Opinion

Press Freedom On A Darkling Plain In Nigeria, By Jide Jimoh

We are witnesses to these significant events that have blighted the record of Nigeria as a press-friendly nation. It has become an incremental foray in the ignominy of incessant attacks on the press and freedom of speech generally. The zenith, so far, of that ignominy, is contained in the recent…
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Opinion

Amending the NBC Code: Between a Minister and a Board, By Alabi Akinrogun

...with a COVID-19 and oil demand and prices slump, and Nigeria already rated as not being business- and investor-friendly, would the minister in his bruising battle with the Board of the Commission, within the purview of his new obsession with the Code, not be hammering the final nail in the…
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Opinion

NBC’s Sixth Code of Expired Values, By Tunde Akanni

For an agency operating in a trendy environment, it is inevitable for NBC to be demonstrably open and receptive to ideas from stakeholders of varying orientations and leanings. This will ensure that it comes up with policies that readily align with democracy and good governance that is protective of the…
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Opinion

Improving the Administration of Intellectual Property Rights, By Chinyere Akachukwu

This clarion call to the Nigerian legislature to develop the Nigerian Copyright Act; to the executive government to put in place efficient systems that enable people and companies to register their intellectual property rights with ease and within the fastest possible time; and to the judiciary to take active steps…
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Opinion

In Support of Broadcasting for Peace, By Lauratu Abdul Salam

As NBC takes on the issue of content development and peaceful coexistence boldly henceforth, it is our candid wish that all stakeholders subscribe to the project and contribute their respective quota to make Nigeria a safer entity for generations. There has been a growing recognition of the relevance of communication…
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Columns

Can NBC Re-invent Broadcasting In Nigeria?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the NBC must regulate the broadcast space, but it must however do so professionally and in concert with stakeholders, while ensuring the buy-in of citizens. Given the manner by which the Kawu-led NBC has acquitted itself with issues in the industry, there are obvious signs that the re-invention of broadcasting…
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Opinion

Addressing Radio Biafra’s Divisive Commentaries, By Ahmad Salkida and Chinedu Edwin

Last week, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) urged Nigerians to simply ignore Radio Biafra, a broadcast platform that has committed time, energy and resources to peddling resentful communication about Nigeria and its constituted authorities. In two separate newspaper articles published in 2006 and 2009 in the New Sentinel and Sunday…
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Opinion

Tackling the Civil Service as Engine Room of Nigerian Corruption, By Monday Ubani

Much has been written and massive exposures made of the corruption of the political class but not much has been written, exposed or known of the corruption in the civil service, perpetrated by the civil servants, both at the State and Federal levels. It has a more devastating effect and…
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