The National Broadcasting Commission NBC has 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, at a press briefing in Abuja, said 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.
DG Kawu said
the decision was taken for the persistent violation of 2004 broadcasting Code,
following persistent warning to the company to toe the line of caution noting that the decision was not taken on