Arise TV has been fined N2 million by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
NBC said it fined Arise Television over a fake report about the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
The TV station had aired a report that the Independent National Broadcasting Commission (INEC) was investigating Tinubu’s alleged crime bordering on narcotics and illicit drugs.
A statement purportedly issued by the INEC had gone viral on social media but the electoral body, on Saturday debunked the report, saying it was a handiwork of mischiefs.
Arise TV had on Sunday apologized to Tinubu and INEC for misleading the general public.
According to The Nation, the television station was fined N2m for breaching the broadcasting code.