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Read FG’s official response to CNN’s documentary on Lekki tollgate shooting

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The Federal government has officially responded to CNN’s documentary on the Lekki tollgate shooting incident which occured on October 20.

The response was shared by Segun Adeyemi, special assistant to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. Read below.

The CNN report reinforces the disinformation that is going round, and it is blatantly irresponsible and a poor piece of journalistic work by a reputable international news organization.

CNN engaged in incredible sensationalism and did a great disservice to itself and to journalism. In the first instance, CNN, which touted its report as an exclusive investigative report, sadly relied on the same videos that have been circulating on social media, without verification.

This is very serious and CNN should be sanctioned for that. CNN merely said the videos were ”obtained by CNN”, without saying wherefrom and whether or not it authenticated them. Were CNN reporters and cameramen at the Lekki Toll Gate that evening?

If the answer is no, on what basis were they reporting? Relying on second or third hand information and presenting it as ”CNN Investigation”? Why didn’t the CNN balance its story by showing the compelling testimony of Brig.-Gen. Taiwo before the Judicial Panel in Lagos?

Is this one-sided reporting what is expected from an international media organization or any serious news organization? If CNN had done its investigation properly, it would have known how fake news and disinformation were trending during the EndSARS crisis.

The BBC even did a report on this, and we recommend that report to CNN. Talking about the BBC, a reporter with the BBC’s Pidgin Service, Damilola Banjo, was at Lekki Toll Gate protest ground that night.

She was quoted as saying soldiers were indeed at the Toll Gate but they shot ‘’sporadically into the air’’ and not at the protesters. CNN that was not at the scene reported otherwise.

In airing its so-called investigative report, CNN conveniently forgot that on Oct. 23rd 2020, it tweeted, from its verified twitter handle, that the military killed 38 people when it opened fire on peaceful protesters on Tuesday, Oct. 20th 2020. Less than a month later, the same CNN, in what it called an EXCLUSIVE report based on a rehash of old, unverified videos, was only able to confirm that one person died in the same incident.

In its jaundiced reporting, CNN was blind to the fact that six soldiers and 37 policemen were killed in unprovoked attacks. Obviously, CNN did not consider the security agents human enough. CNN, in its ‘investigation’, was blind to the wanton destruction of property in Lagos and across the country.

Also, CNN was blind to the burning of police stations and vehicles all over the country. Instead, it went to town with unverified social media footages, in its desperation to prove that people were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate. Again,

This is irresponsible journalism for which CNN deserves to be sanctioned. We insist that the military did not shoot at protesters at Lekki Toll Gate. They fired blank ammunition in the air. Again, anyone who knows anyone who was killed at Lekki Toll Gate should head to the Judicial Panel with conclusive evidence of such.”

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Lady jubilates over the death of her sister

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A lady on social media is jubilating on social media following the death of her own sister making people question why she is happy about her death.


We all get emotional when we loss people closer to us not just them but sometimes people who we’ve come acrossed in our lives to the icy hand of death.

Imagine the pain people go through when they loss a family member especially when they are related closly.

But the case of this social media user is different as she is happy and enjoying life following the death of her own blood sister.

Sharing her happiness on social media, she explained that she hasn’t been in good terms with her sister because she slept with her late sister’s husband which she later found out.

She went on to say that now that her sister is dead, she is now happy because she has her husband to herself now.

She posted: “My relative died and we were not in good terms because I slept with her man. RIP sis, he’s a now mine only finally.”

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After her post netizens reacted to her. Read some comments below:

@RiaMoholobela: “then again she’s from PTA they sleep with the same man with their mothers those ones, nothing who is me”

@kgaogelo78: “I think rule no. 1 of woman code should be: Never Brag about a man, cause we will disappoint you hey.”

@magakwe: “Another episode of Things that never happened!

@LethaboLT1: “What was the cause of the death?”

@Tumimashabela25: “U kidding right?”

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‘For Your Information, Dumelo & I Are Cool & We Are Not Determined Enemies’ – Kalybos To Critics

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This comes after Kalybos and some Ghanaian entertainment personalities stormed the Ayawaso West Wougon to campaign for John Dumelo’s main opponent in the December 7 election.


Reacting to these claims in a recent post on social media, the comedian shared a photo of himself and Dumelo with the caption;


“A letter to all fellow Ghanaians. I think it is about time our school system start to teach us what democracy is and what opinions are. We are all made individually to make different choices and that does not mean an opinion of “A” is an enemy to “B”. We tend to forget the rules of Life and Living it and rather make enemies for ourselves we never wanted and that breeds what we call hypocrites.

For your information, John Dumelo and I are cool and we are not determined enemies. So stop creating room for that because he knows what democracy and friendship is. Meaning we disagree to agree based on your opinion.

Myself with some colleagues went to Ayawaso West Wougon, Ablekuma North, and James Town to campaign for our beloved Party NPP and our President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Why campaign against whiles you can campaign for.

To John Dumelo, I wish you all the best in this election and always know #idey4u but you are in the other side.”

Source: www.ghgossip.com

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