TV Station Abruptly Cut Off Pastor Tunde Bakare’s Sermon Over Inciting Remarks

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A Television Station on Sunday suddenly cut off a broadcast by Pastor, Tunde Bakare, over claims the tone of the message was inciting of the Nigerian government. Premium Times reports.

The one hour recorded paid programme title: ‘Moment of Truth’ through which Pastor Bakare broadcasts messages he preaches in his church, The Latter Rain Assembly runs every Sunday on the Lagos channel of the station, between 5p.m. and 6p.m.

The programme was terminated after 45 minutes just as Pastor Bakare was making comments considered to be critical of the Nigerian government.

“We had to hurriedly take the programme off air after he (Pastor Bakare) began spitting venom against the government and saying things we cannot defend,” an official of the station who preferred anonymity told Premium Times.

The official did not state what the comments were, but he insisted they were serious enough, that Channels could not afford to allow anyone to spread them through its station.

The General Manager of the station, Kayode Akintemi, when contacted confirmed he received complaints over the termination of Pastor Bakare’s broadcast.

He however said the station was looking into the matter.



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