Tag: CNN

COVID-19: CNN fires three employees for coming to work unvaccinated

US news network CNN has sacked three of its employees for violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. According to a Thursday memo by the media company’s chief Jeff Zucker, staff are to mandatorily get their vaccines if they report to the office or out[Read More…]

‘I am disgusted by CNN report on Lekki shooting’ – Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his displeasure with the Cable News Network, CNN reportage that claimed the government shot live bullets at unarmed, peaceful EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on October 20.   The President disclosed this at a meeting with state governors at the presidential villa, Asorock on[Read More…]

#EndSARS: CNN clarifies initial report that soldiers killed 38 at Lekki tollgate during protest

The Cable News Network has retracted its initial report, which said operatives of the Nigerian Army killed 38 persons at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State on October 20, 2020. The international broadcaster did this a double retraction on its Twitter handle it titled: “Clarification.” In the Clarification, CNN said[Read More…]

Lai Mohammed says ‘CNN were caught spreading fake news and they are trying to escape’

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. Recall that CNN had on Tuesday released a second ‘investigative report’ on the shootings at Lekki toll[Read More…]

#EndSARS: Pro-government “Activist,” Mr Kenechuku Okeke, asks Judicial panel to summon CNN

A pro- Nigerian Government self a-claimed human rights activist, Kenechuku Okeke, on Monday asked the Lagos state judicial panel to summon CNN for questioning over its investigative report on the Lekki shootings.  The Abuja based lawyer had earlier filed a criminal complaint before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja against[Read More…]

Lai Mohammed petitions CNN over #EndSARS investigative report

The Nigerian government has on Monday written a petition against international news agency, Cable News Network, CNN for its biased and unfair investigative report on the Lekki shootings. CNN International crew had investigated the events of the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza, where unarmed protesters gathered to demand an end to[Read More…]

“We stand by our report” CNN replies Lai Mohammed

CNN has reacted to comments credited to Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, over its investigative reports on the October 20 shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos. “CNN stands by its investigation”, a spokesperson of the company stated on Thursday while adding that “Our reporting[Read More…]

I am not afraid for my life- Falz tells CNN

Nigerian music star, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, has stated that he is not afraid of dying anytime. The sociopolitical activist, who is among the strongest voices of the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria, stated this while answering questions from Christiane Amanpour on CNN. Falz lamented that Nigeria has a[Read More…]

“CNN, FOX, BBC, Al Jazeera, NBC, ABC etc Have Remained Silent” – IPOB Accuses Foreign Media of Ignoring Herdsmen Killings

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the international media of being “conspiratorily silent” on the recent killings perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country. In a statement on Wednesday, the group alleged that killing of innocent Nigerians has become “the norm” under the current administration.[Read More…]

Two Years After, Chibok Girls’ Parents Identify Missing Daughters In CNN’s Exclusive “Proof of Life” Video

Parents of the missing Chibok girls are said to be seeing their missing daughters for the first time, two years after their abduction in a news video said to have been sent to negotiators by their captors as a “proof of life.” The Cable Network News (CNN) said a copy of[Read More…]