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Broadcast Regulation  |  Nigeria: NBC’s Acting DG Plans To Tackle Broadcasting Monopoly - Reports

Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the acting Director-General (DG) of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has said that the organisation is committed to effective regulations and reforms to checkmate monopoly in Nigeria’s broadcasting space. Idachaba stated this at a conference in Abuja ...
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Broadcast Regulation  |  Modibbo Kawu, Nigeria's Broadcast Regulator Boss Suspended From Office - Reports

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly suspended the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, from his office. Sources that work in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said that Modibbo got the ...
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Nigeria: DSO Crucial To Regulation Of Broadcast Sector – Govt Minister

The Digital Switch Over (DSO) project is a critical component for the effective regulation of the broadcast sector in Nigeria, and its implementation should be given maximum priority. This is according to Mohammed Bello, Nigeria’s Minister of the Federal Capital ...

Nigeria’s Govt Ends MultiChoice’s Exclusive Rights To English Premier League -Reports

The Nigerian government has reportedly issued a directive ending exclusive rights in broadcasting major sporting events in the country. This means that MultiChoice’s long-standing monopoly on the live airing of high-profile sports events has come to an abrupt end. The ...

Nigeria: Govt Instructs Broadcasting Commission To Create Jobs

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has instructed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately rollout measures to re-position the broadcast industry with a view to sanitise the sector, create jobs, promote local content, boost the advert ...

Nigeria: NBC To Issue 200 New Licences To Broadcast Stations -Reports

The Director-General of Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is’haq Modibbo Kawu recently disclosed that the commission has decided to issue 200 additional licenses for broadcasting stations across the country. Kawu made this announcement while speaking at the fifth anniversary of ...

Nigeria: New Media Regulations Spark Concerns Around Freedom Of Expression

Nigeria’s new media code that was established in July and approved by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari increases fines for media indecency, inciting of violence or hate speech to 5 million nairas (nearly $14,000) from the initial 500,000 nairas ($1,400). Nigeria ...

Lack Of Funding Delays Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over

Nigeria’s implementation of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue TV broadcasts has reportedly been delayed by the non-release of funds by the federal government to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).   This is despite the numerous advantages of ...

BON Acting Chairman -Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, Appointed Member Of Nigeria NBC Reform Committee

The Acting Chairman of BON and CEO of Gospell Digital Technology, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, has been appointed as a member of the Nigeria NBC Reform Committee By the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The chosen committee consists ...

NBC Issues Fines To 45 Stations For Violating Nigeria’s Broadcast Code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned no less than 45 broadcasting stations which allegedly violated its code in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Commission’s Director-General, Mallam Ishaq Kawu. Kawu announced this at a recent news conference ...

Nigeria’s NBC Threatens To Sanction Broadcasters That Violate Codes

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced that it will prosecute broadcast stations that air content that contravenes the nation’s broadcasting code.   Alhaji Ikra Bilbis, the Chairman, and Modibbo Kawu, the Director-General of the NBC, stated this in separate ...

NBC Grants Satellite Broadcast Licence To Nigerian University

The National Broadcasting Commission has granted approval for a Direct Satellite Broadcast (DSB) licence for Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. The NBC’s Director-General, Ishaq Kawu, said that the licence would allow the University to operate its own television station ...