Lekki shootings: CNN shuns Lagos Panel, says it has been excused

Cable News Network (CNN), Inc. has declined to make its team of reporters available to the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution of Victims of SARS Related Abuses and the Lekki Toll Gate shootings. It objected to a Witness Summons by the panel requiring the reporters to appear before it Saturday, December 12, 2020,... Continue Reading →

CNN dares Nigerian govt, releases second damning report on #EndSars protests

Atlanta based Cable Network News station, CNN has released a second damning report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests, which elicited global outrage and condemnation. In the fresh report issued on Tuesday, CNN revealed more damning footage showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020. The fresh report by CNN... Continue Reading →

Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate protests, despite previous denials

The Nigerian army admitted on Saturday that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate on October 20. The admission seems to confirm a key finding of a CNN investigation into the shooting. "The soldiers they were both given both live and blank bullets. In this particular... Continue Reading →

End SARS: CNN threatened over investigative report on Lekki toll gate

The United Kingdom chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group, NDMG, has faulted the investigative report by the Cable News Network, CNN, on the Lekki toll gate shooting. NDMG threatened a legal action against CNN to curtail the platform’s propaganda in Nigeria if it fails to retract the report. The group said CNN was... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Lai Mohammed under fire for threatening to sanction CNN

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has criticized Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture over his comments on the investigative report by Cable News Network, CNN, on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate. HURIWA, a frontline Rights group, described Mohammed’s comments as unbridled, irrational, irresponsible, emotional, and totally provocative. Mohammed had threatened... Continue Reading →

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