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Friday, June 07, 2019

NBC Explains Why It Shut Down AIT And Ray Power

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the licence of Daar Communications for failure to abide by Nigerian Broadcasting Code.







The Director-General of NBC, Malam Is’haq Modibbo-Kawu made this known on Thursday in Abuja.

Kawu said over the last two years, NBC summoned the management of the company to address issues regarding the operations of
AIT and Raypower, particularly Political Platform and Kakaaki.


He explained that in one of its meetings with the company held on June 2, 2017, the commission expressed its disappointment with the way hate speech, divisive and inciting comments were applied in discussion of national issues in breach of the provisions of the NBC Act and Broadcast Code.

According to Kawu, Daar Communications has over the years turned itself into a bad example of how a professional broadcast outfit should not be run, NAN reports.

He said on June 6 AIT and Raypower embarked on use of inflammatory, divisive, inciting broadcasts, and media propaganda against the government and the NBC for performing its statutory functions of regulating the broadcast industry in Nigeria.


Kawu said: “In their relationship with the NBC, Daar communications carry on as if it is beyond the regulatory direction of the commission.
They don’t pay their licence fees as and when due and its broadcast is patently partisan and one sided and deliberately
inciting and heating up the polity.
The management of the Company has created the habit of using the channel to fight its personal battles contrary to the statutory requirements of the law.


“Recently, NBC monitoring reports on AIT and Raypower indicate the use of divisive comments accredited to the segment of “Kakaaki”, tagged, “Kakaaki Social”, “Where inciting comments like, “Nigeria is cursed, “we declare independent state of Niger Delta”, “Nigeria irritates me”, “this country is gradually Islamising” and other similar slogans are used without editorial control in breach of the broadcast Code.

“Consequently, after several meetings with management of Daar Communications P.l.c and many letters of warning.

“The NBC, today June 6, 2019 took a decision to suspend the licence of Daar Communications Plc for failure to abide by the commission’s directives, the provisions of the NBC Act Cap N11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.


“This decision is based on the provisions of Section 10 of the Third Schedule of the NBC Act Cap N11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, which states that where in the opinion of the commission the station has been used in a manner detrimental to national interest.
NBC Act also states that where there is willful or repeated failure to operate substantially as set forth in the licence.

Where there is willful or repeated violation or willful or repeated failure to observe any provision of this Act or any rule or regulation of the Commission authorised by this Act or by a treaty ratified by the Federal Republic of
Nigeria.

Where there is violation of or failure to observe any cease and desist order issued by the Commission and where a provision of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code has been seriously breached. And the shutdown order is until further notice.”

from dailypost




*This is serious oh,however I watch other Nigerian stations and most of them are guilty of what AIT is being suspended for...Infact there is a particular one that reviews papers and guilty of this cos the Ladies run their mouth!...........Na wah!!!

40 comments:

  1. AIT dey learn where TVC dey

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    1. TVC programmes have more uncouth language especially Your View (morayo & co).
      Journalists Hangout (babatunde & co).
      Because Tinubu owns TVC they can't touch it. APC continue

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    2. Tvc programmes have more uncouth language especially Your View (morayo & co) then again
      Journalists hangout (babatunde & co) but Tinubu owns TVC they can't touch it .
      APC riggers and criminals continue

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    3. I am supporting the FG on AIT issues not because the FG was right but because AIT no dey pay salary....5 months up....ask people that are working there..

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  2. It is preposterous, disgusting, repulsive and a wrong example of civility for any government to act in such a way this Buhari government have done. This cowardly act goes a long way to underscore how desperately wicked the government can be and how far they can go to gab the mouths of critics.

    Last week, the Miyelty Allah chairman did said, since the South East governors don't want to be reasonable in giving them their lands for grazing, they will forcefully collect it themselves and nothing will happen. In fact the eastern part will boil should they refuse. Isn't this statement inciting? Yet the idiot hasn't been arrested or call to order. Why didn't they arrest TY Danjuna, Asamoah and others who had petitioned Nigeria President before the UK parliament on his islamization agenda? This country is truly a joke.

    How many times has Lauretta Onochie use inciting statement and nothing was said to her. These people are truly mad.

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    1. Rather than blowing big grammar focus more on using the right tenses .😘😘😘

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    2. Upper cut

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    3. Jonathan is Grand Patron for life of Miyetti Allah. Why is he keeping kwayet? Dont just open your sewer mouth and talk just because you have a forum of ignoramus who support you blindly, seek knowledege before you spew your foolishness.

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    4. Teejay o. This your grammar cannot be helped. Let me just correct one 'gag'. They gag mouths not gab.

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  3. Stella,you are right but AIT own tooo much!

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    1. How is their own too much. that show is tye best . moreover other station does same thing

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  4. TVC is equally guilty.
    There is a political program on TVC my FIL watches and they also use some of these languages.

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  5. I don't even have time to watch the station

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    1. Gbam, that is just the right word. they favour who they want to favour and deal with the ones that don't pick their ass.

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    2. Very Selective.

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  7. So this is how my dream of working with AIT just went down the drain, before of my very eyes...#HeartBroken

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    1. Dokpesi that does not pay his staff. You missed a bullet

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    1. Highly political Pearl.None of our tv stations do half of what CNN is doing,and Trump didnt witch-hunt them.Our dear country stopped being democratic a loooooooooooong time ago.

      So we no longer have the right to criticize poor governance? You are killing us and still dont want us to speak up.

      Na here we dey....

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  9. I can't count the number of times that station has been shut down. Hope it's not politically motivated.

    They should please open before Sunday... Can't miss Jenifa.

    Africa independent television, AIT, daar communication
    Ogbonge TV for this country. Mama papa oo, AIT Na we station. Lol, Dokpesi and FG will be alright.

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    1. Hahahahhah, that song na die.

      of cause it it political move

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    2. Haha... that song is nostalgic

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  10. Hmmmmmmm so there's no more freedom of speech in Nigeria? What is this nonsense? Witch-hunt I suppose.

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  11. So we wont watch Jennifer's diary on Sunday ☹😭😭

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  12. Are those views expressed by the network or guests on various programs by the network? What happened to free speech in this country??
    FHC please don't disappoint me.
    #NextLevel...

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  13. So AIT and Raypower has been shut down and I didn't even know? This Television wey I no get sef. I think this move is politically motivated. APC is at it again. Freedom of speech is not free.

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    1. Freedom of speech isn't free in Nigeria. That's just the truth.

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  14. Can't remember when last i watch that channel

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  15. they intend to open hausa station and 2weeks later, they ban ait...next level we see u

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    1. Your foolishness na follow come.

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  16. I know APSHIT guys come here to read as well. Please do well to pass dis to your oga. This government is headed by an illiterate, undemocratic and highly tribalistic person. I blame those who voted for him in d last election.

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