LAGOS, (Xinhua) --
Nigeria’s broadcasting regulator has sanctioned 23
broadcasting stations for breaches of the broadcasting
code, an official said Wednesday.
sanctions were for breaches in the third quarter of
2017, Maimuna Jimada, spokesperson for the National
Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said in a statement.
the contraventions included breaches of the rules on
hateful speech, vulgar lyrics and unverifiable claims.
She said all
the erring stations had been fined according to the
provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in August warned
that the government will clamp down on any radio or
television station that broadcasts hate speech.
Mohammed cited the ignominious role played by a radio
station in fueling the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 which
led to the loss of over 800,000 lives in 100 days.