Tag: Lai Mohammed

‘Buhari is not the only head of state to go abroad for treatment’ – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says those critisizing President Buhari’s medical trips abroad are making “inconsequential attempts to de-market him.” According to Lai Mohammed, Buhari’s frequent trips to the UK for medical check-ups is not an indication that the nation’s medical sector has collapsed. He said that[Read More…]

‘Nigerians in Diaspora are peddling fake narratives about the country’ – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has said the allegations of political marginalisation against the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration are not true. Mohammed, who stated this when he received members of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organization (in the United Kingdom) in Abuja, on Tuesday, also refuted allegations of religious persecution[Read More…]

Lai Mohammed denies begging Obi Cubana for money

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied asking Cubana Group Chairman, Obi Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana, to loan money to Nigeria. The Ministry of Information and Culture on its verified Facebook page on Sunday placed a ‘Fake News’ stamp on a news item claiming that the minister[Read More…]

1,130 looted Benin Bronzes expected from Germany belongs to FG — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will take possession of the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes being expected from Germany. Lai Mohammed who disclosed this on Saturday in Lagos at a news conference stated the move is in line with operative conventions and[Read More…]

Lai Mohammed says Federal Government spends N60Billion yearly, to repair vandalised pipelines

Nigeria’s minister of information, Lai Mohammed, says the federal government spends about N60Billion annually, to repair vandalised oil pipelines. At a town hall meeting on the protection of oil and gas infrastructure, organised in Abuja on Monday, the minister said with oil and gas providing 80 percent of Nigeria’s budgetary[Read More…]

‘FG did not sponsor Press Council Bill; I only attended and made my contributions’ – Lai Mohammed says

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government is not the sponsor of the bills purportedly meant to stifle the press. The minister stated this on Friday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) He said the bills concerning the[Read More…]

#TwitterBAN: Federal Government insists suspension continues until Twitter obtains licence to operate

The Nigerian Government has insisted that the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria would continue until the social media platform registers in the country and obtains a licence to operate in the country. The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave this warning when he appeared before the[Read More…]

Just In: Lai Mohammed seeks powers to regulate internet broadcasting

The Federal Government is seeking power to license and regulate private broadcasting in the country using the internet and other online outlet. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the submission at a public hearing on a bill to amend the National Broadcasting Act organised by the House Committee on[Read More…]

Just In: Lai Mohammed says Twitter has reached out for negotiations

The Federal Government says the management of tech giant, Twitter, has reached out for dialogue. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said this on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council. He claimed that the ban has so far been very effective following reports[Read More…]

PDP Lawmakers move to sue the federal Government over twitter ban

The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to lift the ban on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, or it will take legal action against the government as soon as possible. The PDP caucus described the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria as “one more[Read More…]