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NBC Jams Radio Biafra’s Signal In Lagos, Orders Arrest Of Illegal Operators

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The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission {NBC} has ordered the arrest of the operators of the radio station reportedly belonging to Radio Biafra the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, the NBC has reportedly blocked the signal of Radio Biafra from airing in Lagos and other parts of the country. NBC Jams Radio Biafra Frequency in Lagos

The regulatory agency which directed the security agencies of the country to arrest and confiscate the apparatus of Radio Biafra and that of any illegal radio station, it also warned the general public that anybody who attempts to operate broadcasting in Nigeria without legal authorisation of the commission, will be prosecuted and their equipment confiscated according to the law.
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The NBC also accused Radio Biafra of spewing fake, inflammatory, and inciting content. A statement released by the commission on Monday, March 1 read;

“The National Broadcasting Commission Act, CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 spells out in chapter 2, subsection 2, 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 Licence or Permit for the purpose.
“Consequently, the Commission uses this opportunity to warn the general public that anybody who attempts to operate broadcasting in Nigeria without legal authorisation of the National Broadcasting Commission, will be prosecuted and the equipment confiscated, according to Law.”

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