The National Broadcasting Commission has suspended Channels Television and fined it N5m for breaching the broadcast code.
In a letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television by the Acting Director-General of the Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the NBC referred to the 7p.m. live broadcast programme of Sunday, April 25 where the TV station spoke with Emma Powerful, a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
It accused the station of allowing the IPOB leader to make secessionist and inciting declarations on air without caution or restraint, contrary to the broadcast code.
It also accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false and misleading statements about the Nigerian army, despite being proscribed by a court of law.
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