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Buhari Faces Backlash After Saying Foreign Press Coverage Of #EndSARS Protest Is Imbalanced

President Buhari faced a fresh backlash on Wednesday after accusing the foreign press of unbalanced coverage of the #EndSARS unrest. Reacting to reports released by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Cable News Network (CNN) on the anti-police brutality protests which rocked the nation in October, the President took to Twitter and wrote: “It must be said that foreign…

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Lekki Shooting: Lai Mohammed Demands ‘Immediate & Exhaustive’ Investigation Over CNN’s Report

Weeks after CNN released its independent findings on the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting in Lagos state, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has written the American news-based pay television channel, demanding that “an immediate and exhaustive investigation” be carried out on its report. The Nigerian army on October 20 had violently dispersed #EndSARS protesters at the tollgate drawing global…

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#EndSARS: Lai Mohammed Calls ‘Lekki Massacre’ A Hoax, Says DJ Switch Will Soon Be Exposed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has incurred the wrath of social media users after saying the October 20 Lekki shootings was a “massacre without bodies”. The Minister made the remark on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja while reiterating the federal government’s position that military men did not shoot at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki…

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DJ Switch Talks Horrific #EndSARS Experience & Nigerian Government In New CNN Interview

Hours after releasing its independent forensic investigation on the Lekki Toll Gate shooting which drew global attention, CNN has caught up with DJ Switch, one of the anti-police brutality protest frontliners who captured the incident in a livestream as she relives her horrific experience. The disc jockey, whose real name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh has been in the…

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Lekki Shooting: Sanwo-Olu Admits Army’s Involvement, Says ‘People Would Be Held Accountable’

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally admitted that officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the violent crackdown on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos state. Recall that a military spokesman had earlier denied claims of soldiers being present at the toll gate during the Tuesday incident, stating that viral videos of the…

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Falz Talks #EndSARS Protests, State Of The Nation & More In Passionate CNN Interview

Falz says he’s not afraid for his life because he can die by anything else, he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an emotional interview Friday. For the past few weeks, Falz who has been a frontliner in the #EndSARS protests (a movement calling for an end to police brutality), lending his voice on social media, on protest grounds and…

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Bill Gates Debunks Conspiracy Theories Of ‘Inventing’ COVID-19

American billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates has denied some of the viral conspiracy theories online accusing him of inventing the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “It’s a bad combination of pandemic and social media and people looking for a very simple explanation,” the Microsoft founder pushed back at the claims during a CNN Town Hall interview on Thursday. According to AFP, doctored photos and…

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Popular CNN Anchor, Richard Quest Tests Positive For COVID-19

The host of CNN International’s Quest Means Business, Richard Quest, has tested positive for the novel pandemic, COVID-19. Quest disclosed the news on his Twitter handle, stating that he’s showing just few symptoms of the viral disease since his result came back over the weekend. “I have caught coronavirus. I am blessed in that I have few symptoms —…

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Lai Mohamed Says $500m Loan Approval Will Reorganize NTA To Compete With CNN

According to reports from The Guardian, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed plans to refit the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) thereby enabling it compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN) if the $500m loan the ministry requested is approved. He stated this when he appeared before Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Loans to…

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Tony Elumelu Gives CNN A Behind The Scenes Look At His Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Forum

Tony Elumelu gives CNN’s African Voices a behind the scenes look at one of Africa’s largest events for aspiring entrepreneurs, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship (TEF) Forum. The 2019 edition of the packed event which included a delightful coalition of masterclasses from seasoned professionals, riveting plenary sessions, and a memorable interactive session with the Founder, Tony…

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