The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the broadcasting licences of the African Independent Television and Ray Power indefinitely.
The two companies are owned by Daar Communications Limited, an outfit run by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Raymond Dokpesi.
Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, Modibbo Kawu, the NBC Director General, stated that the media organisations were suspended because they aired divisive and inciting contents.
The NBC Director-General, Dr Modibbo Kawu, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying the Daar Communication Limited’s media houses’ shutdown was until further notice.
He accused Daar Communications of turning itself into a bad example of how a professional broadcast outfit should not be run.
Kawu said: “In their relationship with the NBC, Daar communications carry on as if it is beyond the regulatory direction of the commission.
They don’t pay their licence fees as and when due and its broadcast is patently partisan and one-sided and deliberately inciting and heating up the polity.
“The management of the Company has created the habit of using the channel to fight its personal battles contrary to the statutory requirements of the law.”