FG accuses Atiku of economic blueprint theft

Minister of Information and Communication, Lai Mohammed, has said that the economic blueprint laid out by the presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, was copied. Speaking at a press conference held at the National Press Centre in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister said the former Vice President’s blueprint was a “crude attempt” at copying the Buhari-led administration. He said, “Last week, the Presidential Candidate of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, spoke on his economic blueprint at an event in Lagos. “Let…

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No persecution of Christian’s in Nigeria said Lai Mohammed to US senators

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday condemned the call by five US Republican Senators asking for the redesignation of Nigeria as a country of particular concern because of the alleged persecution of Christians. The Senators who made the call in a letter to the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken also alleged violation of freedom of Christians’ rights to practice their religion. Responding to the allegation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in London, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the…

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FG approves 12 new private universities — Lai Mohammed

The Government also said that its relevant ministries and agencies were interfacing with the striking unions like the Academic Staff Union of Univerdities, ASUU; Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU; Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions, NASU, and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, to ensure that the strikes were called off. Briefing correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai…

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FG to lift Twitter ban in a matter of days -Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lal Mohammed, while fielding questions from the press at the State House after Wednesday’s FEC meeting updated Nigerians on the issue saying that progress has been made in resolving the stalemate following series of meetings. Mohammed explained details of the conditions given to Twitter, saying that most of them have been accepted. He said the areas still pending such as Twitter setting up an office and having a Twitter staff of management cadre that will serve as the country representative, are still being discussed.…

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Funny : Federal government uses Twitter to ban Twitter in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence according to  statement released on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle. The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting l Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in…

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FG raises hate speech fine from N500,000 to N5m

The Federal Government on Tuesday raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to 5 million naira, The PUNCH has learnt. The government also mandated broadcast stations to devote airtime for public education on emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code. This was contained in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, titled, ‘Remarks By The Hon. Minister Of Information And Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, At The Unveiling Of The Reviewed…

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Lie Mohammed to appear in court over 2.5b naira fraud

Federal high court in Abuja has summoned former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to appear before it over an alleged N2.5 billion fraud case involving the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)  is currently prosecuting Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, the NBC director-general, over “abuse of office and money laundering”. Details later… Meanwhile, this is how we’re looking at this Lai Mohammed case…

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BREAKING : FG Releases Names Of ‘Looters’

    The Federal Government has released a list of some of those who have allegedly looted the nation’s treasury. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, released the list during a press conference in Lagos on Friday. Mohammed said the individuals include officials in the past government. The names in the list revealed by the Federal Government include PDP chieftains who are currently being tried for corruption and financial crimes. “The PDP has challenged us to name the looters under their watch. They said they did not loot the treasury.…

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APC Finally Reply To Obasanjo’s Letter To Buhari

  PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, ON WEDNESDAY, 24 JAN. 2018 We have read the press statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the State of the Nation. For the record, Chief Obasanjo is a patriot, and he has proven this time and time again. We appreciate what he said concerning the Administration’s performance in two out of the three key issues that formed the plank of its campaign: Fighting corruption and tackling insurgency. Specifically, the former President said President Buhari must be…

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FG Issues Conflicting Reasons For Fuel Shortage

  [dropcap]N[/dropcap]igerians wishing a quick end to the scarcity of fuel across the country may have more days to wait going by the explanation offered by Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu. Kachikwu at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday blamed the fuel crisis on gap in supply of petroleum products. His explanation, however, seemed to contradict one earlier given by government. Following a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had blamed the fuel scarcity…

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