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Instruct Minister, NBC to withdraw codes on ‘insult of govs, elders, leaders’, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the apparently illegal Broadcasting Code and Memo threatening to sanction any broadcast that denigrates, disrespects, insults, and abuses president, governors, lawmakers, and other elders and leaders in authority.”

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21, not 18 persons killed by security agencies during lockdown ― Falana

CODE: Hours after Atiku, SERAP, others chide NBC, Falana wades in, educates commission

Barely ten hours after the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, condemned the five million naira fine, (N5m ), slammed against a Lagos-based radio station, Nigeria Info 99.3Fm,  for what it termed ‘unprofessional conduct and violation of NBC code’, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, Friday described the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, action as illegal.

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Adesina, Elumelu, Awosika congratulate News Central TV on official launch

A nation in search of cost-based pay-TV model

By Okoh Aihe The broadcast industry has been in the news lately. First, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the regulator of the industry released the 6th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code which has simmered in cacophonous responses from multi-stakeholder interests in the industry. Then, only last week, the regulator got buttoned in the National
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Adesina, Elumelu, Awosika congratulate News Central TV on official launch

NBC orders DSTV to suspend new tariffs

The Acting Director General of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr. Armstrong Idachaba, yesterday ordered the management of MultiChoice, to suspend the implementation of its new hiked tariffs on different bouquets on its Digital Satellite Television, DSTV.

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Adesina, Elumelu, Awosika congratulate News Central TV on official launch

‘Mother Hen’ NBC and the potentially stifling 6th Broadcast Code

The immediate impression one gets from interacting with the recently released 6th Code of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is that someone just might be introducing communist-style management in the country’s broadcasting landscape. Otherwise, it is almost impossible to understand what the Nigerian broadcast regulator targets to accomplish by this dangerous unitary, anti-enterprise policy that certainly will constrain innovation and organic competition in the industry.

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