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According to CNN Money, Nigeria is in line to be one of the top 3 fastest growing economies in 2015 along with China, and Qatar. Iraq and Bangladesh round up the top 5.

However this is not the same in terms of the size of the economy. Even though Nigeria has been proclaimed as the largest economy in Africa, it’s still not in the top 10 economies in the world with USA and China leading in that front.

 

So what do you think? With our population, it makes sense that it’s like this.

There has been much talk about if the US and other super powers should step in and do something about Boko Haram with the latest news of almost 2000 killed. I wonder why though, since it’s not necessarily their responsibility, and the Nigerian military haven’t done their best yet.

Here is CNN Military analyst on why he thinks the United States wont do more to stop Boko Haram.

We get that, but the coverage of it vs that of Paris? Definitely not balanced.

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9 days after Boko Haram launched an attack on Baga community in Borno state, Nigeria, bodies of the reported 2000 residents killed still litter the area.

According to a report by CNN, Chairman of Kukawa Local Government where Baga falls under, says no corpse has been retrieved from the area for burial because Baga is still not safe to go into. “It is still no‎t safe to go and pick them up for burial,” And Senator, Maina Ma’aji Lawan representing Borno North senatorial district told CNN that Baga is still not accessible as members of the sect group are still there.

“Baga is not accessible because it is still occupied by Boko Haram”

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If you don’t know who Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh is then you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months.

This national hero who died earlier this year was responsible for overseeing the treatment of the first Ebola case in Nigeria, Patrick Sawyer, but more importantly ensuring that the disease didn’t spread any further than it had already spread. The magnitude of that effort can’t be overstated with Nigeria having over a 170 million people.

Unfortunately in the process she contracted the disease and died shortly after.

She’s listed in CNN’s Most Inspiring Women of 2014, a list which also includes Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and a host of other.

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It’s election season, and with that a ridiculous flurry of advertising on various platforms including but not limited to news networks. No news network is bigger than CNN globally and more specifically in Nigerian cable TV.

According to a report by The Cable, CNN recently turned down advertising bids from a Nigerian presidential aspirant for the upcoming elections in 2015. According to the report a consultant for an aspirant stated

We approached CNN agents in Nigeria to place some adverts for our principal. We sent the creatives to them as requested and they returned them, saying they do not run commercials that are intended to campaign for votes. We could not believe it,” a consultant to a presidential aspirant told TheCable.

Another, who is working for a state governor seeking re-election, said he had a similar experience.

This is interesting as we’re not sure exactly the details of what the ad would’ve said or if CNN just didn’t want to get involved with the politics of it all, especially now.

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Oh CNN! How someone could make this live TV blunder is beyond me. The rest of the world already thinks Americans are ignorant of everywhere else, this certainly adds fuel to that argument.

CNN on live TV, labelled Niger as Nigeria when showing an info-graph explaining the locations hit by the Ebola virus.

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Trust Nigerians on twitter to hop on CNN asap to call them out.

We know someone at CNN is definitely losing their job, or getting a serious write up.

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Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spoke to CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour on the Federal Government’s Safe Schools Initiative, as well as the missing Chibok girls abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The Minister was very passionate about the topic as she spoke about government action.

Watch and share your thoughts.

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Sr Special Assistant to the president of Nigeria on public affairs, Doyin Okupe, spoke with CNN and explained the actions and steps being taken by the Nigerian government to rescue the 234 schoolgirls that were abducted by Boko Haram almost 3 weeks ago.

It sure sounds like he’s saying a lot of stuff, and let’s hope it’s all true.

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Bashorun Gaa!! 9ice is back with a new single that’ll lead the way for what will be another double album from the traditional yoruba music star. The double album CNN and GRA is set to be released next year.

Produced by  P-Blaze recorded by Allan b of Alapomeji records.

Enjoy.

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Like his long-time hero Stevie Wonder, Nigerian music pioneer Cobhams Asuquo was born visually-impaired. And again, like the American R&B legend, the lack of sight was never enough to stop Asuquo from realizing his ambitions. Instead, it only fueled his optimism and desire to achieve success. “Being blind has played an integral role in forming who I am and I think to some extent is responsible for my optimism,” says Asuquo, an award-winning music producer, song-writer and musician. “When you feel there’s nothing more to lose — if you want to work towards anything, you probably will want to work towards gaining and I think that’s what being blind has done for me.”

A versatile musical talent, Asuquo has been pushing the boundaries of Nigeria’s contemporary sound. His fresh mixture of different styles and beats has helped the west African country become one the continent’s modern music hotspots. “I fuse a lot of stuff to create my music” he says. “It varies — it’s jazz, it’s classical, it’s Afro, it’s whatever, it depends on what best interprets the music.”

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CobhamsWhen you feel there’s nothing more to lose — if you want to work towards anything, you probably want to work towards gaining and I think that’s what being blind has done for me.”

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I just Love this Woman! Her Voice is Magic Kai, Glad Cnn Recognised Good Music. Soulful Singer ASA Featured on CNN African Voices which was hosted By Globacom. I bet you will wanna watch this, The Interview Captures Her Upbringing, Her Passion for Music. Enjoy

“Kai she dey ride Bicyle for Paris (As In Keke) ** I love her realness*

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As you are aware we have been partnering with Nollywood for the past couple of months to bring you the latest and best in Nollywood movies. They have been featured on this edition of CNN’s African Voices.

Christian Purefoy talks to Nollywood Love’s founder, Jason Njoku on the challenges of Nollywood on the internet and how he came up with the concept.

Check out the interview

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Amara Nwankpa also known as @bubusn on twitter has been featured on CNN as he wages on with the get out and vote campaign. For those on twitter, bubusn is not a new name, and he has been one of the major people behind the #lightupnigeria campaign.

CNN reporter does a cover on the elections in nigeria, and how Amara uses twitter to motivate others to vote, and also fight voting irregularities.

Also featured in the video, are Eldee & Banky W.

Check it out.