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“Court Upholds Judgement: NBC’s Bid to Lift Ban on Imposing Fines Denied”

Boom RadioNG | November 23, 2023

“In a recent ruling, Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court Abuja dismissed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)’s attempt to overturn a previous judgement preventing the imposition of fines on broadcast stations. The judge rejected all grounds presented by the NBC, emphasizing that the commission failed to file a defense despite being served with court notices. Contrary to the NBC’s claim of not receiving court processes, the court file and affidavit of facts from the court bailiff confirmed proper service.

This marks a continuation of the perpetual injunction granted on May 10, restraining the NBC from imposing fines and setting aside earlier fines imposed on 45 broadcast stations in 2019. The ruling highlights the court’s stance on NBC’s authority to impose sanctions, deeming it in conflict with constitutional provisions.

 

 

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