FG, Lagos to earn $201bn from Lekki port – Lai Mohammed

May 4, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed Thursday disclosed that the Lekki Deep sea port will create direct and induce business revenue estimated at $201billion and add qualitative impact on manufacturing, trade and commercial services sector. Alhaji Mohammed further said it will create 169,972 jobs and bring revenues to state and federal governments through taxes, royalties and duties. Read More

FG accuses PDP of plotting another #EndSARS, misinformation

The federal government Monday accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of misinformation capable of plunging the country into another round of the #EndSARS protests. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed  made the accusation at a media parley in Abuja. He queried: “How do you explain their threat of another EndSARS that pushed Nigeria to the brink? How do you explain their glaring Read More

Lai slams N100bn suit against online medium

February 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has sued an online publication, Pointblank News, before an Abuja High court over alleged libel. In a copy of the Writ of Summon obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the minister is seeking the sum of N50 billion aggravated and exemplary damages for alleged libel from the defendants. As contained Read More

#EndSARS report: Resign now, Nnamani tells Lai Mohammed

November 18, 2021 Editor 0

Few days after the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry submitted reports on Lekki shooting incident and police brutality cases to the state government, popular LPG expert and public affairs analyst, Dr Kenechukwu Nnamani, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to sack his Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, “for lying to Nigerians.” According to him, he explained that Read More

#EndSARS report: Apologise to CNN, lawyer tells Lai Mohammed

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian counsel to the Cable News Network (CNN) Olumide Babalola, has called on Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to eschew his pride and tender apology to the medium for tagging it a fake news outfit. Following investigative report carried out by the American media house on the killing of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, Read More

Kwara APC elders chide minister over verbal attacks on governor

November 8, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state Monday berated the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh Lai Mohammed for denigrating the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The elders under the aegis of Kwara APC Elders Caucus were reacting to the disparaging comments made by the minister about the governor in a recent newspaper interview. They, however, asked the Read More

Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for persons with disabilities-Lai

October 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for inclusive social protection through the creation of lasting structures and institutions that will outlast his administration. A statement by the minister’s media aide Segun Adeyemi Thursday, said Alhaji Lai stated this in Abuja at the 2021 FRCN annual lecture with the theme: Read More

Lai charges media against fake news

October 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has urged the media to guard against fake news and misinformation, saying it can lead unrest in the society.   He said, “As we are all aware, fake news, misinformation and hate speech can lead to civil unrest and also impact negatively on our national cohesion, hence we must eschew this practice.” Alhaji Read More

Gunmen attack Adamawa police station, kidnap nursing mother

October 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South local government area of Adamawa state. They also attacked a house in the area and abducted a nursing mother. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. Nguroje said the criminal gang attacked the station at about 2 a.m.  Sunday, but Read More

FG alerts on security ahead 61st independence anniversary

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has alerted the general public to the heightened security activities preparatory to the events marking the country’s 61st Independence anniversary. The alert was contained in a statement issued in Abuja Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The minister, however, urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs not to Read More

Don’t set Nigeria ablaze with incendiary rhetoric, FG warns leaders

The federal government, Wednesday, admonished political, religious leaders and opinion moulders to stop spewing incendiary rhetoric capable of setting the country ablaze. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the admonition Wednesday in Sal Island, Cape Verde; attending the 64th Conference of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Africa and the Second Edition of the UNWTO Read More

Stop negative narratives on surrendered insurgents – Lai Mohammed

August 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has admonished fifth columnists and naysayers to stop spewing negative and false narratives around Boko Haram members who are surrendering in droves in the North-east. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the admonition in an interview, Friday in Washington. The Nigerian Army had said no fewer than 1,000 Boko Haram fighters and their Read More

Breaking: FG reveals when ban on Twitter ‘ll be lifted in Nigeria

August 11, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerians will soom return to micro blogging platform, Twitter, after the federal government assured that the ban on the social media operations will soon be lifted. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave this the assurance after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read More

The N60bn spent annually on vandalised pipelines

August 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent disclosure by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to the effect that the federal government spends not less than N60 billion every year on repairing vandalised oil pipelines in the Niger Delta sub-region is not only worrisome but also quite deplorable and reprehensive. The minister made the revelation in Abuja at a recent town hall meeting Read More