BON TO MEET NBC OVER AIT, RAY POWER CLOSURE

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The Central Working Committee of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) will hold a crucial meeting in Abuja on Monday with the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) over the suspension until further notice of the licence of Daar Communications, the operator of African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM. The broadcast regulator, NBC, had last week announced the shutdown of the stations following the failure of the tv and radio stations to abide by the broadcast code. The Acting Chairman of BON, Godfrey Ohuabunwa, revealed over…

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AIT/ RAY POWER STILL BREAKING BROADCASTING CODE SAYS NBC

 Wale Odunsi  The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has lamented that barely 24 hours after restoring the radio and television licences of Daar Communications Plc, Africa Independent Television and Raypower 100.5FM have resumed breaching of the broadcasting code. The NBC stated this in a statement on Saturday. The statement reads in part, “The National Broadcasting Commission wishes to take note of the ex parte order granted by the Federal High Court Abuja division on June 7, 2019 to Daar Communications Plc. “The ex parte order was sequel upon a motion ex…

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NBC VS AIT MATTERS ARISING

SimonKolawolelive By Simon-Kolawole, Email: simon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com, sms: 0805 500 1961 SIMONKOLAWOLELIVE! By SIMONKOLAWOLE simon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com, sms: 0805 500 1961 It started like a little rumour weeks ago that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was planning to descend on the African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, owned by Daar Communications Plc, for allegedly violating the broadcasting code. Its founder, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, is a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the major opposition party, and is currently facing trial over allegations of money laundering. He was also recently questioned by…

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PROMINENT NIGERIANS REACT TO SHUTDOWN OF AIT AND RAYPOWER BY FG

Prominent Nigerians React To Shut Down Of AIT By NBC Eyitemi / 3 hours ago Following the closure of the African Independent Television(AIT) by the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission(NBC), prominent Nigerians such as Ben Murray Bruce, Charley Boy, and co have reacted. The group of Nigerians has expressed fear while reacting with some saying the closure clearly shows dark days ahead for the country. Reactions: Closure of AIT signifies dark days ahead. Our right to free speech is next. Regulators now competing to consciously destroy businesses and jobs on flimsy grounds. — Atedo…

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