The National Broadcasting Commission(NBC) has suspended Channels Television for breaching the broadcast code.
In a letter addressed to the Managing Director of television station, signed by the Acting Director-General of NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission referred to Channels 7pm live broadcast programme of Sunday, April 25, 2021.
According to the NBC, the station erred by allowing a leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) to make secessionist and inciting declarations on air without caution or reprimand.
The NBC also fined the station N5 million, adding that such act contravenes broadcast code.
It further accused the station of allowing the guest speaker to make derogatory, false and misleading statements about the Nigerian Army, despite being proscribed by a court of law.