The federal high court in Abuja has ordered AIT and RayPower FM to their operation immediately
The ruling which was presided upon by Justice Ekwo Inyang ordered the reopening of AIT and Raypower as he told both parties to maintain status quo.
Following the suspension of their license by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The case has been adjourned to Thursday, June 13.
NBC had on Thursday June 6, announced the suspension of the licences of AIT and Ray Power belonging to the Daar Communications Limited.
Modibbo Kawu, The NBC director-general, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying the media houses’ shutdown was until further notice.
According to NBC, The offences of AIT and Raypower fm included the airing of a presidential election documentary by the AIT, a matter pending before a tribunal, the inability of the company to pay its fees, the use of “divisive and inciting contents from the social media” among others.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in reaction to the closure of Daar Communications subsidiaries, AIT and RayPower FM, by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has asked for the immediate reopening of the stations, urging it reopens within 24 hours.
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