Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nigerian Press Organisation resolve NBC/AIT face-off

The face-off between the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM, has been resolved following the intervention of the  Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO).

NBC had recently suspended the Broadcast License of DAAR Communications Plc over alleged infractions. DAAR consequently went to court to challenge the action of the regulatory agency. The Court however ordered both parties to maintain status quo pending the determination of the case.

But on Sunday night, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, the President of NPO – comprising the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), The Nigerian Guild of Editors ( NGE) and The Nigerian Union of Journalists ( NUJ) – convened a meeting of all parties to resolve the issues in national interest.