Tag Archives: Broadcast

NBC Sanctions Arise News, AIT & Channels TV Over Coverage Of #EndSARS Protests

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined three major broadcast stations over their “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests and the civil unrest that followed it. According to online reports, the regulators on Monday issued Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television a fine between N2 million and N3 million. Professor Armstrong Idachaba, the acting NBC Director-General, who…

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#EndSARS Protests: Buhari Says He’s ‘Deeply Pained That Innocent Lives Have Been Lost’

President Muhammadu Buhari during his nationwide broadcast on Thursday said he is deeply pained by the loss of innocent lives resulting from the #ENDSARS demonstrations held across in the country. Buhari who remained mum on the Lekki toll gate shooting, said the government shall continue to work hard to ensure that liberty and freedom, as…

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#EndSARS: Backlash Trails President’s Buhari Speech On Nigeria’s Current Security Situation

President Muhammadu Buhari faced fresh backlash on Thursday following his long-awaited address on the ongoing #EndSARS protests and current security situation in the country. In his less-than 15-minute long live broadcast, the President assured the protesters that their voices have been heard ‘loud and clear’ and urged them to discontinue their demonstrations, saying ‘we are responding’. Buhari, however,…

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Full Text Of President Buhari’s Broadcast On The Security Situation Of Nigeria

On Thursday October 22, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the current situation of security in the country in a nationwide broadcast after receiving a detailed briefing from security chiefs. Read the full speech below: “Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the…

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Breaking: President Buhari To Address Nigerians At 7pm Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the situation of security in the country by 7pm tonight. This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari addresses the nation’ that was shared on the Presidency’s official Twitter account. The statement read, “Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President  @MBuhari will make a national…

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#EndSARS: Atiku Urges Buhari To Address Nigerians, Condemns Killing Of Unarmed Protesters

Once again, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation in the wake of ongoing violent crackdown on #EndSARS protests and destruction of lives and property by hoodlums. Speaking in a video broadcast released by his media office in Abuja, he reacted to the shooting of protesters in Lagos on Tuesday, saying he was…

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#LekkiGenocide: Governor Sanwo-Olu Apologizes To Lagosians Over Soldiers’ Action

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday expressed regrets over widespread violence in the state, apologizing to residents for the actions. Sanwo-Olu, who started his speech by condemning the attack by soldiers on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, said he was touched by infirmities and feelings of residents. According to the governor,…

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NBC To Sanction Any Broadcast That Insults The President, Governors & Senators

Henceforth, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced that it will sanction broadcast stations over messages that “insult” Nigerian “leaders and elders”. Chibuike Ogwumike, the zonal director of the NBC Lagos office, revealed in a letter signed and dated August 3 that broadcast stations were warned against such messages from guests during their programmes. According to Ogwumike, who referred broadcasters to…

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Federal Government Amends Broadcast Code, Increases Hate Speech Fine To N5m

The Federal Government has increased the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to 5 million naira, according to reports from The Punch. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code. The amended code also mandated broadcast stations to devote airtime for public education on emergencies such…

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BREAKING: President Buhari’s Full Speech On Democracy Day 2020

On Friday June 12, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians delivered a new speech in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day. The speech highlighted the nation’s achievement in the past few years, plans to better the future and overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the speech by the President below: “Fellow Nigerians, The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years…

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