BREACH PROFILE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2015
- February 18, 2016
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BREACH PROFILE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2015
Wazobia FM, Abuja was issued a final warning letter for airing a religious program with an unverifiable testimony on October 29, 2015 in which one prophet Baba claimed to have delivered a woman possessed by the evil spirit of her late father. Prophet Baba went on to request listeners to come and book for their “spiritual mantle that will help them against evil attacks”. This breached Sections 4.3.1(f) (g), & 7.5.1 (c) of the code.
Wazobia FM, Abuja was also advised to repackage advert of Pampers with an unauthenticated claim, thus: “Pampers, Nigeria’s Driest Diaper”. This claim violates section 7.0.14 of the code.
Crowther Love FM, Abuja was issued a final warning to stop presenter AJ from voicing jingle of Ralphigreat Institute of Technology as aired on October 2, 2015. The station also on October 19, 21, 23 & 29, 2015 respectively aired the advert of Pampers with an unauthenticated claim, thus: “Pampers, Nigeria’s Driest Diaper” thereby breaching sections 7.0.20, 7.0.10 and 7.0.14 of the Code.
Brilla FM Abuja was advised to repackage advert of wakanow.com with the use of superlative, thus: “wakanow.com Africa’s number one booking portal” thereby contravening section 7.0.14 of the Code. The advert was aired between October 5 and 23, 2015.
Nigeria Info FM, Abuja was issued a final warning to stop or expunge spurious portions in the advert of V.M technology Ltd aired on October 6 & 7, 2015 with assurances such as; “I will give participants 100% support, easy ways to get visa, loan for businesses, access to cheap phone, laptops from
N14, 000 etc.” Which the regulator considered to be deceptive. The station was also asked to repackage the advert of wakanow.com with the use of superlative, thus: “wakanow.com Africa’s number one booking portal”.
Kogi FM, Lokoja was warned for breaching section 1.9.3 of the Code. A presenter with the station Gowon Edibo expressed his opinion in its programme “Score Card” thus: “Prince Audu’s greatest sin is that he says negative things about people and does not have respect for his people”. The comment was considered as unprofessional.
Breez FM, Akure: Fined ₦100,000.00 (one hundred thousand naira) for the use of superlative in the advert of Dulux Paint on October 8, 2015 thus; “Dulux is the number one paint, the first paint producer in the world”; without authentication by the Advertising Standard’s Panel (ASP) thereby contravening Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
Breez FM Akure: warned for featuring Dr. Mrs. Kemi Aladesanmi (Mama Tea) during its programme ‘Pa ironu re’ aired on October 8, 2015, where she advertised various herbal tea for diabetes, cancer, hypertension, men booster, etc; thereby contravening Section 7.3.7 of the Code.
Station was again issued a warning letter for airing advert of Golden Chance Lotto aired on October 16, 2015 with the use of superlative thus: ‘Golden Chan Lotto, the surest way to becoming a millionaire’ as against Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
Positive FM, Akure on October 2, 2015 was issued a final warning letter on hyping during their programme “O ta won yo” where the presenter promoted the business of Tenco saying, “Tenco at Yaba Ondo beside Police station, go there and purchase any type of electronic of your choice” and also the services of Alade Photo thus, “Alade Photo is now at Idanre beside the Union bank, all those who have printed their pictures have testified in accordance with the way it has been advertised” Section 7.0.15 of the Code disallows endorsement of products and services by programme presenters.
ITV Benin on October 25, 2015, issued a final warning letter for airing gory close up pictures of a dead driver and a lifeless body of an elderly man who was killed by a hit and run vehicle during its News Review, without preceding with a caution which contravenes Section 3.7.7 and 5.1.15 of the Code. Station was also issued a final warning letter for airing the advert of PFN/CAN Miracle Crusade on October 15, 2015 which lasted 1min: 28 secs, breaching Section 7.0.10 of the Code on 60secs spot.
DBS (Melody FM) Warri was issued a final warning letter for breaching Section 4.3.1 (d&f) of the code. Station on October 23, 2015, during its programme ‘father’s call’ broadcast an attack on Roman Catholic belief saying: “that the verse reminds us of a very striking manner of the essential difference between slavish spirit of the Roman Catholic’s and the liberty of the saints which is the hallmark of Protestantism”.
Independent Radio, Benin was issued a final warning letter for breaching Section 7.0.10 of the code. The advert of DO IT YOURSELF aired on October 2015, lasted 1min: 21secs, thereby exceeding 60secs spot advert duration.
Progress FM, Ado-Ekiti: Warned on hyping during its programme Labe Orun aired on October 13, 2015, where the presenter promoted the business of Osomo, an alcoholic drink and also for airing it at a wrong time and belt of 2.03pm – 2.30pm. This breaches Sections 7.4.4 and 7.0.15 of the Code.
JEREMI FM Otu-Jeremi on October 09, 2015 was issued a verbal warning for airing the advert of Dsircard which lasted 1min: 58secs as against 60secs spot advert, breaching Section 7.0.10 of the Code.
Orange FM, Akure was on October 9, 2015 was issued a verbal warning for airing the advert of Ondo State University of Technology which lasted 1min: 25secs, breaching Section 7.0.10 of the Code.
Station was again issued a verbal warning on hyping during its programme ‘lunch hour show’ aired on October 29, 2015 where the presenter hyped the services of the cake box and Deeper global resources limited in breach of Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
EBS Radio Benin on October 17, 2015 was issued a verbal warning on the use of superlatives in the advert of Baba Lome thus “I am the first person in Nigeria to combine 99 different roots and herbs from Nigeria to Lome” and also the advert of Chief Abimbola, A.K.A Baba Oyo saying “come see the betterment of herbal medicine, you go see say herbal medicine, na em be the best” during its infomercial. This breaches Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
EBS TV, Benin was issued a verbal warning for breaching Section 4.3.1(d) of the Code. Station during its programme “Prophecy half hour” aired on October 18, 2015 broadcast an attack and ridicule on Pentecostal churches saying “Do you know that most surprising thing nowadays which most of these Pentecostal do all in the name of rally, they pick about 5,6,7 people, strip them naked only to be left with pant or boxers and use white chalk from their head to their feet to colour them and blowing trumpet and dancing demonic dance”.
BSES FM Ado-Ekiti was issued a verbal warning for breaching Sections 7.3.1, 7.3.5, & 7.3.7 of the Code. Station on October 27, 2015 aired advert of Guarapad for the cure of serious diseases such as fibroid, diabetes, rheumatism, epilepsy, etc. which should rightly receive the attention of a registered medial practitioner.
FRCN (Purity FM) Awka was adviced to stop forthwith the broadcast of the religious programme by Rt. Rev Prophet Ejike Okoye of Merciful Adoration Ministry aired on October 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM, where he told his listeners and spinsters desiring to get married to read “Psalm 16, 91 and 29 into their bathing water every morning and their husbands would come to them”. This contravened Section 4.3.1(f) of the Code.
SOLID FM, Enugu: Cautioned against the broadcast of adverts containing superlative, as station on October 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm advertised Goodluck Communications System Technology with the use of superlatives as “best prices”. This breached Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
VISION AFRICA RADIO Umuahia on October 17, 2015 at 11:28am during its programme Shoppers Guide aired an advert of Elegant Foam that said “if e no be Elegant Foam you may be having nightmare….. it is produced with best materials that are people’s choice.” This breached Section 7.0.14 and 7.0.18 of the Code. Consequently, the station was advised to repackage the advert.
FRCN Owerri was advised to repackage advert for breaching Section 7.0.18 and 7.3.5 of the Code. Station on October 18, 2015 at 6:39 PM aired the advert of Victory Africa Herbs which claimed that “V and D” herbal clears all diseases from your body”.
BLAZE FM ORAIFITE was advised to stop programme until packaged. Station on October on 16, 2015 at 8:45 PM aired an infomercial sponsored by Oosa herbal “inviting people with health problems and strange symptoms, those that cannot walk again, women having problem taking in and men finding it difficult to urinate to come and get solution……” This violated Sections 7.3.5, 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the code.
NTA Enugu was advised to stop advert until repackaged. Station aired the advert of A-Z oil at 10:18 PM with the use of superlative, thus: “A-Z oil is the number one” breaching Section 7.0.14 of the Code.
IBC RADIO, OWERRI was advised not to schedule adverts of similar or competing Genre back to back. Station on October 25, 2015 at 9:11am aired back to back advert of Tony and Clara Herbal home followed by Amarachukwu Herbal home. This breached Section 1.5(d) of the code.
Dream FM, Enugu on October 20, 2015 at 7:23A:M aired a corporate advert by Glo network running on many stations in the zone. The advert of Glo free tomorrow package in ibo, Thus: “it is the best among equal”. This breaches Section 7.0.14 of the code.
LOVE FM, Umuahia was advised to caution presenter against hyping. Grace, a presenter with the station during its programme “Wakis Corner” aired on October 30, 2015, hyped the services of the sponsor, ”second coming gas”, saying .. in case your gas don finish just call them. Dem no dey doo ojoro at all, go full am well well. Call them on…….” This violated Section 7.0.15 of the Code
Odenigbo FM was adviced to stop forthwith the broadcast of the religious programme by Rt. Rev Prophet Ejike Okoye of Merciful Adoration Ministry aired on October 5, 2015 at 8:30 PM, where he told his listeners and spinsters desiring to get married to read “Psalm 16, 91 and 29 into their bathing water every morning and their husbands would come to them”. This contravened Section 4.3.1(f) of the Code.
Paramount FM, Abeokuta was fined
N100,000.00 (One hundred thousand naira only) on October 2, 2015 for unverifiable claims; which breached Section 7.3.18 of the Code.
Livingspring FM, Osogbo was fined
N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on October 14, 2015 for endorsement and unverifiable claims; breaching Sections 7.3.7, 7.0.15 and 4.3.1 of the Code. Station was also warned on October 5, 2015 for endorsement by presenters, breaching Section 7.0.15 of the Code.
AIT, Ibadan was fined
N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on October 29, 2015 for advertising Condom before the stipulated time, breaching Section 7.3.20 of the Code. Station was also cautioned on October 8, 2015 for using sponsors identification on set and participants wardrobe, and using scroll bar to advertise a sponsor breaching Sections 7.0.35 & 8.1.8 of the code.
Crown FM, Ile-Ife was issued a final warning for use of indecent language against a political opponent and unprofessionally handling of a phone-in programme aired on October 5, 2015. Thus breaching Sections 1.9.4, 3.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.3.1, 3.4.2, 4.5.1 and 5.2.4 of the Code.
Rock city FM, Abeokuta was queried on October 3, 2015 for sundry infringements of the Nigeria broadcasting Code. The station breached Sections 3.2.1 on straight dealing, 4.3.1(f) and 8.2.5 on using religions programmes in the format of an infomercial.
Galaxy TV, Ibadan was queried on October 4, 2015 for endorsement and use of Scroll Bar for advertisement, breaching Sections 7.0.15 and 7.0.35 of the Code.
Oluyole FM, Ibadan was issued a final warning on October 14, 2015 for airing an infomercial with religious content within a programme; breaching Sections 3.2.1, 8.2.1 and 8.2.5 of the Code. Station was also warned on October 6, 2015 for unethical medical advertisement without health caution and airing infomercial within a programme; which breached Section 7.3.6 & 3.2.1 of the Code.
Amuludun FM, Ibadan was issued a final warning on October 29, 2015 for using religion as a subject matter of an infomercial, breaching Section 8.2.5 of the Code.
AIT, Osogbo was cautioned on October 8, 2015 for using sponsor’s identification on set and participant’s wardrobe. The station was also cautioned for using Scroll Bar to advertise a sponsor. This breached Sections 7.0.35 and 8.1.8 of the Code.
Orisun FM, Ile-Ife was warned on October 2, 2015 for excessive advertisement duration, excessive advertisements and use of superlatives in advertisement. The station breached, Sections 7.0.10 and 7.0.14 of the Code.
Premier FM, Ibadan was on October 14, 2015 warned on recurring breaches after it aired an advertisement with excessive duration, breaching Section 7.0.10 of the Code.
Raypower FM, Osogbo was warned on October 10, 2015 for airing endorsement of sponsors and materials with superstitious belief, breaching Sections 7.0.15 and 7.0.23 of the Code.
OSBC TV, Osogbo was directed to stop the piracy of Super sport on October 8, 2015 breaching Section 3.1.11 of the Code.
PLAPOLY ROCK FM CAMPUS RADIO, Jos was fined
N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for playing two classified NTBB musicals titled: “Suddenly” by D-Banj and “Bumper to Bumper” by Wande Cole on October 9, 2015 respectively. This breached Section 3.1.6 of the code.
JOY FM RADIO OTUKPO was fined
N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for playing musical titled: “Millionaire Champagne” by M. I. and a classified NTBB song titled “Twisted” by 50 Cent, breaching Section 3.1.6 and 18.104.22.168(c) of the code.
JOY FM, OTUKPO was also issued a Warning letter for playing a song laced with indicent lyrics on October 5 & 11, 2015 respectively. The song titled “Aboki” by Ice Prince featuring Sarkodie, MI, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid and Khuli Chang, used the word Nigger: “Aboki you be my nigger till we die looking on the top to my nigger” in violation of Section 22.214.171.124(c) of the code.
PRTVC-TV, JOS was cautioned and asked to reschedule movie outside children and family belt. Station on October 5 & 11, 2015, respectively aired a foreign movie containing violence and imitating actions which could be harmful to children, in breach of Section 3.7.3 and 4.2.2m of the code.
UNITY FM, JOS was issued a Warning letter on October 13, 2015 for allowing the use of the title “Dr.” in a trado-medics infomercial by the Rain Herbal Clinic in which the practitioner was addressed as “Dr” Phillip Wasiu without evidence that the person so addressed is a registered medical doctor. This action contravened Section 7.3.17 of the Code.
NTA JOS was cautioned for airing a documentary on “Argungu Festival” that portrayed dangerous behaviour which could be imitated by children capable of harming them on October 19 & 25, 2015 before the watershed time belt of 10:00pm. “It depicted a man wearing a cap of fire, another carrying a pot of fire and a cow charging at people with its horns acting violently” which contravened Section 3.10.6 of the code.
TARABA TELEVISION (TTV), JALINGO was requested to grant right of reply for airing imbalance news item on NUJ crisis in the state on October 9, 2015. It represented only the position of the chairman without ensuring fairness and balance of view(s) from the other party(ies) involved during the News broadcast contrary to Section 3.3.3 and 3.4.3 of the code.
TSBS (FM) RADIO, JALINGO was also requested to grant right of reply for airing imbalance news item on NUJ crisis in the state on October 9, 2015 breaching Section 3.3.3 and 3.4.3 of the code.
JBC AM Jigawa was fined ₦50,000.00 for persistent broadcast of Trado Medic Programme of Dan Fodio Islamic Health Center on October 28, 2015 with presentation of herbs for sexual enhancement claim to treat all types of skin disease; any form of disease that is evidently stubborn, etc. breaching Section 7.3.5 and 7.3.18 of the Code.
Kaduna State Media Corporation (Capital Sound FM) Kaduna was fined ₦50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira Only) for persistent breaches regarding broadcast of back to back advert and Trado Medic Programme of Dan Fodio Islamic Health Center with presentation of herbs for sexual enhancement and some serious diseases. This breaches Sections 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the Code.
Jigawa Broadcasting Corporation (JBC AM) was fined ₦50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira Only) for persistent breaches regarding broadcast of back to back advert and Trado Medic Programme of Dan Fodio Islamic Health Center with presentation of herbs for sexual enhancement and some serious diseases. This breaches Sections 7.3.7 and 7.3.18 of the Code.
Capital Sound Kaduna was fined ₦50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira Only) for breaching section 1.5(d) of the Code. Station on October 2, 2015 aired Etisalat and MTN advert back to back, and was invited to discuss the recurrence of back to back breach. Station also on October 9, 2015 aired advert of Royco Cube and Ajino-moto seasoning back to back in English and Hausa respectively.
Capital Sound FM Kaduna was warned and advised to repackage advert devoid of superlative. Station on October 26 & 28, 2015 respectively aired advert of Baygon Insecticide containing superlative expression, thus; "....the Number one killing Baygon." breaching section 7.0.14 of the Code.
Nagarta Radio Kaduna on October 9, 2015 breached section 4.5.1 of the Code and was cautioned for the broadcast of unfair remarks by one Abdullahi Yusuf Zuntu against former Senator Datti Babba Ahmed, thus; "..... I have been telling people, Datti need to be examined by a psychiatric Doctor....."Station promised to be more careful.
Freedom Radio Kaduna on October 26, 2015 contravened section 3.9.1 & 4.5.1 and was cautioned to desist from broadcast of inciting and unfair remarks against personalities and institutions, such as: “The statement against Kaduna state Government and State Legislators" by one Abdullahi Barazana.
Dala FM Kano (Hangen Dala) was cautioned for broadcast of unfair statement on Sept 29, 2015 against Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya by one Aliyu Salisu, saying "...bribery and corruption is innate in you...", thereby contravening section 4.5.1 of the Code.
Express FM Kano was cautioned for broadcast of unfair statements by one S. Aruwa on October 5, 2015 against some personalities, thus; "...Once in politics with people such as El-Rufa'i, Tinubu, Atiku, Amechi, Obasanjo your hands would not be clean...", thereby contravening section 4.5.1 of the Code.
Express FM Radio Kano was also warned and directed to guarantee right of reply for broadcast of unfair and unbalanced statement against former Kano State Governor Rabi'u Kwankwaso and Chairman Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission Muhyi Magaji on October 27, 2015 by Shehu Isa Driver. This breached section 4.5.1, 3.3.1 and 3.3.3 of the Code.
Freedom FM Kano was cautioned to desist from hyping. Station on October 17, 2015 breached sections 7.0.15 and 7.0.2 of the Code for hyping in its programme “Mai Talla shi ke da Riba”
Also, the station was seriously warned for broadcast of a Trado Medic infomercial/promo (5minutes) for Alhaji Dan Borno mai Kada on October 18, 2015 which claims to treat ailments such as STD's, sexual weakness, Ulcer etc. This contravene sections 7.3.18 and 7.3.5 of the Code.
AIT Kano was warned for breaching section 7.3.18, 7.3.5 and 1.5(d) of the Code. Station on October 17, 2015 aired back to back broadcast of Trado medic promo by Habibu Habibi, Tijjani Kada and others, which contain claims to treat serious diseases such as sexual weakness, infertility, menstrual disorder etc.
Wazobia FM Kano was warned for broadcast of Trado medic promo by Habibu Habibi, Tijjani Kada and others back to back. It contain claims to treat serious diseases such as sexual weakness, infertility, menstrual disorder, etc on October 17, 2015. This, contravene Sections 7.3.18, 7.3.5 and 1.5(d) of the Code.
Freedom FM Dutse was warned and directed to desist from the broadcast of “Boosta Mai Alamar Doki” advert which purports to increase libido and correct sexual weakness, in breach of section 7.3.18 of the Code. The desist order is as a result of persistent broadcast of the product prior to October 4, 2015.
Freedom FM Dutse was cautioned for hyping of Dan-aune General Merchants, Syntax Global and a Book titled “Girki Adon Mata” by presenters of Hausa programme “Mu kyakyata”.on October 18, 2015. This breached section 7.0.15 of the Code.
JBC AM Dutse was cautioned for broadcasting unfair remarks by one Alh. Isa Gerawa against past administration of Jigawa state in Ringim Local Government on October 9, 2015 saying; “...Mu lura akwai mutanen banza da Allah Ya watsa su suna kokarin batawa...” Meaning: “…we should beware of some useless people who Allah destroyed/cursed as they plan to destroy electricity facilities...” This breached section 4.5.1 of the code.
JBC AM Dutse was issued a final warning on October 14, 2015 for the broadcast of Trado-Medics of Danfodio Islamic Health Centre which claims treating serious diseases such as Ulcer, Asthma, swelling of anus, etc. breaching section 7.3.5 of the Code.
Freedom Radio FM Jigawa was cautioned and directed to guarantee right of reply for broadcasting an unsubstantiated and unbalanced remark by one Magaji Ali of PDP against "Hon." Ibrahim Kemba Madobi, on October 28 and 29, 2015, thus; ".....he used the first constituency project grant to purchase 17 Million Naira Filling Station at Tamburawa” This breached section 3.3.3, 3.4.2 and 4.5.1 on the code.
Vision FM Katsina was asked to submit MOU with the VOA to the Commission as required by section 10.3.1 of the Code, even as they claim the programmes are also aired in their Abuja station. Station on October 15, 2015 between 8:00am to 9:00am aired a delayed foreign news station’s programme “Straight Talk Africa” and “Tsaka Mai wuya” a Hausa political programme on October 13 and 20, 2015 between 9:30am and 9:45am respectively. All the programmes are sourced from the Voice of America and rebroadcast, breaching sections 5.1.9 and 10.3.1 of the code.
COOL FM was fined One hundred thousand Naira (
N100,000.00) on October 26, 2015 for the continuous violation of Section 7.0.15 and 7.0.16 of the Code.
Hyping as stipulated in Section 7.0.15 of the Code is not allowed under any guise as it can lead to superlatives and unsubstantiated claims. Therefore the following stations were cautioned for violating Section 7.0.15 of the Code NTA 10, Lagos, 05/10/2015, Cool FM (9/10/15), Rhythm FM 9/10/15, Bond FM (11/10/2015), Cool FM (12/10/15).
ONTV was warned to stop the broadcast of musicals Not To Be Broadcast (NTBB). Station was also cautioned for advertising alcoholic beverage at unapproved time on October 3, 2015.
City FM and Rainbow FM, were warned to stop the transmission of musicals with vulgar and indecent lyrics that debase womanhood – violation of Sections 3.6.1, 3.7.11 and 126.96.36.199(c) of the Code.
APCON’s attention was drawn to some adverts in news format and promo’s without termination dates running on some station and were asked to stop and repackage. These have been corrected.
NTA Maiduguri was fined ₦100,000.00 for a broadcast on October 26, 2015 during its programme “Commercial break”. A presenter voiced political jingle of APC Candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial District bye-election, which breached sections 7.6.2 (c) and 7.0.20 of the Code.
BRTV TV Maiduguri was fined ₦100,000.00 for breaching Sections 7.6.2(c) & 7.0.20 of the code. Station on October 27, 2015 aired a political jingle of APC Candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial District bye-election which was voiced by a presenter.
GMC FM was cautioned and asked to repackage advert. Station on October 1, 2015 at 08:46am aired advert of Jamo Herbal Flusher of Mr. Wazobia saying “…wannan larura ita ce kan sa jikin mutum ya dinga yawan daukan zafi, ana jin wani irin motsi kamar na tana…. Kaikayi da kurarrajin gaba… fitsari za’a rinka jin zafi wani lokaci ana ganin wani farin ruwa yana biyowa ta fitsari idan ya dade a jiki…” meaning, curing some mild illness such as rashes and pain during urination. This violated section 7.3.5 of the code.
NTA Damaturu was warned for reoccurring violation of section 1.3.1 of the code. Station throughout the week broadcast Local Programme with absence of station’s logo in their programmes.
TV Gotel: cautioned for abrupt termination of a scheduled program “Mata Iyayen Hikima” on October 19, 2015 between 01:10pm – 1:30pm, by replacing it with a “Nigerian Movie” without proper courtesy to the viewers which violated section 3.1.12 of the Code.
YTV Damaturu: warned for poor sound quality during its “local news” aired on October 27, 2015 between 7:00pm – 7:05pm which contravenes section 12.17.1(d) of the Code.
Radio Gotel FM: cautioned for playing musical by Wizkid titled “Boogie Down” laced with vulgar lyrics during its programme “Lunch Box” aired on October 29, 2015 at 1:40pm saying: “… come to my room, you wanna give me your mulla! I like the way you push for me Wizked baby, push it for me, and if you wanna do me, you got to do me right” violating sections 3.6.1 and 188.8.131.52 (c) of the Code.
AIT Gombe was cautioned for not adhering to its published programme schedule. Station on October 5, 2015 between 5:30pm – 6:30pm aired educational achievement of Ondo State Governor Dr. Olusegun Mimiko in place of its scheduled programme “Nnenna and Friends” breaching section 3.4.7 of the Code. Station also on October 6, 2015 at 5:30pm on its programme “Oil and Gas Forum”, went off – air at 5.30pm resumed transmission by 5:49pm without appropriate courtesy to the audience violating section 3.1.12 of the Code.
Rima FM, Sokoto cautioned for airing a news report on October 17, 2015 stating that “a girl on forced marriage could terminate the relationship by killing the husband”. This breached Section 3.10.6 of the Code.
NTA Argungu was warned and asked to rectify problem within 14 days. Station’s aviation warning light was off on October 12, 2015 breaching section 12.2.211(f) of the Code.
Planet FM, Uyo was fined
N200, 000 (two hundred thousand naira) for violating Section 7.6.15 of the code. Presenters on October 21, 2015 promoted products of different advertisers.
Rhythm FM, Yenagoa on October 31, 2015 was warned for airing the live campaign visit of Governor Seriaki Dickson running for re-election, where the Governor made a hate speech with excerpts “…we are going to vote out the APC party and the killing people”. He asked the people to reject any APC member they may come across and say the rejection word “Tufiakwa” making the sign with their hands over their heads.
He said if you want Government that will kill people and using funtagbe (a security outfit used during Silva’s tenure as Governor) to commit crime; asking people to reject the opposition – APC. He also said, “…anybody wey go let Silva and APC to come back, na Holy Ghost fire etc). This breached section 5.2.5 of the Code.
STV, Port Harcourt was warned for airing a programme, Ebony Herbal Remedy on October 20, 2015, during which the herbal practitioner discussed extensively bacterial infection stating the signs and symptoms in men and women such as internal heat, quick ejaculation, ulcer, typhoid etcetera.
He claimed to have magic powder that he will give to a woman with fallopian tube problem and it will effect cure. These contravene sections 7.3.5, 7.3.7, 7.3.9 and 7.3.18 of the Code.
NDTV, Yenagoa: Cautioned for airing the tradomedical of Mama Twins on October 3, 2015 where she discussed infertility. She mentioned the symptoms and causes of infection such as gonorrhea, weak erection, low sperm count, irregular menstruation, syphilis, etc. This breached Section 7.3.5 of the code.
Today FM, Port Harcourt was cautioned for airing a programme, Adituoladu Mare Herbal and Spiritual Centre on October 6, 2015, where a herbal practitioner claimed he can cure all spiritual and medical cases raging from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure etc, and any form of spiritual issues. This contravenes sections 7.3.5 and 7.3.7 of the Code.
Canaan FM Calabar: cautioned for airing music of Wande Cole titled “Rotate” with indecent presentation of a woman’s buttocks “see as your nyash de fluctuate”. Station also played music of Ice Prince titled “Superstar” which contains vulgar lyrics “sometimes talk shit” that shit don’t make me crazy (repeatedly). This contravenes section 184.108.40.206(c) of the Code.