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Buhari Threatens Legal Action Against AIT & NTA Over “Hate Broadcasts”

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Buhari 2015 BN 3All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhamadu Buhari has threatened to file a lawsuit against African Independent Television (AIT) and Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for airing what he has described as “hate broadcasts” against his personality.
Buhari’s threats comes just shortly after 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,” Vanguard reports.
The presidential candidate’s  legal team is insisting that the two stations must not only retract the “hate documentaries,” but must also issue a public apology to Buhari, and have warned that failure to do so would result in swift legal action.

59 Comments

  1. Somebody

    February 2, 2015 at 10:13 am

    This man is not even president yet, and he’s already going after his detractors? I’m sure Femi Anikulapo Kuti would have been better placed to tell his opponents what they can look forward to… As for apologies, I wonder when Ekwueme, Jakande and the rest can look forward to receiving one from him..

    • Missy

      February 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Somebody, how about we start by you giving me your name and the names of 2 deceased members of your family then I will cook up something hateful and untrue about you and when I’m done give it to a TV channel for airing. Wouldn’t it be cool??!! Also attach pictures.

    • prince

      February 2, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      you are very stupid. did you watch the documentary they did on him. it is people like you that have sailed us to where we are now, what on earth is wrong with us in this country. is that the right way to campaign, this isn’t about being a president yet, it’s about his person. IDIOT!!!

  2. concerned

    February 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Ladies and Gentlemen, behold your president

    • concerned

      February 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

      He looks good in a suit, though. Not bad for a 72 year old. But he’s still not getting my vote

    • Roseline

      February 3, 2015 at 1:39 am

      Lmao

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    February 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Vote 4 Buhari – speak ill of him – get arrested – underground dungeon – death

    Welcome 2 military rule 2.0

    • Missy

      February 2, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Sometimes hatred equals illiteracy.

  4. Ada Nnewi

    February 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    It’s about time!!! The broadcasts are totally slanderous!!! #SaiBuhari#

  5. Esther

    February 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Pray tell Mr “Concerned” and Mr “Somebody”, wat’s ur grouse abt his actions? *raised brows*

  6. Engee

    February 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

    all i know is that Jona is not getting my vote #shikena

    • Hugo

      February 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      The fedora wearing bandit ain’t getting mine either!

  7. Theresa

    February 2, 2015 at 10:54 am

    It is his right as a citizen of this country to pursue justice when he is falsely accused by the media and others. The reason why we have such lawlessness in our country is because citizens are unaware of their rights, besides those responsible for protecting & upholding those rights are irresponsible.
    So yes I support Buhari in seeking legal action against malicious and hate-fuelled campaigns. Enough is Enough! Welcome to law and order. If you don’t like it, check yourself.

  8. Solar

    February 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

    But he only issued a warning to seek a legal means to stop AIT and NTA from hateful campaign against him. That is what a normal person will do. You don’t allow the opposition to smear your image by employing negative media, particularly in a hateful manner.

  9. Busarni

    February 2, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Buhari, why na. You just lost thousands of votes. This is the the digital age; why are you bothered? You should give kudos to GEJ for tolerating all insults directed towards him and family. Did you actually do the things being aired? if you did not and have concrete evidence, then sue their behind. If not, i think you should look the other way and restrategize.
    I must say, the things i have been seeing in those videos reminds me of Idi amin of the old. Register, collect your PVC and vote for your preferred candidate.

    • jhennique

      February 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      big lie! he did not lokse any thousand of votes anything!

    • Busarni

      February 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Who are you? Mtscheeeeew

    • Ada Nnewi

      February 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Busarni, your diction is still as foul as an overflowing septic tank….Please Hun, stop making your ghetto background so obvious…

    • Busarni

      February 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Ada Nnewi; as much as you are entitled to your opinion, I beg you in God’s name avoid reading my comments and replying. State your opinion and leave. Why are you always itching to attack my comments like you have not been getting good sex.; respect yourself. This is the last time i will ever reply you again. Get busy with something and be useful. You can do better than being a blog whore. This is 2015; leave Busarni alone. Busarni is not the cause of your sad, depressed and lonely life. I still put you in my prayers; be happy and love freely. Life is too short for all your blog drama. Well, if attacking Busarni makes you feel better; ride on and God bless you.
      Lastly, i included as a point in my prayer request a good , God fearing Husband for you . Sorry, it didn’t work out between you and my cousin. I am not the cause; your overbearing and nagging attitude did not help the relationship. God still loves you. Ello bae,,

    • Eve82

      February 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      No love lost btw bursani and Ada Nnewi. Both of you just tickle me! Lol!

    • ada nnewi

      February 2, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      I rest my case…SMH!…Once a hood rat always a hood rat…

    • Opsy

      February 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      More like who are you!!!
      Asking for justice makes him lose a thousand votes?
      Take a thousand seats ans STFU!!!
      #TeamBuhari!!!

    • Busarni

      February 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      i will so expose your behind here. Mumu, just STFU and look the other way, before i open your can of worms.

  10. bunny

    February 2, 2015 at 11:07 am

    STV included should restrain from negative adverts about Buhari..

    • me

      February 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

      But negative comments about GEJ is allowed?Don’t dish it if you can’t eat it.

    • Mimi

      February 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Has any TV station aired a report/documentary smearing GEJs’ reputation? Abeg shift! Continue preparing for your undergraduate exams.

    • Roseline

      February 3, 2015 at 1:41 am

      Thanks love.

  11. Somebody

    February 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

    It is not ‘hate speech’ if it is historically recorded and verifiable fact! It is an umcortable truth, which those people who are pushing for this unrepentant tyrant will do well to remember.

    • Mimi

      February 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Really? Including the parts about his late wife and daughter? May your enemies make up hurtful lies about you too.

  12. jhennique

    February 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    not my biz. i aint even voting

  13. meeee

    February 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Next president? No no no!

  14. cummis

    February 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Media houses should provide an equal opportunity to every presidential candidate.

  15. Joshua Zhinno

    February 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Na wa o.I’ve watched even more adverts directly oppsing GEJ.many insults have been forwarded to him by APC.so no de make noise.na ona stat am.

  16. bruno

    February 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    but buhari everything they said about you was true. how u use to flog people and throw people in prison.
    u can only sue if what they said about you was false.

  17. cummins

    February 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    equal opportunity for all, the best tool to grow our young democracy

  18. mulikat

    February 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    U are next president by God grace,NTA,NB or PDP what ever they call their name,naija have eyes to see,not fool,somebody rule with bad luck for 6yr,still vote him again to prolong badluck for 4yr,never.only by Riging PDP will wine,cos nothing moveing in naija only pen they move to sign money in and out into their acctants.

    • Busarni

      February 2, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Dear mulikat, you have been skipping your classes of late. Whatever is distracting you is not worth it; education is paramount now.

  19. gold

    February 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Non guilty conscience fears no accusation

  20. Y

    February 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    We all know that between the two candidates one cannot just control his emotions; he cannot take criticisms. It doesn’t matter if what is said is an obvious fact or truth that cannot be denied, he will move to silence you.
    But as an aside, I still can’t see what GEJ campaign team is doing about the falsehood that he has spent six years or more in office. For the umpteenth time, Jonathan commenced his duties as Acting President on the 10th day of February 2010. It has not been FIVE YEARS since then but there’s no day I don’t read or hear comments preceeded by the line: ‘ For six years’. Some go as far as saying ‘After six years’. And they have been saying it since last year.
    The fact of how long the President has been in office is just so basic and unambiguous it shouldn’t be altered.
    It may not be the most important issue now but it matters too. One tweet from the GEJ campaign team might be enough to stop the spread of this fallacy.

  21. Kemisola

    February 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I think we are all missing the point here, the first question I want to ask is, is anything working in Nigeria at the moment? The answer is no, so why shld I still vote in a president under whom nothing works. more so, u can’t compare a Buhari under military administration, who was young and vibrant to a Buhari who now has a lot of experience under a Democratic administration, he can’t rule with iron hand he used in ruling then. I’d rather vote for a Buhari who has the ability to end insurgence and corruption than vote for Gej who has demonstrated to us consistently that he’s incapable of dealing with these two major issues.

    • Moyo

      February 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      thank you, God bless you for this

    • Sauce

      February 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      That is because he is the cause of the insurgence and the person behind all the northern mayhem

    • Madee

      February 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      @Kemisola did you type ‘experience under democratic administration’? Buhari has no iota of experience on democracy or democratic administration. He has never worked for a democratic government and you can’t have that experience by contesting for president on four occasions. His experience is entirely military in nature and the content of this post is the proof.

    • Roseline

      February 3, 2015 at 1:45 am

      No one really cares except you and your type that are predestined to miss the MAIN POINT. If you can First find it then things will fall into place.

  22. tee

    February 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    thumbs up kemi you just spoke my mind

  23. Steve

    February 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    With the way things are going in our country, I would think any sensible person would say no to adverts or comments that incite violence. If PDP feels they have evidence that Buhari committed all these things they claim he did, then they should go to court to seek redress for the people affected or even go to the ICC cos these are grievous crimes they accuse him of. You would expect that the people who sponsored the documentaries on AIT are very passionate about Nigeria but the question is, why didn’t they air this documentary since forever, why not all the while he has been contesting or why not just take it up and fight for the people who have been affected. The answer is that its all political strategy to turn us against each other and the path PDP is towing currently is that of desperation and it shows how scared they are (anything to make sure we remain in power). This government has failed and would continue to fail until we kick them out… I would prefer to vote for someone who can atleast ensure that there’s security of lives and properties and can root out curroption which is what has hindered our development over the years. One quick question again, of what use was that documentary on TV? Hate the Hausas and turn against them cos Buhari is Hausa and he is also Muslim. Yet we say GEJ and PDP are bunch of peaceful people…

  24. Ms

    February 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    What do you mean by hatefilled? did these things happen or not? those are not in any way 1% made up . Oga face the music and give us a debate, you have mouth to find legal action and legs to run from explaining to us what you want to do in front of us. Also give us prrof you wrote your school cert exams, even if you had F9 straight u will still be eligible, we all know you didn’t. at all. I don’t blame you, you are the smart one, Nigerians are the fools. Big fools. That someone like you can come out to run with supporters, as president in this day and age shows the level of deceit, ignorance and stupidity in that country. GOD FORBID!

  25. Kemisola

    February 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    @Sauce, do u have facts and figures, that Buhari is behind the insurgence?

    • Sauce

      February 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Keep fooling yourself instead of calling a spade a spade. The fact that this man never for once came out to condemn the acts of BH is all the proof I need. Starting from the moment when he lost the last election and there was a big surge of the terrorist activities that claimed many lives. While the nation was in mourning, this man never spoke up against the ills of BH, all he did was cry foul and insult the opposition and seek appeal. Till date, he has remained immune. Why is he running from debate? Because he has no agenda except to remove the office of the First Lady and stifle free speech of the Press. You think you’re so smart abi? By mentioning facts and figures…wait until sites like Bella Naija face law suits and shutdown for daring to criticize the government. Be careful what you wish for. The iron hand that seems to defend you may also be the hand that kills you.

  26. NaijaPikin

    February 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    For the benefit of those of us who live outside the country, can someone share a link to these documentaries if they exist, and if not, can someone summarize the documentaries.

  27. lade

    February 2, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    To start with it is so so obvious a lot of people commenting here didn’t watch the documentary. I am against LIES. These days Nigerians can be so dumb. Can you pls do some fact checking before taking things hook,line and sinker…I watched the doc and it was filled with lies..LIES and lies…PDP now took it to a new low when they mocked his dead first wife and his sickler daughter that fought sickle cell anaemia and died at 40..God that was it for me! How in the world..Has APC ever attacked Patience Jonathan about foster children…Anyway she has never gone to the Labour room..How much know what it is to watch your 40 year old child die…Pls pls…I hate PDP campaign team…Their foolishness has brought Gen Buhari more fans and Jona is going…And pls Bella Naija commentors Goggle is your friend. ..Check for facts before saying daft things on this platform

    • Hian

      February 3, 2015 at 2:32 am

      Nigerians do not fact check, they go by what people like Aye Dee and Reno Omokiri say. The same Ay Dee that was shouting sai Buhari one month ago and said he only switched over because PDP approached him and APC did not. Nigerians that are so used to being oppressed that hate speech is seen as something else. Someone here said Buhari did not condemn the BH attacks…they don’t show the news on Telemundo so how will you see it and your newspaper is Instagram, how can you read it. Nigerians are so used to mediocrity that anything different is threatening. Abeg, Nigerians are not ready for change or progress yet. Maybe after the economy is bled dry and their eyes clear to see the truth.

  28. BN lover

    February 2, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Habba bugari u rest na…..so u don’t know dat freedom of speech is one of the things attributed to democracy??? You are a public figure, u became news worthy immediately u declared your intention to run for public office. No start now the sue ohh,cause u go tire. Nigerians will always bad mouth you, weda u d try oh or not. + Sauce is free to suspect dat Buhari is sponsoring boko haram. How can he say that once he is voted into office, insurgency (boko haram attack) will stop in a week…habba na,how will you do am?? again,Buhari if u love your country as much as u claim,must u serve ur country as a president?? There are other offices where ur contributions will be highly appreciated since the goal is to make Nigeria a better place. +television channels respect una sefs oh…..,stop to find wahala. No start war for this country oh….abeg

  29. NNENNE

    February 3, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Why is he threatening to sue?
    Are the allegations untrue?
    Or is it because there is freedom of speech and people can now talk about there things?
    Please watch BBC “Hard talk interviewing with Buhari.” The interview was done around 2004, long before this election.

  30. Roseline

    February 3, 2015 at 1:53 am

    You are very Stupid to say what you said about Lady Patience Jonathan. You are as wicked as your thoughts when you wrote that statement. May it be your portion also. Shame on you again. You are a disgrace to your being and on a final note, the mere fact that your Apc goes about making noise, forming Association of small boys and seeing large crowd of none voters should not deceive you dear…. It will be a shock when you realise how much Nigerians recall Life under buhari….. Only a fool will have his eyes Wide open and Poke his hands inside fire. Try and prove to yourself that you are not one!

  31. NNENNE

    February 3, 2015 at 2:57 am

    @lade…Please stop being very emotional .
    I guess they mentioned his family to stress that he is a bad family man and therefore cannot be a good president. True or false? I don’t know.
    But they do this type of thing in developed worlds. If an individual has any kind of history, from his personal, family life or public, he/she will loose credibility and integrity, and the ability to win elections. Look at Obama, for instance. No history as far as we know!!!!
    Hun, Nigeria is evolving.

  32. NNENNE

    February 3, 2015 at 3:03 am

    @Naijapikin…Go to YouTube, “The real Buhari.”

  33. Muna

    February 3, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    The documentaries are half-truth and half-lies, twisted very well so those that know no less would swallow it. We had an argument abt them in my office and the level of hate/bias had grown just because of the documentaries. I told them to hold on a bit and watch the documentary NAIJ – The Real Story of Nigeria by Jide Olanrewaju before making up their minds finally. Pls find and watch, its objective and unbiased and would help anyone to see the areas that are true and areas that are untrue, and the reasons why things happened the way they did, e.g. the state of the country when Buhari came into power. the documentaries being aired even attributed the Ghana-must-go saga to Buhari and I clearly know that it was Shagari, so young people don’t believe all that they want to sell you….do your research and deciide for yourself.

  34. Amin

    March 5, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Better the devil you know, than the angel you don’t know. Check it out!

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