The presenter of the popular @KakaakiSocial on African Independent Television (AIT), Ohimai Amaize, has fled Nigeria on exile due to threats of being arrested and framed for treason and incitement by the Buhari regime.
If you recall, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) threatened to revoke the license of DAAR Communications over tweets from Nigerians shown on @kakaakisocial which was anchored by Amaize.
The license of Daar Communications Plc., owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power, was suspended by NBC on June 6.”
Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu, said the action was taken for failure of the TV and radio stations to abide by the broadcasting code. In a letter entitled, “Lack of Responsibility in use of content from social media,” which was addressed to the Group Managing Director of Daar Communications Group, the NBC described the Kakaaki social edition of May 22, 2019, as “treasonable rhetoric.”
Amaize was Special Advisor on Media Strategy to Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, while he was the Minister of State for Defence before he joined AIT.
Amazie was also a Research Assistant to former EFCC boss Nuhu Ribadu and later a media aide to the presidential campaign of Dele Momodu the publisher of Ovation Magazine between 2010-2011.