By Dedeigbo Ayodeji
Posted by Town Crier News Nigeria
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended Channels Television for breaching the broadcast code.
A fine of N5 million was also slammed on the media house.
This was contained in a letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television signed by the Acting Director General of the Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, Vanguard Newspapers reported.
The Commission referred to Channels 7pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, 25th April, 2021, in which it accused the TV 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 berated the station for allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false and misleading statements about the Nigerian army, despite being proscribed by a court of law.