Federal Government suspends Channels TV for interviewing IPOB

The Federal Government suspends Channels TV for interviewing IPOB, which was a result of Channels TV allowing the leader of the group make unacceptable comments.

The federal government of Nigeria has suspended one of the leading media stations in Nigeria, Channels Television.

The authorities also announced that the TV station is to pay a fine of N5 million for going against the broadcast code.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Acting Director-General, Armstrong Idachaba, complained in a letter, about the Channels 7 pm live broadcast program that took place on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

NBC informed the Managing Director of Channels TV that the TV station made a huge mistake by allowing a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to make secessionist and declarations to stir up the supporters without caution.

The regulator accused the news channel of allowing the guest speaker to make disrespectful, false, and misleading statements about the Nigerian army, despite being prohibited by a court of law.

In Other News:

The US Secretary of State, Blinken, meets Buhari and Onyeama Today.

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will be meeting with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, today as part of his travel plan to visit Africa and meet with Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni.

In a press statement by the US Department of State Spokesperson, Ned Price, On Monday, he said that “The Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow, April 27, on his first virtual trip to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Nigeria and engage with young people from across the continent.

The secretary will begin his virtual travel to Africa meeting with Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni. In a “Ten Questions with Tony” event. The YALI alumni will be given the opportunity to engage with the Secretary on a range of topics, including the role youths play in the future of Africa, economic development, democracy, and good governance, health, and climate change.

Through YALI, the United States works with public, private sector, and civil society partners all over the continent to come up with plans and economic opportunities to encourage the creativity, innovativeness, and energy of Africa’s youth.

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