Jack de Manio (Giovanni Batista de Manio) MC and Bar (26 January 1914 – 28 October 1988) was a British journalist, best known as a radio presenter.
De Manio’s career nearly crashed in 1956 when he was duty announcer for the BBC’s Home Service. A major radio feature, The Land of the Niger, was broadcast worldwide to mark a Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to Nigeria. Carelessly, he back-announced it as ‘The Land of the Nigger’. There was outrage; he was immediately suspended and then returned to the General Overseas Service.
Sourced from: Daily African Historic News.