Media will not be silenced – Channels TV reacts to N5 million fine by NBC
Channels Television presenter, Seun Okinbaloye, has reacted
to the N5 million fine recently slammed on the television station by the
National Broadcasting Commission.
Reacting to the fine of N5 million, he declared that “media
will not be silenced as Nigeria belongs to everyone”.
Recall that the NBC had fined the TV channels following a
petition by the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, after Okinbaloye’s interview with
the Vice Presidential candidate of Labour party, Datti Baba-Ahmed on March 22
where the VP on TV kicked against the swearing-in of Tinubu as president come
While appearing on the show, Baba-Ahmed called on president
Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria not to swear in Tinubu, insisting that
declaring Tinubu a winner and issuing him a certificate of return was against
In the petition signed by his media aide, Bayo Onanuga,
Tinubu accused the Labour Party’s vice presidential candidate of making several
inciting comments during the interview and also noted that Okinbaloye failed to
act professionally by stopping the politician from making such comments.
Despite recent events that have created an environment of fear and have threatened the media landscape’s integrity: we remain committed to standing for what is right and speaking truth to power. pic.twitter.com/HQYGfKGh6b
— Channels Television (@channelstv) April 2, 2023
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