AIT back on air — 24 hours after NBC sanction

African Independent Television (AIT) is back on air 24 hours after the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) suspended its licence over alleged violation of the regulatory body’s rule.

The development comes after a federal high court in Abuja nullified the suspension of the licence of DAAR Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower FM.

The action of NBC had sparked an outrage across the nation, with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describing it as an attempt to cage the media.

Inyang Ekwo, the judge who ordered the reopening of the stations, had summoned the NBC and ministry of information over the action against DAAR Communications.

While announcing the ban on Thursday,Modibbo Kawu, director-general of NBC, had said over the years, AIT turned itself into a “bad example” of how a professional broadcast outfit should not be run.

Kawu said the regulatory agency had been monitoring the stations for a long time and had issued warnings that were defied.

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