Monday, September 24, 2018

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    Isha Sesay leaves CNN after 13 years, says ‘western media too Trump-focused’

Isha Sesay leaves CNN after 13 years, says ‘western media too Trump-focused’

After 13 years as an anchor and correspondent for CNN, Isha Sesay has announced that she is leaving the media organisation.The British-born Sierra Leonean announced her departure from CNN via Twitter, giving her reasons for doing so in an interview with What We See magazine.https://twitter.com/IamIshaSesay/status/1024631359208226816‘WESTERN MEDIA TOO TRUMP-FOCUSED’Citing the western media’s "obsession with Trump," the journalist said she would rather [...]

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    Report: Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity not willing to return home

Report: Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity not willing to return home

The Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity have reportedly refused to return home.While 163 of the girls have been returned, over 100 are believed to be in the custody of the terrorist group.The police on Wednesday paraded eight persons suspected to be involved in the kidnap of the 276 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok Borno state.Abba Kyari, assistant [...]

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    How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

CNN has published a report of how Nima Elbagir, one of its correspondents, went undercover in order to have a first-hand experience of migrants who risk their lives to Europe through the desert.The report titled, ‘Don’t struggle if you’re raped’, gives a chilling account of the activities of human traffickers in Edo state.The reporter started the journey from Edo to Kano [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

Toyosi Ogunseye is one of the most respected journalists on the continent. In her career which has spanned 14 years, the biochemistry graduate of the University of Lagos has won over 30 awards, including CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards (2011 and 2013), Knight International Journalism Award; Nigerian Academy of Science Journalist of the Year; and the Diamond [...]

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    EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

The world stood still as Donald Trump's "highly anticipated" fake news awards held Wednesday.The US President took to his playground -- Twitter -- to announce that the winners' list can be found on the website of his political party.Yes, the Republican party's main website!Trump, who has reportedly made over two thousand 'fake' claims since assuming office, said the awards is [...]

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    We believe we can conquer, says Pinnick on Eagles’ World Cup chances

We believe we can conquer, says Pinnick on Eagles’ World Cup chances

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the Super Eagles are capable of excelling at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.In an interview with CNN, Pinnick said all the teams in Eagles' group cannot be underrated.Pinnick said Nigeria is blessed with youth who can still play for the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup."We are taking it a [...]

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    Okocha: Why it is very difficult for an African player to become world’s best

Okocha: Why it is very difficult for an African player to become world’s best

Former Super Eagles captain Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha has said it is "twice difficult" for an African to emerge as the best player in the world.The retired midfielder said this on Friday while being interviewed on CNN shortly after Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar were shortlisted for the 2017 FIFA Men Best Footballer award.Okocha, who twice came close to [...]

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    AMCON ‘not aware’ of Ethiopia’s bid for Arik Air

AMCON ‘not aware’ of Ethiopia’s bid for Arik Air

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says it is not aware of the bid claimed to have been made by the Ethiopian government for Arik Air, Nigeria's largest domestic airline.The agency made this known in a statement signed by Jude Nwauzor, AMCON's head of corporate communications.CNN had reported that Esayas WoldeMariam, Ethiopian’s managing director of international services, disclosed that [...]

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    ‘CNN should allow him rest’… ‘He’s in his retirement home in London’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s long absence

‘CNN should allow him rest’… ‘He’s in his retirement home in London’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s long absence

Since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country over 85 days ago, he has been dominating headlines, both on local and international news platforms.On Sunday, US news network CNN made a mockery of his absence on GPS, a programme hosted by Fareed Zakaria.As expected, Nigerians reacted on social media, particularly on Twitter. Below are some of the reactions:https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/891715790793129984https://twitter.com/OlayinkaLere/status/891845966382456836https://twitter.com/adeyanjudeji/status/891989022570151937 https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/891971309491630080 https://twitter.com/BillionTwiTs/status/891967336315584512https://twitter.com/ChidiOdinkalu/status/891986783772315648https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/891993636409421824https://twitter.com/Tutsy22/status/891716773120180226https://twitter.com/stalyf/status/891692132465074181https://twitter.com/gboyega_adeoya/status/889139671204319232https://twitter.com/irosky007/status/887078223686795264https://twitter.com/anyaegbufo/status/892001783622627328https://twitter.com/realFFK/status/891928905631793152https://twitter.com/IdongesitUyo/status/891993073898704900 [...]

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    EXTRA: CNN mocks Nigeria over Buhari’s long absence

EXTRA: CNN mocks Nigeria over Buhari’s long absence

It's been 84 days since President Muhammadu Buhari travelled out of the country — and reports of his absence have continued to dominate news headlines locally and around the world.On Sunday, US news network CNN made a mockery of his absence on GPS, a programme hosted by Fareed Zakaria.The American journalist, during a segment called 'GPS challenge,' posed a trivia to [...]

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    CNN journalist thanks Nigerian medics for saving mother’s life

CNN journalist thanks Nigerian medics for saving mother’s life

Isha Sesay, a British journalist of Sierra Leonean descent, has thanked Nigerian doctors and nurses for saving her mother's life.In a series of posts on Twitter, the journalist who works for CNN, said: "It would make a huge difference in the lives of ordinary citizens if Sierra Leone's leaders went to our public hospitals for treatment.""When my mother took ill in [...]

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    Poll shows Nigerians ‘still love’ Fanta, Sprite

Poll shows Nigerians ‘still love’ Fanta, Sprite

Despite the court ruling that Fanta and Sprite contain potentially harmful substances, Nigerians still consume the products.A recent poll conducted by CNN showed that majority still enjoy the drinks.The poll, which was carried out on Twitter, had 1,108 respondents. 61 percent said they were not bothered by the ruling, while 39 percent said they would rather not consume the products [...]

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    A loss means waste of time and money, says Trump

A loss means waste of time and money, says Trump

Donald Trump, Republican nominee, in the ongoing US presidential election, on Tuesday said a loss will amount to a “waste of time, money and energy”.In a telephone interview with Fox, Trump said he devoted a lot to the campaign.“A loss will be a tremendous waste of money, energy and time,” he said.“If we don’t win, I will consider this the [...]

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    AT&T to buy Cartoon Network, CNN and the rest of Time Warner for $108bn

AT&T to buy Cartoon Network, CNN and the rest of Time Warner for $108bn

AT&T, global telecommunications giant, on Saturday secured a deal to buy HBO, CNN, and the rest of Time Warner for about $85.4 billion in cash, and a total of $108.7bn in cash and equity.In context, $108bn is over $20bn more than Bill Gates' wealth, and 25 percent of the Nigerian economy, according to IMF's latest estimates.AT&T and Time Warner said both [...]

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    CNN Africa to launch in Lagos

CNN Africa to launch in Lagos

Cable Network News (CNN) is set to establish a multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria.Stephanie Busari, who has been at the cable and satellite television channel for eight years, will be the inaugural supervising producer, Africa."This is a truly integrated role, and one that underlines CNN’s commitment to both Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Stephanie will work across our platforms on [...]

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    Police killing of 2nd black man in 48 hours sparks row in US

Police killing of 2nd black man in 48 hours sparks row in US

A Minneapolis area police officer fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop, local law enforcement said on Thursday.The death of the man identified by his family as Philando Castile, 32, came hours after the US justice department said it had opened an investigation into Tuesday's fatal shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by two police [...]

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