A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the reopening of AIT and RayPower FM.
The ruling which was presided upon by Justice Ekwo Inyang ordered the reopening of AIT and Raypower as he told both parties to maintain status quo, following the suspension of its license by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC. The case has been adjourned to Thursday, June 13.
On Thursday, June 6, NBC had on Thursday, announced the suspension of the licences of AIT and Ray Power belonging to the Daar Communications Limited. The NBC director-general, Modibbo Kawu, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying the media houses’ shutdown was until further notice. The offences of AIT and Raypower fm according to NBC included the airing of a presidential election documentary by the AIT, a matter pending before a tribunal, the inability of the company to pay its fees, the use of “divisive and inciting contents from the social media” among others.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in reaction to the closure of Daar Communications subsidiaries, AIT and RayPower FM, by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has asked for the immediate reopening of the stations, urging it reopens within 24 hours.