National Broadcasting Commission

      On Wednesday an order of restrain was given to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) by a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop imposing fines on broadcast stations in the country. In a judgement set aside, Justice James Omotosho also cited the N500,000 fines imposed on 45 broadcast stations on March 1, […]

    The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed Multichoice to sublicense some of its channels to an indigenous digital broadcasting firm, Metro-Digital Limited, thereby putting an end to years of monopoly in the digital broadcasting industry. The NBC, in a letter dated October 25, 2022, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of Multichoice, which […]

    The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked licenses of the African Independent Television (AIT), Silverbird Television (STV), and 50 other broadcast stations. Addressing the press in Abuja on Friday, Director General of the Commission, Malam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, said the 52 affected stations had been owing since 2015. He said the stations were […]

  Following a suit by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians, the ECOWAS Court has “declared unlawful the suspension of Twitter by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, and ordered the administration never to repeat it.” This development was disclosed today by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare. It would be recalled […]

  The National Broadcasting Commission has ordered television and radio stations in Nigeria not to divulge “details” of the activities of bandits, terrorists and kidnappers in their reports. The regulator specifically directed radio and television stations not to “glamourise the nefarious activities of insurgents” during their daily Newspaper Reviews. As an unwritten custom, broadcast stations […]

  The sponsor of the controversial Nigeria Press Council (NPC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment bills, Segun Odebunmi, on Tuesday said that the House has agreed to suspend the bills. Mr Odebunmi who doubles as the chairman of the House committee on information, national orientation, ethics and values, said the reprieve would avail […]

  The Federal Government on Tuesday confirmed that Twitter has formally written to seek dialogue on issues leading to the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, confirmed this when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme monitored by the News Agency […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday. Recall that after the suspension of Moddibo Kawu as the DG of NBC, Professor […]


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