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NBC sanctions forty-five broadcast stations over electioneering campaigns.

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission has sanctioned forty five broadcast stations across the nation.

NTA, AIT, Channels, TVC lead the pack of sanctioned stations.

NBC Director General Modibbo Kawu, made this known while briefing Journalists on the Commission’s monitoring of the 2019 electioneering broadcasting and campaigns in Abuja to ensure professionalism, good taste and decency in the election process.

Kawu said that the commission will be forced to use the sledge hammer should any station contravene the code and emphasized the need for broadcasters to adhere strictly to the provisions of the Code, especially on the need for compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

The Commission also sanctioned stations who allowed politicians to make abusive, inciting and provocative statements during rallies.

NBC has, therefore, warned that it would not pardon any station that run foul of the code in the coming governorship, state Assembly and FCT council polls on the 9th of March.

Each of the stations is to pay N500, 000 for airing campaigns with indecent languages on air.



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