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Thursday, May 27 2004

Vol 17 No.090

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  • DJs attack on Obasanjo

    DJs attack on Obasanjo

    FG to petition S. African Embassy

    CHARLES ABAH

    INDICATIONS were rife yesterday that the federal government may protest to the South African Embassy in Nigeria an alleged radio joke on President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    Competent sources confirmed to Daily Champion that government officials were not happy with some remarks on the President when he visited South Africa last month for the inauguration of South Africa’s president, Thabo Mbeki’s second coming.

    A South African radio station, 94.7 Highveld Stereo presenters, Messrs Revin John and Lloyd de Bruin, had on April 28, maliciously made some irresponsible remarks that painted President Obasanjo in bad light.

    Although the station’s management has since reacted to the remarks, by suspending the presenters the SSS may still demand some explanations from the envoy.

    The stations Manager, Ravi Naidoo, had on www.nigeriamasterweb.com last Saturday said the presenters were taken off air with immediate effect and without pay for a week following the recommendations of an internal enquiry.

    Meanwhile, the Presenters have apologised for the unwholesome remarks saying," we hereby unreservedly apologise for making these irresponsible comments. They were spontaneous and not thought out. No malice was intended. We hereby also unreservedly apologise to the Nigerian president and his government."

    The station, Daily Champion gathered is located in the heart beat of Johannesburg where a greater percentage of Nigerians reside.

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