The world media can be very annoying o! Seriously. They just make these reports that can be so boring to read that I don’t even bother opening them anymore. Maybe I will start using Aljazeera English as my only source of world news from now on.
I am an avid follower of the African news section on www.news.bbc.uk. I have not failed to notice that over the past six months or so that the Niger-Delta region of
oil militants attack boat Nigeria
First thing I thought was “Stale Gist”
The next thing I thought was.. These people are very foolish o! Whenever any of these foreign media writes anything about the Niger-Delta militants, it seems as though they only have two pictures of the ‘said’ militants in their archive.
I am starting to think that they probably got some guys to pose for these pictures as these seem to be the only ones they have on file. This reminds me of the controversial report by the now shamed Jeff Coinage of past CNN fame. In his report, he tracked some Niger Delta Militants and their captives. The integrity of his report was questioned form different angles. The then information minister, Ojo Madueke refuted his claims and the rumor was that the well respected Mr Koinage actually paid people to pose as militants and then made the report. Long story short, Naija government has vehemently denied that those footages were true and they took up the issue with CNN back then. Talk about being desperate for a story. The famous Jeff has since been fired by CNN amidst several allegations that were made about this comings and goings. Very Shady Guy.
So back to the pictures in question that has irked me today, why do these reporters keep parading only these two pictures of the Niger Delta Militants? How far with them? If they are going to talk about our people, then they may as well update the picture. That one picture I see all the time does not even make me want to read the rest of the story. Even Mr Osama Bin laden sef dey update his videos every 6 months or so!