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FG Denies Shutting Down BBNaija

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Paul Dada & Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Federal Government has denied shutting down the ongoing reality TV show, Big Brother Naija over fears of a possible spread of COVID-19 among housemates.

An online newspaper had reported that the Acting Director General of the NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, on Wednesday, told senior management members at a meeting that he had been directed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to shut down the show.

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However, the Special Adviser (Media) to the Minister of Information, told AN24.net on Friday night that FG had no reason to stop the reality show.

Adeyemi said that if there was a reason to ban the show , the government would not hesitate to do so but the order would be conveyed via a memo by the Minister of Information and Culture. He dismissed the news as a product of mischief.

The 5th edition of the Big Brother Naija commenced in Lagos on Sunday, July 19, with 20 housemates competing for the grand prize of N85 million.

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