The Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, has been suspended with immediate effect, Bittertruth Media reports.
This comes after several months of being investigated on allegations of corruption.
A source at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) confirmed that Mr Kawu was given the letter of suspension Thursday, pending the conclusion of investigations into the allegations against him.
Another source at the NBC confirmed that Armstrong Idachaba, the present director, Broadcast Monitoring, was handed a letter to proceed as the acting DG of NBC.
He may be reinstated if he is cleared of the allegation.
Bittertruth Media recalls that the ICPC had alleged that Mr Kawu used his position to confer corruption advantage on himself. This prompted the the Commission on May 2 to arraign Mr Kawu and two others, Dipo Onifade and Lucky Omoluwa, over alleged N2.5 billion fraud.
The ICPC had earlier urged the federal government to suspend the Mr Kawu, and 32 other public officers/civil servants undergoing corruption trial at the time.