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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

NBC: VP Osinbajo calls for review of amended broadcasting code

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code.

PDP House of Reps caucus sues minister, AGF, NBC over broadcasting code

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has dragged the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja to invalidate the controversial 6th broadcasting code.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government stops subsidies on Digital Switch Over

The Federal Government says there will be no more subsidies, either of set top boxes or Signal carriage as it plans to resume the rollout of Digital Switch Over (DSO), a transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting.

Mixed reactions trail amended NBC code on advertising debts

Following the release of the recently amended National Broadcast Code by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), stakeholders in the sector and advertising industry have faulted the Federal Government’s intervention over debts.

Filmmaker drags NBC to court over amended broadcasting code

Mr. Charles Uwagbai, a Nigerian filmmaker, has dragged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court over the contentious amendment of the broadcasting code.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

NBC, minister dragged to court for hiking hate speech fine

Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has sued the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the Federal Government, and the National Broadcasting Commission for arbitrarily amending the Broadcast Code and hiking the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5m.

SERAP urges President Buhari to instruct minister, NBC to withdraw codes on ‘insult of...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the apparently illegal Broadcasting Code and Memo threatening to sanction any broadcast that denigrates, disrespects, insults, and abuses president, governors, lawmakers, and other elders and leaders in authority.”
IKRA ALIYU BILBIS

Broadcast code an illegality perpetrated by information minister – NBC chairman

Chairman of the Board of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Alhaji Ikra Aliyu Bilbis, has described the 6th National Broadcasting Code as an illegality perpetrated by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and acting Director-General of the Commission, Professor Armstrong Idachaba.
The National Broadcasting Commission has fined a radio station, Nigeria Info, N5m, for a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailaifa.

NBC fines Nigeria Info N5 million over Obadiah Mailaifa’s Boko Haram comment

The National Broadcasting Commission has fined a radio station, Nigeria Info, N5m, for a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailaifa.

NBC moves to sanction radio station over Obadiah Mailafia interview

The National Broadcasting Commission has begun moves to penalise a radio station, Nigeria Info, over a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailaifa.
Entertainer, Folarin Falana aka Falz, has urged the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, to reconsider the terms of punishment meted out to five female officers of the Service.

Falz floats film production company

Versatile Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has floated a film production company, House21TV.

Tension as 24 Edo assemblymen fight for control

There was tension and drama, yesterday, as combatants for Edo State governorship fought squarely for the soul of the State House of Assembly.

Tonnie Iredia: Lai Mohammed has hijacked NBC chief’s powers

Professor of Broadcast Management and Media Law, Tonnie Iredia, says the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has hijacked the duties of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission hence the hasty review of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government unperturbed by blackmail over amended broadcasting code – minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday unveiled the new amendment to the 6th Edition of the Broadcasting Code, stressing that it will not yield to blackmail by a segment of the stakeholders opposed to the new code.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari government frustrating war against corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of deliberate hoarding of relevant information from Nigerians on the extent of corruption in his administration.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

ICPC re-arraigns suspended NBC boss over ‘N2.5 billion fraud’

The anti-graft agency, ICPC, on Wednesday, re-arraigned the suspended Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Moddibo Kawu, on a five-count charge bordering on fraud and abuse of office.

NBC assures profit for foreign, local investors

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the Sixth edition of the Broadcasting Code Amendment guarantees maximun profits for foreign and local investors in the industry.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigeria grants two-month licence fee waiver to broadcast stations

The Federal Government has granted a two-month licence fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in the country as part of measures to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the broadcast industry.

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