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Reason NBC suspended, fined Channels TV N5M

The real reason why the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC suspended award winning television Channels TV has finally been revealed.

In a letter addressed to the Managing Director of Channels Television signed by the Acting General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission referred to Channels 7pm live broadcast program of Sunday, 25th April, 2021, in which it accused the popular 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 accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false and misleading statements about the Nigeria army, despite being prescribed by a court of law.

Channels TV on Sunday during its live programme Sunday Politics spoke with a member of indigenous People of Biafra which promoted the NBC to suspend and also fine the award winning station the sum of five million Nigeria Naira (N5m).


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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