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Bakare's broadcast yanked off TV for 'criticising' government

05 January 2015, 13:43

Lagos - A one-hour recorded paid programme by Pastor Tunde Bakare was suddenly yanked off by Channels Tv, a Lagos-based independent station for allegedly being 'too critical' of the federal government, Premium Times reports.

The programme, Moment of Truth which is recorded message of his sermons in his church, The Latter Rain Assembly, usually airs every Sunday on the Lagos channel of the station, between 5p.m. and 6p.m.

Also read: Bakare accuses Obasanjo of killing students’ unionism

An official of the TV station said the broadcast of the former presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) had to to be stopped as it was becoming too critical and he was saying things against the government that the station might not be able to defend.

Bakare while condemning the action of the TV station said he does not see any reason why the paid broadcast would be yanked off as he was only alerting Nigerians of the looming crisis that would ensue if the wrong leaders are elected into power in 2015.

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