Edmund Obilo back on radio


Ace journalist and popular Splash 105.5 FM’s on-air personalty, Edmund Obilo, has announced he is back on radio following weeks of speculations over his fate at the privately-owned media house.

He told his fans and followers via social media that he will be returning to his popular programme, Voices, on July 12.

Join me on VOICES on Sat 12th July at 8am,” Obilo posted on his Facebook page.

It would be recalled that several online media platforms (not us) including Sahara Reporters reported that the journalist had been sacked after airing a programme that exposed shady deals involving the state government and the Alaafin of Oyo.

IBPulse.com however reported that Obilo’s programme, Bull’s Eyes was suspended by the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for contravening the commission’s directive asking him to submit the recorded interview for preview before being aired.

SplashFM said: “We would like to thank our listeners for the support concerning the recent rumours that have been circulating.

“We would first of all like to assure you that Edmund Obilo has NOT been sacked.

“Due to the sensitivity of the matter touched on during the last edition of Bull’s Eye, the NBC has decided to conduct an investigation according to Section 0.2.1 of the Nigerian broadcasting code;

“Please note that the cardinal role of broadcasting to inform, educate and entertain shall not be at the expense of national interest, unity and cohesion. Therefore, no broadcast shall intentionally encourage or incite to crime, lead to public disorder, be repugnant to public feeling or contain an offensive reference to any person, alive or dead, or generally, be disrespectful to human dignity”

“Pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation, the NBC has decided the programme Bulls Eye will be put on hold.

“We thank you for your patience while the NBC conducts investigations and ask for your continued support.”

Hello Friends,I am still with Splash FM where we have the interest of the masses at heart. Will be back on radio soon.Thanks for the support
— edmund obilo (@eobilo) June 11, 2014


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