Justify your appointments, Lai charges agencies’ new CEOs

September 6, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has charged the newly appointed Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of some agencies under the ministry to consider their appointments by Mr. President as a call to national service.  According to a statement made available to Blueprint Weekend by the Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Read More

Wada was a great administrator – Lai

August 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has condoled with the staff, management and board of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) over the death of the agency’s board chairman, Wada Maida. The minister in a statement, Tuesday said he received the news of Maida’s passing with shock and sadness. He described Wada as a great journalist, a good administrator Read More

Breaking: FG jerks up hate speech fine

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

The fine for hate speech in Nigeria has been increased from N500,000 to N5 million. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code said the increase came into effect after President Muhammadu Buhari approved recommendations to reposition the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC). A statement by the Federal Ministry of Information Read More

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Breaking – COVID-19: Tougher measures await Nigerians -FG

March 23, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government Thursday said it was planning to roll out tougher measures to stem the tide of the ravaging Coronavirus disease otherwise called COVID-19. It was however silent on the measures which would be rolled out in the next 24 or 48 hours. Also, the government threatened it may be forced to use the military or police to enforce compliance with the measures as Read More

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Breaking: FG gives Ministers fresh marching orders on trips ahead 2020

December 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal government has ordered ministers to travel out of the country only eight times in a year. Miister of Information, Culture & Tourism Minister Lai Mohammed has disclosed this in Abuja said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that no minister should go on foreign trips more than twice in a quarter. Details loading…

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One year after, Dapchi community still in shock, tears; begs FG to rescue Leah

February 19, 2019 Editor 0

Muslims and Christians in Dapchi community where 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi in Yobe state wereabducted have held a combine prayer session, urging the federal government to fulfill its promise made on Leah Sharibu’s release. Both Leah and other students were kidnapped by Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. The Chairman of the girls’ parent association, Read More

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Presidential/NASS polls: Opposition enlisting U.K., U.S. support to discredit results – FG

February 5, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has raised the alarm over alleged plan by the opposition to enlist the support of some foreign nations to discredit the outcome of presidential polls. “Today, still based on credible intelligence, we can reveal that the opposition is moving a step further. They are working hard to discredit the forthcoming election before, during and after the polls. Read More

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Opposition hiring foreign mercenaries to disrupt polls – FG

January 22, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has raised the alarm over alleged plan by the opposition to disrupt next month’s general elections, and consequently cause the establishment of an Interim Government. Specifically, it claimed the opposition was mobilising the Boko Haram fighters and the bandits to wreak the havoc. The federal government also named the states targeted in this regard to include;  Adamawa, Bauchi, Read More

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Breaking: FG ‘lays siege’ for Atiku after US visit

January 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Inofrmation has disclosed that the candidate of the opposition PDP in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has questions to answer when he returns from his current trip to the United States. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who stated this while briefing State House correspondents on Friday said the federal government is investigating Atiku over Read More

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APC has no favoured candidate in Kwara – Lai Mohammed

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has dismissed insinuations that he has preference for some of the 13 governorship aspirants in Kwara State. According to the rumour making the round, those preferred aspirants are to be excused from the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries. However, the minister dismissed the allegation insisting that all the 13 aspirants Read More

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Nigeria hosts global tourism meeting June 4

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the stage is now set for the 61st edition of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting scheduled for June 4 to 6 in Abuja. The minister gave the assurances on Friday through his Special Assistant, Segun Adeyemi, in Benin, Edo state, when he paid a courtesy/promotional Read More

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On the looters’ list

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Whenever the performance of the Muhammadu Buhari administration appears to be gaining sustained attention leading to murmuring within the rank and file of his supporters, a tale of humungous looting by opposition elements is usually spun and thrown into the public space to distract people from the core issues of governance failure. Like a fit of de javu, the Read More

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FG names Secondus, Metuh, Dokpesi looters

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has replied the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the challenge to President Muhammdu Buhari’s administration to name looters under the party’s 16 years rule in the country. In a press statement in Abuja, the minister named the current PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus as one of the looters. He accused Read More

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FG to media: Don’t glorify Nigeria’s destroyers as new saviours

February 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has challenged the media to contextualise their reporting “so that those who destroyed Nigeria will not be made to look like the country’s new saviours.” The minister said this when the Chief Executive Officer of TVC Communications, Andrew Hanlon, led a team of top officials of the company on a courtesy visit to Read More

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Engineering a living wage

December 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

The recent inauguration of a 30-member tripartite committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers has not only rekindled hope but also signified a firm conviction that the Federal Government is serious about pursuing the recurrent issue to its logical conclusion once and for all. The inauguration of the committee was sequel to the recommendation Read More

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Buhari achievements laudable – Minister

November 18, 2017 Blueprint 1

  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari administration has recorded laudable achievements, despite an empty purse foisted on it by those who mismanaged the economy. The minister stated this in Abuja at the launch of a book: “Chronicling the Buhari Administration’s Achievements”. He said: ”Despite those who are daily trying to muddle the waters, this Read More

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Apologise to Nigerians, PDP tells Lai Mohammed

July 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Th e Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to “apologise to Nigerians for their serial lies, inciting and hate speeches with which our people were deceived into believing that they had something to off er the country before and after they came to offi ce.” Th e PDP in a statement Read More