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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has announced a N2 million fine for Arise television over a fake report about Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was contained in a statement issued by Balarabe Shehu Helah, the NBC Director General.
Arise television had broadcast a report that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was carrying out an investigation into Tinubu’s alleged drug trafficking crime.
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Social media was agog with a statement reportedly issued by INEC, however, the electoral umpire on Saturday dismissed the report as a handiwork of mischief makers.
Following the development, the television station on Sunday tendered an apology to Tinubu and INEC for misleading the members of the public.
Source: Daily Post