Criticize Buhari And The Governors And Be Punished
On it effort to avert hate speech which can lead to riot in some quarters, the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, yesterday said it would commence punishment for any broadcast station that violates any of its code. It warned that all broadcast stations should be guided by the ethics and code of the profession. Citing the provisions of the Broadcasting Code: Section 3.1.: Professional Rules: 3.1.1: which states that “No broadcast shall encourage or incite to crime, lead to public disorder or hate, be repugnant to public feelings or contain an offensive reference to any person or organization, alive or dead or generally be disrespectful to human dignity.
And code: 3.1.19: The broadcast shall not transmit content that denigrates the social norms, values and culture of the society”, Chibuike Ogwumike, zonal director of the NBC Lagos office, in his letter to newsmen, seized the opportunity to warn against messages that ‘insult’ Nigerian leaders.
His words: “Monitoring activities indicate that in the recent time, some broadcast stations have abdicated their editorial responsibilities such that guests and callers on programmes abuse and insult leaders and those in authority freely and without caution.
“To denigrate our elders and leaders in abusive terms is not our culture. We respect our leaders as a positive cultural value. “We expect Broadcasters, especially anchors to show professionalism in the handling of programmes such that guest or callers that exhibit such tendency are professionally handled. “The recourse to abusing, denigrating and insulting the President, Governors, MPs and other leaders does not show us as cultured people.”
Governor's Aide Slumped And Died During Wedding Party
One of the newly appointed aides of the Kastina State Governor, Alhaji Rabe Ibrahim Jibia, a newly appointed Senior Special Assistant on Security, Daura Zone, to Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has died.Eyewitness report gathered that Alhaji Jibia slumped on Saturday, March 27, during the wedding fatiha of the daughter of the Special Adviser on Security matters to Governor Masari, Alhaji Ibrahim Katsina at Banu Commasie, GRA Katsina.Jibia was rushed to th...
Terrorism: Buhari Has Done Better Than Jonathan In Borno - Buhari Aide And Borno Governor
After a commendatory report from the Governor of Borno state on the present state of terrorist action in the state, Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Buhari on New Media, says a lot has changed in Borno state under the Buhari-led administration.Bashir stated this on his Twitter handle this afternoon while reacting to the commendatory comment by the state governor, Babagana Zulum, who said the security situation in the state has since improved under B...
US Court Sentenced Ogun State Governor's Aide to 5 Years Imprisonment
Yesterday in Tacoma, the United States District Court sentenced Abidemi Rufai, one of the Special Assistants to the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, to five years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.Rufai, a 45-year-old Nigerian, according to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Washington signed by U.S. Attorney Nick Brown, said was jailed for his attempt to steal nearly $2.4 million from the United States governm...
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