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IBAN knocks NBC over N5m fine on Nigeria Info FM

by Kunle Awosiyan
NBC

The Board of the Independent Broadcasting Association Of NIGERIA, IBAN has described the Five Million Naira fine imposed on Nigeria Info FM, by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC as excessive, and a creation of the disputed amendments to the 6th broadcasting code.

IBAN which queries the rationale behind the fine at a time the NBC lacks a universal buy-in to the amendments of the code says it is premature for the management of the commission to implement any aspect of the disputed amendments.

In a press statement signed by the Chairman of IBAN, Guy Murray-Bruce, the association says it believes that the omnibus authority the NBC has arrogated to itself of being the accuser, judge and executioner in these matters flies in the face of the principle of fair hearing.”

IBAN therefore called on the NBC to respect the authority of the Nigerian Press Council, which has the mandate to uphold ethical and professional standards in the media, investigate complaints against the Press and monitor its activities

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