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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced that it has successfully jammed the signals of a pirate radio named ‘Radio Biafra‘ in most parts of Lagos.
This was made known in Abuja by Mr Ekanem Antia, who is the Deputy Director, Public Affairs of NBC.
According Mr Antia the illegal radio which broadcast incendiary messages was notorious for spewing fake, inflammatory, and inciting content and that was the reason why the commission had to move against it.
‘The NBC Act, CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 spells out in chapter two, subsection two, that: 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.
‘Also, Section 15.4.1 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code 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,‘ he submitted.
According to him, the commission, therefore, warns the general public that anybody who attempts to operate broadcasting in Nigeria without legal authorization of the NBC will be prosecuted and the equipment, confiscated according to Law.
He stated that the Department of State Security and the Nigerian Police had been requested to bring the culprits behind the illegality to book.
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