Ishaq Modibbo Kawu
4 Jun 2020
A Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the suspended Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, to defend his alleged involvement in the N2.5 billion Digital Switch-Over (DSO) fraud.
16 Aug 2019
“Advertisement of products and services during prime foreign sports contents shall not be broadcast unless the advertiser equally sponsors...
26 Jul 2019
When a nation’s leaders see a vision and work towards achieving it, they set their people on a path towards self-reliance. In July 2017, former Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed made a statement that generated a ripple effect in the sports industry. “We will amend the NBC code to ensure that our Premier League improves. We will make sure that in the Code if you spend one million dollars to support a foreign football club like Manchester United in Nigeria, you will not be allowed to air that programme unless you spend 30 per cent of that money to promote Nigeria’s league,” he said. I wrote about it in August (Can protectionism rescue Nigerian sport?), exploring how it can be achieved.
8 Jun 2019
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, yesterday joined Nigerians in condemning...
27 May 2019
Despite 10 years already wasted on the digital switchover (DSO) journey, the nation may still not attain it until 2021.
10 May 2019
A prosecution witness in the trial of Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo Kawu and three others, has told the court how N2.5 billion for the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project was approved. Testifying before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja, a retired legal adviser to NBC, Alheri Saidu, told…
2 May 2019
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday granted bail to the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo, in the sum of N100 million and two sureties in like sum. The Judge, Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, also admitted Modibbo’s co-defendants – Lucky Omoluwa, Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Ltd and Dipo Onifade – to bail in the…
13 Mar 2019
Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa yesterday ordered the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo Kawu...
31 Jan 2019
TI, CISLAC propose 10-year jail term for security officers, others The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it will sanction the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Channels Television and Africa Independent Television (AIT) for breaching provisions of the national broadcasting code. It disclosed that it had written to the stations about its decision and will mete out…
9 Dec 2018
As campaigns kick off for the 2019 general elections, there are allegations that democratic institutions may be compromised...
26 Oct 2018
Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said that the commission had completed work on digital mapping of the entire country.
26 Sep 2018
Experts, majorly, those in the technology space, have picked holes in the current Federal Government’s strategy to drive digital migration, describing the process so far as ‘sluggish’.