Nigerian Twitter reacts to Cyril Stober’s retirement from broadcasting
Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to National Television Authority’s Veteran Broadcaster Cyril Stober’s retirement from broadcasting.
Stober reportedly retired from NTA in 2015 but was still working with the broadcasting station on a contract basis.
When the news of his final retirement broke on Saturday, colleague and Nigerians, have praised the veteran for his exceptional career at the government-owned television network.
Stober, known for his captivating delivery and a unique voice, was one of the mainstays of the network’s flagship news programme, News at 9 for many years.
And his impact was not lost on Nigerian Twitterattis who had good words to say about him.
Cyril stober, Vera chiwumba, Emma Okondo, Kehinde Young Harry, Ademola Adeoye, Eugenia Abu … all shaped my childhood memories.
I must say Cyril stands out. Happy retirement to a great veteran
— [Matthew] (@ATM_ReGe) April 21, 2019
I never really liked the news but as kids the we didn’t have Instagram or YouTube so we watched what ever NTA decides to show and Cyril Stober is someone you can hardly miss , he’s become part of our childhood memories. Happy retirement sir #cyrilstober pic.twitter.com/ESv9WsES0s
— Mr.K 🦌 (@khalifa_shema) April 21, 2019
— Abdulhakim Auwal (@AuwalAbdulhakim) April 21, 2019
I remember this man in those days, during my secondary school days, as a newscaster i will always wait to learn new phrase from him inorder to use it at the assembly and then all teachers including my principal are always amazed how i use them. #CyrilStober pic.twitter.com/xXRJUXmMjq
— Vicafox1 (@nonyevivian6) April 21, 2019
One of the greatest to ever do it, he has been there from the days we had B/W tv to the Flat screen 42” TVs…Sincerely I didn’t like Network News, but this man right here…Legend #CyrilStoberRetires #CyrilStober #NTA pic.twitter.com/9FhLX1S1sh
— veni ad me 🇳🇬 (@iam_abumere) April 21, 2019
Uncle Cyril Stober, thanks for everything. For your time whenever I call or visit to have a conversation. You’re a #fatherfigure, & I have framed this photo with those golden words you whispered to me after my speech at the FCT spelling bee in 2016. Happy #retirement #cyrilstober pic.twitter.com/K5CW99E4dl
— Not A Failed Dream (@Justbrainbox) April 21, 2019
Cyril Stober speaking meant absolute silence every 9pm. My dad will fuck you up if you decide to start shit when that man was speaking.
— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) April 20, 2019
His former colleague and special adviser to the president on diaspora matters Abike Dabiri also joined those who have something to say about the veteran broadcaster.
Haba!!!He retired but NTA still retained him on a contract basis, What is wrong with celebrating a man like Cyril Stober, anytime . Whether recently retired or not??? https://t.co/XsM6A5necP
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) April 21, 2019
Some Twitter users also tried to make compare Stober with TV host Ebuka Uchendu, but many kicked against it.
If you did not watch Cyril Stober on NTA or you do not know him, then me and you no be mate. Secondly, please do not compare him with Ebuka. No be agbada competition we dey do here.
— Izi Gab (@IziGab1) April 21, 2019
U pple just disrespect anyhow in dis country. Yesterday was legend Michael Jackson & Beyonce, 2day it’s veteran Cyril Stober & Ebuka. Cyril Stober that even the way he introduces himself is news. It’s not like Ebuka is not good o but no comparison. Thank you for listening https://t.co/y8OxPnGsH6
— Benny Umoren (@BennyUmoren) April 21, 2019
Ebuka is not a broadcaster. You definitely can’t compare him with Cyril Stober who is a seasoned broadcaster.
— King’s Kid (@kingskidnaija) April 21, 2019
Those saying Ebuka is better than Cyril Stober, are the same people saying Wizkid is better than 2 Face.
These kids forget that Cyril and 2 baba conquered their generation and also made a huge impact in this generation.
These comparison is shameful
— Uncle Mark™ (@iamUncleMark) April 21, 2019
Stop disrespecting Mr. Cyril Stober. Mr. Ebuka should just continue with his promising journalism career, but he shouldn’t be, in any way, compared to Cyril Stober. Mr. Stober remains one of the veteran journalists that will always be remembered as far as journalism is concerned. https://t.co/TD9XiPwh7N
— Muhd El-Bonga Ibrahim (@el_bonga) April 21, 2019
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