Channels Television has been suspended by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and fined N5 million for violating the broadcast code.

In a letter signed by the Acting Director-General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission referred to Channels Television’s 7 p.m. live broadcast programme on Sunday, April 25th, 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 permission.

It also accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false, and misleading statements about the Nigerian army despite the fact that such statements were prohibited by law.

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Details will be provided later.

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