Prominent television medium, Cable News Network (CNN), may have taken a thinly veiled dig at Nigeria over the continued absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country.
In its latest edition of “The Global Public Square (GPS)”, a foreign affairs show anchored on the television medium by Fareed Zakaria, the CNN made a mockery of Africa’s most populated nation.
During the Quiz and Trivia segment of the programme, the American journalist, asked: “The head of state from which country has not set foot in his homeland in over two months?”
The options were given as Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Nigeria and Syria.
It went on to tick the option ‘Nigeria’.
President Buhari has been in the UK since May 7, where he has been receiving medical treatment.
Though he has been rarely seen in public since his trip, news of his improving health and wellbeing has been widely reported as well as photos of him receiving seven governors that recently paid him a visit in London.
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Meanwhile, some Nigerians have reacted to this in what they perceive as mockery of the country by the CNN.
EXTRA: CNN mocks Nigeria over Buhari’s long absence – TheCable https://t.co/IgBsfXXu5K
— simon kolawole (@simonkolawole) July 31, 2017
We first mock ourselves through poor handling of Buhari’s health challenges
— Bellosharada (@goggo4347) July 31, 2017
Cnn and their fucking journalist should go to fucking hell, they where among those evil media that help buhari intopower
— Mr kanabis kanabis (@Mrkanabiskanab2) July 31, 2017
— Mr Anonymous (@katja50) July 31, 2017
This is not shocking news to me, what news is more shocking rather than the mocks FG have mocked Nigerians over this same situation.
— ??Xtra-Pro Efx? (@PromiseEbitu) July 31, 2017