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BREACH PROFILE FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015

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BREACH PROFILE FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015

 

 

ABUJA ZONE 

 

  •  Silverbird TV, Abuja was fined ₦100,000.00 (One hundred thousand naira) on December 18, 2015 for a song by Reekado Banks titled “Corner” with vulgar lyrics such as “baby meet me for corner, come to daddy, daddy want to play with your body…” A contravention of Section 3.13.2.2 (C) of the Code

 

  • Brilla FM, Abuja on December 1 & 7, 2015 was fined ₦200,000.00 (two hundred thousand naira) for broadcast of Trado Medic infomercials with content that contravenes Sections 7.3.5, 7.3.17 and 7.3.18 of the Code. The fine was later downgraded to a serious warning after station withdrew adverts with an appeal and undertaking to operate within the ambit of the Code. This was in consideration of station’s compliance history.

 

  • AIT, Abuja was cautioned on December 1, 2015 for non-embossment of station’s logo on its local programmes which contravenes Section 1.3.1. Station also on December 7, 2015 during its programme Kakaaki, made use of scrollbar to advertise for jobs for an Abuja based medical organization which contravenes Section 7.0.35 of the Code.

 

  •  ITV, Abuja on December 5, 2015 was warned and advised to remedy its persistent breaks in transmission which had been ongoing for over a month. Station was also on December 16, 2015 asked to repackage advert of Fairy Liquid Soap with the use of superlative “Best Oily Grease Removal” as it contravenes Section 7.0.14 of the Code.

 

  • Rhythm FM, Abuja was warned on December 6, 2015 for airing a tradomedic Infomercial of Chief ‘Dr’ Adeyemi, with content which contravenes Sections 7.3.17 and 7.3.18 of the Code.

 

  • Nigeria Info FM, Abuja was cautioned and advised to repackage or provide proof of authentication in respect of “Nkata.com advert aired on December 6, 2015 with use of superlative, Abuja biggest online supermarket, which contravenes Section 7.0.14 of the Code. Station was also issued a final warning for presenter hyping in favour of ‘Total Quarts 5000’ which contravenes Section 7.0.15 of the Code.

 

  • Wazobia FM, Abuja was warned on December 11, 2015 for advertising Yudala with the use of unauthenticated superlative; “largest online retail shop”, and also on the advert of Kiwi polish with the use of unauthenticated superlative thus; “your number one ogbonge polish for shine and protection”. Both adverts contravene Section 7.0.14 of the Code. Station was also warned same day for presenter, Lady G, voicing a commercial of Afrolotto Company Ltd; a contravention of Section 7.0.20 of the Code.

 

  • Kogi FM, Lokoja was warned for featuring one Alfa Adejomu on December 2, 2015 who made unverifiable claims of helping a woman end 9 years of miscarriage and supernaturally revealing the source of her problem; thereby contravening Sections 4.3.1(g) and 7.0.18. Station was also cautioned on December 11, 2015 for the use of superlative ‘Number One’ in the advert of Obama computers, which contravenes Section 7.0.14 of the Code.

 

  • Grace FM, Lokoja was cautioned for contravening Section 7.0.20 of the Code when a presenter, Adeshina Adesoji, voiced an advert for Salem University on December 18, 2015.

 

  • NTA Minna on December 8 and 9, 2015 was cautioned to repackage adverts of Startimes and Urban Shelter Limited which exceeded 60 seconds contravening Section 7.0.10 of the Code.

 

  •  NTA Ilorin was cautioned on December 12, 2015 for displaying sponsor’s product, Jimpo Ori cream, on set, during its programme “Koma Roll” contrary to Section 8.1.8 of the Code.

 

 

  • Crystal FM was cautioned and asked to reschedule back-to-back advertisement of competing products Ajinomoto and Maddish Chicken aired on December 15, 2015 as it contravenes Section 1.5(d) of the Code.

 

  • Niger State TV was visited on December 2, 2015 due to station’s prolonged off air status. Station is grappling with repairs of faulty Mast tower and transmitters for over 6 months.

 

 

BENIN ZONE

 

 

  • ITV Benin on December 13, 2015 was fined ₦100,000.00 (one hundred thousand naira) for airing the advert of Maxity Avenue which lasted 1min: 9secs as against Section 7.0.10 of the Code after due sanction procedure had been applied.

 

  • NTA Benin on December 9, 2015 was fined ₦100,000.00 (one hundred thousand naira) for airing Bob Izua Motors advert, which lasted 1min: 10secs thereby contravening Section 7.0.10 of the Code after due sanction procedure had been applied.

 

  • BSES FM Ado-Ekiti on December 8, 2015 was issued a final warning for airing the advert of a medical product called ‘Guarapad’ with claims that the product treats diabetes, fibroid, epilepsy and stroke which are included in the NAFDAC Act 15 of 1993 prohibition list. This contravenes Section 7.3.5 and 7.3.7 of the Code.

 

  • CROWN FM, Warri on December 19, 2015 was warned for the use of superlatives in the advert of Wakanow.com travel agency thus; “Wakanow your number one travel Booking Portal” thereby contravening Section 7.0.14 of the Code.

 

  • ADABA FM, Akure on December 10, 2015 was warned for broadcasting unjust and unfair remarks against the Governor and the Ondo State Government thus; “Mr Governor is a destroyer of Legacy, Governor is a virus, he is busy destroying the legacy of the past leaders” during their programme Ondo State Public Square thereby contravening Section 4.5.1 of the Code.

 

  • EBS Tv, Benin on December 10, 2015 was warned for airing a musical titled SUMOMI (REMAKE) by ITG which contained obscene, indecent and close shots of girls making sexual moves on poles during their programme music mix as against Section 3.13.2.2c of the Code.

 

 

  • DBS MELODY FM, Warri on December 14, 2015 was warned on the use of superlatives in the advert of Aroma Foodland thus “Na the first class for Delta Shopping Mall”, thereby violating Section 7.0.14 of the Code. Station also on December 1, 2015 warned for airing the advert of Wakanow.com travel agency with the use of superlative thus: “Wakanow your number one travel booking portal” which contravenes Section 7.0.14 of the Code.

 

  • DBS (Voice of Delta) Asaba on December 10, 2015 was warned on the use of superlatives in the Advert of Wakanow.com travel agency thus, “Wakanow your number one travel booking portal” as against Section 7.0.14 of the Code.

 

ENUGU ZONE

 

  • Blaze FM 91.5FM Onitsha was cautioned on December 2, 2015 between 9.00 – 9.30pm for airing a religious programme by Rt. Rev. Prophet Ejike Okoye of Miracle and Adoration Ministry with unverifiable claims breaching section 4.3.1(g) of the code.

 

  • FRCN (Heartland FM) 100.5FM, Owerri was warned for airing a trado-medical advert of Pastor Jonathan Okparaeke on December 4, 2015 at 8.46pm which claims to cure all kinds of eye problems and infertility in breach of Section 7.0.18, 7.3.1, 7.3.7 of the Code. 

 

  • Minaj System Radio 89.4FM Obosi was cautioned and required to repackage adverts to conform with the Code. A presenter with the station, Ken Chidinma (Bob Zero) duing its programme “Anambra Succeeds” aired on December 8, 2015 between 9:30am & 10:00am hyped, by encouraging people to patronize Calvary Aluminum and Maxdon Nigeria Ltd.  This breached Section 7.0.15 of the code.

 

  • FRCN (Pacesetter FM 103. 5FM) Umuahia was cautioned and advised to stop the adverts until repackaged to conform with the code. Station aired ND Medical Botanic Centre advert on December 16, 2015 between 8:41pm and 8:45pm, which contained spurious claims to enhance man’s sexual performance and claims, such as possessing drugs that can cure infections like STD, itching, body ache, frequent urination, worm like movements in the body, and hotness of the body. The advert lasted 3mins thereby breaching sections 7.0.10, 7.3.7 & 7.3.5 of the Code.

 

  • NTA Channel 35 Onitsha was issued a final warning on the use of scroll bar for adverts and to stop the use of superlatives in adverts. Station on December 13, 2015 between 7:30pm and 7:45pm used scroll bar to advertise the product of Nolin Ventures Ltd. A presenter with the station also used superlatives such as “Giant in Electronic appliances”, “Nolin Ventures for the best of electronics” contravening Section 7.0.14 and 7.0.35 of the code respectively.

 

  • Vision Africa Radio 104.1FM Umuahia was warned against further broadcast of adverts with superlative. Station on December 7, 2015 at 7.55pm aired advert of Kendesmond Aluminum Doors and Windows containing superlatives that they are “the best”, breaching Section 7.0.14 of the code.

 

  • ABS TV Onitsha 27UHf Was warned and asked to stop advert until repackaged. Station on December 27, 2015 between 5.30 and 6.00pm permanently displayed the logo of the sponsor “Daco Foam” throughout the programme which breached Section 8.1.8 of the code.

 

  • Dream 92.5FM Enugu was cautioned on December 24, 2015 at 11.15am for playing musical by Sisco titled “Gat to get it” with bad lyrics such as “I kiss your lips, touch your nipples”, breaching Section 3.13.2.2(c) of the code.

 

  • Magic 102.FM Aba was warned and asked to stop advert until repackaged. Station on December 23, 2015 at 10.18am aired advert of Mama – Pride Rice with the use of superlative thus; “the best of Rice”, breaching section 7.0.14 of the Code.

 

  • Hot FM 99.5FM Owerri was warned and advised to stop advert until it is repackaged. Station on December 11, 2015 at 9.18pm aired advert of Ogidi Farms Enterprises ltd which lasted 2mins. 50secs, breaching Section 7.0.10 of the code.

 

  • Radio Sapientia 95.3FM was advised to caution presenter against further hyping of services of sponsors. A presenter with the station Ifeanyi Orakwue, on December 8, 2015 encouraged listeners to patronize the sponsor Oluchukwu Micro Finance Bank (OMFB), thus; “if you open an account in the bank, the security of your money is 100% guaranteed”. He also said that:  when you open an account and save at least N500 everyday, you are sure of having up to N250,000.00 in your account due to high interest rate they are paying”. This contravenes Section 7.0.15 and 7.0.18 of the code.

 

 

IBADAN ZONE

 

 

  • Raypower FM, Ibadan redeemed its fine of N100, 000.00 (One hundred thousand naira) for advertisement of condom at unapproved time belt aired on November 16, 2015.

 

 

  • Orisun FM, Ilesa was queried on December 13, 2015 for promotion of negative myths, unverifiable claims and for using religion as a subject of an infomercial, breaching Sections 7.0.23, 4.3.1(g) and 8.2.5 of the code.

 

  • OGBC II, Abeokuta was warned and issued a deadline to comply with the Code on unverifiable claims, endorsement of sponsors and using religion as a subject of an infomercial. This contravenes Sections 7.0.18, 7.0.15 and 8.2.5 of the code.

 

  • Petals FM, Ibadan was warned on December 12, 2015 for Unverifiable Claims, breaching Section 7.0.18 of the Code.

 

  • Unique FM, Ilesa was issued a final warning for various contraventions of the provision of the Code. Section 7.0.23 on promotion of negative myths and superstitious beliefs were breached. The station also contravened Section 8.2.5 on using religion as a subject of an infomercial, and Section 7.0.10 of the Code on excessive advert duration.

 

  • Splash FM, Ibadan was issued a final warning on December 4 & 6, 2015 to comply with the provisions of the Code on commercialization of news and endorsement by presenters. This breaches Sections 5.1.18 and 7.0.15 of the code.

 

  • Raypower FM, osogbo was issued a final warning on December 3, 2015 for airing an infomercial within a programme breaching Sections 3.2.1 and 8.2.1.

 

  • Oluyole FM, Ibadan was cautioned on December 1, 2015 for the use of superlative in an advertisement, breaching Section 7.0.14 of the code.

 

  • Beat FM, Ibadan was warned for infringement of several provisions of the Code such as endorsements of sponsors by presenters, using religion as a subject of an infomercial and the use of superlative in an infomercial, breaching Sections 7.0.15, 8.2.5 and 7.0.14 of the code.

 

  • Livingspring FM, osogbo was warned on December 1, 2015 for excessive advertisements, breaching Section 7.0.10 of the code.

 

  • Paramount FM, Abeokuta was warned on sundry breaches such as Lack of straight dealing, excessive advertisement duration, endorsement by presenters and use of religion as a subject of an infomercial breaching. This contravenes Sections 3.2.1, 7.0.10, 7.0.15 & 8.2.5 of the Code.

 

 

 

 

KADUNA ZONE

 

  • Freedom FM Jigawa sequel to a warning was fined N450,000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty thousand Naira) for persistent broadcast of Trado Medic infomercials severally between December 15 and 20, 2015. The infomercial of Alhaji Prince Yaro Yaro, Alhaji Muhammed mai Dawisu, Alhaji Muhammed Danfulani, Alhaji Abdulmalik Baban kowa, Alhaji Alkasim, Gambari Baban Yara, Alhaji Nuhu Ikon Allah, Alhaji Khalid Mohammed and Aboki Herbal Centre contain claims to cure serious ailments and conditions such as infertility, sexuall weakness, breaching section 7.3.5, 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the Code.

 

Station was warned for airing Trado Medic infomercials of Alhaji Prince Yaro Yaro, Alhaji Muhammed Khalid, Gambari Baban Yara and Alhaji Nuhu Ikon Allah on December 8, 2015. Advert contain claims to cure serious ailments and conditions which should rightly receive the attention of a medical practitioner, contrary to section 7.3.5 of the Code. Station was also warned for broadcast of unfair and unbalanced statement by Hon. Hafiz of APC against former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on December 3, 2015 during its programme “Baki shi ke yanka wuya” .He purported that a woman lost her two children in Gwaram Hospital due to lack of medicine and also the Former Governor took Jigawa State funds for personal use. This contravenes sections 4.5.1 & 3.3.3 of the Code.

 

  • JBC AM Jigawa was fined N100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on December 18, 2015 for persistent airing of Trado Medic advert of Alhaji Sadiq and Alhaji Nuhu Ikon Allah. It contains claim to cure serious diseases like urinary infection, sexual weakness, menstrual disorder and infertility breaching section 7.3.5, 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the Code.

Station was also fined N50,000.00 (Fifity Thousand Naira) on December 26,2015 for persistent breach of Trado Medic infomercial of Alhaji Nuhu Ikon Allah, Alhaji Ramadan and Prince Yaro-Yaro. It contains spurious claims of cure for sexual weakness, frequent urine, menstrual disorder, hemorrhage, and increasing sexual libido, Contrary to section 7.3.5, 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the Code.

 

  • Rahama Radio Kano was fined N50, 000.00 (Fifity Thousand Naira) on December 15, 2015 for persistent breach of broadcasting Trado Medic infomercial. Alhaji Abdulkarim Baban Kowa claims to cure sexual weakness, urinary infection, etc. breaching sections 7.3.5 and 7.3.18 of the Code.

Station was also warned December 11, 2015 for airing a trado Medic advert during its programme “Karkade kunnuwa” with claims by Shuaibu Sheltox to cure “cancer once and for all”, thereby contravening section 7.3.5 and 7.3.7 of the Code.

 

  • Freedom FM Kano was warned for broadcast of back to back Trado-Medic adverts of Alhaji Yasin and that of Hajia Bilkisu on December 5, 2015. The adverts contain claims to cure sexual weakness and infertility, violating sections 1.5 (d), 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the Code.

Station was also warned on December 27, 2015 against Hyping and product endorsement by a regular presenter of the programme “Mai Talle Shi ke da riba”. He claims  that, in the whole of Kano, Nigeria and the world you won’t find roasted chicken at the cost of =N=500.00 except from Yusuf mai Rahama Suya, Contrary to section 7.0.15 of the code.

 

  • Brilla FM Kaduna was cautioned to always desist from disrespecting National Values. A presenter of Emzor Wellocracy Show hyped and endorsed the product by saying “Emzor Wellocracy anthem made him not to remember national anthem because Nigeria is Emzor and Emzor is Nigeria”. This breached sections 0.2.2.1 (i), 0.2.2.2 (a&b) & 7.0.15 of the Code.

 

  • DITV Kaduna was cautioned on December 13, 2015 for breaching section 1.3.6 of the Code. Station permanently displayed programme title “Gidauniya” and also used official picture of former Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero as backdrop.

 

  • Alheri Radio Kaduna was warned on December 21, 2015 for breaching section 3.3.1 of the Code and directed to always give accurate information. A presenter of “Ga fili ga Mai Doki” alleged that, the Court of Appeal handling the 2015 Taraba State governorship election case declared Hajia Aisha Alasan of APC as winner of the poll. Actually the court reserved judgment on the case at the time.

 

  • Radio Kano AM was cautioned on December 11, 2015 for airing back to back trado Medics adverts of Abdulkarim Baban Kowa and that of Al-Huda Islamic Centre. The advert contained claims to cure spiritual problems which contravene sections 1.5(d) and 7.3.11 of the Code.

 

 

 

  • Pyramid FM Kano was on December 2, 2015 warned for airing a tado medic advert of Alhaji Abdulaziz Baban Kowa who claimed to cure ulcer, diabetics, back pain and infertility, breaching sections 7.3.5 and 7.3.7 of the Code.

 

  • Wazobia FM Kano was warned on December 6, 2015 for airing a Trado-Medic advert of “Dr. Paul” with claims that his product “Scodex Herbal Mixture” cures serious ailments such as Fibroids, sexual weakness, HIV, Low sperm count, and ulcer. This contravenes sections 7.3.5, 7.3.7, 7.3.17 and 7.3.18 of the Code.

 

  • Express FM Kano was warned for airing unbalanced and unsubstantiated allegation by one Ahmed S. Aruwa on December 26, 2015 against President Muhammadu Buhari and Government contrary to section 3.3.3 and 3.4.2 of the Code.

 

 

LAGOS ZONE

  • STAR FM was cautioned on December 1, 2015 for hyping its news and current affairs programme “Daily Guide”, breaching section 7.0.15 of the code.
  • COOL FM was cautioned on December 2, 2015 for hyping sponsor’s product and services. The contravenes section 7.0.15 of the code.
  • SMOOTH FM was warned on December 2 & 17, 2015 for hyping sponsor’s product and services during its programme “Strictly Soul”, breaching section 7.0.15 of the code.
  • TOP FM on December 11, 2015 was cautioned for hyping star times extensively during its programme “Top of the Morning” breaching section 7.0.15 of the code.
  • MITV was warned to stop the broadcast of a Seer that claims to have solution to all problems. This violates section 7.0.24 of the code.
  • STV was cautioned on December 2, 2015 for displaying an unregistered logo, violating section 1.3.4 of the code.

The following stations were seriously cautioned to stop the broadcast of NTBB Musical or face sanction. They are;

  1. DBN
  2. City FM
  3. Naija FM,

while the attention of Radio Lagos was drawn to the advert of “Yoyo Bitters” with spurious claims violating sections 7.0.18 & 7.3.5 of the code. The advert has since stopped.

 

JOS ZONE

  • NTA Jalingo was warned and directed to withdraw or repackage advert to meet standard. Station on December 7 & 13, 2015 featured its popular presenter, Aminu Murtala Mutum Biyu, vocally, in a trado-medic advert by Mr Hunter, breaching section 7.0.20 of the code.

 

  • TSBS Jalingo was cautioned and asked to withdraw or repackage advert to meet standard. Station aired trado-medic advert of Hajiya Fati Ize discussing serious diseases such as infertility and ovarian cyst which should rightly receive the attention of a registered medical practitioner. This breached section 7.3.5 of the code.

 

  • Globe (FRCN) FM BAUCHI was warned for airing a trado- medic programme titled “Kiwon Lafiya  a musulunci” on December 13, 2015. Guest in the programme claimed to cure every ailment including remedy for evil spirit and demon possessed persons no matter the degree of afliction and how long it stayed in your body. This breaches section 7.0.23 and 7.3.13 of the code.

 

  • Radio Benue (FM) Makurdi was warned and advised to repackage advert to meet standards. Station aired trado medic advert of Chief Balogun purpoted to have solution and medicine called Ajegun that works perfectly for long time infection. This contravenes section 7.3.5 and 7.3.7 of the code.

 

  • FRCN Harvest FM Makurdi was warned for playing a song ridiculing women’s monthly period titled “Bullion Van” by MI on December 20, 2015. Thus; “When you are hanging with an MC that can flow more than your menses... ” breaching section 3.8.1 & 3.13.2.2(c) of the code.

 

  • Joy FM Otukpo was warned on December 14, 2015 for airing musical titled Bad Belle by MI laced with vulgar lyrics and promoting social vices, breaching section 3.13.2.2(c) of the code.

 

  • TSBS AM Jalingo was warned on December 20, 2015 for airing a trado medic advert of RAHAMANIYA with spurious claims of cure for hypertension, breaching section 7.3.5 and 7.3.7 of the code.

 

  • STV Jos was warned on December 14, 2015 for airing advert of “Dakum Care medicine” without the necessary Health Caution and use of superlative in the advert “Fairy is the BEST oil grease removal”. This contravenes section 7.0.14 and 7.3.6 of the code.

 

  • Raypower FM Bauchi was warned on December 14, 2015 for airing a song that contains vulgar, indecent and profane Lyrics by Christiana Auguilera titled “Can’t Hold US Down”, thus; “Aint nobody keeping on holding us down fuck, fuck.  One, two, three come on girl. “You gonna like it……”  This contravenes section 3.13.2.2(c) of the code.

 

  • PRTVC-TV Jos was warned on December 20, 2015 for failing to air News Update, a scheduled programme in place of Christmas songs and a  foreign movie without any reason advanced apology  for the news failure. This contravenes section 3.4.7 of the code.

 

  • NTA Jalingo was warned on December 20, 2015 for displaying sponsor’s identification (SAM –P craft) on the table throughout the duration of the programme “Family Quiz”. This contravenes section 8.1.8 of the code.

 

  • TTV Jalingo was cautioned on December 14, 2015 for airing poor quality audio throughout the duration of the programme “Guest of the week”, breaching section 12.17.1(d) of the code.

 

MAIDUGURI ZONE

  • NTA Gombe was cautioned on December 4, 2015 for airing poor audio transmission quality throughout its programme “Guest Chef”, breaching section 12.17.1 (d) of the Code.
  • GMC FM was cautioned on December 20, 2015 for airing unscheduled programme “Bolari APC youth visit to the Emir of Gombe Alh. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III” in place of scheduled programme “Ban Gaskiyar Krista”. This violates section 3.4.7 of the Code.

 

  • GMTV was warned for breaching section 3.7.11 of the Code. Station on 24, 2015 aired “Islamic musicals” in place of “Sada Zumunci” by Darika sect., with an ostentatious life-style.
  • NTA Yola aired skeletal service after long period of break in transmission.
  • FRCN Fombina was cautioned on December, 9, 2015 between 9:30pm & 10:00pm for airing a “Trado Trade- fare”, where one Almin mai asirin gado, claimed to have drugs that increase libido and correct infertility.

This violated sections 3.6.2, 7.3.5 & 7.3.18 of the Code

  • TV Gotel was cautioned and advised to desist from using a recorded material as a LIVE programme. Safiya Breakfast show was rebroadcast as a live programme on December 29, 2015 between 08:00am & 10:00am, thereby breaching section 5.3.9 of the code.

 

  • FRCN Maiduguri was warned on December 3, 2015 between 12:25pm & 12:40pm for airing a Trado Medics infomercial of Ihsaniyyah Islamic Centre, Maiduguri with testimonials and unsubstantiated claims in Hausa saying, “…wani mutum ya zo ya same ni yana kuka,  ya ce, Malam ka bani wani adduah da zan yi Istigfari Allah ya yafe min. Ya ce, mace na saka… ina son ta, amma iyayen ta su ka tada min hankali, ni kuma na je na yi mata magani (asiri), yanzu shekara 10 bata yi aure ba…na bashi shawara da taimako a ka karya sihirin, yanzu baiwar Allah ta yi aure… sihiri ko wane iri muna bada taimako etc” Meaning, somebody once came to me seeking assistance to destroy a charm he effected on his former wife stopping her from getting married for ten years. Now he regretted the heinous act he committed on her. I then assisted and destroyed the charm and the woman is now happily married with another man etc., which violated section 8.2.2 of the Code that states:

 

  • BRTV was warned for breaching Section 3.7.11 of the code. Station on December 24, 2015 between 7:30 & 8:15pm,  aired “Special Maulud Programme from Shehu’s Palace”, with a scene showing an ostentatious life style (spray of money) while celebrating the Eid- Maulud at the Shehu of Borno’s palace, Maiduguri.

 

  • ABC Yola FM was cautioned and advised to repackage advert. Station on December 12, 2015 during its programme “World News”, aired trado-medic advert of one Nura Kalil with claim to give medicine to wash brain.  This violates section 7.3.13 of the Code.

 

SOKOTO ZONE

 

  • A number of stations in the zone were found to have breached section 7.0.10 of the Code on advertisement content time limits during the period under reference, thus: NTA Sokoto on December 05, 2015; Rima FM Sokoto on December 11, 2015; and  RTV Sokoto on December 26, 2015. They all aired the advert of Aliyu Lange Marina on frozen chickens which exceeded the mandatory time limit on the purported ates. They were advised to repackage the advert in accordance with the provisions of the Code.

 

  • During the period under review, section 3.4.7 of the Code was breached by NTA Sokoto on December 11, 2015; Zamfara Radio AM on December 03, 08, 21, and 23, 2015; KBC Kebbi on December 09 and 17, 2015; and Pride FM Gusau on December 14, 2015. The breaches occurred in the following manner: NTA Sokoto hooked up to NTA Network News one minute late while airing the advert of AZ Engine Oil. Zamfara Radio AM December 21 and 23, 2015 played musicals instead of the programme Mu Koyi Ibada, “Tun Ran Gini” was aired instead of the programme “Daga Fadar Gwamnati”, musical was aired in place of the Network News; “Mu Duba Mu Gani” came up 13 minutes late, station could not air the programme “Kiwo Babbar Sana’a” as it was off air; respectively; Pride FM was five minutes behind schedule on the programme “Ya Muka Kwana”; KBC aired “Mu Duba Mu Gani” 13 minutes late. Being essentially technical breaches all stations affected were called and advised to remedy the infractions.

 

  • Rima AM Sokoto on December 01, 2015; Zamfara Radio AM on December 05 and 04, 2015; RTV Sokoto on December 11, 2015; NTA Kebbi on December 10, 2015 and NTA Sokoto on December 17, 2015 were all noted to have contravened the Provisions of section 3.1.13 of the Code in the following manner. Station went off air during the programme “Mudaliár Muslunci” for minutes and tendered no apology to listeners; on the programme “Rayuwar Magabata” there was a break midway without courtesy to listeners of Zamfara Radio AM; RTV Sokoto went off air for one hour without courtesy to viewers; NTA Kebbi midstream changed the programme “News line” without apologies or explanations and NTA Sokoto fouled the referenced section for abruptly terminating the programme “From the National Assembly” without recourse to viewers.

 

UYO ZONE

 

  • RSTV, Port Harcourt was cautioned for using scroll bar to advertise the seminar of Globavarsity on December 2, 2015. Thus “Port Harcourt centres, Diobu Town, Choba, Eleme, etcetera School fees - ₦1,500 only”. The contact was constantly on display on the screen. This breaches Section 7.0.35 of the Code.

 

  • Todays FM was cautioned on December 3, 2015 for airing Aduto Mare Herbal and Spiritual Centre, where the herbalist said that people are experiencing misunderstanding in their marriage with excerpt “Remember anyone that has fire as his or her star must connect to someone or people who have wind as their star because wind and fire do spread”. This contravenes Sections 7.0.23, 7.0.24 and 7.3.2 of the Code.

 

  • NDTV Yenagoa was warned for breaching Section 4.3.1 (g) of the Code. Station on December 2, 3, &4, 2015 aired Religious Trinity Covenant Bible Church programme by Pastor Godwill Dorgu, with unverifiable claim of miracle and healing during testimony hour. Thus “a lady claimed her younger sister was healed of strange behaviour, snoring and bedwetting after prayers at the prayer line. She earlier explained that the sister got the problem from school through her classmate who always gave her powder to rub on her face”.

 

  • STV, Port Harcourt was warned for airing Dr. Godday Natural Health Centre where the advertiser of the medical product addressed himself as DR. GODDAY. He put eye-drop in a man’s eyes, and he started removing worm-like substance from the man’s eyes. He also claimed to have cure for cataract, glaucoma, myopia and diabetes, etcetera. The advertiser never said if he is an optician or not. This breaches Sections 7.3.7, 7.3.12 and 7. 3.17 of the Code.
  • RSTV, Port Harcourt was warned and advised to reschedule programme to appropriate time belt (Adult belt). Station on December 15, 2015 showed graphic picture of vagina and penis, which Dr. Jude Okolue of Gynaescope Specialist Hospital Port Harcourt used to explain the journey between egg and semen, the word “semen” was frequently used in the programme. The programme was conducted inside the hospital theatre with ‘doll as human being’ for illustration and explanation on how they extract eggs from egg donors. The hospital also showed their intensive care unit where premature babies are kept in incubators. This programme is unsuitable for children and it breaches Section 1.5(c) of the Code.
  • AKBC, Uyo was cautioned for breaching Section 7.0.15 of the Code. The presenter Imaobong Udoh on December 15, 2015 promoted Afrique Prudential Co-operative Micro-finance Bank and Joseph Business School during the programme money wise.

 

  • Atlantic FM, Uyo was cautioned on December 16, 2015 for airing Usare Show where a presenter promoted Yemsy’s Boutique breaching Section 7.0.15 of the Code.

 

  • Love FM, Port Harcourt was warned for airing an infomercial of Old Time Ministry of Pastor Ozak on December 17, 2015. Advert of the church crusade was aired more than three times with the excerpt “Old Time Ministry presenter, Aba Crusade – Abia State 2015”. This breaches Sections 8.2.2 and 8.2.5 of the Code.

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