The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has sanctioned Africa Independent Television (AIT), Arise Television, and Channels Television for what it called a gross violation of the broadcast code, top of which is the use of unverifiable online video footages on social media.
The sanction, according to the Acting Director-General of the Commission, Armstrong Idachaba, will be a fine not less than two million Naira.
He warned that this will be the last warning before a heavier sanction will be introduced.
The DG also announced that DAAR Communications will be fined separately for using an unverifiable news item on the fire incident at the National Christian Centre.
Idachaba noted the retraction by the station but said that there must be consequences.