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NBC Revokes Licenses of AIT, Silverbird, 50 Others

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked the broadcast licenses of AIT, Silverbird TV, and 50 other stations over failure to renew their licenses.

A statement by NBC on Friday noted that the move followed the publication of a list of stations yet to renew their licences.

According to the Commission, a two-week waiver was given to them in May to do so after which they risked the revocation of their broadcast licences.

But three months after the publication, NBC said, “some licensees are yet to pay their outstanding debts, in contravention of the National Broadcasting Commission Act CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, particularly section 10(a) of the third schedule of the Act.

“Therefore, after due consideration, NBC hereby announces the revocation of the licenses of the…stations and gives them 24 hours to shut down their operations. Our offices nationwide are hereby directed to collaborate with security agencies to ensure immediate compliance.”

The broadcast regulator said the continued operation of the “debtor stations is illegal and constitutes a threat to national security”.

It called on other broadcast stations yet to renew their licences for the present duration to do so within the next 30 days to avoid sanctions.

“The Commission also calls on all IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and all other broadcast stations that are streaming online to register with the Commission to avoid disconnection,” it added.

“Broadcasters should note that having a DTT or FM license does not warrant a broadcaster to stream online; they are two different licences.”

The list of affected broadcasters and stations are:

  1. Silverbird TV
  2. Rhythm FM Abuja
  3. Rhythm FM Lagos
  4. Rhythm FM Yenagoa
  5. Rhythm FM Port Harcourt
  6. Rhythm FM Jos
  7. Rhythm FM Benin
  8. AIT/Raypower FM
  9. Greetings FM
  10. Tao FM
  11. Zuma FM
  12. Crowther FM
  13. We FM
  14. Linksman International Itd
  15. Bomay Broadcasting Services Itd
  16. MITV (Murhi International Group Ltd)
  17. Classic FM Port Harcourt
  18. Classic FM Lagos
  19. Classic TV
  20. Beat FM
  21. Cooper Communications Itd
  22. Splash FM
  23. Rock City FM
  24. Family FM
  25. Space FM
  26. Radio Jeremi
  27. Breeze FM
  28. Vibes FM
  29. Family Love FM
  30. Wave FM
  31. Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation
  32. Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation
  33. Niger State Broadcasting Corporation
  34. Gombe State Broadcasting Corporation
  35. Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation
  36. Lagos DSB
  37. Osun State Broadcasting Corporation
  38. Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation
  39. Ondo State Broadcasting Corporation
  40. Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation
  41. Bayelsa State Broadcasting Corporation
  42. Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation
  43. Imo State Broadcasting Corporation
  44. Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation
  45. Borno State Broadcasting Corporation
  46. Yobe State Broadcasting Corporation
  47. Sokoto State Broadcasting Corporation
  48. Zamfara State Broadcasting Corporation
  49. Kebbi State Broadcasting Corporation
  50. Jigawa State Broadcasting Corporation
  51. Kaduna State Broadcasting Corporation
  52. Katsina State Broadcasting Corporation

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