Tag: AIT

#TwitterBan: AIT to challenge NBC directive in court

DAAR Communications PLC, owners and operators of Africa Independent Television, AIT, Raypower FM, and Faaji Radio has challenged the latest directive from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) saying that radio and television stations should deactivate their Twitter accounts. The commission on Monday directed the broadcast stations to “de-install Twitter handles[Read More…]

Broadcasters ‘were reckless’ in Coverage of #EndSARS Protests – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the commission imposed sanctions on broadcast stations because they were reckless in the coverage of the #EndSARS protests. Last month, NBC fined media houses including ARISE News, AIT, and Channels TV claiming they used unverifiable video footage from social media to cover the #EndSARS[Read More…]

#EndSARS Sanction: SERAP asks NBC to withdraw ‘illegal fines on Channels TV, AIT, Arise TV or face legal action’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “condemned the unconstitutional and illegal fines of N9m reportedly imposed by the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] on Channels TV, AIT and Arise TV [N3m each] purportedly over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.” The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced[Read More…]

AIT’s Nkiruka Udom is dead, she has been laid to rest

Officiating minister, Reverend Father Kenneth Ham at the burial of late broadcaster, Nkiruka Udom has admonished Christians to always live a life of forgiveness in order to live a glorious life on earth. The Father gave the charge at Oguta in Imo State during the final interment of AIT’s reporter[Read More…]

Daar Communications Founder in an internal Memo, asks AIT, Raypower to pull down Contents on COVID-19 Experience

Leaked memo reveals that owners of Africa Independent Television and Raypower, asked both broadcast stations to stop airing his comment on COVID-19. In the letter released Sunday evening from one of its whatsApp groups, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, instructed workers to take down contents of both[Read More…]

Court Strikes Out Buhari’s N50b Suit Against NTA, IGP, Ali, Others

A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a N50billion suit by President Muhammadu Buhari against two media houses, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), former Director of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign organisation, Ahmadu Ali, among others. The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/267/2015 was filed by the President on March[Read More…]

Tinubu Withdraws N150billion Libel Suit Against AIT After Apology Over ‘Lion Of Bourdillon’ Documentary

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday withdrew the N150bn libel suit he filed against DAAR Communications Plc, the owner of African Independent Television. Tinubu filed the suit last March in protest against a documentary titled ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ aired repeatedly on AIT in[Read More…]

Breaking: Federal High Court Grants Raymond Dokpesi N200m Bail

Gabriel Kolawole, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, bail in the sum N200m and two sureties in like sum. According to the judge, one of sureties must be a director in the civil service while the defendant must deposit his[Read More…]

Breaking News: Raymond Dokpesi Of AIT Arrested Over Arms Purchase Scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested the former Chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi. He was picked up in Abuja at about noon on Tuesday and was accompanied to the office of the EFCC by his son Raymond Dokpesi Jnr., who is the current[Read More…]

“Dokpesi Where Is Our Money” Workers Shut Down AIT, Raypower Over 17 Months Unpaid Salaries

Workers of Daar Communications Plc, operator of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM Radio, on Wednesday shut down all broadcasting activities at the Benin studio in protest over unpaid salaries. PM News reports that the protesting workers were said to have blocked the main entrance to the station located along[Read More…]