Nigerian cinemas to stop showing “District 9”

Cinemas in the Nigerian capital, Abuja have been asked by the Information Minister Dora Akunyili to stop screening sci-fi blockbuster District 9 as it discriminates against Nigerians by negatively portraying them as violent gangsters and criminals.

Akunyili has also asked for an apology from Sony Pictures, and requested that they edit out all references to Nigeria in the film, as well as the name of the gangster Obasanjo, which bears resemblance to that of the Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
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