The National Film & Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) has finally cleared the air on Half Of A Yellow Sun, which it suspended a couple of months ago. In a statement signed by Caesar O. Kagho, Acting Head, Corporate Affairs, NFVCB, the Board declared that it has become necessary to clear the air and set the records straight on the status of Half of A Yellow Sun. And contrary to reports in the media, the Board insisted that at no point was Half Of A Yellow Sun banned. “The NFVCB restates its position that Half Of A Yellow Sun was not banned as speculated. Rather, the Board dutifully exercised due diligence, consonant with section 36 (1) (b) of NFVCB Enabling Law ACT 1993, CAP N40 LFN 2004, which stipulates that ‘a decision on a film shall ensure that such a film is not likely to undermine national security.’ “The Board has duly communicated the exhibitor of the movie in a letter dated May 27, 2014, explaining the status of the film and requiring the distributor to expunge/edit some clearly stated objectionable aspects of the movie,” the statement read, adding that once the areas highlighted are resolved, the NFVCB shall communicate a rating of the film. The statement declared that the actions of the Board are a routine procedure not specific to any production but primarily taken within the ambit of the law, underpinned by the superior logic of safeguarding overall public interest. However, the statement added that since the correspondence from the Board to the exhibitor, a response is yet to be received. Culled from: