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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.

The president approved the appointment of Balarabe Shehu Ilelah as Idachaba’s replacement on Friday.

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja.

He said Ilelah’s appointment is to run for a tenure of five years.

Recall that Idachaba recently issued a directive to all broadcasting stations in Nigeria to discontinue the use of microblogging platform, Twitter, following its suspension by the Ministry of Information and Culture .

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