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General News of Friday, 19 August 2022


FG asks AIT, Silverbird to shutdown over indebtedness

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The Federal Government has revoked the operating licenses of some 51 broadcasting stations in the country.

Amongst the list are African Independent Television(AIT), Silver bird, MTV.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) ordered the station to shut down in the next 24 hours over-indebtedness.

According to the NBC, the stations are operating illegally and are yet to renew their licenses since 2018.

The Director General of the Commission, Balarabe Illelah announced these on Friday.

lllelah, however, said the stations can still bail themselves out by offsetting their debts in the next 24 hours.


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