Just in: NBC Fines Trust TV N5m Over Documentary On Banditry

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Trust Television Network Trust TV has been fined N5 million by the National Broadcasting Commission.

On Thursday, the Federal Government pledged to punish the British Broadcasting Corporation () and Daily Trust for airing a number of programs that it claimed glorified and may incite terrorism in Nigeria.

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This information was provided in a statement that Balarabe Shehu Illela, the director general of NBC, signed.

According to minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Federal Government has taken note of “the unprofessional documentary by the BBC, Africa Eye, where interviews were allowed to bandit warlords and terror gangs, thereby fostering terror in the country”.

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“All I can say is that there is a regulatory agency that regulates broadcasting, and they are also aware of these two events,” he said, referring to the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

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“I can guarantee you that there will be consequences.

They are examining which section of the Broadcasting Code has been broken by both the BBC and the Daily Trust.

That is the Today on NBC Fines Trust TV


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