AIT Under Hammer as NBC Suspends License, Shut Down Station
The offense of the premier independent radio according to NBC is not unconnected with failure to abide by the commission’s directive citing the NBC Act Cap N11 laws of the federation of Nigeria and the Nigerian Broadcasting Code.
“The shutdown order is until further notice”, Per second News quoted the NBC according to a document with the online newspaper.
NBC alleged that aid has been used in a manner detrimental to the national interest, adding further that the NBC alleged that the broadcast of the station is patently partisan and one-sided and deliberately inciting and heating the polity.
A check as at time of filing this report reveals that the AIT and Raypower stations are currently off air.
The move opens a new front in what had so far been a struggle between the government and the media network, raising concerns about deteriorating press freedom in Nigeria, it added.
Culled from PSN