Wednesday, June 16, 2021

NBC jams signals of Radio Biafra in Lagos

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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has jammed the signals of a Pirate Radio claiming to be “Radio Biafra” in most parts of Lagos State.

According to a statement on Monday, the NBC management described the station as illegal and known for spewing fake, inflammatory and inciting content.

The management, therefore, invoked the NBC Act on the Radio Station.

According to the statement, the law says: “No person shall operate or use any apparatus or premises for the transmission of sound or vision by cable, television, radio, satellite or any other medium of broadcast, from anywhere in Nigeria, except under and in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
Another section provides that: “The Police shall prosecute any person engaged in any form of broadcasting or in possession of any broadcast equipment or apparatus in the country without a License or Permit for the purpose.

The NBC management stressed that any Nigerian who attempts to operate without legal authorization would be prosecuted and the equipment confiscated according to the law.

“The Department of State Security and the Nigerian Police have been requested to bring the culprits behind this illegality to book,” the statement concluded.

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