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“CNN is desperate, they were caught spreading fake news and are trying to escape” – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has rubbished  CNN’s second report on the Lekki tollgate shootings that happened on October 20, 2020.

In an interview on NTA on Wednesday, November 25, Lai Mohammed opined that the  CNN of being desperate is desperate to disgrace Nigeria by spreading fake news.

The Minister said;

It shows that they (CNN) are desperate. The so-called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new. If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN’s position.

What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence? The military has been consistent. CNN contravenes the basic principles of journalism – fairness, and balance.

‘They did the story without contacting the Federal Government for its own side. They relied on second and third parties narratives.

They (CNN) were caught spreading fake news and they are trying to escape.

We are accusing them (CNN) of basing their stories on videos sourced on social media. CNN has been inconsistent. It also doctored the video it got.

We are confident in our position.

Commenting on the letter addressed to Jonathan Hawkins, VP (Communications), CNN Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Lai Mohammed said;

We have received an acknowledgment and we were told that the letter has been passed to the editorial team.

Source: Gossips24.com 

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