CNN Turn Down Nigeria Political Adverts

CNN Turn Down Nigeria Political Adverts

Popular American news network CNN has been turning down political adverts from Nigeria.

Nigerian state and federal governments, private companies and even individuals are known for patronising CNN for adverts even though the cost is said to be up to N5m for a 30-second spot at prime time.

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“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 The Cable.

Another consultant, who is working for a state governor seeking re-election, said he had had a similar experience. But an official of CNN told The Cable that it was a general rule not to accept certain advertisements and there was no discrimination against Nigerian politicians.

Editor's note: This news was  first published 3 months ago.

Meanwhile, the federal government has placed restrictions on foreign training and international travel by public servants.


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