NBC Shuts Down AIT, Ray Power
Raymond Dokpesi/PM News

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Thursday evening suspended the licence of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM until further notice.

The Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu, announced the shutdown.

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He said the action was taken over failure of the company to abide by the broadcasting code.

He said some of the offences the stations committed included the airing of a Presidential election documentary by the AIT, a matter pending before a tribunal; the inability of the company to pay its fees, the use of “divisive and inciting contents from the social media,” and others.