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‘N2.5billion Fraud’: Court Grants NBC DG, Kawu Bail

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Thursday, granted bail to the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu. Kawu is facing trial for allegedly misappropriating N2.5 billion. He is facing corruption charges alongside the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Lucky Omoluwa, Dipo Onifade, and three others. The 12-count charges were levelled against them by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The pleaded not guilty to all!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

2019: Sell Your Vote, Sell Your Destiny, Lai Mohammed Tells Nigerians

Nigerians have been advised not to sell their votes as it is like selling their destiny. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed gave the advice on Saturday at a workshop on broadcast media coverage for the 2019 elections, organised by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Abuja tagged 'Fake News, Hate Speech, Vote and PVC Buying' Represented by Mrs Grace Isu-Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the Information Minister said: “Selling your vote or PVC is like…

ICPC Asked To Investigate Lai Mohammed Over Alleged N2.5bn Fraud

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate probe of the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over alleged N2.5 billion fraud in National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). PDP’s call followed recent allegations of irregularities in the award of N2.5billion Digital Switch Over (DSO) contract by the NBC. The anti-corruption agency had filed charges before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Director-General of the Commission, Is’haq Kawu Modibbo, and three others. The others are Dipo…

First Nigerian University TV Goes On Air

The University of Lagos, UNILAG is about making another history as the institution debuts its television station, the first university TV station in the country. The station is expected to transmit on Channel 184. Recall that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) granted the TV licence to the institution on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The Mass Communication Department of Unilag also pioneered the first campus radio station in Nigeria. The approval for the radio station was secured in 2002 and commenced…

Trump Considers Launching National TV To Counter CNN

US President Donald Trump has suggested the establishment of a national television station to counter what he termed “the unfair and false way” CNN is portraying the country. Trump, in a tweet, alleged that CNN was not doing great in the US but acknowledged the network “has very little competition” outside the country. Trump wrote: “While CNN doesn’t do great in the United States based on ratings, outside of the US, they have very little competition. “Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the…

ICPC Goes After Lai Moh’d, Kawu Over Alleged N2.5bn Corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has started investigations into an alleged misappropriation of N2.5 billion seed grant released to Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) by the Federal Government for its digital switch-over programme. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and the Director General of the NBC, Modibbo Kawu, were said to have allegedly approved payment to a private company for the digital switch-over programme, in contravention of a…

Hope Party Sues INEC, APC Over Tradermoni Scheme

The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the short period given to parties to campaign in preparation for the 2019 general election. Presidential candidate of Hope Party Ambrose Owuru told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the party approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Nov. 13 (Tuesday) to compel INEC to elongate time for campaign to enable the party to propagate its message of “welfarism” to Nigerians. Owuru said that the party…

Demolition Of Ayefele’s Building Does Not Speak Well Of Ajimobi’s Govt – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has condemned the demolition of the structure housing the Fresh FM in Ibadan by the Oyo State Government. The Director-General of NBC, Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, said the demolition was a worrisome development and did not speak well of the state government. The structure, “Music House,” reportedly valued at N800 million and which had been in operation for 10 years, was demolished in the early hours of Sunday. The property is…

SERAP Urges Reversal Of Fine On Radio Station Over Falz’ ‘This Is Nigeria’

Following the letter sent by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to a radio station in Jos asking it to pay a fine of N100,000 for Airing Falz' “This is Nigeria” amongst other songs, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the NBC to drop the fine imposed on the radio station. According to SERAP, the action by the NBC “amounts to illegal restrictions on media freedom, the right to freedom of opinion and expression and free information and ideas.” Recall that the NBC had in a…

Falz Mocks NBC After It Fined Radio Station For Airing His Song

Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has mocked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for fining a radio station in Jos for airing his "This is Nigeria" music. THE WHISTLER had earlier reported that NBC, on Thursday, fined the radio station N100, 000, for playing Falz’ song According to NBC, the song was “laced with vulgar lyrics” and as such shouldn’t be played on air. In reaction to this, Falz shared a picture of the letter allegedly written by NBC zonal office in Jos to a media…
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