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BBC Introduces New TV/Radio Programmes In Nigeria

As Nigeria moves closer to its general election in 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa, has introduced new radio and television programmes across all its partner TV stations in Nigeria.

In a statement that was published on the BBC Media Center, it is explained that the programmes would feature in its 12 language services, including Nigeria’s local BBC News services in Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Pidgin.

The statement declared that as Nigeria was preparing to hold elections on February 16, BBC Africa would offer thorough coverage for its local and international audiences on the radio, online, TV and social media.
The statement added that during the campaign period, there would be special programming across all of BBC Africa’s 12 language services including French and English, as well as the Nigeria-based BBC News Hausa, BBC News Yoruba, BBC News Pidgin and BBC News Igbo.

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, The BBC’s Head of West Africa Languages said that BBC is prepared to deliver significant, accurate coverage of what is foreseen to be the most competitive election that Nigeria has ever witnessed.

He said that BBC audiences across the African continent and all around the world would now be able to keep up with the action in twelve languages including Hausa, English and the newly launched Pidgin, Igbo and Yoruba languages. Ogunseye added that BBC would bring important interviews from politicians and commentators, and also viewpoints from the voters on the ground. He said that BBC would cover the election from every angle and from every state in Nigeria.

BBC Africa confirmed that it would be sending more than 50 reporters to cover the elections.

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