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Brands Running Adverts On CNN, Others To Pay ₦100,000 Fine – Lai Mohammed
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Brands Running Adverts On CNN, Others To Pay ₦100,000 Fine – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says Nigerian brands like Guinness which run adverts during foreign matches must compulsorily advertise during Nigerian Premier Football League games. The minister further stated that brands that create their adverts abroad but broadcast them on CNN and other international stations broadcasting in Nigeria will pay a fine of N100,000 each time such adverts are run. Mohammed said this was one of the rules included in the Broadcasting Code which has been rejected by many in the industry. The minister said on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme on Monday that this was the only way to help the local league thrive. He said, “Let’s assume you have brought in La Liga, and during the matches, Guinness is advertised, we will c...
Amnesty Shortlists CNN Investigation On Lekki Tollgate Shooting For Media Award
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Amnesty Shortlists CNN Investigation On Lekki Tollgate Shooting For Media Award

Amnesty International UK has shortlisted CNN’s Lekki Tollgate investigative report for the Amnesty UK Media Awards 2021. The investigation was shortlisted under the Broadcast News category, alongside BBC Africa Eye: Lagos Inferno: The Explosion that Rocked Nigeria; Channel 4 News: Carers in Scotland denied death in service payment; and Sky News: Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis. The Amnesty Media Award, which has been running for 29 years, aims at recognising the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face in highlighting human rights abuses around the world. The CNN investigation was carried out after the Lekki toll gate shooting. In October 2020, young Nigerians protested across major cities against police brutality. The organised protest went on peacefully for...
CNN Travel Lists Banga Soup, Groundnut Soup Among 20 Of The World’s Best Soups
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CNN Travel Lists Banga Soup, Groundnut Soup Among 20 Of The World’s Best Soups

 If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you've got plenty of company. Soup is one of the world's oldest and most universal foods, said Janet Clarkson, author of the book "Soup: A Global History." "Every culture has some kind of soup," she said. "It's got very ancient roots." Early people simmered everything from turtle shells to lengths of bamboo in soup, she writes in the book, turning out metal soup pots starting in the Bronze Age. Boiling food made it possible to subsist on stable grains, with herbs and other ingredients added for nourishment or medicinal purposes. Each time you deliver a pot of soup to a friend with the sniffles, Clarkson said you're in fact carrying on an age-old tradition. "Separating food and medicine — that's not...
Again, Lai Mohammed Berates CNN Over Lekki Toll Gate Shootings
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Again, Lai Mohammed Berates CNN Over Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condemned the Cable News Network (CNN) over its coverage of the riot at Capitol Hill on the United States and the Lekki Toll Gate shooting in Lagos. Mohammed told THISDAY in an interview that CNN created division and concocted lies against Nigeria when the federal government insisted on regulating social media. He said when a scenario similar to the Lekki incident occurred in the US on January 6, CNN categorised the US Congress attackers as “insurrectionists” while describing the EndSARS crowd at Lekki on October 22, last year as “peaceful” and “harmless” protesters. The minister said CNN’s objection to the federal government’s attempt to regulate the social media ran against logic given that Twitter and Instagr...
Piers Morgan’s tribute to Larry King is so shady…
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Piers Morgan’s tribute to Larry King is so shady…

Piers Morgan took to Twitter to pay tribute to Larry King after the legendary talk show host passed but his choice of words raised brows.   Piers shared a throwback photo he took with Larry King and wrote: "Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer.     A number of people reacted, telling Piers that his tweet was an inappropriate way to pay tribute to a dead man.   But Piers responded, insisting Larry hated the fact that he was the one who replaced him at CNN.   He wrote: "Larry hated me replac...
Lekki Killings: Our Case With CNN Far From Over – Lai Mohammed
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Lekki Killings: Our Case With CNN Far From Over – Lai Mohammed

The federal government on Monday said its case with US-based Cable News Network (CNN), in which it wrote a petition demanding an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Tollgate shooting, to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism is far from over. Addressing a press conference in Lagos, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information said though CNN acknowledged receipt of the petition, it is yet to respond on steps to take to prevent future reoccurrence of fake news against Nigeria. The Federal Government had insisted that the military men did not shoot at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate, describing the alleged mass killings as a massacre without bodies. The Minister also warned the International Crimi...
Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Will Never Spare CNN, Others For Spreading Fake News – FG
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Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Will Never Spare CNN, Others For Spreading Fake News – FG

The Federal government has vowed to punish the Cable Network News, CNN for carrying out unverified information from the controversial Lekki Toll Gate incident. It also vowed not to spare any media organization both local and international that attempted to set Nigeria on fire through unverifiable reportage. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed made the vow on Friday at a stakeholder’ meeting with the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) held in Abuja. The Minister, was reacting to the controversial report by the American Cable News Network, CNN which it said had acknowledged their letter of complaint and promised to probe same on its merit. He accused CNN of spreading fake news by switching casualty figures at Lekki Toll Gate so casually without...
#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed
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#EndSARS: CNN Clarifies Its Tweet About ”38” Nigerians Killed

On October 23, CNN Africa had tweeted that at least 38 persons were killed on Tuesday, October 20, when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. This tweet was referring to the Lekki shooting incident. The tweet read: ''At least 38 people were killed in Nigeria on Tuesday when the military opened fire on peaceful protesters But the President failed to address the carnage during his speech on Thursday, drawing criticism from protesters who accuse him of failing to show empathy & unify the nation'' In an updated tweet, CNN Africa has now come out with a clarification. It reads: ''Clarification: This tweet from October 23 did not attribute the death toll from protests in Nigeria to Amnesty International. The tweet also did not make it clear that the death toll was for...
Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC
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Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed that it will continue improving in ways it carries out its duty to enhance transparency in the country's electoral process.   INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini who appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday November 25, said the Nigerian media will soon start projecting election results just like its counterparts in the United States following the launch of the commission's results portal.   Igini said the deployment of the public viewing portal eradicated electoral fraud in Edo and Ondo governorship election as Nigerians saw the result almost after the ballot was casted.   The Resident Electoral Commissioner also described the political el...
Lekki Shootings: New Report Shows CNN Is Desperate — Lai Mohammed
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Lekki Shootings: New Report Shows CNN Is Desperate — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed , has accused CNN of desperation over its second report on the Lekki toll plaza shootings that happened on October 20 . The Minister said this on NTA on Wednesday . The PUNCH reports that CNN had on Tuesday released a second ‘ investigative report ’ on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests amid threats of sanction from the Federal Government . But the minister faulted CNN’ s reports , saying it lacked credible sources . When asked about the second CNN’ s report, Mohammed said, “ It shows that they (CNN ) are desperate. The so- called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new . If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN ’ s position. “ What we are asking CNN is that ...
CNN Releases New Report On The Lekki Tollgate Shooting (Video)
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CNN Releases New Report On The Lekki Tollgate Shooting (Video)

CNN has released a second report with videos showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020 at Lekki Tollgate. The CNN new report also shows protesters running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate. The fresh report also shows Brig. Gen Ahmed Taiwo admitting before the judicial panel in Lagos that his men took live ammunition to the tollgate. It also shows that Brig. Gen Taiwo’s claim is at variance with information minister, Lai Mohammed's claim that the army fired blank bullets. Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting (CNN)It was supposed to be the key piece of evidence. But when it came, the Lagos State government's security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting did not capture everything. The footage ...
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David Dinkins, New York City’s first African American mayor, dies at 93

David Dinkins, New York City’s first African American mayor, has died at the age of 93.   Dinkins died on Monday evening, November 23, at his residence on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) told CNN.   The department had received a call from Dinkins's residence regarding an unconscious person having difficulty breathing, according to the NYPD.   Bill de Blasio, the current mayor of New York City confirmed Dinkins's death to The New York Times. It came less than two months after the death of Mr. Dinkins’s wife, Joyce, who died in October at the age of 89.   Dinkins served as the 106th mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993, according to his bio on the city's website.   He defeated Rudolph Giul...
Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report
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Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident. The petition threatened to take legal action and urged the network to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism. In the petition addressed to Mr Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, the government said if the international media organisation failed to carry out its demand, it will “take any action within its laws’’ to prevent CNN from aggravating the #EndSARS crisis. The petition dated Nov. 23 and personally signed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in...
Probe Panel Will Get Lekki Shootings CCTV Footage – Sanwo-olu
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Probe Panel Will Get Lekki Shootings CCTV Footage – Sanwo-olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has promised that the Closed Circuit television footage obtained from the Lekki toll plaza will be handed over to the panel of inquiry looking into the shootings. Sanwo-Olu made the promise while featuring on the ‘Connect the World with Becky Anderson programme’ on CNN on Monday, while responding to questions on the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The governor said no blood stains were seen at the Lekki toll plaza when it was inspected, but added that two persons had been reported dead. He said, “Two dead bodies, that is what we have seen from all the morgues, that’s what we have seen going to hospitals, that’s what we have seen as record. "What has happened is that there have been so many footages t...
Nigerian Military Officers Ordered Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigerian Military Officers Ordered Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu has admitted that Nigerian Military officers ordered the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate last week Tuesday. Sanwoolu, during a live interview on CNN, disclosed that according to CCTV footage gotten from the scene of the shooting, officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the attack. POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the Lekki shooting generated a massive outcry from human rights organisations and the international community, with many calling for a thorough investigation into the incident. When asked about who ordered the shooting and which security branch carried out the order, Sanwoolu said; "From the footage that we can see, there are cameras at that facility. It seems to me that...
CNN and New Yorker suspend journalist Jeffrey Toobin after he accidentally exposed his manhood on Zoom call
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CNN and New Yorker suspend journalist Jeffrey Toobin after he accidentally exposed his manhood on Zoom call

CNN chief legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin has been put on leave by the New Yorker media organization for exposing his manhood during a Zoom conference call with colleagues in what he says was an accident.   According to the New Yorker, the company has suspended Toobin following the incident, and will continue with its investigations.   A spokesperson for CNN speaking on Tuesday October 20, said "Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted."   Before Toobin's suspension, he was scheduled to cover the controversial Supreme Court confirmation and post electoral legal challenges. An upcoming event relating to Toobin's recent book about Trump was also postponed on Monday.   Toobin speaking...
Trump calls on CNN to fire Chris Cuomo after sexual harassment allegations are leaked
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Trump calls on CNN to fire Chris Cuomo after sexual harassment allegations are leaked

US President, Donald Trump on Wednesday morning September 2, called on CNN to fire its popular host, Chris Cuomo, after the anchor was heard denying apparent sexual-misconduct allegations on a secretly recorded audiotape amid a conversation with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump's remarks come after Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night, aired an audio of a conversation Cuomo allegedly had with Michael Cohen. The tape begins by Cuomo, the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, allegedly being heard telling Cohen: "I'm always careful when I talk to media, you know. "Do you know how many f**king phone calls I've gotten from people at ABC who say that reporters are calling and lying about me and trying to get stories about me when I was at ABC? "Guys calling...
Donald Trump Blasts his Favorite Network Fox News
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Donald Trump Blasts his Favorite Network Fox News

US president, Donald Trump, has blasted his favorite television network Fox News accusing them of refusing to show congressional hearing just before important witnesses were called. The US congress on Wednesday organized an oversight hearing on policing practices and law enforcement Accountability in the wake of the killing of Black American man George Floyd last month by a White police officer in Minneapolis that has sparked anti-racism protests not just in US cities but all over the world. The hearing involves witnesses both from the police and the public and centers on America's policing as it affects people of colour, possibly reduce funding giving to police and enact new laws that will reduce police killings of black people. Trump, a known supporter of conservative News n...
U.S First Lady, Melania Trump Appears On CNN Coronavirus Town Hall
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U.S First Lady, Melania Trump Appears On CNN Coronavirus Town Hall

First Lady Melania Trump appeared on CNN’s coronavirus town hall Thursday evening. Melania thanked students for helping to keep the country safe and acknowledged recent changes they’ve had to make. “Please know that the President and I are with you during these challenging times and will do everything we can do to support you.” TheHill reported Melania Trump will appear on CNN’s weekly global town hall, “Coronavirus: Facts and Fears,” on Thursday night, marking the first time the first lady has appeared on the cable news network since President Trump took office. “Her remarks, which will be pre-recorded, are the first solo broadcast message from [Melania] Trump since the onset of the pandemic,” CNN said in an announcement. “It is anticipated she will specifically add...
My Angel Tolani And Her Music Made An Appearance On CNN – Femi Otedola (Video)
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My Angel Tolani And Her Music Made An Appearance On CNN – Femi Otedola (Video)

The famous Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has recently posted a video of her daughter Tolani which made appearance on CNN on his official Instagram page. The billionaire said that he is proud of his daughter to have taken her music so serious that she made an appearance on CNN. Femi Otedola wrote, “My angel Tolani and her music made an appearance on CNN inside Africa this week. So proud, well done!”. As we all know, CNN is one the biggest TV channels in the world so it’s really a big deal if the channel recognizes you because they are showing you to the whole world. Many Nigerians congratulated Femi Otedola and his daughter on this big achievement via the comment section.Some advised Tolani to keep working hard as there are bigger achievements ahead of her. I’m...
Trump Administration Reportedly Drawing up various plans to punish China over Coronavirus Pandemic that has Killed Over 60,000 Americans
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Trump Administration Reportedly Drawing up various plans to punish China over Coronavirus Pandemic that has Killed Over 60,000 Americans

The Donald Trump administration is reportedly drawing up several plans to punish China over what they see as the Asian country's role in the spread of Coronavirus that has killed over 60,000 Americans and infected millions worldwide. According to a report by CNN, the White House is drawing up long and short term plans to target China, a move that if successful will create more rancor into an already tense relationship between the two world powers. According to CNN, various tools, including sanctions, canceling US debt obligations and new trade policies are going to be used against China to let the world know that ''responsibility for the death of hundreds of thousands worldwide lies with the Chinese government.'' "We have to get the economy going again, we have to be caref...
A Nigerian Doctor In USA Is Leading Major Study On Remdesivir COVID-19 Drug
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A Nigerian Doctor In USA Is Leading Major Study On Remdesivir COVID-19 Drug

A bright doctor from the West African country of Nigeria Babafemi Taiwo is leading part of a major study on antiviral drug Remdesivir appearing to treat COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, which has killed more than 200,000 people around the world. CNN interviewed Dr. Taiwo, whose name suggests he is a twin from the southwestern part of Nigeria, to discuss the promising results. Remdesivir, the antiviral drug made by Gilead Sciences, appears to help coronavirus patients recover more quickly than no treatment at all, but it does not significantly reduce death, according to preliminary data from the National “For the first time we have a large, well-conducted trial” showing a treatment helps, he said. “This is not a miracle drug … but it’s ...
CNN Recognizes Davido For His Philanthropic Contribution Towards Fight Against Coronavirus (Video)
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CNN Recognizes Davido For His Philanthropic Contribution Towards Fight Against Coronavirus (Video)

Davido is making an impact across the world with his music and he is getting recognition for his good works. On Saturday, the singer was featured on international news network CNN for his latest song “D & G” which he sang in support of the Coronavirus research. Davido announced that all the proceeds from his new video, “D & G” will be donated to fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to provide funds for research to combat Coronavirus. He explained why he was giving this huge donation during an interview with entertainment reporter, Chloe Melas. The entertainment reporter asked him why he’s donating the proceeds of his new music video to coronavirus research and also what it was like when his fiancé tested positive for the virus. Watch the video below:-
CNN’s Richard Quest tests positive for COVID-19
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CNN’s Richard Quest tests positive for COVID-19

CNN’s business journalist, Richard Quest, has announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 pandemic. Quest becomes the second CNN journalist to test positive for COVID-19, first was Chris Cuomo. The Quest Means Business anchor, wrote on his verified Twitter handle that he is blessed as he has only shown only a few symptoms, “just a cough,” Richard Quest said. In a short tweet, Richard Quest said: “I have caught coronavirus. I am blessed in that I have few symptoms – just a cough. I am saving my prayers and thoughts for those less fortunate. Stay in. And protect lives.” I have caught coronavirus. I am blessed in that I have few symptoms – just a cough. I am saving my prayers and thoughts for those less fortunate. Stay in. And protect lives. — Richard Quest (@richardquest) Apr...
Vanguard Editorial Rejects $500m Loan For NTA
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Vanguard Editorial Rejects $500m Loan For NTA

ONE of the great dividends of democracy is that it creates the Legislative arm through which the people are represented and given a voice in government. Apart from legislation, this arm of government also controls the purse of the nation and the power to mitigate the excesses of the Executive arm. It is this attribute of our democracy that made it mandatory for the Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, to go to the National Assembly to defend the obnoxious proposal for a $500m (about N180bn) loan for the upgrade of facilities to enable the state-owned official propaganda outfit, the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, compete with the likes of America’s Cable Network News, CNN, as the Minister puts it. The loan is apparently part of the controversial $29.9bn loan the Muhammadu B...
NTA will Compete with CNN, if we Get $500m Loan- Lai Mohammed
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NTA will Compete with CNN, if we Get $500m Loan- Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information, has said that the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN) if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking for is approved. According to The Guardain, the Minister said this when he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans to speak on the importance of the $500 million which is part of the $30 billion loan President Buhari is asking the national assembly to approve. The Minister explained that if the fund was approved, the NTA could be upgraded to enable it to send out signals that would be at par with CNN, adding that Nigeria has the manpower to achieve this feat “If this project is approved, there will be more visibility for our people in the music, fash...
US Troops Were Injured In Iran Missile Attack Despite US Denying Casualties -CNN
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US Troops Were Injured In Iran Missile Attack Despite US Denying Casualties -CNN

Several US service members were injured during last week's Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties had taken place. "While no U.S. service members were killed in the Jan. 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad Air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed," the US-led military coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria said in a statement Thursday. A US military official told CNN that 11 service members had been injured in the attack, which was launched in retaliation for the US airstrikes that had killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani the previous week. Defense One was first to report on the injured service members. Following the attack the Pentagon said that no casualtie...
Burna Boy Tops CNN’s List Of 10 African Biggest Music Stars, See Full List
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Burna Boy Tops CNN’s List Of 10 African Biggest Music Stars, See Full List

Nigerian grammy-nominated singer, Burna Boy has been named the biggest music star in Africa. Over the weekend American news-based pay television channel, CNN compiled a list of 10 Africa’s biggest music stars and Nigeria was proudly represented by several top acts. Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, and Tiwa Savage. 1. Burna Boy. 2. Angelique Kidjo 3. Diamond Platnumz. 4. Yemi Alade 5. Tiwa Savage. 6. Wizkid 7. Mr.Eazi 8. Sho Madjozi 9. Busiswa Gqulu 10. Mwila Musonda
CNN Adverts: FG Must Punish Dangote, Zenithbank, Globacom – Bode George
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CNN Adverts: FG Must Punish Dangote, Zenithbank, Globacom – Bode George

Owners and managers of Nigeria-domiciled companies whose products and services are meant for Nigerian consumption but are being advertised on expensive foreign media such as CNN and others have been described as shameless people on mere ego trip. Such companies must restrict their advertisements to local media and stop frittering away money in the names of adverts to foreign media such as Cable News Network (CNN). Speaking with Daily Independent in Lagos on Thursday, Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said paying huge amounts in advertising local brands on international media does not make any economic, human or political sense. According to George, some companies guilty of this are ZenithBank, Dangote and Globacom network...
Onikan, Lagos Is The 3rd Coolest Neighborhood In The World
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Onikan, Lagos Is The 3rd Coolest Neighborhood In The World

CNN has ranked Onikan in Lagos as the 3rd coolest neighborhood in the world. At last, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has made the news for all the right reasons on the world stage. A CNN magazine publication, Time Out , has listed Onikan, a Lagos neighborhood, as one of the coolest places to visit in the world. Only Arroios in Lisbon, Portugal and Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, Japan, were ranked higher than Lagos by the global publication. 50 neighborhoods around the world made the cut. CNN writes that: “When you're deciding where to spend your vacation, you might think about famous attractions or gorgeous natural wonders. "But if you really want to get to know a city like a local, your best bet is to look for the neighborhoods where they hang out, where the most inter...
Lagos Traffic: Life Inside The World’s Worst Traffic Jam – CNN
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Lagos Traffic: Life Inside The World’s Worst Traffic Jam – CNN

Lagos traffic is so snarled and gridlocked that a recent trip from the airport to Ajah, on Lagos Island -- a journey shorter than 50 kilometers -- took me eight hours. That was two hours longer than my flight from Istanbul to Nigeria. Welcome to traffic and travel Lagos-style, where the roads are clogged and millions of commuters are choked with frustration about the daily hassle in Nigeria's commercial capital and Africa's fifth largest economy. Disgruntled commuter Yinka Ogunnubi is a typical example, recently tweeting: "Left my house by 5:30 a.m., got to work at 9:10 a.m. This is no longer work, it is suffer-head. Dear Boss, Can I work from home?" Although many in Nigeria find the city alluring, especially for economic reasons, living in Lagos, the third most stressful city...
Parents of missing boy, 5, who pleaded for his safe return are charged with murder
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Parents of missing boy, 5, who pleaded for his safe return are charged with murder

The parents of a missing boy have been charged with murder after his body was found in a shallow grave wrapped in plastic. JoAnn Cunningham, 36, and Andrew Freund Sr, 60, claimed their son, Andrew 'AJ' Freund, went missing after they put him to bed in Illinois last week. They pleaded for his return as Cunningham appeared on Good Morning America over the weekend.     But as the police and the FBI carried out a six-day search, Cunningham refused to cooperate with police investigation in locating her son. Hence, the authorities did not believe that AJ ran away or was kidnapped.     After being interviewed, the pair later gave information that led the detectives to a shallow grave in Woodstock, about 20 minutes from their home in Crystal Lake. ...
8-Year-Old Nigerian Chess Player, Tanitoluwa, Talks About His Love For Chess On CNN
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8-Year-Old Nigerian Chess Player, Tanitoluwa, Talks About His Love For Chess On CNN

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, is fast becoming a star in the US as he shares what he really love about chess. Tani was interviewed by CNN as they have a little chat with him, his coach and his mother, Oluwatoyin Adewumi. Tani said that what he really loves about chess is the "deep thinking" and good understanding of chess. When CNN asked Tani's mother what this great achievement is to the family, She said "its so great, we are very happy and we are so proud of him". Watch Video Below: He's 8 years old, an immigrant from Nigeria, and was living in a homeless shelter with his family. And, after learning to play chess a year ago, he's now a New York champion. https://t.co/FSfZQMdbw2 ...
High School Student, Nicholas Sandmann Slams $275 Million Defamation Lawsuit on CNN
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High School Student, Nicholas Sandmann Slams $275 Million Defamation Lawsuit on CNN

Covington Catholic High School student, Nicholas Sandmann has sued CNN for defamation accusing the cable news giant of “bullying” him in its coverage of a January confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky, seeks $275 million in damages, $25 million more than in the teen’s lawsuit against the Washington Post. Sandman’s attorneys have alleged that CNN “ignored the facts” and waged a “7-day media campaign of false, vicious attacks against Nicholas, a young boy who was guilty of little more than wearing a souvenir Make America Great Again cap.” According to the lawsuit, “the CNN accusations are totally and unequivocally false, and CNN would have known them to be untrue had it undertaken any reasonable efforts to verify their accur...
Wear What You Want To Wear – Chimamanda Adichie Advices Young Women
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Wear What You Want To Wear – Chimamanda Adichie Advices Young Women

Popular nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie advice young women to be their own selves in an exclusove interview with CNN. She said though shes old but what helps her most is wearing what she wants to wear and to exercise freedom over their choices and not to have to perform for somebody else. Watch the interview below   View this post on Instagram   "Wear what you want to wear. It's really important to own yourself " - Nigerian author @chimamanda_adichie advises young women to exercise freedom over their choices and not have to perform for somebody else. . . Credit: @cnn .. #Tblogwoman #ChimamandaAdichie #Author #nobelprize #IWD2019 #InternationalWomensDay #internationalwomensday2019 #AfricanVoices10 #tric...
Jussie Smollett: Brothers Apologize For Role in Staged Attack
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Jussie Smollett: Brothers Apologize For Role in Staged Attack

The Nigerian brothers who were hired to fake an attack on Jussie Smollett have apologized for their involvement in the staged attack. The statement from Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo was issued late Thursday by their attorney, Chicago lawyer Gloria Schmidt, to CNN and CBS News in Chicago. The statement read; “My clients have tremendous regret over their involvement in this situation, and they understand how it has impacted people across the nation, particularly minority communities and especially those who have been victims of hate crimes themselves,” Recall on the 29th of January, Jussie Smollett claimed that he was the victim of a homophobic and racist attack during a night out in Chicago. After further investigation, Chicago PD claimed that the s...
Nigerians React As CNN Shades Buhari and Atiku
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Nigerians React As CNN Shades Buhari and Atiku

Many Nigerian have reacted after popular media company, CNN, seemingly shaded President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar in a recent post. CNN in the article, described President Buhari and Atiku as “the old men vying to lead Nigeria, Africa’s youngest youth population.” In the article, CNN said; not much separates the two front-runners contesting Nigeria’s presidential election. Both are men in their 70s with previous experience of high-level politics. Both are from the same ethnic group. And both are Muslims from the north of the country. Although they share demographic similarities, ideologically, the two men are opposed This didn’t go down well with many Nigerians, who took it as a shade and also pointed out that United States President, Donald Trump, is also in his seventies. See r...
Nigerian Election Thrown Into Chaos As Buhari Suspends Country’s Top Judge – CNN
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Nigerian Election Thrown Into Chaos As Buhari Suspends Country’s Top Judge – CNN

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has come under intense scrutiny for suspending his country's Chief Justice just weeks before a general election, a move that critics have attacked as tyrannical and unconstitutional. Buhari defended his decision on Twitter, saying corruption allegations against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen -- who has been accused of failing to disclose bank accounts in foreign currencies -- are "grievous." But the move was labelled a "coup against democracy" by the President of the Nigerian Senate, and prompted an outcry from the country's major opposition party, which halted its presidential election campaign in protest. Describing the action as a "dangerous and brazen assault on the constitution," the Campaign Council of the opposition People's Democratic...
The Aerial View Of A Shocking Traffic Congestion In Los Angeles (Photos)
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The Aerial View Of A Shocking Traffic Congestion In Los Angeles (Photos)

The traffic congestion in Lagos is nowhere near this one. Another significant difference is that the traffic congestion is organized and nobody is following “one-way.” Take a look at these photos of the traffic congestion. CNN put up a post on their Instagram official page telling the US citizens to be ready for the traffic congestion. CNN wrote; If you’re in Los Angeles and planning your Thanksgiving travel: Be ready. This aerial footage shows gridlock on the 405 Freeway as the holiday travel rush begins.
White House Revokes The Press Pass Of CNN’s Chief Correspondent, Jim Acosta Following His Verbal Duel With President Trump
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White House Revokes The Press Pass Of CNN’s Chief Correspondent, Jim Acosta Following His Verbal Duel With President Trump

The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN's chief correspondent, Jim Acosta who had a verbal exchange with President Donald Trump at a news conference during which the president branded him the “enemy of the people.” A very angry Trump called Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person,” after the CNN White House correspondent refused the president’s orders to sit down and drop the microphone during the conference one day after the US midterm election. “The White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders hours later, referring to Acosta, who then tweeted that he had been denied White House entry. Tonight the White House revoked @Acosta’s press pass. CNN’s response to @PressSec and @realDonaldT...
FBI Arrested Man Who Mailed Bombs To Obama, Clinton And CNN, Faces 45years (Pics)
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FBI Arrested Man Who Mailed Bombs To Obama, Clinton And CNN, Faces 45years (Pics)

A single fingerprint helped the FBI crack the mail bombing spree targeting critics of President Donald Trump and identify a suspect, officials have revealed. Cesar Altier Sayoc, 56, was taken into custody on Friday morning in Plantation, Florida in connection with the 14 suspicious packages that have been discovered this week. FBI officers escort Sayoc into a waiting SUV at FBI headquarters after arresting him in Miramar, Florida on Friday. FBI and local police are seen at the last registered home address of Sayoc in Aventura, Florida. Cesar Sayoc's van is seen in Boca Raton, Florida on October 18, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. A number of hats with the American flag, the University of North Carolina logo and Trump's Make America Great Again ...
Suspicious Packages Sent To Obama, Soros, CNN & The Clintons
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Suspicious Packages Sent To Obama, Soros, CNN & The Clintons

Suspicious packages containing “potential explosive devices” were sent to Hillary and Bill Clinton’s home in the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and former President Barack Obama’s office in Washington, D.C., early Wednesday, according to the Secret Service. “The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them,” the agency said in a statement. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation and the White House is taking it “extremely seriously,” a senior White House official told NBC News. “We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clin...
Genevieve Nnaji Speaks On CNN About ‘Lionheart’ Acquisition By Netflix
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Genevieve Nnaji Speaks On CNN About ‘Lionheart’ Acquisition By Netflix

Genevieve Nnaji appeared on CNN as a guest of Richard Quest on Tuesday, September 11, where she spoke on her Netflix acquired film, ”Lionheart”. On the eve of the premiere of Genevieve’s Nnaji’s directiorial debut film, ”Lion Heart” at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, movie sharing platform Netflix announced a deal to acquire the movie on its channel. This made ”Lion Heart” the first original film from Nigeria to be owned by the American movie streaming platform. Speaking with Richard Quest on Tuesday night, Genevieve discussed how she was able to gather funds for the production of the movie and the chances of Nollywood gaining global acceptance. On how she was able to put the movie together, ”For money, we had to self-fund unfortunately, she says, we don’t hav...
Nigerian-British CNN Anchor Zain Asher Is Pregnant!
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Nigerian-British CNN Anchor Zain Asher Is Pregnant!

Popular Nigerian-British broadcaster Zain Asher is going to be a mom soon! Zain confirmed that she and her husband are expecting in the most adorable way. The CNN anchor shared a photo of a nursery with a caption “Baby’s room is finally ready! I’m bursting with excitement. Not long now until our prince is here.” Baby’s room is finally ready! I’m bursting with excitement. Not long now until our prince is here. ? #nursery #babyroom Zain and husband, Steve Peoples tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2017 which had the broadcaster’s siblings Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kandibe in attendance.
Who Is The Dumbest? Don Lemon Or Trump?
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Who Is The Dumbest? Don Lemon Or Trump?

CNN’s Don Lemon has fired back at US President Donald Trump - after the latter took to twitter last night to call him the dumbest man on television. Trump was reacting to an interview Lemon had with Le Bron James about his 'I Promise School' in Akron - a public and nonprofit partnership designed to help undeserved kids in Ohio.     “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump wrote. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”
Isha Sesay quits her job at CNN After 13 Years
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Isha Sesay quits her job at CNN After 13 Years

Isha Sesay, a popular broadcaster with CNN has announced her exit from the organisation after spending 13 years. She broke the news on social media a few minutes ago saying “it’s really happening, folks!! After more than a decade behind the desk with those three red letters… I HAVE LEFT CNN.” Speaking on the reason for her exit in an interview with Whatweseeee, Sesay said, “It’s an exciting time for me and a nerve-wracking one. I’m writing a book about the Chibok girls, it’s being released in May 2019. It really speaks to where my head is at, currently a lot more coverage about Africa, a lot more work on the continent, and a lot more focus on young girls. That’s what I’m about right now.” Read her full piece HERE

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