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Labour Party chairman drags Arise TV to court for alleged defamation

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The national chairman of the Labour Party, Barr Julius Abure, has sued Arise Television over alleged defamatory and slanderous comments made against him.

Abure, in a suit filed at the Edo State High Court by his counsel, President Aigbokhan Esq, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, stated that he has been defamed more than twice by Arise TV.

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The Labour Party chairman stated that his attention was drawn to an interview granted by the former National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Abayomi Arabambi, and one Miss Agho Blessing on Arise TV’s programme, ‘Morning Show.’

“The claim of the chairman shows that the Television station broadcasted defamatory statement against him on 11th day of December, 2022, through the interview of the party’s former publicity secretary without cross checking the facts with the party or inviting the party representative for such an interview.

“In the same vein, on 8th January, 2023, the television station granted another interview to one Miss Agho Blessing and broadcasted the interview from her private office in Benin City to disparage the reputation without giving him the privilege to respond to the allegations.

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“The chairman claims that the TV station sell prime time to people to malign him without giving him or his representative an opportunity to air their part of the story. He claims that the duo interviewed by the defendant was done with malice.

“In the pleadings filed on 18th day of January, 2023, the chairman states that the principles of fairness, accuracy, and balance in the coverage of political activities was not observed by the Television Station as the TV station failed to comply with ethical code of broadcasting in the interview of its guest and claim against the station the sum of N150, 000,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira Only),” Abure said.

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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