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    Omoluwa, on trial over NBC N2.5bn affair, dies suddenly in Abuja

Omoluwa, on trial over NBC N2.5bn affair, dies suddenly in Abuja

Lucky Omoluwa, chairman of Pinnacle Communications, is dead. Omoluwa, who was standing trail over a N2.5 billion alleged fraud case involving the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), died at the National Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday. Omoluwa first fell ill on Saturday and was admitted at a hospital. He was said to have been discharged after showing signs of improvement. The deceased reportedly resumed work on [...]

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    Lai asks NBC to implement regulations for online media

Lai asks NBC to implement regulations for online media

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement regulations for online media. Mohammed was quoted as giving the directive in a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, on Thursday. The minister also directed the NBC to implement measures that will reposition the broadcast industry, create jobs and promote local content. According to him, [...]

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    PDP: Regulating online media is attempt to gag Nigerians

PDP: Regulating online media is attempt to gag Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the planned regulation of online media is an attempt by the government to gag Nigerians. Lai Mohammed, minister of information, announced that online news platforms will soon be regulated when he inaugurated a seven-man committee set up to implement reforms in the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) last Thursday. Mohammed said the reforms that will be implemented by the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to, henceforth, seek presidential approvals for agencies under his supervision, TheCable can report. Under the laws setting up the agencies, the president is empowered to give final approvals but TheCable understands that the provisions were not strictly followed during the first term. TheCable learnt that the directive to follow due process was issued via [...]

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    FG lodges complaint about BBNaija live sex to NBC

FG lodges complaint about BBNaija live sex to NBC

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    Court grants ICPC’s request to list Lai as witness in ‘N2.5bn fraud’ case

Court grants ICPC’s request to list Lai as witness in ‘N2.5bn fraud’ case

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has granted the application of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to list Lai Mohammed, former minister of information, as witness in a "N2.5 billion fraud case". The anti-graft agency is prosecuting Ishaq Kawu, director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), for alleged abuse of office and money [...]

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    ICPC asks Lai to appear in court over ‘N2.5bn fraud’

ICPC asks Lai to appear in court over ‘N2.5bn fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has asked Lai Mohammed, a former minister of information, to appear at a federal high court in Abuja over an alleged N2.5 billion fraud case involving the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). ICPC is prosecuting Ishaq Kawu, NBC director-general, over “abuse of office and money laundering”. The commission had filed a 12-count charge against [...]

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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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    FG files charges against NBC DG over alleged N2.5bn fraud

FG files charges against NBC DG over alleged N2.5bn fraud

The federal government has charged Modibbo Kawu, director-general of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), to an Abuja federal high court over an alleged N2.5 billion fraud. Pinnacle Communications Limited; its founder, Lucky Omonuwa, and Dipo Onifade, its managing director, were also included in the suit. The charges were filed following an investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission [...]

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    NBC fines 23 radio stations for ‘violating’ broadcast code

NBC fines 23 radio stations for ‘violating’ broadcast code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned 23 broadcasting stations which allegedly breached its code. In a statement on Wednesday, Maimuna Jimada, head, public affairs of the NBC, said the affected stations were fined a total of N2.849 million. Jimada said the contraventions included breaches of the rules on hate speech, vulgar lyrics and unverifiable claims. She said all the erring stations had [...]

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    NBC DG: Buhari’s supporters reported us to him for calling them to order

NBC DG: Buhari’s supporters reported us to him for calling them to order

Ishaq Kawu, director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has accused some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano state of violating the broadcast code. Speaking at a stakeholders' forum on Thursday, Kawu said when a radio station was penalised, some politicians told Buhari that the action was taken against the station out of its support for him. He explained that the [...]

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