Cable Newspapers Apologizes To Professor Wole Soyinka Over "Igbo Hate Speech"

Published 4 years ago by: MrJohn
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at 07:20 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)

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The news outfit which reported a hate speech by Professor Wole Soyinka has apologized to the nobel laureate over the scandal.

Soyinka had already previous denounced the report, regarding the source, The Cable, as an “internet infestation.”

In their formal apology, the organization wrote:

The management of Cable Newspaper Ltd, publishers of TheCable, would like to make the following statement concerning our report on the lecture by Professor Wole Soyinka at the Harvard University Hutchins Centre for African & African American Research.

Soyinka was quoted to have made derogatory remarks about the Igbo over their voting pattern in the March 28 presidential election. He has since denied the offensive quotes attributed to him.

After an in-house investigation, we have come to the conclusion that the story misrepresented the views expressed by Soyinka in the question-and-answer session after his lecture.

We take full responsibility for the inaccuracy and promise that we will continue to strive to improve our standards.

Also, we wish to reiterate that we take our professional responsibilities very seriously, as our readers can attest to.

We hereby offer an unreserved apology to Soyinka, Ndigbo and our readers.

Signed: Management of Cable Newspaper Ltd

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factfinding at 07:54 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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You offered apology because soyinka ask you to do so if not you won't have done it, your report is never a mistake i am pretty sure you reported what you hear from him, but since its turning out this way he denied it and ask you to denied it as-well.
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24magic at 07:55 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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MEDICINE AFTER DEATH, U WILL KNOW THAT IGBOS'S ARE THE ISREALITES. TOUCH NOT GOD'S OWN. OR FACE WRATH
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Activated at 07:58 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT VIEWS HERE MY DEAR.

THE QUESTION IS DID HE QUOTE OR UNQUOTE. IF HE QUOTED U DON'T NEED TO TRANSLATE IT BCOS WE CAN READ AND WRITE ENGLISH.

AND FROM YOUR REPORT THE PURPOTED STATEMENT WAS PUT IN QUOTE. THAT MEANS THAT WAS HIS STATEMENT AND IT'S A REAL SHAME THAT THE SO CALLED NATIONALIST WOULD BE EMBROILED IN PARTISAN COMMENTS LIKE THAT.

SHAME ON HIM!!!!!!!
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Abubu86 at 08:03 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
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beneno at 08:20 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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PeacetoU at 09:10 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Liars, he said so and you are just covering him up
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echeeche at 10:29 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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He will soon die
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dukkieson at 10:42 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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This is just crisis-management. The deed has already been done.
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urghost at 11:01 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT VIEWS HERE MY DEAR.

THE QUESTION IS DID HE QUOTE OR UNQUOTE. IF HE QUOTED U DON'T NEED TO TRANSLATE IT BCOS WE CAN READ AND WRITE ENGLISH.

AND FROM YOUR REPORT THE PURPOTED STATEMENT WAS PUT IN QUOTE. THAT MEANS THAT WAS HIS STATEMENT AND IT'S A REAL SHAME THAT THE SO CALLED NATIONALIST WOULD BE EMBROILED IN PARTISAN COMMENTS LIKE THAT.

My guy thats just the truth...tell em.
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Deepsea81 at 11:13 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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@activated you have spoken so its "WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT VIEWS HERE MY DEAR.

THE QUESTION IS DID HE QUOTE OR UNQUOTE. IF HE QUOTED U DON'T NEED TO TRANSLATE IT BCOS WE CAN READ AND WRITE ENGLISH.

AND FROM YOUR REPORT THE PURPOTED STATEMENT WAS PUT IN QUOTE. THAT MEANS THAT WAS HIS STATEMENT AND IT'S A REAL SHAME THAT THE SO CALLED NATIONALIST WOULD BE EMBROILED IN PARTISAN COMMENTS LIKE THAT.

SHAME ON HIM!!!!!!!  not only shame i want this man to write down suicide note for he is totally responsible for the death of all cultist activities which he has not been able to correct that has turned into a menace in our society today.
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Deepsea81 at 11:17 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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This same man gain access to a radio house to come on air with a gun to the head of a presenter. which his dare devil children all cultist have lean and resolved in using to achieve their aims which include rape, robbery and intimidation to innocent people.  WOLE SOYINKA WE ARE EXPECTING YOUR SUICIDE NOTE YOU ARE NOT ONLY A FAILURE TO YOUR GENERATION AND THE YORUBAS BUT ALSO A FAILURE TO HUMANITY for creating a diseases you couldn't come up with the cure and its has gone beyond your control FOOOL DIE
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ChineduBlessing at 11:27 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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YOUR APOLOGIZING FOR WHAT WOLE SOYINKA SAID IS JUST LIKE WHEN YOU GO TO A MAN'S HOUSE AND ASKED THE SON TO GO AND CALL THE FATHER. HE LATER COMES BACK AND SAID   "MY DAD SAID I SHOULD TELL YOU THAT HE IS NOT AROUND".  SO, WE DON HEAR.
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bankadetoun at 11:36 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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oK
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mary5111 at 11:40 AM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nigerians pretend to like and love themselves, but this is far from being true. Until we do away with tribalism, Nepotism and imbibe the spirit of Patriotism. Our nation will live again
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dareper at 02:38 PM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Never! We won't accept that. phyuk u! phyuk soyinka!!!
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winace at 03:57 PM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Some elders shld mind wat they say especially wen they too are not pure.
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JossyKassy973 at 04:09 PM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: deep sea on 11:17 AM,  7/05/2015
This same man gain access to a radio house to come on air with a gun to the head of a presenter. which his dare devil children all cultist have lean and resolved in using to achieve their aims which include rape, robbery and intimidation to innocent people.  WOLE SOYINKA WE ARE EXPECTING YOUR SUICIDE NOTE YOU ARE NOT ONLY A FAILURE TO YOUR GENERATION AND THE YORUBAS BUT ALSO A FAILURE TO HUMANITY for creating a diseases you couldn't come up with the cure and its has gone beyond your control FOOOL DIE
YOU PEOPLE SHOULD SHUT UP. EVEN IF HE SAID SO, WHAT'S NEW IN WHAT HE SAID? IF YOU DID NOT VOTE FOR YOUR STOMACH WHY ARE YOU IN OPPOSITION NOW WHEN YOU KNEW CLEARLY THAT THE PENDULUM WAS SWINGING TO APC? YOU PEOPLE ARE HATERS OF GENUINE CHANGE. AS FAR AS MONEY IS PLACED ON THE TABLE YOUR CONSCIENCE IS SOLD IMMEDIATELY. STOP THE NAME-CALLING.
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paulohking at 04:26 PM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Roll EyesRoll EyesRoll Eyes
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Mobbysmartins at 04:43 PM, 7/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Apology my foot.Typical of Yoruba people,you will never know their stand.We the Igbos proudly take a stand and stay there.I love this country called Nigeria,but if the Yoruba people does not want us in this country,then allow us to have our BIAFRA,enough of this nonsense.
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