Wednesday, April 21, 2021



IGP commissions police radio station in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has inaugurated the Nigeria Police Radio, 99.1FM in Abuja.

All  broadcast stations in Nigeria will switch to digital operations by 2022 – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says the Digital Switch Over, DSO, project will be completed by the middle of 2022 when the country will fully transit from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting.

NBC jams signals of Radio Biafra in Lagos

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has jammed the signals of a Pirate Radio claiming to be “Radio Biafra” in most parts of Lagos State.

Nigerian govt directs TV stations to deploy ‘interpreter’ during news programs

The Federal Government has directed TV stations to in line with National Broadcasting Code, deploy sign language interpreters during their major news casting.

Zamfara FM station begins test transmission

The Zamfara State Government on Thursday began test transmission for the multi-million naira digital FM station.

FIRS generates over N454bn from VAT deductions in 3 months

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has disclosed that the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, collected Value Added Tax, VAT, worth N454.69 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Trump sends ‘get well’ message to injured Biden

US president-elect Joe Biden has a foot fracture and will likely have to wear a medical boot, his team said Sunday after the 78-year-old was taken to the doctor because he had slipped while playing with his dog.

NBC sanctions 716 broadcast stations in 2 months

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it has sanctioned 716 infractions broadcast stations over infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code between April and June.

BREAKING: Nigeria plunges into recession again

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Saturday officially declare Nigerian economy as recessed, following a contraction of 3.62 percent in its Gross Domestic...

#EndSARS: Lai Mohammed justifies N3m sanction on TV stations, says ‘NBC was even lenient’  

The Federal Government says the sanctions imposed on some broadcast media stations in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests were justified and that the affected stations already paid their fines.

NBC slams fines on 3 FM stations over violation of Broadcasting Code

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has fined three stations over broadcast of invariable content on COVID-19 and also sanctioned 28 others for other violations against the Nigeria Broadcasting Code

COVID-19: NBC directs pay TV platforms to release all local channels to Nigerians for free

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has directed all GOTV, DSTV, NTA Startimes, FreeTV and other pay TV platforms in Nigeria to decrypt all local channels to enable subscribers to access daily reports and directives on the Coronavirus pandemic.

Prof. Idachaba takes over as acting NBC DG, vows to bring effective broadcasting reforms

Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the newly appointed acting Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has vowed to bring effective reforms and regulations to checkmate monopoly in broadcasting.

Boundary Dispute: Court orders transfer of Bayelsa oil well to Rivers 

The Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered the transfer of Soku oil field from Bayelsa to its rightful owner, Rivers.

Lai Mohammed inaugurates committee to reform National Broadcasting Commission

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated a seven-member Committee on the Implementation of Reforms in the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

Regulation underway for ‘online’ media in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed 

Nigeria's minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that online news platforms  in the country will soon be regulated.

Buhari endorses stiffer penalties for violators of broadcasting codes

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the review of the National Broadcasting Code and extant broadcasting laws to reflect stiffer penalties for violators of broadcasting regulations.

Again, NBC to sanction AIT over ‘incessant’ broadcast violations

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has threatened to wield the big stick on the AIT television station over what it described as consistent and blatant violations of the 6th NBC Code.

JUST IN: Lai Mohammed’s rift with Modibbo-kawu widens as minister shuns NBC’s annual lecture

A seeming rift or infighting between the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Is’haq Modibbo-kawu has ballooned into the ‘Next Level’.

BUK gets TV licence as varsity plans unbundling of Mass Communication

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has granted a Direct Satellite Broadcast, DSB, licence to Bayero University, Kano, BUK, just as the university is planning to unbundle the department of Mass Communication into various independent departments in the institution.

Manning Nigeria’s 86 interstate boundaries not easy, NBC DG admits

The acting Director-General of National Boundary Commission, NBC, Adamu Adaji has said that the commission is facing enormous tasks in managing the 86 inter-state, as well as numerous other inter-local boundaries in the country. 

N2.5bn DSO trial: Court okays Lai Mohammed as prosecution witness

A Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday granted an application to list former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed as prosecution witness in a trial of alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over, DSO, programme.

NBC inaugurates anti-corruption, transparency unit

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated its Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit, ACTU, to curtail corrupt practices in the commission. The Director-General...

NBC reopens Jay-FM station as settlement out of court continuous

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has reopened a Jos-based private radio station, Jay-FM, as part of the out of court settlement.

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