Southern Kaduna Killings: Governor El Rufai’s Body Language Connotes Complicity in the Fulani Ethnic Cleansing Project
The video clip above is the reason why the Abuja-based radio station is fined N5 million and dr. Mailafia Obadiah invited by the country’s top security agency, the DSS, for several hours of intensive grilling in Jos, Plateau state capital. Dr. Obadiah appears to have touched a raw nerve by his “revelation” that many have known all along, but would not say publicly. It is, therefore, essential to watch the video clip carefully in order to better appreciate the article below republished from Elombah.com.
NBC Fines Radio Station N5m Over Mailafia’s Comment
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has on Thursday fined an Abuja-based radio station, Nigeria Info, N5 million over a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailaifa.
This was contained in a statement signed by the NBC management on Thursday.
The statement titled, ‘The National Broadcasting Commission Fines Nigeria Info 99.3 For Unprofessional Broadcast’, blamed the station for airing the interview.
NBC, in the statement, said: “The National Broadcasting Commission has noted with grave concern, the unprofessional conduct of Nigeria Info 99.3FM, Lagos, in the handling of the Programme, “Morning Cross Fire”, aired on August 10, 2020, between 8.30 am and 9.00 am.
“The station provided its platform for the guest, Dr. Mailafia Obadiah, to promote unverifiable and inciting views that could encourage or incite to crime and lead to public disorder.
“Dr. Mailafia Obadia’s comments on the “Southern Kaduna Crisis”, were devoid of facts and by broadcasting same to the public, Nigeria Info 99.3FM, is in violation of the following sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code:
“3.1.1 No broadcast shall encourage or incite to crime, lead to public disorder or hate, be repugnant to public feelings or contain offensive reference to any person or organization, alive or dead or generally be disrespectful to human dignity;
“3.1.2 Broadcasting shall promote human dignity, therefore, hate speech is prohibited;
“3.3.1 (a) The broadcaster shall ensure that any information given in a program, in whatever form, is accurate;
“18.104.22.168(b) The Broadcaster shall ensure that all sides to any issue of public interest are equitably presented for fairness and balance;
“3.11.1(a) The broadcaster shall ensure that language or scene likely to encourage or incite to crime, or lead to disorder, is not broadcast;
“3.11.1(b) No program contains anything which amounts to subversion of constituted authority or compromises the unity or corporate existence of Nigeria as a sovereign state;
“5.4.1(f) The Broadcaster shall not transmit divisive materials that may threaten or compromise the indivisibility and indissolubility of Nigeria as a sovereign state.”
NBC, therefore, slammed a five million Naira fined on the radio station for the interview. It said:
“Consequent on these provisions and in line with the amendment of the 6th edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code, Nigeria Info 99.3FM Lagos, has been fined the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira), only.
“This is expected to serve as a deterrent to all other broadcast stations in Nigeria who are quick to provide a platform for subversive rhetoric and the expositions of spurious and unverifiable claims, to desist from such.
“The Commission wishes to put it on record that it will not hesitate to suspend the Broadcast Licence of broadcast stations that continue to breach the Code.
“Stations are, by this statement, admonished to desist forthwith, from airing unwholesome content, or be ready to face appropriate sanctions.”
Mailaifa, a former Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), speaking on the killings in Southern Kaduna in the interview, had said:
“Some of us also have our intelligence networks. I have met with some of the bandits; we have met with some of their high commanders – one or two who have repented – they have sat down with us not once, not twice.
“They told us that one of the Northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same.
“They have a sophisticated network. During this lockdown, their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown.
“They were moving ammunition, moving money, and distributing them across different parts of the country.”
He was later invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Jos and was grilled for several hours on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Culled from Elombah.com