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NBC issues a “final warning” to Arise TV over alleged derogatory remarks

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has issued a stern final warning to Arise Television for the use of derogatory and incendiary language on its station.

The Commission’s Director General, Dr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, issued this warning in a letter dated October 6, 2023.

In the letter, a request was made to the TV station, urging them to adopt a delay mechanism in order to protect against inappropriate content.

The letter, which was addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, of Arise Global Media Limited also urged the TV station to keep to its responsibility of keeping its guests in check.

The warning was issued by the Commission eight months after they fined Arise TV N2m for breaching Nigeria’s broadcasting codes.

The letter was titled “Preponderance of derogatory and incendiary remarks: final warning.”

The letter reads,

On February 3, 2023, Arise TV received a N2 million fine from NBC due to what the regulatory body termed as “unprofessional broadcasts.”

Listing the broadcasts, the letter wrote,