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|Why Nbc Stops Bakare’s Live Broadcast by jidsoon(m): 10:49am On Jan 18, 2010|
The National Broadcasting Commission on Sunday stopped a Lagos-based radio station, Radio Continental owned by Continental Broadcasting Services from airing a live broadcast by Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly.
Bakare is one of the promoters of the Save Nigeria Group and has been a critic of President Umaru Yar’Adua, for his decision to travel out of the country for medical attention without handing over power to Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan.
He had joined other prominent Nigerians including Prof. Wole Soyinka last Tuesday to stage a protest in Abuja over the President’s continued absence.
Bakare had prepared a speech titled, “Understanding Why We Marched on January 12, 2010.” However, shortly before Bakare’s live broadcast, which was slated for 10am, the Radio Continental crew, which was already in the church, said it could no longer air the address as agreed because the NBC had ordered the radio station not to go ahead.
Bakare was, therefore, forced to deliver his address on the pulpit.
Confirming the development, Bakare, in an interview with our correspondent, said, “We were told by the Radio Continental crew that we could not go on with the live transmission because of an order from the NBC.
“The radio people came on Friday to test their equipment to ensure that everything was alright. So when they came this morning, we were ready but they said they had an order not to continue with the broadcast.”
Asked if he got in touch with the management of Continental Broadcasting, Bakare said it was the administrative department of the church that handled the matter while he mounted the pulpit for the Sunday sermon.
“I did not do so myself. Mr. Yinka Odumakin did and he confirmed that it was true that the NBC had ordered the live broadcast stopped,” he said.
|Re: Why Nbc Stops Bakare’s Live Broadcast by AKO1(m): 11:51am On Jan 18, 2010|
And didn't the NBC give any reason?
|Re: Why Nbc Stops Bakare’s Live Broadcast by Mavenb0x(m): 12:19pm On Jan 18, 2010|
^^^ What other reason! This is Nigeria!! Democracy is not as open as one may want to believe!
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