National Broadcasting Commission
Allow us to regulate NBC, operators tell FG
Operators in the nation’s broadcast industry have called on the federal government to avail industry practitioners the opportunity to regulate the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to make it truly efficient.
YABATECH opens campus radio
Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos, has opened a campus and community radio in Yaba metropolis called Yabatech Radio.
‘We will do everything possible to sanitise media Industry without gagging the press’
The resolve by the Federal Government to ensure that there is sanity on social media has generated a lot of debates and (mis) interpretations, especially among the critical mainstream media.
Government increases hate speech fine to N5m, inaugurates NBC reform panel
The Federal Government has approved the review of the National Broadcasting Code and extant related laws to increase fines from N500,000 to N5,000,000 for breaches relating to hate speech, inciting comments and indecency.
NBC suspends AIT, Ray Power FM licences indefinitely
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) yesterday shut down indefinitely the African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM over alleged failure of the two broadcasting outfits belonging to Daar Communications Plc to abide by the commission’s directives, the provisions of the NBC Act Cap N11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
How NBC paid N2.5b DSO fund to private firm, by witness
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…
Alleged N2.5bn fraud: Court adjourns NBC boss’s case until May 27
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, adjourned the trial of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo until May 27 for continuation of trial. Modibbo is standing trial alongside Lucky Omoluwa, Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Ltd, and Dipo Onifade, the Chief Operating Officer of the company. The trial judge, Justice Folashade…
Stakeholders charge AVRS to justify existence as a collective management organisation
For Nollywood practitioners and stakeholders in the audiovisual sector of Nigeria’s entertainment industry to benefit from the growing rate at which their contents are consumed globally, the Audiovisual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS) must provide efficient and cost effective means of representing right owners. This was the position at the maiden stakeholders-users forum organised by…
NCC, NBC set to leverage TVWS for affordable broadband connectivity
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), is set to develop a framework for the use of Television White Space (TVWS) technology to extend affordable rural connectivity to Nigerians. The initiative, midwifed by the Ministry of Communications following approval for the use of the TVWS technology by the National…
Unbundling of Mass Communication is in the interest of scholarship, national development
Professor Ralph Afolabi Akinfeleye bestrides Nigeria’s journalism and communication sphere like a colossus. His impact is indelible both in the classroom and newsroom. An unrepentant apostle of communication for development as well as an advocate of accountable media that is alive to its responsibility of monitoring governance, Akinfeleye, for decades, has remained the iconic bridge…