Information Minister Inspects Equipment At NTA Headquarters

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday inspected equipment destroyed by fire at the International Station of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja.


Mohammed told newsmen after inspecting the facility that the “dehumidifiers” became too dry, resulting to a fire outbreak at the station on Sunday.


He, however, said that the fire from the equipment did not affect other transmission equipment in the station.


The dehumidifiers prevented the transmission equipment from damage.


The minister said NTA International had since resumed transmission after the incident.


On the way forward, the minister said: “We have to replace the dehumidifiers and look at long-term strategies to prevent a reccurrence in future.


“This thing should be expected in any system; it does happen. The important thing is to see that it does not repeat itself.’’

The minister urged the workers to be vigilant and ensure that there was no negligence of duty.




National Television Error: NTA Mistakenly Airs News Presenter Wearing Make Up (PHOTO)

A tweep posted this photo of an NTA presenter caught off guard wearing her make up.

The broadcast was for NTA News @ Eleven and the presenter is seen doing her thing while the camera man captures and the production crew airs it. See tweet below:

Buhari’s Aide Narrates How NTA, AIT Humiliated Them During 2015 Presidential Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his gratitude to Nigerians for his victory at the general elections saying he emerged winner against all odds.

Speaking at The Red Media Summit in Lagos, Thursday,? Mr. Buhari that he won the election despite the deployment of state forces against him.

“Muhammadu Buhari’s goodwill greetings to you is on account of the fact that he won an election that many people think he was not going to win,” said Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, ??who represented Mr. Buhari.

“Americans say that elections are won on the dollar. It’s very improbable that anybody can win an election without money. We didn’t have advertising money on our campaign. Even when we had little money to spend on advertising, the Nigerian Television Authority was not making available to us slots, neither was AIT.

“I remember on a particular night I called NTA, they had 16 slots of one minute adverts and I said I wanted to buy one minute for the Buhari campaign, they said all 16 had been sold.

“Some other instances that exposed the partisan nature of the NTA. Money was returned to us, from AIT money was returned to us. They simply won’t advertise for us.”

Mr. Shehu expressed the presidency’s gratitude to Statecraft, an arm on The Red Media, for ?”selling an unlikely candidate to a very skeptical nation.”

“The day there was a security siege at my home, I woke up to see that my house had been surrounded by armed policemen in the course of the campaign,” Mr. Shehu said.

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Police IG Proposes Partnership With ICPC To Fight Corruption In Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, on Wednesday urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to collaborate with the Police to strengthen the campaign against corruption.

Arase made the call in Abuja when he visited the ICPC Chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta.

He identified staff training as a major area of collaboration.

“All along, there have been areas where we have been able to cooperate. And all I have come to seek is further cooperation to ensure that we are able to drive our anti-corruption crusade to its logical conclusion.

“And one of the areas I feel we can further cement our relationship is if we are able to encourage joint training in our various training institutions. It is a very veritable ground for our operatives to train together because if they train together, then they get to know themselves better.”

Arase said that since he assumed duty, he had continued to work assiduously to change the perception of Nigerians about the police force.

According to him, his administration has adopted a policy that will enable the police to reverse the trend.

He added that the removal of road blocks from the nation’s highways was one of the steps taken to reverse the trend.

The inspector-general said that the force had introduced motorised patrol and a technical platform where members of the public could effectively interact with the police.

He said that the platform was created to enable Nigerians to interact with the police while monitoring the conduct of its men on the highways.

Responding, Nta expressed appreciation for the visit and said that ICPC would do all it could to make sure that the collaboration was a success.

He said that the emergence of Arase as IG had led to tremendous transformations that had been of benefit to Nigerians.

Nta said: “The case tracking analysis and zero tolerance to police-citizens interface, initiatives of the police boss are steps in the right direction to change the perception of Nigerians about the police.”

He said that over the years, ICPC had relied extensively on police formations across the country during its investigations.

Buhari Might Sue NTA & AIT for Hate Speech

General Muhammadu Buhari , has threatened to take legal action against the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, and the African Independent Television, AIT, for airing hate broadcasts against his personality.

This came on a day the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, warned all broadcasting stations operating in the country to adhere strictly to the provisions of the broadcasting code or risk sanctions.

In a protest letter lodged through the Legal Director of APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, SAN, Buhari, insisted that the two television stations must not only retract the “hate documentaries,” but also issue a public apology to him.

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