DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 347) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)
CONDITIONS FOR NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMMISSION (NBC) TO REVOKE LICENSES OF RADIO & TELEVISION STATIONS IN NIGERIA.
National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) as the regulator of broadcasting business in Nigeria, has powers to grant and revoke licenses of broadcasting organisations including television, sound, radio, cable and satellite stations. There are spelt out conditions/reasons for broadcasting licenses to be revoked by NBC.
Below are conditions for revocation of broadcasting;
1. Non payment of prescribed fees after due date.
2. Non use of License within one year after issuance of same.
3. Failure to apply and obtain Licenses with due process
4. Engagement in activities contrary to national interest.
My authorities are sections 2(n), 9, 13, 24 and Paragraph 8 of the 3rd Schedule of the National Broadcasting Congress Act, 1992.
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