The media body made the demand of the National Assembly in a statement it issued in the early hours of Monday.
The fifth and sixth editions of the NBC Trade Fair which held in Lagos and Abuja attracted over 30,000 shoppers and had over 375 entrepreneurs exhibit, increase sales and gain visibility of their products and services.
According to available information, they were seen around Mutu village, Mada District, Gusau Local Government area.
Seguin made this known in a statement issued on Friday on the 2022 NBC Stakeholders’ Forum in Lagos State.
The Managing Director of the Company, Matthieu Seguin, said this at the 3rd edition of the annual NBC Stakeholders Forum.
MRA is asking the Court to declare the NBC’s failure to provide it with the information it requested a breach of its right of access to information as well as a flagrant violation of the FOI Act and to order the Commission to pay it N1 million as exemplary and aggravated damages for unlawfully denying it the information.
In a request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 and signed by MRA’s Communications Officer, Idowu Adewale, the organization asked the NBC to provide it with a list of all broadcasting stations and platforms operating in Nigeria licensed by the Commission and the amount that each of the licensed stations is required to pay as licence fees.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq gave the approval for the immediate payment of the debt to the commission.
Joined in the suit as Defendant is Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture.
This development was contained in a statement on Saturday by the Director General of the NBC, Bello Shehu Ilelah.
In the last few years, the dwindling economic situation has made a mess of the Nigerian media. The situation was compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic in the last two years, with resultant effects of job losses in the name of downsizing and restructuring by many a media house.
The NBC announced the measure on Friday, with a total of 52 television and radio stations listed as affected.
The group made the appeal in a statement issued by its Acting Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Yelwa, in Sokoto Saturday, following the N5 million fine slammed on some media houses by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
The position of the umbrella body of broadcast stations in Nigeria was contained in a letter it sent to the NBC.
This was contained in a letter dated July 25, 2022, by A.T. Ogunbanjo for Trademarks Registry, sighted on Thursday.
The media firm disclosed this in a statement, saying that it was informed about the fine through a letter signed by the NBC Director General, Balarabe Shehu Illela.
The NBC, in a letter to the company dated August 3, 2022, which was signed by its Director General, Balarabe Shehu Illela, said the fine was imposed on Trust TV because its broadcast of the said documentary contravened sections of the National Broadcasting Code.
The position of the PDP chieftain was contained in a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Prince MacDonald Enwere
This was contained in a statement issued Friday by its Director General, Mallam Balarabe Shehu Ilelah
The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids gave the advice Wednesday at a news conference in Abuja.