President Buhari Approves Stiffer Penalties for Violators of Broadcasting Codes

President Buhari Approves Stiffer Penalties for Violators of Broadcasting Codes

10 Oct 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the review of the National Broadcasting Code and extant broadcasting laws to reflect stiffer punishment for broadcasting regulations.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji lai Mohammed disclosed this while inaugurating the National broadcasting Commission reform Implementation Commitee.

Specifically, the minister said that the President approved the upward review of fine from N500,000 t0 N5 million for breaches relating to hate speeches, inciting comments and indecency.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence10 Oct 2019
Security Agents InvolvedThe Presidency
Region of Occurrence North Central Nigeria

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