June 23, 2021

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Buhari Replaces Broadcasting Commission DG, Idachaba 4 Days After His Controversial Directive To TV, Radio Stations

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Armstrong Idachaba

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced the acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Professor Armstrong Idachaba with Mr Balarabe Shehu Ilelah. 

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, announced the appointment of Ilelah in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

Armstrong Idachaba


According to Mohammed, the appointment of Ilelah is for a tenure of five years.

Idachaba only four days earlier ordered all broadcast stations in the country to deactivate their Twitter accounts following the suspension of the microblogging site by the Buhari government. 

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