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End of an Era…Cyril Stober retires from NTA

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Cyril Stober
After 30 years of dedicated service, news anchor Cyril Stober is retiring from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Anyone who grew up in Nigeria in the last 3 decades should be familiar with the face and voice of the Niger State born broadcaster.

Wishing him a fulfilled retirement.

46 Comments

  1. Sweetchy

    December 10, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Yesooo…He was really dedicated.
    All the best to him.

  2. jasmine

    December 10, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Cyril the great!!! It was as if you were the only news anchor in NTA

  3. Nuna

    December 10, 2015 at 9:16 am

    OMG He has been with NTA since like forever! Very dedicated. God bless you sir

  4. mo

    December 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

    wow! 30 years? Cyril is one of the best i must say… a dedicated journalist… reminds me of Frank Olize. wish you the very best sir!

  5. MIA

    December 10, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Awwwww. all the best to you Sir.

  6. Abebi

    December 10, 2015 at 9:31 am

    One of my favourites. You will enjoy the fruit of your labour. God bless.

  7. Mystique

    December 10, 2015 at 9:41 am

    BN, lowkey you’re making cool millions o. your entire page is filled with adverts. smiling to the bank i see……… *tongue out*

  8. Jo

    December 10, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I disliked him while I was a kid because he anchored Tonight at 9 on Saturdays. As a kid that show was so boring (compared to Newsline on Sundays) because I had to sit through it till 10pm when my my soap opera “”Maria du los Angeles”” was to commence. Cyril is one of the best presenters Nigeria has ever produced. I wish him the best in his future endeavours.

    • OO

      December 10, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Yea, I remember vividly egbon, we hated the news then,lol.. Happy retirement to him

  9. Mrs oluwole

    December 10, 2015 at 9:50 am

    “This is Cyril Stober, NTA news…………..” Who can forget that voice, may God bless you sir and keep you in good health to enjoy your retirement, Amen.

  10. DatEnuguChic

    December 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Awwwww I will surely miss him. “Good evening and welcome to NTA news I am Cyril Stober” will miss his professionalism. I remember one time that He interviewed the Late Bola Ige. After the interview when he thanked him for honouring his invitation, Bola Ige said to Him Cyril you are a good interviewer i couldnt turn down an invitation from and you speak good English with the right diction. I dont know why but i always remeber that interview. Uncle Cyril take a deserved bow because you served the nation well. Happy Retirement Sir!

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  11. Adaeze Writes

    December 10, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Wow! Congrats on the completion of stay in NTA, Mr. Stober.

  12. John1

    December 10, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Yes o d guy was great…and our dear frank olize on sundays! Nta that year sha!
    And mystique i agree with u o…BN is making cool millions and she is just queit about the whole thing! Wont be surprised if she has a mansion in eko artlantic!

  13. julie

    December 10, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Congrats, and all the best.

  14. Ehiwarior

    December 10, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Congratulations,
    May your retirement be restful.
    Cyril Stober,
    Frank Olisa,
    Ruth Opia,
    Regina Abu.
    We are glad you all were here.

    • Sugar

      December 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Yinka Craig Rest in Peace Sir

    • Cindy

      December 10, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Olumide Craig, please return from your exile?

    • Tari

      December 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Tokunboh Ajai RIP

    • The real D

      December 10, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      What???? Tokunbo Ajayi is dead???? When did that happen. I can’t remember her face anymore but I remember always thinking she was pretty

  15. Max

    December 10, 2015 at 10:43 am

    wow! when i first saw the picture,my heart struck,hoping it wasn’t something bad,I wish him all the best in retirement,i hope he still serves this country on a greater platform.

  16. Naijababeii

    December 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Happy retirement CYRIL STOBER, blessings of GOD on you and ur family. Remain focus

  17. mabel

    December 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

    ‘I am Cyril Stobar’, hmm when NTA was still NTA. My favs Frank Olize, Cyril Stobar, Sene, Ronke, Ruth and even Abike Dabiri. As a very young child I was crazy about News. My eyes glued to the tv as I sit beside my dad. My mom dare not send me on an errand around this time. Just one look from my dad and datzall. Lol. All the best sir. I wish you a perfect health.

  18. zeal

    December 10, 2015 at 11:42 am

    LEGEND!!!!

  19. nene+

    December 10, 2015 at 11:55 am

    That name Cyril Stober is professionalism in practicalised!

  20. Cheenny

    December 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    The name CYRIL STOBER should be added to the dictionary and should mean a Dedicated Professional.. God bless you sir! Now you can sit back and enjoy the fruit of your labour.

  21. Josephine

    December 10, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Cyril Stober is one of those people who can never make prank calls because most of us recognize that voice. Happy retirement and God’s blessings. I’m happy to see some comments about the greats, Ronke Ayuba, Ruth Benemesia-Opia, Siene Allwell-Brown, etc.

  22. lovelymj

    December 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Cyril Stober congrats on ur succesful retirement. Sir ur footprints re surely printed on d sands of time. A professional per excellence. Wish u the best

  23. OmoUnlimited

    December 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I remember growing up as a kid,listening to him was so gud with d way he pronounces his name Cyril Stober. Happy retirement sir,God Bless you

  24. Iris

    December 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I remember him 🙂 Jehovah God let our government not rob this man of a well deserved pension.

    • DD

      December 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Amennnnn!!

  25. Princess P

    December 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Awww….nta news will not be d same without him

  26. Benson Ossai

    December 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    JO you took me down memory lane.He has paid his dues.Good luck.

  27. Okechukwu Nnam

    December 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Happy retirement sir, I grew up knowing u, i will certainly miss ur broadcast..

  28. ThatShyChic

    December 10, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Aww! Don’t know why I’m getting all emotional at this. Lol. I’m always happy to see Nigerians who have stood out in their respective fields. 30 years! He’s been with NTA all my life. Unto greater things. God bless him.

  29. Honeycrown

    December 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you & Congratulations for your dedication sir which is scarce commodity in Nigeria these days. I can clearly remember the name and voice but I just can’t picture his face. #Nostalgia

  30. tee

    December 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    See all of them forming as if they listen to news. No be Africa magic and telemundo (sorry na baba kwete and one Indian movie dey reign then, can’t remember the name) una dey watch. Even those days self when your parents ask you to change the station to NTA once it is 9. p.m, how many dey sit down with them listen?

    • Honeycrown

      December 10, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      @Tee Abeg speak for your own childhood jare. Growing up in the 80s, as long as you have a TV that works, NTA was a standard channel for everyone even if Na the only channel. I don’t understand Wetin concern forming for this mata. It’s not like you need satellite or color TV to watch NTA. Watching the news on weekdays after dinner was valued family time in most homes. The news is obviously boring to any kid but most of us got nostalgic about our childhood after reading this post because We appreciate a man like Cyril Stober for bringing back sweet memories.

  31. Biafran Lord

    December 10, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Cyril Stober,a Nigerian broadcaster,a personal Nigerian friend.i’ll miss you personally.wish you the best in ur endeavours. were in the same contry then.Biafra my bluvd.

  32. Fleur

    December 11, 2015 at 2:12 am

    enjoy your retirement. I remember your voice saying “Cyril Stober, NTA News, Lagos” Long time ago. Long time indeed.

  33. Chicadimples

    December 11, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Cyril Stober , a great Nigerian, dedicated to his job…30 years no be beans o
    I grew up watching him on NTA…Happy, Fulfilled Retirement Sir!

  34. Adeola

    December 11, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Ha Cyril Stober happy retirement that’s all I can say definitely invokes nostalgic feelings in a good way

  35. Mrs Nwosu

    December 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Yes o congrats Sir; the way he pronounce his name before the news always gets to me so I copied it lol, when I say my name I say it the Cyril Stober way.

  36. Miss Anonymous

    December 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Hmmm…that was the era of Sienne Allwell Brown, Tokunbo Ajai, Ruth Benamasia, Frank Olize, who else have I left out? Good old days when broadcasters were broadcasters.

  37. Ibi

    December 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I remember watching him on NTA when I was little. I just loved the way he pronounced his name… Cyril Stober. Happy retirement and more good things to come Sir

  38. Jibrill Aliyu Mofti

    December 13, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Congratulations Mr Cyril Stober on ur successful retirement.May we be like u or better than u in our places of service.

  39. Cyril Odia Itotoh

    December 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Thank God for Cyril Stober especially on his successful retirement. While growing up especially in the 90’s, NTA and EBS were the TV stations we knew in Edo State then. Watching NTA news then, seeing my name sake on the television made me to be more popular and felt proud cos i was subsequently called Cyril Stober. Once it is 9pm everybody is seated expecting taranran tarantantantantan taratan. Cyril Stober and Eugia Abu would just appear with beautiful smile. Two of them were just my best and favorite news casters then. But now too many television stations are gradually displacing NTA via internet and satellite stations in DSTV, GOTV etc.

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