FG Raises Hate Speech Fine From N500K To N5M - 7 months ago
The Federal Government has launched the reviewed sixth Broadcasting Code of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, also revealed that the government has raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5 million. He explained that the code was reviewed in line with the directive of the President for an inquiry into the regulatory role of the NBC in the wake of the 2019 general elections. Mohammed noted that President Buhari had also ordered the probe of the conduct of the various broadcast stations before, during and after the polls.