Buhari approves 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.
Specifically, the minister said that the President approved the upward review of fines from N500,000 to N5 million for breaches
Other approvals by the President according to the minister are “Amendment of the NBC Act to enable NBC license WebTv and radio stations, including foreign broadcasters beam signals into Nigeria.
The President, according to the minister, said that the reviewed code must also ensure the Independence of the NBC from political interference in the exercise of its regulatory powers, particularly with respect to the issuance and withdrawal of broadcasting license.
“Consequently, I inaugurated a five-member committee on Wednesday, April 10th 2019 with the following terms of reference:
“The committee submitted its report on April 24th 2019, with 26 recommendations, and I subsequently forwarded the report to Mr.Read more: The Punch Newspapers
Is so obvious, the man is a dictator, but those advising him will pay when he leaves office especially kyari. If Nigerians should agree on 5m for any media that violate NBCNg how much will MBuhari pay Nigerians for violating court orders. YeleSowore Elzakzaki HRGG_Advocacy we condem any form of war against journalism in Nigeria. Follow and retweet Now HRGG_Advocacy
In history, A war against freedom of speech by a dictator has never succeed. Abacha couldn't stop Tell Magazine, Buhari will not win against Twitter! We will continue to call you out until you do what's right by Nigerians. Congrats on wife 2 tho. Those are the kind of things Buhari approves quickly, things that will silent the press.
Every liar will burn in hell fire. Better,their fake news is too much Free Biafra Shutting the media up.. Anyway them follow bring you in. Every body must test you Gag the press. Third term agenda Must Buhari approve everything? This showed us as people who don't know what we are doing. The NBC is the regulator. They're independent and professional. They should work with Minister of Information and do the needful. Buhari is not even a WAEC holder. Mtcheew.
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This man wants to gag freedom of speech.. we must get sense by force mbuhari pls approve stiffer penalties for overfeeding and constipation Don’t lose hope in what you doing and don’t lose hope in life, you still have the best chance to be a Succes in what you doing, am ready to prove to you that it will surely be alright and you gonna have the best laugh , I will help you both spiritually and physically to acquire
Tyranny like play, like play we have entered the hands of dictator, he commands we follow. He'll quickly do that. Enemy of Democracy. Tyrant of the highest order. 'Inciting comments'? I bet rallying people to protest our removal from the list of top 5 Poverty stricken nations in the world may be classified as such. This admin's attitude and reaction to well laid out criticisms against it is surreal
Nigeria must get sense by force. – adeyanjudeji, 2018 No more anyhow talk
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