SERAP sue Buhari Over N5m fine on Channels TV for interview with Datti Baba-Ahmed

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SERAP sue Buhari Over N5m fine on Channels TV for interview with Datti Baba-Ahmed

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the N5 million fine the federal government placed on Channels Television.

 

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) had recently fined Channels Television N5 million over an interview with Datti Baba-Ahmed. The NBC alleged that the interview ‘violated the NBC code.’

In the suit, both organizations are asking the court to “declare arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional the N5m fine imposed on Channels Television over a recent interview with the Labour Party vice-presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed.”

Joined in the suit as Defendants are the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture.

 

However, in the suit number FHC/L/CS/616/2023 filed last week at the Federal High Court, Lagos, the plaintiffs are asking the court to determine “whether…



Source: Linda Ikeji