NBC Shut AIT, Raypower.

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The National Broadcasting commission nbc has shut a front line station 🚉daar communications plc.

Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu, said the action was taken for failure of the AIT and Raypower radio stations to abide by the broadcasting code.

NBC says the licence of Daar Communications Plc., owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power is suspended until further notice.

Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu, contested election under the platform of the APC but lost in kwara state.

Daar Communications Founder, Raymond Dokpesi, had earlier accused the Presidency of intimidating his media group.

He made the allegation at a press conference in the company’s corporate headquarters in Abuja on Thursday. Dokpesi said

“I have it on strict authority and very assured information that the highest echelon of the government, the Presidency, queried and challenged the NBC that they were not doing their jobs: ‘How on earth could they be hearing and seeing on AIT what they termed hate speech? 

“Any criticism of this government is hate speech. The NBC is acting under the authority of the President and Commander-in-Chief. The licensing fees in Nigeria is one of the highest in the world. There is no country in the world where you have this type of exploitative fees of N500million. I have appealed for a reduction because the payments cannot be sustained by private broadcasters in Nigeria.”

 

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