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Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by oshozondii: 4:53pm On Apr 27
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Tuesday said Channels Television has apologised over its infraction of the broadcasting code.

NBC’s Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Franca Aiyetan, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja.

Aiyetan explained that the commission’s letter to the TV station was a regulatory instrument to check the excesses of the station called “the bridge letter “.

She said that the intent of the letter was neither to close down nor sanction the station, rather it was meant to draw the station’s attention to its breach of the broadcasting code, adding that “the station has accordingly apologised’’.

According to her, the letter is asking Channels TV to explain why it gave credence to an organisation that was already proscribed by the Federal Government.

“It was actually not for public consumption, it was not a press release. It was a regulatory instrument to check the excesses of the station.

“It is a station that won an award but we say in this particular situation, you did not handle it professionally.

“It is possible to bridge the public peace and that was what the letter conveyed to Channels TV, to which the TV station has responded, saying we apologise, we did wrong.

“When the media started asking me about Channels TV, I had to go and find out what letter we had issued out because if it is a press release or something that is for public consumption it will come to the Public Affairs Department of NBC.

“And I will be able to communicate to the media about it but this letter that went to Channels TV is our way of regulating the broadcasting industry.

“It is called a bridge letter to the station to say in this particular programme you did not act professionally; you did not do it in line with the provision of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.”

The director further explained that the particular programme in reference was an interview of somebody who was representing an organisation that was already proscribed by the Federal Government.

She said that in the exercise of its power as the regulatory body, NBC wrote a letter asking Channels TV to explain why it gave credence to the spokesman of the proscribed organisation.

“The spokesman made lots of allusion that were not true, that are inciting and inimical to the peace of the society that could cause unrest.

“The NBC now said because of that this bridge attracts a shutdown or a fine of N5 million, but the pay line was that they were advised to discontinue the programme.

“Because when a station interviews live, they keep repeating it for maybe 24 hours before that kind of news will be dropped.


“And when I followed up on Monday, April 26, I discovered that the monitoring department that had written the letter had also received an apology letter from the Channels TV to say okay, we have received your letter and see where we went wrong, we are sorry.

“So it is now left for NBC to say this station has responded or reacted this way. The letter was neither meant to shut down the station nor sanction it. Rather, it is drawing their attention to what they have done.”


Aiyetan said that the station was also free to write NBC back to say “we stand on what we have done because in our own professional analysis of what we have done we think we are right.’’

“Maybe NBC misinterpreted our intention. And when we have a situation like that, we invite the station to sit down on a dialogue table and understand where they are coming from.

“And then we will also explain to say this is what you intend to do but for those receiving the signals, this is what it connotes, this is what the gravity of what you have done to the country.”

According to her, when a particular programme in a bid to pursue a particular trending issue begins to threaten the security and peace of the nation, then you check yourself.

“Because broadcasting is not self-serving; it is for the society. So everything you do must be to the common good of the people and it must also hold the people accountable."

https://m.guardian.ng/news/channels-tv-apologises-for-breach-of-broadcasting-code-nbc/

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by inoki247: 4:53pm On Apr 27
Lol for say na Naija Twitter dey na every day dem go dey apologize..

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by Kzinne: 4:54pm On Apr 27
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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by NwaNimo1(m): 4:54pm On Apr 27
Upon all the threats?

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by othermen: 4:56pm On Apr 27
Hehe. Shame on Channels.

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by ALMUSTAQIM(m): 4:57pm On Apr 27
THEY SHOULD PAY THE FINES SHARP SHARP.
THE LIKES OF NIGERIAN INFO AND RAY POWER SHOULD ALSO BE CAUTIONED
GOD BLESS NIGERIA

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by Earlystar698(m): 4:58pm On Apr 27
Apologize or not, we won't pay a dime to nigeria media and they will broadcast about us~ Mazi Nnamdi Kanu


God bless you the lion of the East

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by baralatie(m): 4:58pm On Apr 27
better!
Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by janedonez(m): 5:27pm On Apr 27
Please is it "bridge" or "breach" we are all learning?

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by kingthreat(m): 5:40pm On Apr 27
Channels has done the right thing. While government critics made it seem as if NBC is behind their problems. Go to China and tell them that they should not censor their media.

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by lonecatt(m): 5:42pm On Apr 27
Channels TV didn't break any code
If they did ,the fine would have been sustained.

Besides they have the right to tell their own side of the event.

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by DefHQ: 5:50pm On Apr 27
Investigative journalism is dead

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by QuotaSystem: 6:18pm On Apr 27
Well done Channels for not following the advice of Anarchists and not falling for secessionists tricks.

IPOB remain proscribed terrorists.

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by HOVER206: 6:29pm On Apr 27
The truth is that NBC is afraid of the litigations that will befall them.
The fear of SERAP is the beginning of wisdom

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by Grace001: 7:59pm On Apr 27
Na beg them dey beg the wicked, heartless and brutal to let you go in peace

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by nairavsdollars(f): 7:59pm On Apr 27
fake apology

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by DamnNiggar: 8:00pm On Apr 27
Thiefnubu sad

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by asobo1: 8:00pm On Apr 27
Fulani extremist are world renowned terrorist organization but your government is romancing themcry
QuotaSystem:
Well done Channels for not following the advice of Anarchists and not falling for secessionists tricks.

IPOB remain proscribed terrorists.
Out of the numerous countries on the surface of the earth he choose China
kingthreat:
Channels has done the right thing. While government critics made it seem as if NBC is behind their problems. Go to China and tell them that they should not censor their media.

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by gbaskiboy(m): 8:01pm On Apr 27
Ok o
Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by michaellovaldo(m): 8:01pm On Apr 27
Money don change hands for Kóró wink

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:01pm On Apr 27
They also received an apology letter from the Channels TV to say okay, we have received your letter and see where we went wrong, we are sorry.
And where are the children of hate, frustrations and perdition saying what Channels Television did was right and not against the law?

We hope y'all can now swallow back your vomits from the floor.

Anarchy, violence and death like what the animal being interviewed was spewing on prime time TV is what y'all want.... and it will never depart from your abode one after the other.
No be curse,
Na FACT!
That violence will consume you all as long as that is your wish for Nigeria as a whole.
Bloody swines everywhere.

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by ZendayaColeman(f): 8:02pm On Apr 27
NBC is a very useless institution and a mere tool in the hand of oppressors.



Yeye dey smell

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by TotoGame(m): 8:02pm On Apr 27
tinubu indirectly caused this
Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by HenryThegreat1(m): 8:03pm On Apr 27
ALMUSTAQIM:
THEY SHOULD PAY THE FINES SHARP SHARP.

THE LIKES OF NIGERIAN INFO AND RAY POWER SHOULD ALSO BE CAUTIONED

GOD BLESS NIGERIA
zombie

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by Udodiri01: 8:03pm On Apr 27
Akuko

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by pickatyouu: 8:04pm On Apr 27
Channels there is nothing to apologize about.
You were professional in your job.

After all you have interviewed northern terrorist like gumi pantami, meyetti Allah, hisbah and buhari foot soldiers like femi, Lai , Garba mumu, el rufai and NBC didn't say or do shit because they are all northern idiots

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by Ekealterego: 8:05pm On Apr 27
Yeah! As far as it is not terrorist Gunmi speaking on behalf of terrorist and bandits, all is well and fine.

If we tell you all that there is a different standard meted out to anything concerning the Igbos and former Eastern regions, they will say we are wailing.
However, these people have proven and open terrorist in government and every day they grant terrorists free interviews but no one says anything because they are neither Igbos or from the Old eastern region.

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Re: Channels TV Apologises For Breach Of Broadcasting Code – NBC by blinking001(m): 8:05pm On Apr 27
As it should be

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