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NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by oshozondii: 12:51pm On Aug 13
The National Broadcasting Commission has ordered a radio station, Nigeria Info, to pay a N5m fine for airing comments made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailaifa, on terrorism in the country.

The NBC management described the broadcast as “unprofessional” in a statement signed by the management of the organisation.

The statement reads, “The National Broadcasting Commission has noted with grave concern, the unprofessional conduct of Nigeria Info 99.3FM, Lagos, in the handling of the programme ‘Morning CrossFire’ aired on August 10, 2020, between 8.30am and 9.00am.

“The station provided its platform for the guest, Dr Mailafia Obadiah, to promote unverifiable and inciting views that could encourage or incite crime and lead to public disorder.

“Dr Mailafia Obadia’s comments on the Southern Kaduna crisis were devoid of facts and by broadcasting the same to the public, Nigeria Info 99.3FM, is in violation of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

“In line with the amendment of the 6th edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code, Nigeria Info 99.3FM Lagos, has been fined the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira), only.

“This is expected to serve as a deterrent to all other broadcast stations in Nigeria who are quick to provide a platform for subversive rhetoric and the expositions of spurious and unverifiable claims, to desist from such.”

Mailafia had during the radio programme said that repentant Boko Haram members revealed to him that a serving Northern governor was a commander of the terrorist group.

He was subsequently invited for questioning by the Department of State Services on Wednesday but was released after six hours.

http://saharareporters.com/2020/08/13/nigeria%E2%80%99s-broadcast-regulator-orders-radio-station-pay-n5m-fine-over-mailafia%E2%80%99s-comments

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by SmartProf(m): 12:53pm On Aug 13
Tyrants hate the truth..If terrorism was hated this way by our leaders, we would have won the war against terror before it started. Shame on you foolish leaders for victimizing patroits, while playing politics with human lives and covering up terrorism & their evil sponsors. Nigerians know ur deceit.

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Karlifate: 1:24pm On Aug 13
Since they couldn't pin Mailafia down, they decided to extend their leprous hand of punishment to Nigeria Info.
Tyrants everywhere!
Instead of them to investigate & prosecute the Northern Governor behind Boko Haram, they are subtly diverting from the big picture.
They want to sweep & bury the case underground BUT the point has been made already......... A NORTHERN GOVERNOR.

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by colorsofrainbow: 1:35pm On Aug 13
Freedom you had under Jonathan,you dare not under our "darling daddy" as always mentioned by one dead meat seller

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by nairalandankrah: 1:40pm On Aug 13
When you are governed by dictators in civilian attire..
The attire doesn't change a thing

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by GamalNasser: 1:42pm On Aug 13
How much will they fine Miyetti Allah Radio that has been in operation

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Slawormir: 1:46pm On Aug 13
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
We should not encourage hate speech, unverifiable and inciting views...
It encourages hatred and intolerance

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by seunlayi(m): 1:46pm On Aug 13
Yeye govt.
I had a dream that Nairaland was shut down.

Is that not were our govt is heading to?

WhatsApp will soon go down in Nigeria...

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by RAGEofFIRE: 1:46pm On Aug 13
undecided

There's nothing unprofessional about the interview and nothing unverifiable about the claims. Even a simpleton knows that a wealthy northerner is behind the whole fiasco.

How can people be penalised for speaking the truth about these meaningless killings?

One thing is for sure, nothing lasts forever. Someone will bring about the annihilation of those who would stop at nothing to bring pain to others.

RIP Malcolm X.
RIP Sankara.
RIP Kaduna Nzeogwu.

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by JesusJesus: 1:46pm On Aug 13
Well-done Buhari grin
Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by holyidol(m): 1:46pm On Aug 13
Inukwa! So the government will not investigate the claim before taking action? So there is no need to expose what you know that was going wrong in this country. I weap for Nigeria. Please I need business partners for a profitable business that am into, people of south East are mostly preferred so that seen each other will not be much problem.

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Shellsploit: 1:46pm On Aug 13
Something is not just right about the fine sanctioned on radio station.

What happens to Mailafia thereafter?

This kain judgement sef undecided

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Mo3891: 1:46pm On Aug 13
cool



Hell Rufai is scared

A CBN deputy governor has all the information to nail a Boko Haram and bandits finacer

Military Defence Intelligence boss also caught Hell Rufai trying to ship in through MMA weaponised drone and they hurriedly transferred him

Well as a Southerner and a Yoruba man, it is absolutely non of my business what game our Northern neighbours play with their own life




.

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Davicl: 1:46pm On Aug 13
Dammit




Isoright
Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by ImpregnaTor(m): 1:46pm On Aug 13
this country is filled with very few real niggars

that's why I will do all my best to travel to where I can smoke a lot of weed and bang enough pussy!

in some one's voice!

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by NairalandNurse(m): 1:46pm On Aug 13
When going for the lesser of two evils[Buhari and Goodluck], choose neither!

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by DigitalyYours: 1:47pm On Aug 13
The father of nepotism and hate speech is now fighting people for saying the truth.

We are watching

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Sarkin(m): 1:47pm On Aug 13
Nawa
Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by money121(m): 1:47pm On Aug 13
Ok
Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Emperortj93(m): 1:47pm On Aug 13
This is total bs. This administration is taking Nigeria 50years back.

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Denique(f): 1:47pm On Aug 13
Of course, there's freedom of speech but freedom after speech is what this administration cannot guarantee the citizenry.

Only one thing is guaranteed; Corruption!

There was a country!

To whom it may concern:
You have a right to quote me just as I have a right to ignore YOUR F00LISH MENTIONS!

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by femicyrus(m): 1:47pm On Aug 13
What will Nigerians do?

Nothing as usual!

"Maybe some sprinkle of noise on social media by a vocal minority" in femi adesina's voice.

Who did this to us?

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Dickeyrider(f): 1:47pm On Aug 13
They should fine radio biafra for spreading fake news capable of destabilizing our great nation Nigeria

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by EzzyCarter: 1:47pm On Aug 13
Denique:
There was a country!

Called Nigeria grin

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by Olukat(m): 1:48pm On Aug 13
Was that a scripted program?
The soured freedom we had is finally gone shocked shocked
Just imagined how much CNN would've been paying daily shocked shocked
All zombies please clap for yourselves angry angry

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by ThierryJay: 1:48pm On Aug 13
If 10,000 Nigerians contribute N500 each for Nigeria info to pay up the fine, this would send a message to the broadcasting authorities.

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Re: NBC Fines Nigeria Info N5 Million Over Mailafia Interview by obailala(m): 1:48pm On Aug 13
Idiots, bastards!

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