ICPC probes NBC boss over alleged N2.5b digital switchover fraud
Indepedent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has announced probing the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) over alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion meant for digital switchover.
Ekiti panel, Fayose’s aide trade words over closed media outfits
The committee constituted by Governor Kayode Fayemi for the reopening of the Broadcasting Corporation of Ekiti State (BSES) and an aide of the immediate past governor, Mr. Lere Olayinka, are exchanged invectives over his refusal to honour an invitation to appear before the panel. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) shut down the BSES on July…
NAFDAC commend NBC, Coca-Cola on compliance
National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commended Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited and Coca-Cola Nigeria for adhering to the standards and regulations for food safety and quality. Director General, NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye and her team recently gave the commendation while on tour of NBC Ikeja Plant. He expressed satisfaction…
Falz Drags NBC To Court Over "This Is Nigeria" Ban
Foremost Nigerian entertainer, Folarin Falana better known by his stage name Falz has filed a lawsuit against the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The papers filed in court challenges the ban placed by the NBC on his song, This is Nigeria. The award-winning music act filed the court documents through his lawyers, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor &…
‘Nigeria is sluggish on digital migration processes’
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’.
NBC reviewing broadcasting code to check fake news, hate speech – official
The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it is reviewing the broadcasting code to address emerging challenges like hate speech and fake news.
NBC, broadcasters’ looming showdown over N4.3bn debt
There is a looming showdown between the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and some radio and television broadcasters in Nigeria over the inability of the commission to recover over N4 billion in licensing fees from the licensees.
At empowerment workshop, El-Rufai urges youths to maximise opportunity
In furtherance of its commitment to empower over 15,000 youths by 2019, the management of non-alcoholic beverage, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Ltd, has recently concluded a three-day workshop in Kaduna where it engaged no less than 800 youths with the aim of empowering them to improve their fortunes and create viable opportunities for economic growth. …
Hate Speech: NBC to sanction OSTS
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it will sanction Ondo State Television Service (OSTS) for broadcasting hate speech against Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti during the recent governorship election in the state. Director-General of the commission, Alhaji Ishaq Modibbo-Kawu, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin and said that NBC would not…
NBC condemns demolition of Fresh FM by Oyo government
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has condemned the demolition of the structure housing the Fresh FM in Ibadan by the Oyo State Government.
Of NBC and surreptitious muzzling of free speech
Within the past three years, there have been attempts to shackle the media. It began with a surreptitious effort to regulate the social media. That was later followed by a curious piece of contemplated legislation to regulate the activities of non-governmental organisations. The reason given by the proponents of that legislative initiative was that it…