National Broadcasting Commission Suspends Daar Communications Indefinitely07 Jun 2019, by CS Database in
Incidents & Issues
The National Broadcasting Commission on Thursday announced the suspension of the licences of the African Independent Television and Ray Power FM belonging to the Daar Communications Limited.
The NBC Director-General, Dr Modibbo Kawu, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying the Daar Communication Limited’s media houses’ shutdown was until further notice. The offences listed by the NBC included the airing of a Presidential election documentary by the AIT, a matter pending before a tribunal, the inability of the company to pay its fees, the use of “divisive and inciting contents from the social media” among others.
Details of Occurrence
|Country of Occurrence||Nigeria|
|State of Occurrence||Lagos|
|Date of Occurrence||06 Jun 2019|
|Security Agents Involved||National Broadcasting Commission|
|Legal Foundations||Section 39 of the 1999 constitution|
|Rights Implicated||Rights to Free Speech and Freedom of Information Act|