CODE VIOLATION: NBC Fines 88 Broadcast Stations N11M



The National Broadcasting Commission NBC has fined 88 radio and television stations across the country the sum of 11.7million naira for contravention of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

The NBC Director General, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu said that the commission was compiling list of erring stations to be sanctioned for unwholesome practices.

The regulatory agency released the list of stations that have been sanctioned for various breaches, including playing music with vulgar lyrics, broadcasting political campaign before stipulated time, hate speeches and showing of unverifiable miracle claims, among others.

According to NBC’s head of public affairs, Maimuna Jimada, in a statement the sanctioned stations cut across all the six zones of the country.