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President Buhari Appoints New NBC Director-General

The Nigerian leader, President Muhammdu Buhari has appointed Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, as the new director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

According to reports, the new appointment was approved by President Buhari, and will last for the next five years.

The announcement was made on Friday 10, June, by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Abuja.

Meanwhile in another report, the NBC has directed all broadcast stations and social media platforms to obtain and apply for license before carrying out their operations in Nigeria.

The order was released on Thursday 10, June, and signed by the NBC's former director-general, Armstrong Idachaba.

According to the commission, any broadcast station or online platform that fails to obtain the NBC's license will be considered illegal in Nigeria.

Idachaba said:

" The National Broadcasting Commission hereby every online broadcast service provider and social media platforms operating within Nigeria to apply and obtain broadcast license for their services"

Idachaba explained that the NBC will be responsible for receiving, processing and considering establishment of broadcast stations in Nigeria.

Amid Twitter suspension in Nigeria, NBC on Monday 7, June, has ordered all broadcast stations to deactivate their Twitter handles.

The announcement was made by the NBC'S head of public affairs, Ekanem Anita, in Abuja.

Twitter suspension in Nigeria, was announced by the minister of information and culture, Lai Muhammed on Friday 4, June in a statement issued in Abuja.

According to the minister, continuous use of the microblogging platform is capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence.

The federal government on Wednesday 9 June, announced that the ban imposed on Twitter can only be reversed if the Twitter company is duly registered, licensed and carries out its operations within the rules and regulations stated in Nigeria. Lai Muhammed disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the state house in Abuja.

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