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NBC fines Arise TV over fake report about Tinubu

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned Arise TV for airing a fake report about the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

It ordered the station to pay N2m for breaching the broadcasting code.

The sanction was contained in a letter dated 13 November 2022 and addressed to the management of the station.

The letter signed by the Director General of the Commission noted that the station failed to comply by the broadcasting code for airing a press statement purportedly signed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The commission noted that the infraction was allowed to happen despite its recent sensitization programme for all broadcasters

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