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    Soaga, NTA manager, tests positive for COVID-19

Soaga, NTA manager, tests positive for COVID-19

Ayinde Soaga, general manager of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Katsina, has tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement, the family issued on Tuesday, they said Soaga is in high spirits and not bedridden. The statement said Soaga volunteered himself for the test which was carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). No further details were given on how [...]

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    NTA, HotSports partner for live broadcast of 2020 National Sports Festival

NTA, HotSports partner for live broadcast of 2020 National Sports Festival

As sports enthusiasts anticipate the 20th National Sports Festival (Edo 2020), the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and HotSports Nigeria Limited have announced partnership for live transmission of the games. The live transmission on NTA network services will spice up the festival, which opens in Benin City on March 22 and runs till April 1. Edo 2020 will feature 32 sports, including 27 compulsory events, [...]

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    ‘Lai is at it again’ — reactions to comment on NTA competing with CNN

‘Lai is at it again’ — reactions to comment on NTA competing with CNN

Twitter is currently abuzz over a $500 million loan request which the ministry of information under Lai Mohammed is seeking. When he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans on Monday, the minister had reportedly said if the loan is approved, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) would compete favourably with Cable News Network (CNN). The $500 million is part of the [...]

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    Lai: NTA will compete with CNN — if we get $500m loan

Lai: NTA will compete with CNN — if we get $500m loan

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking is approved, the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN). The Guardian quoted the minister as saying this when he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans. The $500 million is part of the $30 billion loan [...]

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    NTA, HotSports partner for live broadcast of 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw

NTA, HotSports partner for live broadcast of 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has partnered HotSports, a sports marketing firm in the country, for the live broadcast of the 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw. The government-owned broadcaster disclosed this in a press statement obtained by TheCable on Monday, ahead of the exclusive telecast scheduled to commence before 6 pm on Tuesday. The sporting event, which is to hold at [...]

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    HS Media Group calls on FG to support local broadcast industries

HS Media Group calls on FG to support local broadcast industries

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    ‘They used a 2 megapixel camera’ — NTA live broadcast of Nigeria, Benin match sparks outrage

‘They used a 2 megapixel camera’ — NTA live broadcast of Nigeria, Benin match sparks outrage

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    ‘INEC’s neutrality questionable’ — 10 highlights of EU report on 2019 polls

‘INEC’s neutrality questionable’ — 10 highlights of EU report on 2019 polls

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria on Saturday released the final report gathered from its observation of the 2019 general election. The report highlighted a number of issues regarding the polls and gave 30 recommendations to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The mission, which had in its preliminary report released in April, adjudged the polls as characterised by violence, [...]

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    NTA, HotSports partner with Alibaba for Afcon 2019 live broadcast

NTA, HotSports partner with Alibaba for Afcon 2019 live broadcast

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and HotSports Media Group have announced a partnership with Atunyota Akpobome, better known as Alibaba, for the live broadcast of the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations. The 32nd edition of the Afcon is expected to commence from June 21, to July 19, in Egypt. HotSports, the official marketing agency of tournament, will beam all the 52 matches [...]

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    NBC threatens to shut down TV stations over hate speech

NBC threatens to shut down TV stations over hate speech

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned 45 broadcast stations over alleged ethical infractions during the general election. Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Is’haq Kawu, director-general of the commission, said the affected media houses were fined N500,000 each for flouting the provisions of the Nigerian broadcasting code. He said the sanctioned stations cut across the country, which includes [...]

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    Encomium as Ohi Alegbe, ex-NNPC spokesman, clocks 60

Encomium as Ohi Alegbe, ex-NNPC spokesman, clocks 60

Ohi Alegbe, a former spokesman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), clocked  60 on Saturday. A special thanksgiving service to mark the birthday will be held at Four Square Church, Asokoro, Abuja on Sunday. Family and friends are expected to attend the service. Born on 24 February, 1958, in Edo state, Alegbe graduated from the University of Benin in 1980. He went into [...]

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    NTA partners Kayode Tijani to relive Nigeria’s greatest sports moments

NTA partners Kayode Tijani to relive Nigeria’s greatest sports moments

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has partnered with Kayode Tijani's Sportsxclusive TV to relive the biggest moments in Nigeria's sports history. Abdulrahman Ibn Mohammed, general manager of NTA International, told TheCable that: "For decades now we have had hundreds of thousands of calls from Nigerians who want to watch playback archives of Nigeria's biggest and most memorable achievements from sports Inception till [...]

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    NTA slammed with ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ award

NTA slammed with ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ award

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has been named the latest recipient of the freedom of information (FOI) hall of shame award. Media Rights Agenda (MRA) named NTA for allegedly failing to promote the FOI act and ensure its effective implementation. MRA launched the FOI hall of shame on July 3, 2017, to draw attention to public officials and institutions that are "undermining [...]

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    Adebayo Faleti, veteran actor, dies at 86

Adebayo Faleti, veteran actor, dies at 86

Adebayo Faleti, veteran actor and broadcaster, has died at the age of 86. He was said to have had his last breath at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, around 6am on Sunday. The deceased was a foremost Yoruba translator and pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV), later known as the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). He translated [...]

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    NTA reporter shot dead in Benin

NTA reporter shot dead in Benin

Lawrence Okojie, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Benin, was allegedly shot dead by gunmen on Saturday night in Benin, Edo state capital. Okojie was reported to have been killed around Ogunola junction, off Siluko road in the ancient city. Moses Nkombe, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the report, said one person had been arrested in connection with [...]

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    NTA shuts Lagos network centre over Victoria Island flood

NTA shuts Lagos network centre over Victoria Island flood

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) network centre on Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos, has been shut owing to the flood which accrued from the rainfall of the early hours of Saturday. Major streets in the neighbourhoods of Victoria Island (VI) and Lekki were overtaken by flowing waters. This left many people trapped in their homes, while vehicles found it difficult [...]

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