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Lai Mohammed inaugurates rehabilitation of Oro township road

Oro (Ilorin) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday inaugurated the rehabilitation of township roads in Oro, his home town in Kwara. Lai Mohammed The project awarded by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing was initiated by the minister. Mohammed said the project is the dividend of democracy to his people and attestation to the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to infrastructural development and better life to Nigerians. “We came this morning to inaugurate the rehabilitation of Oro township road. “When we say the contract had been awarded, some people were in doubt. We thank God that we are witnessing its inauguration today,” he said. The minister appealed to the people, particularly the youth in the community to gi...

Face-off between Oshiohmole and Ngige to be resolved amicably – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the on-going face-off between National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige will be resolved amicably. The minister gave the assurance when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. Lai Mohammed The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, had on July 23 threatened to expel the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, or any minister who failed to inaugurate members of board of parastatals under their supervision from the party. However, Ngige, in a statement by the Director of Press, Ministry of ...

How we’re repositioning Nigeria for greatness, by Lai Mohammed

This event brings us together today to celebrate the successes and opportunities in Africa. Alhaji Lai Mohammed As we all know, popular depictions of Africa can be (grim): Poverty, violence, disease – this is an image that all of us here today are familiar with. Yet so too do we know how this obscures, rather than reveals. It masks the success stories, the positive trends, the democratic gains that are evident, if only you look closer. But – perhaps – more importantly, it obscures the human potential and future possibilities that lie within these 54 nations. This is not to say there are no challenges. Rather, it is to realise that they should not limit us – nor our scope of ambition. For it is only a part of the picture. The continent has often been presented as a prob...

… in the last three years, Nigeria has been on the mend – Lai Mohammed

Abuja – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed satisfaction with the level of preparations going on for Nigeria’s hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Summit. Lai Mohammed The minister gave the assessment on Friday when he inspected the venue of the event at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja. Nigeria last year won the right to host the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting scheduled for June 4 to June 6 in Abuja. The minister said: “I am very satisfied and I want to take this opportunity to thank the committee and the various sub-committees that have been responsible for this arrangement. “We have been working very closely with the management of Transcorp in the last two and a half months, and we are...

No govt in history has done so much with so little as Buhari’s — Lai Mohammed

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor LAGOS—The Muhammadu Buhari administration was, yesterday, counting its successes after three years, saying no administration has equalled it in doing so much with so little. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, enumerated what he described as the administration’s strides in infrastructure, security, social security, power, anti-corruption among others. : Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed  While noting that no inch of Nigerian territory was currently occupied by insurgents, Mohammed said the administration’s successes had become evident to all with the resumption of flight services to Maiduguri. Listing some of the achievements of the Buhari admini...

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...