Nigerian newspapers feast on news of the death of Nelson Mandela

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The news of the death, on Thursday, of former South African revered statesman, global icon and anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, aged 95, reverberated like wild fire across newsrooms in Nigeria with media outfits trying to outdo themselves with the story.

Almost all the Nigerian newspapers, radio and television stations carried headlines on the death of the anti-apartheid leader, whose death was announced by President Jacob Zuma.

According to President Zuma, the former South African leader died peacefully at his Johannesburg home after a prolonged lung infection.

These were the captivating headlines in some of the Nigerian media Friday:-

DAILY INDEPENDENT - Mandela, anti-apartheid leader, dies at 95; and Jonathan, Obama, Ki Moon, Cameron, Tinubu, Obi, Amosun, others mourn".

The NATION - Ex-South African president and anti-apartheid hero dies at 95; Our nation has lost its greatest son, said Zuma; At our best, ‘we’d like to be him’: Clinton; Zuma: our nation has lost its greatest son; Obama: we won’t likely see the like of him   again; Desmond Tutu: a colossus is gone; Tinubu: end of an era; Ban Ki-moon expresses profound sadness; It's time for celebration, reflection, says Fayemi; Cameron, Miliband: he was a hero; and Amaechi remembers ‘a legend’.

The PUNCH - Inspiring quotes from Mandela; Bye Bye Madiba; Mandela’s life in brief; Mandela: Some key moments in his life
and Mandela: Struggle was truly his life.

The VANGUARD - Mandela and his three wives — Evelyn, Winnie and Graca; and South Africans say goodbye to Anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela with song, dance.
-0- PANA VAO 6Dec2013


06 december 2013 07:56:47




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