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NBC Fines TVC For Broadcating Tinubu and Keyamo Hate Speeches

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) fined Continental Broadcasting Services Limited, the owner of Television Continental (TVC), for “broadcasting hate speech.” As a result, NBC demanded that TVC pay a N2 million fine within two weeks of receiving the notice. The commission noted in a letter dated February 3 and signed by NBC Director-General Balarabe Ilelah that it was monitoring TVC’s “consistent” infringement of the Nigeria broadcasting code in its coverage of general election activities. According to NBC, the channel broadcasts “hate speech, aggressive, offensive, and unfair comments,” and the disturbing trend has become a house style on TVC. The commission highlighted TVC broadcasts, including a press conference by Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, and remarks by Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate. “On January 6, 2023, at 12:29 PM, the Joint Media Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council made the following comments while briefing the media. You can read more of such stories at The Cheer News. NYSC Gets NBC Operational TV Licence FESTUS KEYAMO: “Obasanjo and Atiku run a criminal enterprise, an empire of fraud in Abuja.” At the same time that Ahmed Bola Asiwaju was toiling hard, beautifully, and meticulously to rebuild Lagos, 2 criminals were stealing money in Abuja at the time; they both stole from the SPV account at that time. ” Speaking about the whistleblower, Michael Achimugu said, “We suspect that some goons of Atiku Abubakar are planning to eliminate him and members of his family.” ”In fact, my big brother FFK actually hinted to me about something like that yesterday,” the letter reads. “On 24/01/23 at 03:39 PM, during the APC Presidential Rally in Abia State. NBC Warns Media Houses Against Airing Fake News ”The APC Presidential Candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu after telling the public to vote APC under the symbol of broom, went on to make the following comment “…You know what you do with the rest of them? ”They are like lizards, cockroaches and mosquitoes. Just take the broom, wipe them off”. “On 31/01/23 at 02:37 pm, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally held in Anambra State. ”The Party’s Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also made the following remarks: “When you hear Atiku use the word Muslim and say ‘Wallahi, Talahi, you know what is in his heart? “na lie I lie”. Anytime you hear Atiku say Wallahi Talahi, just reply to him say, na lie you lie’.” NBC also made reference to a comment by Tinubu during the APC rally in Anambra, during which he referred to Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), as a person who cannot keep his promise. NBC says Channels TV has apologised for broadcasting code infraction ”The commission also accused TVC of not giving equal coverage to all political parties. “On October 10, 2022, your station started its news with 17 minutes of APC news and 1 minute of PDP news with a video clip that did not play,” it added. You can read more of such stories at The Cheer News and Credible News.  

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