Director-General Modibbo Kawu Shuts Down AIT, Ray Power, but a judge overturned the sanction.

This is a developing story. The NBC Director-General Modibbo Kawu revoked AIT and Ray Power broadcasting licences due to an alleged repeated violation. Mr Modibbo said the networks violated the broadcasting code set by the NBC, as a result, he shut down their operation.

Director-General Modibbo Kawu

Both Network has been suspended indefinitely and their license also suspended. Raymond Dokpesi owns both networks and he was unhappy about the decision. According to NBC, both stations failed to heed to the several warnings given to them.

Raymond Dokpesi challenged the ruling in court and the court reversed the sanction.

Today June 7th, the presiding judge, Justice Ekwo, ordered the re-opening of AIT and Ray Power. He also ruled that the NBC and the stations must maintain status quo as of May 31 when the suit was filed.

He adjourned the case till Thursday, June 13th, expecting the NBC to come forward and show cause why the motion on notice challenging the licence withdrawal should not be granted.

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