The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended Channels Television and slammed it with a N5 million fine for allowing a leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) to make secessionist and inciting declarations on air.
This act according to NBC breached the broadcast code.
Channels Television had invited a leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) to its 7pm live broadcast programme on Sunday, 25th April, 2021.
This was contained in a letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television signed by the Acting Director General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.
According to the letter, the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) made a secessionist and inciting declarations on air without caution or reprimand by the station.
It also accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false and misleading statements about the Nigerian army, despite being prohibited by a court of law.