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LAGOS — Whitemoney has been declared the winner of the Season 6 of the Big Brother Naija reality television show themed ‘Shine Ya Eye’, leaving Liquorose as the first runner-up. At the grand finale on Sunday, housemates evicted were Emmanuel, Angel, Cross, and Pere; leaving Whitemoney and Liquorose as the top two housemates battling for the N90m grand prize. Born Hazel Onou, the 29-year-old contestant is one of the fans’ favourite. Fondly known as Whitemoney,...

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ABUJA — Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Balarabe Ilelah, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of 159 new radio and television stations in Nigeria. “Following the approval granted by the president, NBC has released the list of 159 licenses granted to companies, communities, and institutions of higher learning. “Today, there are a total of 625 functional broadcast stations in Nigeria.” “The commission was established by the NBC ACT, Cap. N11, Laws...

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced that the second phase roll-out of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) would begin on April 29 in Lagos state. The minister disclosed in Abuja, on Tuesday, at an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Information and National Orientation and the 13-Member Ministerial Task Force on the DSO project. The minister said: “We are kickstarting the new roll out in Lagos State on April...

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The Federal Government has announced the date it will switch over from analogue to digital in Lagos, Kano, and three other states. It added that the Digital Switchover will commence in five states between April and August, the exercise will thereafter kick off in the remaining states. This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed when he led the members of his Ministerial Task Force on DSO on Saturday on an...

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ABUJA, FCT  — Digiteam, the Presidential Implementation Committee on Digital Switch Over, has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Plateau of full coverage of FreeTv digital signal in areas yet to be covered. Digiteam, a critical stakeholder in the process of the nation’s transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, gave the assurance on Sunday in Abuja. The Chairman of Digiteam, Mr. Edward Amana, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that with...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent Fombina FM Yola, Adamawa state capital is again thrown into mourning as it lost two staff in less than 24 hours. Fombina FM is a Yola based local radio station, is a stable of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). Mr. Fidelis Jocthan a staff of the station who is also the secretary of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),  Adamawa state chapter confirmed the death. ” It’s with great shock...

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Only 100 people were listening, but the first broadcast from a licensed radio station occurred at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920. It was Pittsburgh’s KDKA, and the station was broadcasting the results of that year’s presidential election. When the man responsible, Frank Conrad, flipped the switch for the first time, he couldn’t have envisioned just how profoundly broadcast media would transform political life. For centuries, people had read politicians’ words. But radio made it possible...

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