Nigeria Broadcasting Commission revokes licenses of 52 television, radio stations
The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked the broadcast licenses of 52 television and radio stations, with order that all the affected stations be shut down their operations within the next 24 hours.
Penpushing reports that, the commission in a statement explained that the licenses were revoked because the stations failed to renew their licenses as required by law, adding that it had, in May 2022, given the affected stations “two weeks to renew their licenses and pay their debts or consider their licenses revoked
The commission listed some of the affected stations as include Silverbird TV, Rhythm FM, AIT/RayPower FM, and MITV, stressing that three months after the publication, some licensees are yet to pay their outstanding debts.
Penpushing further reports that, the statement said, while some of some of the affected stations are privately owned, there were also some public stations such as Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation and Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation.
The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which regulates the broadcast industry, has been criticised in the past for arbitrarily imposing fines on Television and radio stations over controversial programmes, just as Penpushing provide list of the affected stations below
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