been barred from covering the activities of Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect.But before APC said AIT could cover the president-elect's activities, Nigerians were already enmeshed in some fiery social-media arguments, for and against the short-lived boycott.Here is a [...]

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