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Peter Obi: Suspension of AIT, RayPower licences an affront on freedom of the press

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has strongly condemned the suspension of the licences of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Beyond the lifting of licences of AIT/Raypower

The closure of media houses was a common phenomenon under the defunct military dictatorship in Nigeria. Since the restoration of civil rule 20 years ago, the dangerous trend has continued under succesive regimes either through military invasion of media houses or seizure of copies of newspapers.
Africa Independent Television (AIT)

SERAP: President Buhari must order NBC to reopen AIT/Raypower

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “prevail on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately end the suspension of the African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM.
Africa Independent Television (AIT)

Kayode Ajulo: NBC’s punishment against AIT too harsh

A Constitutional lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has joined other Nigerians in condemning the punishment meted to DAAR Communication, owner of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), saying it was too harsh.
DAAR Communications

Licence withdrawal: Daar seeks court’s order restraining federal government

The Daar Communications PLC have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Federal Government from withdrawing its operating licence over alleged breach of broadcast code.

NBC threatens to sanction AIT, Raypower for broadcasting uncensored social media comments

Reacting, the founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, said he would protest the latest move by NBC against his media house.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

CUPP alleges plot to jam transmitting equipment of major TV, radio stations on election...

The Coalition of United Political Parties has alleged that agents of the Federal Government have concluded plans to clamp down on media houses and their reporters on election day

Hadiza Usman: Government can’t employ everyone

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, says it is impossible for the government to employ everyone.

Presidency: Why President Buhari did not know IGP Ibrahim Idris disobeyed him on Benue...

A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not know about the absence of the Inspector General of Police in Benue because he is “not omniscient”.

Presidency launches programme to promote President Buhari’s policies

The Presidency has launched a weekly television and radio programme which is aimed at promoting the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration.

CPJ profiles police assault on NAN, AIT reporters

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based journalists’ rights and press freedom campaign organisation, has profiled the police assault of Mrs Taiye Edeni of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Edo govt shuts Benin FRCN, RayPower over alleged N9.2m tax debt

The Edo State Internal Revenue Service has closed down the Benin station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Daar Communications Plc, over alleged indebtedness.

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