Nigerians are angered over the Cable News Network (CNN) omitting the country’s name in the headline report announcing the visit of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to Africa’s most populous country.
The International broadcaster, CNN headline mentioned Sub-Sahara Africa as Mr. Zuckerberg’s destination.
The Facebook founder visited Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Tuesday, and interacted with Nigerian tech entrepreneurs at Yaba, regarded as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria.
“Mark Zuckerberg makes first-ever visit to Sub-Sahara Africa,” read the headline, published by CNN Africa and shared on its Facebook page and Twitter late Tuesday.
Read What Nigerians Are saying:
Your father. Nigeria is now too difficult to spell abi?
— Daddy Kamsi (@buchishine1) August 30, 2016
say it after me. Mark Zuckerberg visit the most populous African country, Nigeria. Now fix it like that.
— Àkànní-Adé™ (@all4allNuel) August 30, 2016
awon oloriburuku. Go and look for the meaning. Idiot people
— KING MAKER (@sonia_uzama) August 30, 2016
it is Yaba, Lagos in Nigeria he visited not sub – Sahara Africa. Please correct immediately…..
— BAdevpage (@BAdevpage) August 30, 2016
eeeez Nigeria. Say it, you wee nor die in Jesus name
— Jemila (@jem2gem) August 30, 2016Loading...
God will punish all your staff at CNN. Foolish people.
— a fake fat hoe✨ (@LifeBeTrippin) August 30, 2016
it shows you've incompetent reporters, the name of the country is Nigeria pls.
— Jaiye Jegede (@Usherhigh) August 30, 2016
— Adetutu Balogun (@Tutsy22) August 30, 2016
Ewo ni Sub-saharan.. Nigeria is too much for you to mention? 😒😒
— Olashile Abayomi (@FireOFola) August 30, 2016
why mention region when u hv offices in that area or ur offices is sub Sahara offices or is specific#Nigeria make correction
— Amina Usman (@AminaofAfrica) August 30, 2016
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA = 18 Characters.
NIGERIA = 7 Characters.
— Your Buddie (@Social_Buddie) August 30, 2016