National Broadcasting Commission sanctions Big Brother Naija, 45 broadcasting stations


The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned about 45 broadcasting stations and cautioned producers of the reality television programme, Big Brother Naija (BBN) against broadcasting “unwholesome content” in the country.

The broadcast stations were sanctioned for allegedly breaching NBC’s code.

Director-General of NBC, Mallam Ishaq Kawu disclosed this while addressing a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said the contraventions included breaches of the rules on hate speech, abusive, obscene and vulgar lyrics including inflammatory broadcast.

NBC also expressed concern over the continuous flouting of the broadcasting code by DAAR Communications PLC, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower F.M.

They, therefore, warned the affected stations against continuous breaching of NBC code, hence will be severely sanctioned.