BREACH PROFILE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2016
- April 14, 2016
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BREACH PROFILE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2016
AIT ABUJA & NTA Abuja on February 20, 2016 aired advert of Fairy Liquid soap with the use of superlative “Fairy is the best oil remover” which contravenes Section 7.0.14 of the Code. Advert was referred to APCON rep. However, NTA Abuja forwarded Authentication issued by Advertising Standards Panel ASP, with expiry date of Jan 2017. For now the Advert is running on stations.
HOT FM ABUJA was cautioned for breaching Section 7.0.15 of the Code. Amaka, a presenter with the station hyped for Razor Sharp Boutique on the programme Rendezvous, aired on February 15, 2016.
WAZOBIA FM ABUJA was cautioned for breaching Sections 1.9.4, 4.3.1(b & d) and 4.5.1 of the Code. One caller during the programme “Teachings of Baba Godeh” aired on February 21, 2016 made unfair remarks about some churches and also used foul languages.
CROWTHER LOVE FM ABUJA- Several complaints letter were received against the station for the programme Brekete Family, over allegations and threats made by the presenter on air. A letter was written to the station to respond to the petitions as stipulated in the Code. Also on the programme on February 19, 2016 the presenter made derogatory comments about Nigerian legislators thus: “people wey if dem no give them their seating allowance dem go begin dey behave like small children wey dem no give biscuit go school….” Which contravenes Sections 3.1.3, 3.4.2, 3.4.5, 3.3.2, 4.5.1, 1.9.3, 1.9.4 and 1.9.5 of the Code.
ASO FM ABUJA was cautioned and advised to repackage advert. Station on February 22, 2016 aired political jingle of Hon. Abdullahi Kan Dido, which exceeded 60sec by 30seconds, breaching Section 5.2.17 of the Code.
TAO FM OKENE was cautioned on February 10, 2016. Presenter with the station John Ape hyped for “CD new life” on the programme “Ring the alarm” which contravene Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
GRACE FM LOKOJA was cautioned and advised to repackage advert. Station on February 23, 2016 aired advert of American University which exceeded 60seconds by 20seconds. This contravenes Section 7.0.10 of the Code.
MIDLAND FM KWARA was issued a final warning for breaching Sections 7.0.17 and 7.0.18 of the Code on February 2, 2016. Station during its programme “Bolorun Pade” featured the messenger of God Dr. Pastor Muyiwa Adeyemi, with claim to have power to demolish the house of Satan.
OKIN FM KWARA was issued a final warning for airing a trado-medic advert of Dr. Faola with unsubstantiated claims such as; cure for barrenness, family and spiritual problem, eating in the dream and other problems affecting human beings which contravenes Sections 7.0.17 and 7.0.18 of the Code.
FRCN HARMONY FM KWARA was cautioned and advised to repackage advert. Station on February 19, 2016 aired advert of a seminar on fish farming, with unverifiable claims such as “one fingerling bought at ₦25 can produce 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 fingerlings, the profit is however above 1000%…….. The advert also exceeded 60seconds, which contravenes Sections 7.0.10, 7.0.18, and 7.0.19 of the Code.
RAYPOWER FM ILORIN was advised to repackage advert. Station on February 24, 2016 aired advert of Lubcon Oil with superlative “Lubcon Oil is second to none” which contravenes Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
ROYAL FM ILORIN was warned on February 27, 2016 for breaching Section 3.6.1 and 7.0.15 of the Code. A presenter with the station during the programme “Atinuade” hyped and endorsed “Ebunlomo Hotel” saying the hotel is one in a million among all hotels in town, short time is available……
FRCN (Pacesetter 103.5FM) Umuahia was fined ₦150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) for the broadcast of a trado medic advert by ND Medical Botanical Centre that claimed to cure various ailments ranging from frequent urination, bad breaths, miscarriages in women, boils, improve sexual efficiency. This is a recurrent breach on the station and violates Section 7.3.5 and 7.3.18 of the Code.
Vision Africa Radio Umuahia was warned on February 1, 2016 between 8:22pm & 8:23pm for airing the advertisement of Kendesmond Aluminum distributors as “The best” distributors contravening Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
Station was also advised to caution its presenter Bright Ejike for hyping the services of Ezinachi Garments aired on February 6, 2016 between 11:30am & 11:32am thus: “Ezinachi Garments na the final bus stop for all kinds of traditional regalia. If you put the garment for body, people go dey rush you”, breaching Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
EBBC Radio, (98.1FM) Abakaliki, was issued a final warning on the broadcast of adverts containing unverifiable claims in breach of Section 7.0.18 in its broadcast of Business International Programme that claimed to be “100% legit… success is very sure and … business is viable”.
FRCN (Coal City 92.9 FM) Enugu was advised to repackage advert and expunge the word “guarantee” used in the advert of “Daily water” on February 11, 2016 at 2:17pm. The advert violated Section 7.0.31 of the Code.
IBC (Orient 94.4 FM) Owerri was required to verify claims made in business seminar advert before further broadcast of the advert. The advert was aired on February 11, 2016 at 9:34am with claims that “to bring financial break throughs when one registers with ₦8,000 he will be taught how to turn it into ₦100,000” in breach of Section 7.0.18 of the Code.
HOT FM (99.5FM) Owerri was cautioned and advised to expunge the superlative in the advert. Station aired advert of JIMCOD Aluminum Ltd that had the claim “ha bu oka ibe na ihe gbasara aluminum” meaning that “they are the best among equals when it comes to Aluminum”. This contravene Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
ABS (88.5FM) Awka was cautioned against hyping by a presenter, Ada Wang who promoted the services of the sponsor of the programme, “Helping Hands International”, in contravention of Section 7.0.10 and 7.015 of the Code.
Petals 102.3FM, Ibadan was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on February 20, 2016 for unverifiable claims by a trado-medic practitioner. Section 7.3.7 of the Code was breached.
Ogun State Television, Abeokuta was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on February 19, 2016 for unverifiable claims, a breach of Sections 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the Code.
Space 90.1FM, Ibadan was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on February 2, 2016 for use of NTBB musicals. Section 3.1.6 of the Code was breached.
Star 91.5FM, Ibadan was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on February 11, 2016 for use of NTBB musical which breached Section 3.1.6 of the Code.
Crown 101.5FM, Ile-Ife was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for lack of straight dealing, unverifiable claims and commercialization of news, in contravention of Sections 3.2.1, 8.2.5 and 5.1.18 of the Code.
Amuludun 99.1FM, Ibadan was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for endorsement, excessive duration in advertisements and use of religious programmes in the format of infomercials. Sections 7.0.10, 7.0.15 and 8.2.5 of the Code were breached.
Inspiration 100.5FM, Ibadan was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for promotion of superstitious beliefs which violates Section 7.0.23 of the Code.
Station was also on February 17, 2016 warned for one-sided account and use of incriminating and inflammatory remarks against the person of the Executive Governor of Oyo state. Sections 1.9.4, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.9.1 and 4.5.1 of the Code were breached.
Africa Independent Television (AIT), Ibadan was warned on February 3, 2016 for broadcast of musical with vulgar lyrics. Section 184.108.40.206(c) of the Code was breached.
Lagelu 96.3FM, Ibadan was warned on February 4, 2016 for endorsement by presenters breaching Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS TV), Ibadan was warned for commercialization of news and use of scroll bar for advertisement, breaching Sections 5.1.18, 7.0.15 and 7.0.35 of the Code.
Rainbow 94.1FM, Isheri, Ogun was on February 3rd, 2016 warned for excessive infomercial duration, endorsement and broadcast of NTBB musical. Sections 8.2.3 (a), 7.0.15 and 3.1.6 of the Code were breached.
Splash 105.5FM, Ibadan was on February 13, 2016 warned to ensure balance in the station’s news reportage and on endorsement by one of the station’s presenters, in contravention of Sections 3.3.1, 3.3.3 and 7.0.15 of the Code.
Sweet 107.1FM, Abeokuta was on February 7, 2016 warned for use of NTBB musicals which breached Section 3.1.6 of the Code.
Rave 91.7FM, Osogbo was on February 5, 2016 cautioned on airing a musical with vulgar lyrics which violates Sections 3.6.1 and 220.127.116.11(c) of the Code.
Uniq 103.1FM, Ilesa was on February 3, 2016 warned on commercialization of news. Section 5.1.18 and 5.1.19 of the Code were breached.
Paramount FM, Abeokuta was on February 1, 2016 issued a final warning to comply with the provision of the Code on Straight Dealing while airing an infomercial within a programme. Section 3.2.1 of the Code was breached.
Beat 97.9FM, Ibadan was cautioned on February 8, 2016 for endorsement by presenters which violates Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
Oluyole 98.5FM, Ibadan was on February 23, 2016 cautioned for using infomercial within a programme contrary to Section 3.2.1 of the Code.
Parrot 101.1FM, Ogbomoso’s General Manager was invited for a meeting where he was enlightened on advertisement infractions (unverifiable claims) committed by the station. He was also directed to stop commercials and forward a request to the Commission for approval to commence full commercial broadcast.
STV JOS was warned and invited to the Zonal Office for discussion. Station aired musical by “Rekado Banks” titled “Oluwami” which contained visuals of nudity on February 26, 2016 during its programme “Boom Town”. This contravenes Sections 18.104.22.168(c) of Code.
Station was cautioned for airing Ariel advert on February 24, 2016 at 1:48pm with the use of superlative “Ariel Best in Nigeria wash”. This contravenes Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
Station was also warned for non-functional Aviation Warning Light between February 20-28, 2016 daily. This contravenes Section 22.214.171.124 of the Code.
PRTVC (FM) JOS was warned and advised to stop presenters from voicing adverts. Hudung Gyang a newscaster and presenter with the station, endorsed and featured vocally in the advert of AG-Zyme Organic fertilizer, during its programme “Organic Farming” aired on February 15, 2016. This contravenes Sections 7.0.20 and 7.0.15 of the Code.
Station was also warned and advised to stop the hyping. A newscaster with the station hyped DEROK Quality Café liquor, the product of the sponsors during the programme “Night on DEROK” aired on February 4, 2016. This contravene Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
PRTVC (TV) JOS was warned and asked to stop airing horror movies during children’s belt. Station on February 15, 2016 during “Lunch Time Movies” (foreign) aired between 1:00pm and 2:45pm, broadcast horror movies during children’s belt characterized by violence and scary scenes capable of causing psychological trauma to the vulnerable especially children. This contravenes Sections 3.1.8, 3.7.3 and 3.10.1 of the Code.
JOY FM OTUKPO was warned and advised to stop using derogative statement. Station on February 3, 2016 during “Joy FM News” aired at 6:00pm, referred to Senator David Mark’s opponent as an opportunist riding on the wings of the party. This statement was credited to Mr. Ukanya Ugo, PDP Chairman of Otukpo township ward. This contravenes Sections 5.2.1, 5.2.5 and 5.2.7 of the Code.
NTA JOS was cautioned for showing gory visuals of twin babies in their pool of blood killed by a lady at birth without prior warning during its News/Labaru aired on February 15, 2016 between 7:00pm and 7:25pm. This violates Section 5.1.15 of the Code.
DITV/ALHERI Radio was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand naira) for breaching Sections 7.3.5, 7.3.10 and 7.3.18 of the Code. Station on February 28, 2016 broadcast series of Trado-Medic adverts of Green Land Natural Medicine Auwal N.Idris (Aboki mai Sandar Girma), Mansha Herbs (Hajiya Kudirat),Hajiya Zainab (Aunty Kaduna),Hajiya Hauwa Sudan and Alhaji Sadiq, with claims to cure “any type of infection”, rheumatism, arthritis, pile, tummy slimming, correcting sexual weakness and increasing libido.
DITV Kaduna was also cautioned and asked to balance the subsequent episode. Station on February 24, 2016 during the programme “Ga Fili ga Mai Doki” broadcast unfair and unbalanced report against Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai thus: “….to our surprise the governor is planning to relocate proposed Science Schools at Millennium City and Rigachikun to Sobawa in order for him to possess the land there. That is why we are telling the public that this government has nothing to offer than deceit and hardship to the poor. This violates Sections 3.3.3 and 4.5.1 of the Code.
Liberty FM Kaduna was cautioned on February 7, 2016 for playing musicals of John Legend titled “Tonight the best you ever had”, containing indecent lyrics such as: “I hit you with the best stroke, free style and the best breast stroke till you blow a cigarette smoke and now the bed broke so what we gonna do now fuck it…” This breached Section 126.96.36.199(c) of the Code.
Station was also cautioned and directed to give right of reply to the maligned in consonance. A presenter with the station, Muhammad Suleiman, on February 11, 2016, alleged that, Kaduna State Commissioner of Sports is unjust and unfair. He accused the Commissioner of taking money not meant for him, included ghost workers in a pay roll and that he has fraudulent attitude. The presenter also encouraged callers to ask for the removal of the Commissioner. This violates Sections 3.3.3, 3.4.3, 3.4.5 and 4.5.1 of the Code.
Capital Sound FM Kaduna was asked to present Advertising Standards Panel authentication or stop the broadcast of new Omo advert containing superlatives thus: “nothing dey remove stain faster than the new Omo”. The advert breached Sections 7.0.6, 7.0.14 and 7.0.18 of the Code.
FRCN Hausa Kaduna was cautioned and asked to withdraw the music from library as it contains indecent and vulgar lyrics. Station on February 17, 2016 violated Section 188.8.131.52(c) of the Code for playing Late Mamman Shatas’ song titled ‘‘Mallam Bawa Magajin Doka’’, which contains indecent lyrics, such as: ‘’Alhaji har an baka abin dan tofi …. Alhaji ku biyu ne a cikin dakin nan,…zancen banza zancen wofi, manya ba su batun ’yan yara” meaning “you have been given what is under the skirt” and “you were the only two in the room…”
Wazobia FM Kano was cautioned to always ensure fairness and balance in all programmes. Station on February 9, 2016 violated Sections 4.5.1, 3.3.3 and 3.4.5 of the Code by the broadcast of unsubstantiated allegation by Shekaran Gwammaja against Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso that he looted Kano State Government treasury with prejudice and left the state in shambles: “….Sanator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso haka ya yiwa lalitar Kano cin kaca ya kwashe kudin ta, ya yi mata karkaf….”.
Dala FM Kano was cautioned and advised to desist from broadcast of indecent musicals. Station on February 18, 2016 played musicals of DJ mix, titled Ololo containing indecent lyrics “she wan use her yansh kill person Oh.” This contravenes Section 184.108.40.206(c) of the Code.
Express FM Radio Kano was cautioned to desist from broadcast of unfair statements and relaying station’s programme without consent. Station on February 27, 2016 breached Sections 4.5.1 and 3.4.5 of the Code for broadcast of unfair statement by Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwamanda of APC in “Hannu Da Yawa” (an FRCN Hausa programme). He alleged that, officials of former government of Kano State are thieves: “Gwamnatin Barayi”.
Freedom FM Kano was warned to desist from adverts containing superlatives. Station breached Section 7.0.14 of the Code on February 22, 2016 for airing advert of “Plus one Mobile” which contains superlative: “Mune Na Daya” we are number one.
Cool FM Kano was cautioned on February 25, 2016 for playing musical which contain indecent expression by Shank titled “Julie” saying “I like the way you shake that booty (Yansh) and my duty is to please you.” This contravenes Section 220.127.116.11(c) of the Code.
Freedom Radio Jigawa was cautioned and advised to ensure that all medical adverts include side effects. Station broadcast advert of beauty product without caveat, by Hajiya Hauwa Sudan on February 4, 2016 without caveat. This breached Section 7.3.10 of the Code.
GALAXY TV was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for playing an NTTB musical breaching Sections 3.1.6, 3.7.11 and 18.104.22.168(c) of the Code.
Station was also cautioned for broadcasting a musical video by Math Dolce where money was being thrown lavishly around, encouraging ostentatious lifestyle, this violates Section 3.7.11 of the Code.
WAZOBIA FM was invited to the zone for a meeting to address their excesses in recent times.
ONTV was cautioned for broadcasting movies that are not suitable for children’s belt. Station had broadcast several movies not suitable for viewing at the time they were shown. The movies include: Fast and Furious, Mafia beast, Billionaires Mansion, Abike Omo Mama, Last Treasure. All laced with scenes of violence, smoking and drinking of alcohol, sexual scenes, drug abuse, use of foul and blasphemous languages.
Station also broadcast a musical video titled; Pack Up and Go by Iyo with an indecent scene. All these violate Sections 3.6.1, 3.8.1, 22.214.171.124(c), 3.1.7, 3.7.3, 4.2.1, 3.10.6, 3.10.1 of the Code. Station was written to present its Sports Rights acquisition for sighting because it broadcasts foreign matches live which violates Section 3.14.4 of the Code.
RADIO LAGOS: Station’s attention was drawn to the breach which had the advert of Fitila Capsule from Baba Oloju which claims to cure eye problems and Yoyo Bitters advert that claimed to cure insomnia etc. This breaches Section 7.3.5 of the Code.
LTV was written to caution the presenter of Gbarada for endorsing the services of First Bank and other products, in breach of Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
BOND FM was issued a final warning for airing Yoyo Bitters advert with spurious claims breaching Section 7.3.5 of the Code.
EKO FM: Station’s attention was drawn to a breach during the programme titled ‘Sex Education’, the guest, Imam Dauda discussed sex and sex in marriage giving graphic details of how couples can enjoy sex. He also encouraged the use of sex toys. All these violate Sections 3.7.3, 3.11(c), 3.11(d) of the Code.
TVC was cautioned for playing a musical video titled ‘Pack Up and Go’ by Iyo with an indecent scene, breaching Sections 3.6.1, 126.96.36.199(c) and 3.8.1 of the Code.
NTA NETWORK SERVICE: Station’s attention was drawn to repackage advert, as advert of Erisco Foods with unverifiable claims/descriptions was aired thus: importing goods encourages terrorism/kidnapping, crime, poverty and unemployment.
BEAT FM was warned for hyping sponsor’s products/services. This breaches Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
MITV was warned for the following violations; musical video by Bigiano titled ‘Tonight’ with horrific images and indecent lyrics, using of scroll bar to advertise products/services and endorsement. This violates Section 7.0.35, 3.6.1 and 188.8.131.52(c) of the Code.
Station also broadcast a musical video titled ‘Complicated’ by Davido ft B.Red and Shina Rambo with indecent expressions which violates Sections 3.6.1 and 184.108.40.206(c) of the Code.
GMTV on February 21, 2016 was cautioned for the broadcast of some pirated musicals that contained logos of various broadcast stations such as JTV, G-Music, ITV2 in the programme titled “Time Out”. This contravenes Sections 1.10.2 and 1.10.1 of the Code.
GMC FM on February 24, 2016 was cautioned for airing a musical titled “Alagidigo”, full of mockery of the physically challenged persons, which violated Section 3.6.3 of the Code.
Progress Radio FM Gombe on February 16, 2016 was cautioned for airing Mc Galaxy and Davido music with the lyrics “…yarinya basu ta baya”. This breached Section 220.127.116.11(c) of the Code.
NTA Gombe on February 2, 2016 between 5:00pm-5:30pm broadcast an unscheduled programme “Take a Step” in place of scheduled one. This violated Section 3.4.7 of the Code.
AIT Gombe was cautioned for breaching Section 3.4.7 of the Code. The station on February 2, 2016 between 5:30pm-6:00pm broadcast an unscheduled programme “Documentary achievement so far” for the Executive Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu in place of scheduled one.
ATV Yola was cautioned on February 19, 2016 for broadcast of “Wetin Dey”, a BBC sponsored programme which promotes Condom and sex related discuss between 2:30pm-3:00pm. This violated Sections 1.16.1 and 3.6.1 of the Code.
ABC AM Yola was warned on February 9, 2016 from featuring a presenter, Katakore, who was banned from presenting the programme “Taba Kidi Taba Karatu” by NBC. The presenter of the programme Katakore Adamu Tanko on February 23, 2016 expressed inciting remarks on defection of Markus Gundiri from SDP to APC saying: “To dama haka suke ai sai wani zabe ya sake zuwa, daganan zaka san an kara dara APC kashi shida, za su shiga da niyan haddin kai amma in zabe yazo kowa da ambition nashi. Kowa in bashi aka tsayar Gomna ba to zai raba maku jam’iyar”. This breached Sections 1.9.3, 3.1.2 and 3.9.1 of the Code.
Radio Gotel AM was cautioned on February 9, 2016 for airing trado-medic adverts with claims to increase libido, treat sexual weakness, infertility etc by different practitioners at the ongoing trado-medic trade in Yola. This violated Sections 7.3.5 and 7.3.18 of the Code.
BRTV TV was cautioned on February 3, 2016 for broadcasting graphic details of dead bodies of Boko Haram terrorists killed by the Nigerian Army and members of civilian JTF in an encounter in villages of Dikwa and Marte LGA’s, which violated Section 5.5.3 of the Code.
Zamfara Radio AM was fined ₦100,000 (One hundred thousand naira) on February 10, 2016 for airing series of trado – medical adverts with spurious claims and offer of medicaments for treatment of serious diseases such as erectile dysfunction, diabetes, menstrual troubles etc. This contravene Sections 7.3.15, 7.3.5, 7.3.18 and 7.0.25 of the Code and NAFDAC extant laws.
Pride FM was fined ₦100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on February 11, 2016 for airing trado – medical adverts of some trado – medical practitioners purporting to be holding a trade fair in Gusau, with claims to offer cure for erectile dysfunction, insomnia, menstrual problems, diabetes etc, thereby contravening Sections 7.3.18, 7.3.12, 7.0.25 and 7.3.5 of the Code and NAFDAC Act.
Kebbi TV was cautioned on February 2, 2016 for displaying disturbing pictures of breast cancer patients without prior warning to viewers. The station tendered apologies for its unprofessional conduct. This breached Section 3.7.7 of the Code.
Station was also cautioned on February 1, 2016 for non-embossment of station logo during broadcasts of General Transmission and “Health Digest”, breaching Section 1.3.4 of the Code.
NTA Sokoto was cautioned on February 6, 2016 for non-embossment of station logo during broadcasts of General Transmission and “Health Digest”, breaching Section 1.3.4 of the Code.
Station was also warned and advised to repackage advert. Station on February 12, 2016 aired the advert of Welcome to China Restaurant which exceeded 60 seconds stipulation, breaching Section 7.0.10 of the Code.
RTV Sokoto was cautioned and advised to repackage advert. Station on February 18, 2016 aired advert of AAG Mall Investment Nigeria which exceeded 60 seconds stipulation, contravening Section 7.0.10 of the Code.
Vision FM Sokoto was cautioned and advised to repackage the advert. Station on February 17, 2016 aired advert of Skye Bank promotion which exceeded 60 seconds stipulation. This breached Section 7.0.10 of the Code.
Planet FM on February 10, 2016 was warned for allowing the presenter Cleo to promote Food Affairs during the programme, Planet Rush, in which she enumerated their services, ranging from indoor and outdoor services, private dining for guests and conference hall, etcetera. She also gave out phone numbers and contact address for public patronage. This contravenes Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
Uniuyo Radio on February 10, 2016 was warned for breaching Section 7.0.15 of the Code. Presenter with the station Nkoyo promoted Mummy J’s Cuisine during the programme, Breakfast with Jesus. Excerpt “She offers a very special valentine season. Also she will give free bites. You will get one free wine when you buy two at ₦1,500 each. You will also get free fruits there, which is good for the body. You can call to make table reservations, etcetera”. She called out the Manager’s phone number and the address at 33 Ikpa Road opposite Uniuyo small gate.
Today FM, Port Harcourt was warned on February 10, 2016 for airing the trado-medical advert of Aditu Oludumare Herbal and Spiritual Centre with excerpt… “Dear listeners, people live without knowing their destiny, some people wear clothes that don’t tally or connect with their destiny, ask questions about their start, people who have fire as destiny should not connect with people whose start is water. Aditu Oludumare is the man with the unshakable and breakable powers”. This breaches Section 7.0.24 of the Code.
CRBC TV, Calabar on February 15, 2016 was requested to be more professional for abruptly terminating a Nollywood movie titled “My Sweat” from 1:38pm to 1:43pm and returned without appropriate courtesy. This contravenes Section 3.1.12 of the Code.
STV, Port Harcourt on February 15, 2016 was warned for airing the trado-medicals of Ebony Herbal where the Herbal Practitioner talked about the treatment of infected fallopian tube, with claim that he has magic powder for cure. This contravenes Sections 7.3.9 and 7.3.5 of the Code.
Station was also on February 27, 2016 warned for airing a religious programme (Ambassadors of Christ Assembly with Pastor Godswill Abbey). During the programme, the Pastor pointed at three young women crawling and wriggling on the floor of the church while vomiting. He said they are vomiting the poison given to them. There was no proof that these young women were poisoned and that what they vomited indicate poison. This breaches Section 4.3.1(g) of the Code.
NDTV Yenagoa on February 19, 2016 was warned for airing a religious programme (Trinity Covenant Bible Church) with unsubstantiated claims of miracle and healing with excerpt –A woman came out to testify that she has been healed of 5 years of barrenness after attending the church crusade and receiving prayers from the Pastor. She said the Pastor asked her to demand from her husband one night and she did. After persuading her husband that night, she got pregnant and gave birth to his son who she named “Samuel”, who is now six years old etcetera. This contravenes Section 4.3.1(g) of the Code.