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Broadcasting Commission Shuts Down 52 TV, Radio Stations – Their List

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has shut down 52 television and radio stations over none payment for their license and thereby violating National Broadcasting Commission Act CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, particularly section 10(a) of the third schedule of the Act.
The list of the stations so shut down and given 24 hours to stop operation, at a news briefing today, August 19, by the Director-General of NBC, Malam Balarabe Ilelah, are as follows:

  1. Silverbird TV (Silverbird Communications  Co. Ltd) Network
    Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Abuja
    3. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Lagos
    4. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Yenagoa
    5. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Port-Harcourt
    6. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Jos
    7. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communication Ltd) Benin
    8. Greetings FM (Greetings Media Ltd) FM Network
    9. Tao FM (Ovidi CommunicationS Ltd) FM Okene
    10. Zuma FM (Zuma FM Ltd) FM Suleja
    11. Crowther FM (Crowther Communications Ltd) FM Abuja
    12. We FM (Kings Broadcasting Ltd) FM Benin
    13. Linksman International ltd Keffi
    14. Bomay Broadcasting Services ltd Abuja
    15. MITV (Murhi International Group Ltd) Ibadan
    16. Classic FM (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd) Port-Harcourt
    17. Classic FM (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd) Lagos
    18. Classic TV (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd) Lagos
    19. Smoot FM (Fenchurch Invest Consortium ltd) Lagos
    20. Beat FM (Megalectrics LTD) Lagos
    21. Cooper Communications ltd Lagos
    22. Splash FM (West Midlands Ltd) Ibadan
    23. Rock City FM (Boot Communications ltd) Abeokuta
    24. Family FM (Kalaks Investments Nig. Ltd) Ilugun
    25. Space FM (Creazioni Nig. Ltd) Ibadan
    26. Radio Jeremi (Radio Jeremi ltd) Effurun
    27. Breeze FM (Bays Water ltd) Akure
    28. Vibes FM (Vibes Communication ltd) Benin
    29. Family Love FM (Multimesh Broadcasting Co. Ltd) Port-Harcourt
    30. Wave FM (South Atlantic Media ltd) Port-Harcourt
    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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Balarabe Ilelah recalled that in May this year, the NBC published in the National Dailies, the list of licensees that are indebted to the Commission, and granted them two weeks to renew their licenses and pay their debts or consider their licenses revoked, frequencies withdrawn and the withdrawn frequencies reassigned to others who are ready to abide by the necessary requirements.
“Three months after the publication, 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.
In view of this development, the continued operation of the debtor-stations is illegal and constitutes a threat to national security.
“Therefore, after due consideration, the NBC hereby announces the revocation of the licenses of the under-listed 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 Director General said that Broadcast stations that are not affected and whose names are not on the list should renew their licenses for their current duration within the next 30 days or get their licenses also revoked.

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