Atiku Congratulates Obaigbena for Extending ARISE News to Southern Africa Countries

Chuks Okocha in Abuja

Former Vice President Atiku Abubukar has congratulated the Chairman of THISDAY and ARISE Media Group, Prince Nduka Obaigbena for extending the services of ARISE NEWS Channel to South Africa and nine other southern African countries.

Atiku said he was proud to identify with Obaigbena and his ARISE TV as it continues breaking new ground in the media landscape.
The Management of ARISE News Channel had announced that the cable news network had gone live in South Africa, in addition to nine other countries in southern Africa, on Multichoice/DSTV Channel 416.  

The other countries are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
With the new additions, ARISE NEWS Channel is live in 54 African countries.
It is already available to audiences in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda as well as in Cameroon, Sudan, Ghana, Senegal, and Cote d’Ivoire, Francophone Africa, amongst others.

In his congratulatory message, Atiku said: “I am proud to identify with Prince Nduka Obaigbena and his ARISE TV as it continues breaking new ground in the media landscape.
“The availability of the TV network in South Africa and nine other countries is a landmark achievement for the 11-year-old network. This brings to 54 the total number of countries it is available in and reinforces its leadership position in telling the African and Nigerian stories.

“No one is better positioned to tell your story than yourself. In a world marked by prejudices and bias, Obaigbena’s @ARISEtv offers a refreshing opportunity to tell the African story, nay the Nigerian story from the African perspective, with all of the socio-economic and political benefits to the people of the African continent,” Atiku stated.

The Emmy-winning ARISE News Channel, which marked its 11th anniversary on January 31st this year, is Africa’s premier broadcaster globally, showcasing the continent in business, Politics, technology, commerce, science, sports, show business, and fashion, while projecting the best of Africa – its peoples and cultures around the world.

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