The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC ) on
Monday released the list of broadcasting stations
that contravened the provisions of the Nigeria
Broadcasting code from the beginning of
electioneering campaign to date.
A statement signed by the commission’s Director/
Head, Public Affairs, Alhaji Awwalu Salihu, in Abuja,
said the contraventions included breaches of the
rules on the broadcast of sponsored campaign
Other breaches were the airing of campaign
materials or programmes that promoted political
parties or candidates within the 24-hour prohibited
period, as well as unauthorised networking by a
group of stations.
The statement said that NTA breached the
sensibilities rules while AIT andNTA both breached
the rules on airing sponsored materials.
According to the statement, Rima Radio , Sokoto and
BSES, Ekiti defaulted on denial of access.
The further said that 15 stations nationwide
breached the code for advertising and promoting a
political party after campaigns had stopped 24
hours to election time.
The stations included Liberty TV , Liberty FM ,
Karama FM , Alheri FM , NTA , AIT , Rima Radio , STV
Lagos, TVC Lagos, NTV , PRTV, Jos , NTA Makurdi,
Vision FM and Nigeria Info,
Others were BECOS TV, NTA Jos , Gombe Media
Corporation Radio FM, OSBC TV and Freedom TV
According to the statement, all the stations involved
had been either queried or outrightly sanctioned,
according to the provisions of the Nigerian