The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has said that it would impose sanctions on Channels Television, African Independent Television, AIT, and Arise TV for violating the broadcast code.
The commission alledged that the media house used unverifiable online video footages of the #ENDSARS protest on social media.
,NBC acting Director-General,Professor Armstrong Idachaba disclosed this on Monday at a press conference held in Abuja.
He said that a fine of N3 million would be imposed on each of the television stations.
Idachaba warned that this would be the last warning before a heavier sanction would be introduced, adding that a second violation would be met with a heavier punishment.
He said that DAAR Communications, owners of AIT would be fined separately for using an unverifiable news item on the fire incident at the National Christian Centre.
Idachaba noted the retraction by the station but said that there must be consequences.
The fine is based on the revamped NBC Code. The NBC described as unprofessional, the conduct of the stations to provide their platforms for the promotion of what it labelled as unverifiable videos that could encourage or incite people to crime and lead to public disorder.