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Broadcasting Stations In Nigeria To Pay N5million For Hate Speech

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Broadcasting Stations In Nigeria To Pay N5million For Hate Speech

Broadcasting stations in Nigeria that broadcast materials considered to be hate speech will pay between half a million and five million, the Federal Government has said.

Naija News reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed disclosed this in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city today, Tuesday, August 4.

The Minister of Information disclosed this in the company of the acting DG of NBC, Professor Armstrong Idachaba during the unveiling of the amended portion of the 6th edition of NBC code.

Mohammed said stations that rebroadcast foreign news materials that endanger national security or national interest will be penalised.

Meanwhile, other provisions of the new code include a prohibition of a backlog of advertising debt to broadcasting stations.

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