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BREAKING: Buhari fires Idachaba, appoints Ilelah as NBC DG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Armstrong Idachaba as the Director General (DG) of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria and replaced him with Balarabe Ilelah.

TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Idachaba was the DG of NBC in acting capacity until he was replaced with Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster.

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

He said Mr Ilelah’s appointment was for five years tenure in the first instance.

The statement was signed and made available to newsmen by Mr  Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture.

TNG reports the sack of Idachaba is coming amid moves by NBC to censor social media and the reportage of broadcast media organisations.

Mr Idachaba was appointed acting Director-General of the commission, replacing Modibbo Kawu who was suspended for alleged financial impropriety in February 2020.

The government had earlier banned the operations of Twitter in the country and threatened to prosecute citizens who still use the social media platform despite the ban.

The Nigerian government, through the NBC, ordered radio and television stations to deactivate their Twitter accounts.

The NBC, in an advertorial, had asked all social media platforms and online broadcasting service providers in Nigeria to apply for the broadcast licence.

No words from the government on why Idachaba was not retained as substantive DG of the Commission.

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