The National Broadcasting Commission has sanctioned Africa Independent Television, AIT, Channels, and Arise News and for what it says is a gross violation of the broadcast code, the use of unverifiable online video footage on the social media.
According to the Acting Director-General, DG of the commission, Armstrong Idachaba, the sanction will be a fine of not less than 2 million Naira.
He warned that any station that will still broadcast hate and inciting comments that can threaten the security of the country would be shut down.
He also said that that was the last warning before a heavier sanction will be introduced.
Idachaba also announced that DAAR Communications will be fined separately for using an unverifiable news item on the fire incident at the National Christian Centre.
NBC noted the retraction by the station but said that there must be consequences.