Lift suspension on Channels TV in 48 hours or be sued, SERAP tell Buhari regime


The Buhari regime has been urged to lift the suspension of Channels Television in forty-eight hours or face legal action.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) made the call on Monday while reacting to the clampdown on the Lagos-based broadcaster.

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The television station drew the irked of the Buhari government when it granted telephone interview to Emma Powerful, spokesman of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) who punctured the claims of security agencies on the killing of a commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The advocacy group in a Twitter post vowed to explore legal means should the regime failed to comply with its demand.

“We’ve urged President Buhari and the NBC to immediately lift the arbitrary, unconstitutional and illegal suspension and fine of @channelstv purportedly for breaching the broadcast code,” the group stated, vowing, “We’ll take legal action if the decision is not reversed within 48 hours.”

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