JUST IN: NBC Revokes Licence of AIT, Silverbird Tv, Others

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked the broadcast licences of major media channels including Silverbird TV, AIT, Raypower FM, Rhythm FM and other stations.

NBC Director General Balarabe Shehu said the licences of the stations over failure to renew their broadcast licences.

He noted that the stations owe a total of N2.6bn; adding that some of the stations affected have not renewed their licences since 2015.

“This is the first batch, there are those who have not renewed their licence since 2015, 2016 and 2017. We are asking them to come and pay their licence fees,” he said.

He warned that all stations that have not renewed their licences should do so in 30 days to avoid sanction.

Shehu directed its state offices to liaise with security agencies to ensure the shutdown of the operation of these stations within the next 24 hours.

Details later.

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