Nigeria cancels CNN ad over Delta report –

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ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) — The Nigerian government on Thursday canceled an advert it had placed on U.S. television channel CNN because of a report broadcast last week about militants holding hostages in the oil-producing Niger Delta.

Information Minister Frank Nweke said Nigeria had demanded an apology from the station over the report, which he said depicted the situation in the Niger Delta in an "unethical and subversive" way.

"The government of Nigeria considers it improper to continue to run a promotional material about the country in a medium that has consistently, even unprofessionally, depicted it and her people in a denigrating manner," Nweke wrote to CNN.

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