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The Nudity Bill that may ban Big Brother Naija, NCAC speaks

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The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) is making moves to to push for the signing into law of the 2008 Nudity Bill, in a bid to ban the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.

According to reports, the NCAC has already lodged a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over live sex’ witnessed in the ongoing reality TV show which airs on DStv.

The move was confirmed by the Director-General of the NCAC, Segun Runsewe, when he was paid a visit by the President of the National Council of Women Societies, Dr Gloria Shoda, on Sunday.

According to Runsewe, the NCAC will represent the 2008 Nudity Bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to punish and prohibit nudity, sexual intimidation and other-related offences in Nigeria.

Runsewe said; “We are going to represent that bill. You can’t fight a battle without a legal framework; we are definitely going to be conscious of that.

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“I will take up the issue of Big Brother Naija; I have spoken with officials of the National Broadcasting Commission because what is going on now is terrible. Having love affairs on screen is not part of our own culture at all.

“Let me use this forum to tell Nigerians that a new Big Brother Naija is on its way coming and we are working with Startimes. We are doing BBN that will reflect the true Nigerian culture. We are already working on it, all that will be eaten there will be Nigerian food, the dresses will be Nigerian dresses,” he added.

The move by the NCAC comes a month after Muslim group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to order a stop to the airing of Big Brother Naija.

MURIC in a statement by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, then, said the reality TV show is ‘immoral, dangerous and bohemian.’

Ahmed Boulor

Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.

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Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.

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