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President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by ahmedkoded95(m): 1:13am On Nov 28, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the issuance of operating licences to 213 new public and private broadcasting outfits in the country.


Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Ishaq Modibbo-Kawu disclosed this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt at the opening of the 71st General Assembly of Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).

Giving the breakdown, Modibbo-Kawu said that the president approved 147 new FM radio licences; 23 DTT Television licences, three new national radio network licences and two national television licences.


He said the commission had also received presidential approval for 16 campus radio stations; 24 community broadcasters and three public organisations FM licences.

The Director-General said that the total of 213 licences were the single largest number of stations ever licensed at any point in Nigerian broadcasting history.

He reiterated the importance of BON as the umbrella body for all the broadcasting outfits in the country.

"Our industry is opening up and the importance of broadcasting will become greater as a contributor to the economic fortunes.

“It is also a platform of molding the values of national development,” he said.

The NBC boss raised concerns over the spiking of hate and dangerous speech, that was freely broadcast on leading television networks.

He said the NBC commissioned a major study of Hate and Dangerous Speech in Nigerian broadcasting, using the 2015 general elections as a case study.

“The Validation Report from that study has been presented in Kano; Enugu and Sokoto.

“We will similarly present the report very soon in Lagos and at a big national gathering of broadcasters and other national institutions in Abuja.

“The NBC has also gathered a lot of experience from elections in Anambra; Ekiti and Osun states,” he said.

Modibbo Kawu cautioned that as the country entered the season of heightened political activities, en route the 2019 general elections, NBC would not hesitate to sanction erring stations.

“For us at the NBC, we cannot be responsible for the statements that politicians make.

“It is important to remind the broadcasting outfits in BON, that you would be liable for any violations of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code by the politicians that you broadcast live during political rallies.

“So, it is your responsibility, not just to collect those huge sums politicians are willing to pay; but you must make them remember the liability you carry for decency in what comes out on radio and television.

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by socialmediaman: 1:33am On Nov 28, 2018
Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by iammo(m): 1:59am On Nov 28, 2018
Executive exclusive list, makes him the sole authorizer of a broadcasting license, I hope the broadcast houses up their games and provide better informative and entertainment content. With all this licences and good content development, we may stop watch foreign cable channels

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Nobody: 2:23am On Nov 28, 2018
Only true and honest nigerians believe in President Buhari, which i am happy to be among!

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by mrvictor: 4:47am On Nov 28, 2018
How can he approve broadcast licenses? Is it his job? Or is he so less busy? Or is Nigeria Saudi Arabia?

What then is the job of Ministry of Information, NCC and NBC?

Why not tell us that he has qualified Super Falcons for the Finals of AWCON2018.
Nonsense!

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by eazisky(m): 5:22am On Nov 28, 2018
mrvictor:
How can he approve broadcast licenses? Is it his job? Or is he so less busy? Or is Nigeria Saudi Arabia?

What then is the job of Ministry of Information, NCC and NBC?

Why not tell us that he has qualified Super Falcons for the Finals of AWCON2018.
Nonsense!


if he doesnt approve how will get get medias to campaign for him for 2019?

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by helinues: 5:32am On Nov 28, 2018
mrvictor:
How can he approve broadcast licenses? Is it his job? Or is he so less busy? Or is Nigeria Saudi Arabia?

What then is the job of Ministry of Information, NCC and NBC?

Why not tell us that he has qualified Super Falcons for the Finals of AWCON2018.
Nonsense!

Stop Puting mouth in something you do not have an idea about.

Thank you

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by buhariguy(m): 5:32am On Nov 28, 2018
That is good,
That is more employment for people,
Sai buhari till 2023.

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Gandollar(f): 5:34am On Nov 28, 2018
No doubt when the list is published, 90% will be those from his religion and ethnic group. Lifeless ethnic bigot!

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by culdady(m): 10:11am On Nov 28, 2018
Thunder fire all of them!!
Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Alepa(m): 10:12am On Nov 28, 2018
mrvictor:
How can he approve broadcast licenses? Is it his job? Or is he so less busy? Or is Nigeria Saudi Arabia?

What then is the job of Ministry of Information, NCC and NBC?

Why not tell us that he has qualified Super Falcons for the Finals of AWCON2018.
Nonsense!
Shut up

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by success1smyn(m): 10:12am On Nov 28, 2018
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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by gentlegenius(m): 10:13am On Nov 28, 2018
Gandollar:
No doubt when the list is published, 90% will be those from his religion and ethnic group. Lifeless ethnic bigot!
This dullard again...

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by arejibadz(m): 10:14am On Nov 28, 2018
TheGreenLand:
Only true and honest nigerians believe in President Buhari, which i am happy to be among!
u are mad...stfu

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Isangad1(m): 10:14am On Nov 28, 2018
for APC mind now Baba is working.

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by mistercardinal(m): 10:15am On Nov 28, 2018
All these are strategically planned to preach and proselytize his re election bid.

Dead on arrival.


Only lifeless zombies will applaud this unusual move by a lifeless one who has always negated the principles of rule of law and freedom of the press

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by julioralph(m): 10:16am On Nov 28, 2018
Hmmm

I hope he didn't approve a TV/Radio license for BH sha oo

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Isangad1(m): 10:16am On Nov 28, 2018
in need of a professional logo for your business

Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by san316(m): 10:25am On Nov 28, 2018
SOme people will still say he is trying to silence the media
Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by donnie(m): 10:25am On Nov 28, 2018
cheesy f
Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Olamsoh: 10:27am On Nov 28, 2018
If your friend is not working a 9-5 job and does a craft as their only source of income, please don’t ask them to do stuff for free. It breaks their hearts to say No. please be considerate.
Hey if you’re offering them exposure and you’re not getting paid for it, try split costs with them. If you’re actually getting paid for it or will get money from it then I do know what to say to you.
Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by sukerefakere(m): 10:27am On Nov 28, 2018
mrvictor:
How can he approve broadcast licenses? Is it his job? Or is he so less busy? Or is Nigeria Saudi Arabia?

What then is the job of Ministry of Information, NCC and NBC?

Why not tell us that he has qualified Super Falcons for the Finals of AWCON2018.
Nonsense!
same thought process

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by donnie(m): 10:27am On Nov 28, 2018
mrvictor:
How can he approve broadcast licenses? Is it his job? Or is he so less busy? Or is Nigeria Saudi Arabia?

What then is the job of Ministry of Information, NCC and NBC?

Why not tell us that he has qualified Super Falcons for the Finals of AWCON2018.
Nonsense!
grin

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Justseyii: 10:27am On Nov 28, 2018
Still I bet they've all been bought over by the govt.










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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Kenekingisback: 10:29am On Nov 28, 2018
APC propaganda machines

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Smile4daddy(m): 10:32am On Nov 28, 2018
buhariguy:
That is good,
That is more employment for people,
Sai buhari till 2023.
Has been Confirmed, Cleared, signed and approved.

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by Nobody: 10:32am On Nov 28, 2018
Hmm. More APC radio and TV stations to air soon.

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Re: President Buhari Approves 213 New Broadcasting Licences by CuriousX: 10:36am On Nov 28, 2018
wink

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