NBC Fines Arise TV N2m Over Fake Report On Tinubu  

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Arise Television N2m for airing fake reports about the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Bola Tinubu. NBC said the TV station was sanctioned for breaching the broadcasting code. 

Though Arise TV had apologised on Sunday after reports that the Independent National Broadcasting Commission (INEC) was investigating Tinubu over alleged criminal forfeiture of money on offences bordering on narcotics and illicit drugs, the broadcast industry regulator slammed the fine on the station for unprofessional conduct. 

“The National Broadcasting Commission has imposed a penalty of N2, 000,000.00 (Two Million Naira Only) on Arise TV, being sanctioned for the violations of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code”, the statement signed by NBC management said on Monday. 

INEC at the weekend denied the statement on which Arise TV based its report. The development made the station retract the statement and apologise to the APC’s presidential candidate. 

The spokesman of the Tinubu campaign council, Mr Bayo Onanuga, also threatened a lawsuit against the station. 

 

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