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NBC suspends operating licence of another broadcast station

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the operating licence of Human Rights Radio with effect from Monday, May 31, 2021, for “recurring unprofessional conduct.”

The regulator said the order “shall last 30 days during which it is expected that the station will put its house in order and attune itself to responsive, professional and responsible broadcasting.”

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It added that the station “shall also pay a recommencement fee of N5 million as provided for in Section 15.5.1 of the Broadcasting Code at the end of the suspension period.”

The owner, Ahmed Isah (popularly known as “Ordinary President”) was caught on a viral video slapping an interviewee in one of his programmes.

In a statement issued after a meeting between the commission and Isah, who is also host of Berekete Family Show, the NBC submitted that the broadcaster’s action was in “clear violations of the Broadcasting Code and a betrayal of the confidence reposed in him by the people and government of Nigeria, on whose behalf he holds the radio licence in trust.”

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