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Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by bignews2020: 2:43pm On Jun 11
President Muhammadu Buhari has kicked out the Acting Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Professor Armstrong Idachaba, who on Monday June 7 directed all broadcast stations in the country to suspend the patronage of Twitter with immediate effect.

In his place, the President has appointed Mr. Balarabe Ilelah as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).



Idachaba has held the NBC DG post in an “Acting” role since February 2020 when his predecessor, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, was placed on an indefinite suspension.

It remains unclear why the President failed to confirm Idachaba for the role and why the Professor was being relieved of the position at this moment.

However, when in Buhari’s pre-recorded Arise TV interview on Thursday the President was asked questions on the Twitter drama, His Excellency had declined to comment on the episode, saying he would prefer to keep that issue to himself.

Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who announced Ilelah’s appointment via a statement on Friday, indicated that the new NBC DG had a five-year tenure.

In a rather unpopular and controversial move that attracted threats of litigation from outfits like Daar Communications, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, as Acting Director General of NBC, on Monday directed all broadcast stations nationwide to suspend the patronage of Twitter with immediate effect.

Not a few had felt that Idachaba’s intervention and direction in issuing the instruction amounted to that of a meddlesome interloper, as many media houses had skirted the Twitter ban by accessing the platform through the VPN router instead of the local networks that had been instructed by the government to bar the service.

The Twitter platform had been a fertile ground for sourcing and exchanging news and information for the media.


But Idachaba and NBC declared that it would be unpatriotic for any Nigerian broadcaster to patronise the banned platform as an information source.

According to him, the directive fell in tandem with Section 2(1) of the NBC Act, mandating NBC to enforce the responsibility of ensuring strict adherence to national laws, rules and regulations.

Idachaba’s memo also quoted Section 3.11.2 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code, which he said stipulated that: “The broadcaster shall ensure that law enforcement is upheld at all times in a matter depicting that law and order are socially superior to or more desirable than Crime and Anarchy.

“Attention is also drawn to Section 5.6.3 of The Code which requires Broadcasters to be mindful of materials that may cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society in the use of a User Generated Content (UGC).”

Born in 1962, Armstrong Aduku Idachaba was a Nigerian Professor of Mass Communication, and had served as Director of Broadcast Policy and Research in the commission before his February 2020 elevation as replacement for Modibbo Kawu who had been sacked over corruption allegations.


https://thewillnigeria.com/news/buhari-sacks-broadcast-agency-boss-who-ordered-radios-and-tvs-to-quit-twitter/

Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 2:44pm On Jun 11
Now that Buhari's memory is fully back he is overdoing it

Major General mode activated

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by IlovePMB: 2:46pm On Jun 11
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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Agbegbaorogboye: 2:51pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:
Now that Buhari's memory is fully back he is overdoing it

Major General mode activated
Wetin do him memory before?
Armstrong was ready to do anything to keep that post just like Fowler but last last they fall their hands
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by budaatum: 2:51pm On Jun 11
This "professor" did not know the difference between a law and a baseless utterance so he exceeded his remit and lost his job!

Twitter ban is not "national laws, rules and regulations", as those who understand the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship should educate those who think it is.

According to him, the directive fell in tandem with Section 2(1) of the NBC Act, mandating NBC to enforce the responsibility of ensuring strict adherence to national laws, rules and regulations.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by RichBoy247: 2:53pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:
Now that Buhari's memory is fully back he is overdoing it

Major General mode activated

He never had any. Stop deceiving yourself

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 2:54pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:

Wetin do him memory before?
Armstrong was ready to do anything to keep that post just like Fowler but last last they fall their hands

Old age Dimentia ....

Well he only added inginuity and creativity to his President's policy what he failed to realise is when a Military Commander gives an order you follow it without questions or adding anything

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 2:57pm On Jun 11
RichBoy247:


He never had any. Stop deceiving yourself

You should also stop decieving yourself

He rose through ranks in the Army, conducted almost all coups, fought wars, became GOC, Governor/Administrator , President and Head of State

And all of a sudden he started acting like " a Vegetable" like IPOBs say, then suddenly he is back to acting like the dictator he is

That's Dimentia

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Ifearnoevil: 2:58pm On Jun 11
See the way the report is presented as if the reason the guy was removed is because he ordered media houses to quit twitter where as the real reason is that they need another fulani to carry out the final onslaught on social media.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Tinubuadvocate: 3:00pm On Jun 11
Corruption must be reason why he was fired.
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by rikithor(m): 3:04pm On Jun 11
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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by omowolewa: 3:05pm On Jun 11
Maybe his arm is too strong
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by kenzysmith(m): 3:08pm On Jun 11
Tinubuadvocate:
Corruption must be reason why he was fired.
abeg try get small sense is it too Much for us to ask?

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:09pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:


Old age Dimentia ....

Well he only added inginuity and creativity to his President's policy what he failed to realise is when a Military Commander gives an order you follow it without questions or adding anything

You think the presidency sacked him for the order he gave media houses?
I don't expect you to be that naive.
It's more about his tribe. He replaced a Kawu which is an anomaly. Or why was he not confirmed for over a year?

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 3:11pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:


You think the presidency sacked him for the order he gave media houses?
I don't expect you to be that naive.
It's more about his tribe. He replaced a Kawu which is an anomaly. Or why was he not confirmed for over a year?

They waited for him to slip and he did... No doubt personal sentiments and favourism played a huge part but the memo cited where he goofed and the hyenas took him out

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:14pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:


You should also stop decieving yourself

He rose through ranks in the Army, conducted almost all coups, fought wars, became GOC, Governor/Administrator , President and Head of State

And all of a sudden he started acting like " a Vegetable" like IPOBs say, then suddenly he is back to acting like the dictator he is

That's Dimentia

He rose through those ranks based on quota system not merit.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:15pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:


They waited for him to slip and he did... No doubt personal sentiments and favourism played a huge part but the memo cited where he goofed and the hyenas took him out

.

What memo. Where is the memo

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 3:16pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:


He rose through those ranks based on quota system not merit.

Lol , qouta system in Mons cadet college and Washington war college

Even if you question Ghanian cadet college and Kaduna Defence college, definately not Prestigious Mons cadet college and Washington war college
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:18pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:


Lol , qouta system in Mons cadet college and Washington war college

Even if you question Ghanian cadet college and Kaduna Defence college, definately not Prestigious Mons cadet college and Washington war college
What is the prerequisite for admission to mons and Washington esp 60s. I want to see something

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 3:19pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:

What is the prerequisite for admission to mons and Washington esp 60s. I want to see something

Military ranks and achievements especially war medals


Congo medal and Biafra medal
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Timi45: 3:21pm On Jun 11
Despite acting on the orders of his fulanis task masters, that still didn't stop Buhari from firing him.
LESSON:WHATEVER GOOD YOU DO FOR A FULANI MAN, HE WILL REPAY YOU WITH EVIL. Ask tinubu.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:24pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:


Military ranks and achievements especially war medals


Congo medal and Biafra medal
Not exactly true though.
But even those medals are why I said it's all based on quota system
I hope you understand that

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 3:25pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:

Not exactly true though.
But even those medals are why I said it's all based on quota system
I hope you understand that

Then why do you think medal after 30 months war as a platoon commander is based on qouta system
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:27pm On Jun 11
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by psucc(m): 3:28pm On Jun 11
Still not true. He is sacked for some other reasons.
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by kokoA(m): 3:29pm On Jun 11
Penperipe! Penperipe.. No go dey do pass yourself.
Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by budaatum: 3:29pm On Jun 11

Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:30pm On Jun 11
Coldshisha:


Then why do you think medal after 30 months war as a platoon commander is based on qouta system
How did he become platoon commander. The sector he covered was not known for any outstanding valour. At least not on a scale of that of Benjamin adekunle.
Yet most of those who moved up fast after the war were the core northerners including a certain murtala Muhammed who lost woefully

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Re: Buhari Sacks Broadcast Agency Boss Who Ordered Radios And Tvs To Quit Twitter by Coldshisha: 3:30pm On Jun 11
Agbegbaorogboye:

Not exactly true though.
But even those medals are why I said it's all based on quota system
I hope you understand that

Why did Aguiyi Ironsi select him as head of his Transport and convoy details

Why did Obasanjo pick him to head federal petroleum commission

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