NBC revokes licences of AIT, Silverbird TV, 50 other broadcast stations (See Full List)

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NBC revokes licences of AIT, Silverbird TV, 50 other broadcast stations (See Full List)

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NBC Nigeria

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked the broadcast licences 52 broadcast stations including  African Independent Television, AIT, Silverbird TV, Raypower FM and Rhythm FM among others over failure to renew their broadcast licences amounting to N2.66 billion.

A statement by NBC on Friday said the move followed the publication of a list of stations yet to renew their licences, stating that a two-week waiver was given to them in May to pay up after which they risked the revocation of their broadcast licences.

The broadcast regulator said that three months after the publication, “some licensees are yet to pay their outstanding debts, in contravention of the National Broadcasting Commission Act CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, particularly section 10(a) of the third schedule of the Act.

“Therefore, after due consideration, NBC hereby announces the revocation of the licenses of the…stations and gives them 24 hours to shut down their operations. Our offices nationwide are hereby directed to collaborate with security agencies to ensure immediate compliance.”

The broadcast regulator said the continued operation of the “debtor stations is illegal and constitutes a threat to national security”.

It called on other broadcast stations yet to renew their licences for the present duration to do so within the next 30 days to avoid sanctions.

“The Commission also calls on all IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and all other broadcast stations that are streaming online to register with the Commission to avoid disconnection,” the statement said.

It warned that broadcasters to note that “having a DTT or FM license does not warrant a broadcaster to stream online; they are two different licences.”

Below is full list of affected stations:

  1. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Abuja
  2. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Lagos
  3. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Yenagoa
  4. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Port Harcourt
  5. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communications Ltd) FM Jos
  6. Rhythm FM (Silverbird Communication Ltd) Benin
  7. AIT/Ray Power FM (DAAR Communication ltd) Network
  8. Greetings FM (Greetings Media Ltd)
  9. FM Network Tao FM (Ovidi Communications Ltd)
  10. FM Okene, Zuma FM (Zuma FM Ltd)
  11. FM Suleja Crowther FM (Crowther Communications Ltd) FM Abuja
  12. We FM (Kings Broadcasting Ltd)
  13. FM Benin Linksman International Itd


  1. Keffi Bomay Broadcasting Services Ltd Abuja
  2. MITV (Murhi International Group Ltd) Ibadan
  3. Classic FM (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd) Port-Harcourt
  4. Classic FM (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd) Lagos
  5. Classic TV (Pinkt Nigeria Ltd) Lagos
  6. Beat FM (Megalectrics LTD) Lagos
  7. Cooper Communications Ltd Lagos
  8. Splash FM (West Midlands Ltd) Ibadan
  9. Osun State Broadcasting Corporation
  10. Rock City FM (Boot Communications Ltd) Abeokuta
  11. Family FM (Kalaks Investments Nig. Ltd) Ilugun
  12. Space FM (Creazioni Nig. Ltd) Ibadan
  13. Radio Jeremi (Radio Jeremi Itd) Effurun
  14. Breeze FM (Bays Water Ltd) Akure
  15. Vibes FM (Vibes Communication Ltd) Benin
  16. Family Love FM (Multimesh Broadcasting Co. Ltd) Port-Harcourt
  17. Wave FM (South Atlantic Media Ltd)
  18. Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation
  19. Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation
  20. Niger State Broadcasting Corporation
  21. Gombe State Broadcasting Corporation
  22. Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation
  23. Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation
  24. Ondo State Broadcasting Corporation

38: Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation

  1. Bayelsa State Broadcasting Corporation
  2. Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation
  3. Imo State Broadcasting Corporation
  4. Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation
  5. Borno State Broadcasting Corporation
  6. Yobe State Broadcasting Corporation
  7. Sokoto State Broadcasting Corporation
  8. Zamfara State Broadcasting Corporation
  9. Kebbi State Broadcasting Corporation
  10. Jigawa State Broadcasting Corporation
  11. Kaduna State Broadcasting Corporation
  12. Katsina State Broadcasting Corporation
  13. Lagos DSB
  14. Silverbird TV (Silverbird Communications Co. Ltd)