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Watch Femi Fani-Kayode’s ugly attack on journalist at press conference

By Guardian Exclusive
26 August 2020   |   1:44 pm
A one-time Nigerian minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, recently lashed out at a journalist, Eyo Charles, after the Daily Trust reporter asked him during at a press parley in Calabar who was bankrolling his trip to the Cross River State capital.⁣⁣ Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday, apologised for referring to Charles as “stupid” but not after he had come under heavy criticism for his outburst.⁣⁣

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