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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour “What Nigeria and the Super Bowl have in Common”

This is actually
funny but it’s the truth. CNN’s Christaine’s Amanpour rubbished Nigeria on the
cable network yesterday by comparing our persistent power cuts to the 35minutes
black out which occurred at the largest sporting events in the United States,
the Super Bowl on Sunday.

On Sunday 3rd
February 2013, there was a 35 minutes black out at the event watched by
over a hundred million people in 180 countries.

This launched a
blizzard of tweets, with many coming from Nigerians who were amused to know
they are not the only ones with electricity challenges. 

Amanpour
recalled the interview she recently had with President Goodluck Jonathan where
he said Nigerians were pleased with the government’s commitment to improve
power and that there was considerable improvement in electricity supply in
Nigeria. (Yeah right…but electricity has
really improved the country, at least in my area
). 

This interview
was followed by several tweets from Nigerians who denied the President’s claim.
In the concluding part of the video, CNN
interviewed some Nigerians who complained about the epileptic power supply in
Nigeria and their growing dependence on the use of generators. Amanpour
concluded her report with this funny tweet from a Nigerian “Nigeria should bid to host the next
SuperBowl. At least we have standby generators. #JustSaying”
… Buhahaha!
What do you think?

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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