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NBC Fines Ekiti Radio N500,000, Queries GM over Anti-FG Broadcast

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National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has queried the General Manager of the Ekiti State Radio Corporation over broadcast by the station inciting the citizens of Ekiti State not to welcome the President to the state.

 

The NBC also slammed N500, 000 fine on Ekiti State Broadcasting Service for violating the ethical standards of broadcasting code in the country.

 

Malam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, director-general of NBC, at a news conference on Ekiti Governorship Election, in Abuja, said that broadcasters had an obligation to ensure that they did not disrupt the good order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the nation’s democracy.

 

Also the NBC said that “Monitoring reports available to the NBC indicate that ahead of the 2018 Gubernatorial Election, the Ekiti Radio has become highly unprofessional and dangerously partisan, especially in its reportage of the democratic process in Ekiti.

 

“The most recent infraction is the broadcast by the station inciting the citizens of Ekiti State not to welcome the President to the state.  We find this as a breach of Section 5.2.7of the Code and 5.2.8’’, Malam Kawu said in the statement.

 

He said the Commission had earlier had cause to query the station’s General Manager ‘’who is also doubling as the spokesman of the Ayo Fayose campaign organization, in breach of Section 5.2.18 of the Broadcasting Code.’’

 

The NBC DG said while a broadcast producer may interact with politicians in the course of his professional duties, this, he said, should not be such, as to lead to the belief, that he is either a member or sympathizer of any political party.

 

He added that the Station has also consistently refused to balance its political programmes, often patronizing the State Governor and his party alone in breach of Section 7.6.8 of NBC code.

 

He said the code states that all broadcasters shall give equal access to all registered political parties or candidates on their facilities.

 

He said Section 5.2.7 of the code states that a broadcaster shall, in using political material for news, avoid taking inflammatory and divisive matter in its provocative form.

 

‘’The Commission has therefore reprimanded the station in very strong terms and shall impose further necessary sanctions.

 

‘’We are also monitoring closely for strict compliance’’, the NBC DG said.

 

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MTN Foundation Extends Emergency Ward Intervention Project to Hospitals in the South East

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(L-R) Ijeoma Olisa, Accountant, Coscharis Medical, Regina Ewendu, Head of Operations, Coscharis Medical, Enyinnaya Nwokeocha, Project Coordinator Health, MTN Foundation, Izunna Anegbu, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, MTN Foundation and Geraldine Udo, Head of Research and Development, Coscharis Medical at the inspection recently.

In continuation of its commitment to improve the quality of health of our people especially during period of emergency, MTN Foundation will be providing medical equipment and supplies to the emergency wards of six hospitals in Anambra, Ebonyi and Imo States under its Emergency Ward Intervention Project.

 

The hospitals include; Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA 1), Ebonyi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka,  Anambra and Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH), Owerri.

Under this project, MTN Foundation provides medical equipment and consumables ranging from stethoscopes, suction machines, fracture immobilizers, laryngoscopes; digital patient monitors etc. to hospitals across Nigeria.

 

In Phase 1 of the project, MTN Foundation provided these medical items to emergency wards of hospitals in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

 

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Kwesé TV, 9mobile Enter Distribution Agreement

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Kwesé TV, Nigeria’s newest satellite pay-TV network, and leading telecommunication company in innovation, 9mobile have signed a distribution agreement for the sale of Kwesé TV decoders through 9mobile Experience Centres across Nigeria.

With this strategic partnership, prospective Kwesé TV customers can easily walk into any participating 9mobile stores and purchase a Kwesé kit comprising a dish, decoder, including one-month free subscription, and installation for N10,960.

This partnership which will be rolled out through a phased approach has been launched in key 9mobile Experience Centres situated at The Palms Shopping Mall, Ikeja City Mall, Adeola Odeku Street on Victoria Island, Mushin, Surulere and Festac Town; all in Lagos.

Kwesé TV offers 70+ premium channels for family viewing with an extensive programming line-up including wholesome children’s programs, live sports, lifestyle shows, movies, series and so much more! Kwesé’s appeal is not only its world-class content but its innovative industry-first ‘pay as you watch’ payment model which gives customers the choice between purchasing 3-day, 7-day and 30-day subscription packages to its full entertainment and sports bouquet.

The partnership with 9mobile will also see 9mobile subscribers access the Kwesé iflix app through exclusive video data bundles for the Kwesé iflix 1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day VIP passes.

Speaking about the partnership, General Manager, Kwesé TV Nigeria, Elizabeth Amkpa, said: “This partnership extends our distribution network and makes our products accessible to even more Nigerian consumers.

We are currently operating in select 9mobile Experience Centres in Lagos, and we will soon be available in other major cities across the country in partnership with 9mobile.”

Also commenting, Vice President, Marketing, 9mobile, Adebisi Idowu, said, “We are excited to be working with Nigeria’s newest pay-TV provider to offer premium TV and video content to our customers.

This newest partnership is a further demonstration of our commitment to continuously deliver innovative services that enable Nigerians to enjoy more, across all our brand touchpoints.”

Adebisi added that 9mobile will continue to forge partnerships and build bridges that enrich the lives of its teeming customers and enable them to enjoy best in class quality of service (QoS) at all times. “9mobile is determined to continue meeting the passion point of Nigerians, especially, customers on the network; and Kwesé TV offers yet another major platform to do so”, he enthused.

9mobile has been acknowledged as Nigeria’s most innovative and customer-friendly telecommunication company, and through its revolutionary fastest data package,

Moreblaze, it has consistently offered its tech-savvy customers functional innovations thereby setting the market pace for competitive offerings in meeting the clients’ wants and needs.

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Acrimony, Hailey Baldwin, NYSC portal & World Cup 2018 trend on Google Search Nigeria

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Acrimony a film produced by Tyler Perry has topped Google search this week, according to Google official.

 

Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Lagos.

 

He stated that “Acrimony is an intriguing psychological thriller which tells the story of a faithful black woman who feels enraged after being betrayed by her husband.

 

“The film has attracted mixed reactions among Nigerians and is now trending on social media.

 

“Taking to their Twitter handles, Nigerians voiced their views about the thriller using the hashtag #Acrimony, making ‘Acrimony’ a top trending term”.

 

The Google manager also noted that earlier this week, Canadian singer, actor and songwriter, Justin Bieber shared a heartfelt message on social media confirming his engagement to American model and television personality, Hailey Baldwin.

 

He added that the couples had dated briefly in 2016 before splitting, but were spotted back together by fans in July, with engagement rumours circling shortly thereafter.

 

“In the wake of the announcement, fans have raced to Google in search of more information about Bieber’s fiancée,” Kola-Ogunlade said.


He also explained that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has opened its portal for the 2018 Batch B mobilisation exercise.

 

According to him, the agency issued a statement on Monday informing all prospective corps members, at home and abroad, to register for the mobilisation exercises between Tuesday, 10 July and 16 July, 2018.

 

He noted that NYSC members intending to partake in the ‘Batch B’ mobilisation exercises have since taken to Google to search for the necessary information needed for registration.

 

Kola-Ogunlade said that France 1- 0 victory against Belgium on Tuesday generated a lot of search results.

 

He said “France reached the World Cup final for a third time in its history, thanks to a header from Samuel Umtiti that gave the 1998 champions a 1- 0 victory against the Belgium team on Tuesday.

 

“France will play Croatia in Sunday’s final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.”

 

He noted that football fans in Nigeria took to Google to search for results, recaps, and fixtures for the final matches.

 

 

 

 

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