The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has indicted the African Independent Television (AIT) and the National Television Authority (NTA) for the airing of a documentary which maligned the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari.
The NBC added further that the stations had contravened its rules for airing sponsored material. This was disclosed on Monday, March 30, 2015 via a statement released by the NBC’s Director of Public Affairs, Awwalu Salihu.
“The contraventions include breaches of the rules on the broadcast of sponsored electoral campaign materials, which must conform to the standards of truth, decency and good taste, and requiring the sponsor to be clearly identified,” Salihu said.
“Other breaches included the airing of campaign materials or programmes that promoted political parties or candidates within the 24-hour prohibition period, as well as unauthorized networking by a group of stations,” he added.
Other stations indicted by the NBC include Rima Radio, STV Lagos, NTA Lagos, NTA2 Channel 5, TVC Lagos, NTV, PRTV Jos, NTA Makurdi, Vision FM, Nigeria Info, OSBC TV, Freedom TV, Ilesa, BCOS TV, Liberty TV, Liberty Radio, Karama (FRCN) FM, Alheri FM, NTA Jos, Ombe Media Corp Radio FM, BSES Ekiti and DSTV (Ebony Live TV Channel).