The National Broadcasting Commission has fined Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television the sum of N3m each for what it termed “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests.

Acting Director-General of NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba announced the sanction at a press conference in Abuja. He said that if the commission escalates the violations that emanated from the misuse of social media sources by broadcasters, sanctions according to the provisions of the law, NBC can comfortably shut the stations down.

The NBC had last week warned all television and radio stations against reporting the #EndSARS protests in a manner that could embarrass the government, private individuals, cause disaffection, or incite panic to the public.