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FG To Arrest Skit Makers Who Release Content Online Without Approval

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) announced plans to arrest skitmakers releasing online content without approval. The board, led by Shaibu Husseini, issued a social media statement warning filmmakers and content creators to stop producing, promoting, and distributing unapproved content on platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.

The statement expressed growing concern over the proliferation of content violating Nigeria’s censorship laws. “The attention of the National Film and Video Censors Board has been drawn to the activities of some unscrupulous filmmakers/content creators who are clearly flouting the provisions of the country’s law with impunity,” it began.

The NFVCB specifically targeted same-sex content, declaring it illegal in Nigeria. The board, responsible for censoring and classifying films and videos, emphasized the legal requirement for all content, including skits and music videos, to be classified by the NFVCB before distribution or exhibition.

Reminding creators of the 2014 Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, the board stated, “It is an offense to directly or indirectly make a public show (Exhibition) of same-sex relationships in Nigeria.” The board also reiterated that distributing or exhibiting any film or video content without NFVCB classification is illegal.

The NFVCB announced its collaboration with security agencies to identify and take legal action against those violating these regulations.

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