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Photos: Lai Mohammed visits Offa

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned toensure better security for all Nigerians. The Minister gave the assurance on Sunday when he paid a condolence visit to the traditional ruler of Offa in Kwara State, Oba MufutauGbadamosi, following the recent deadly armed robbery attack in the town that left 17 people, including 9 policemen and 8 civilians, dead. ”We will learn the necessary lessons from this dastardly attack and factor them into developing a better security architecture for thecountry to ensure the safety and security of the people of Offa and indeed all Nigerians,” he said. Read more at Offa robbery: FG vow to arrest those behind killings : Minister of Information and Cu...

ALLEGED LOOTERS’ LIST: Secondus gives Lai Mohammed ultimatum to retract inclusion

*Why APC govt is campaigning against me – Metuh By Emmanuel Aziken Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has opened up on his listing among “treasury looters” by the Federal Government, saying the administration, by the action, had resorted to subjecting him to double trial, in the media and in the courts. Lai Mohammed and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus Saying the government’s resort was despite the fact that neither President Goodluck Jonathan, who authorised the release of N400 million to him, nor erstwhile National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, who effected the release, had been interviewed about the release to him. He said  the release of the list was the latest st...

Naysayers spending money to distort truth about Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that naysayers had taken to Social Media and spending huge amounts of money to distort the situation in Nigeria. The Minister stated this at a mini town hall meeting which he organised for members of staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin, Germany and a cross-section of Nigerians residing in the European country. Mohammed was in Berlin to attend a meeting of African Tourism Ministers, on the sidelines of the International Travel Trade Fair in the German capital. Lai Mohammed A statement issued on the mini town hall meeting in Berlin was made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Adviser to the minister. The minister said the naysayers, who were hoping to override the st...

When will Lai Mohammed respect his age and stop lying? – Reno

My attention has been drawn to fallacious comments made by the notoriously dishonest Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to the effect that the Jonathan administration did not act on time when the Chibok Girls were kidnapped whereas the Buhari government acted promptly when the Dapchi Girls were kidnapped. Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the Editors’ Plaza by the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Lai Mohammed said: “Now, don’t compare orange with apple. When Chibok girls were kidnapped, it took the PDP government 18 full days to admit that the girls were kidnapped. This time we swung into action within 24 hours”. Lai’s comments are reminiscent of the statement made by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, justifying President Buhari’s inaction on kille...

Nigeria becoming Africa’s biggest Free TV Platform – Lai Mohammed

Osogbo – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says with Digital Switch Over (DSO), Nigeria has taken bold step to build Africa’s biggest and most lucrative Free To Air Television platform. Lai Mohammed The minister said this on Friday in Osogbo at the launch of DSO for Osun. He said with over 24 million TV households and being the capital of African creativity in Music and Film, Nigeria would become the capital of Television in Africa within the next few years. Mohammed congratulated the stakeholders on the successful transition from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting and invited all the players to join the unstoppable train. “The Digital Switch Over (DSO) train, which took off in Jos, Plateau in April 2016, has now arrived in the Sta...

Sambisa Forest has become too hot for Boko Haram, says Lai Mohammed

Buhari govt rescues 30,000 people from Book Haram By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THE federal government said Tuesday that it has secured release of 30,000 people from the grip of Book Haram terrorists in less than three years of its assumption of office. : Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed briefing journalists on the prosciption of all activities of the Independent People of Biafra at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adehsida The government said of the over 200 school girls abducted by the terrorists in the last administration, over 100 have since regained their freedom through its intervention, saying it was working towards seeing the free release of the remaining others. Minister of Information and Culture,Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in his open...

What they don’t want you to hear about Buhari’s achievements — Lai Mohammed

The minister of information, culture and tourism in this interview reviews the strides and successes of the Muhammadu Buhari administration against the challenges that it met on ground. The interview was conducted before last Tuesday’s special press statement released by Nigeria’s former president, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo. Excerpts: By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Has your party fulfilled its electoral promises to the people? We were very categorical that we were going to address three areas of governance: we are going to fight corruption, we are going to fight insecurity, and we are going to revamp the economy.  I can say with all sense of modesty that we can beat our chest that we have delivered in all those areas. : Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed b...

DSO: Kaduna joins Abuja, others

By Ben Agande and Emma Elebeke KADUNA—Kaduna State yesterday joined the three cities of Jos, Abuja and Ilorin to switch on from analogue to digital communication. This followed the official commissioning of the city by the State Governor, Mallam El- Rufai accompanied by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Kaduna. Lai Mohammed This is coming two days after the switch on of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, one year of Abuja and twenty months of Jos in line with ongoing government’s effort to meet the 100% target of transiting the country from analogue to digital communication. In his address, the minister of information, commended all the stakeholders for working round the clock to ensure the success of the transition from analogue to digital ...

$1bn: APC funded 2015 Presidential campaigns with stolen money from Lagos, Rivers  – PDP

…Challenges Information Minister Lai Mohammed to come clean …says APC employing diversionary tactics to deceive Nigerians on planned $1bn withdrawal from ECA …Says APC should address issues raised By Anthony Ogbonna The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to deny that the APC’s 2015 presidential campaigns were not funded with stolen money from Lagos and Rivers states. PDP The opposition party also described as a diversionary tactic employed by APC and Mohammed to deceive Nigerians, a statement saying PDP is rebranding with stolen funds. A statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, however said that APC s...

FG to make Calabar carnival a foreign exchange earner — Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government sas it will  make the annual Calabar carnival a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said  this on Sunday in Calabar while flagging off the third dry run of the 2017 carnival which has the theme ‘Migration’. He said that the carnival, which has united the people  over the years and had attracted wider participation, was the longest street party in the world with 12 kilometre-lond route. : Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed He said that it was time for people to start seeing the carnival beyond entertainment but see the seriousness and the message it conveys. “”We are pushing the Calabar carnival to be a major foreign exchange earner for the country. “”We have here toda...

Calabar Carnival Not Just a Street Party – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Calabar Carnival is not just a street party but a globally recognised event that celebrates culture, tradition, creativity and intelligence. The Minister stated this on Saturday in Calabar when he inspected bands, costume making centres and rehearsal sessions for the 2017 Calabar Carnival. : Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed briefing journalists on the prosciption of all activities of the Independent People of Biafra at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adehsida The Minister who was in Calabar to declare open the dry run of the 2017 carnival, said the perception of the event, in certain quarters, as a street party that encourages negative impact on youths was misconceived. “The ...

‘PDP is re-branding itself with stolen arms money’ -Lai Mohammed

Following the election of Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who reacted to PDP’s statement condemning the Federal government’s decision to withdraw $1 billion to fight Boko Haram, slammed the party saying the members have no shame at all. According to the Minister who said the party is currently rebranding itself with stolen arms money, if the money meant for the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram wasn’t stolen, there wouldn’t have been any need to withdraw such an amount of money from the excess crude account. The PDP under Jonathan in one day distributed $269 million  cash and N100 billion which was supposed to be money meant to fight Boko Haram. The sad thing about PDP is that they do not...