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    ‘Lai is at it again’ — reactions to comment on NTA competing with CNN

‘Lai is at it again’ — reactions to comment on NTA competing with CNN

Twitter is currently abuzz over a $500 million loan request which the ministry of information under Lai Mohammed is seeking. When he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans on Monday, the minister had reportedly said if the loan is approved, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) would compete favourably with Cable News Network (CNN). The $500 million is part of the [...]

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    Lai: NTA will compete with CNN — if we get $500m loan

Lai: NTA will compete with CNN — if we get $500m loan

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking is approved, the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN). The Guardian quoted the minister as saying this when he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans. The $500 million is part of the $30 billion loan [...]

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    Lai: Nigerians in Chinese town hit by coronavirus unwilling to return home

Lai: Nigerians in Chinese town hit by coronavirus unwilling to return home

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government is in touch with 16 Nigerians living in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus disease broke out in that part of the Asian country, and it has continued to spread globally. Speaking in Abuja on Friday, the minister said the 16 citizens have not shown interest in returning to Nigeria. Lai added that the federal government [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2012, Lai attacked Jonathan with TI’s corruption index

FLASHBACK: In 2012, Lai attacked Jonathan with TI’s corruption index

Two days ago, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, dismissed Transparency International’s (TI) latest corruption perception index which ranked Nigeria low on corruption but what was his response to the poor rating of the country eight years ago? In the latest TI rating Nigeria ranked 146 of 180 countries, with a total of 26 points out of a possible 100 points. Responding to the [...]

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    Don’t divide Nigerians along religious lines, FG warns Kukah

Don’t divide Nigerians along religious lines, FG warns Kukah

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has criticised Matthew Mukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, for comparing the federal government to the Boko Haram sect. In a statement on Friday, Mohammed said such comparison is capable of dividing Nigeria. Kukah had in a meeting in the UK, said the only difference between the federal government and Boko Haram is the use of bombs [...]

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    Lai asks NBC to implement regulations for online media

Lai asks NBC to implement regulations for online media

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement regulations for online media. Mohammed was quoted as giving the directive in a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, on Thursday. The minister also directed the NBC to implement measures that will reposition the broadcast industry, create jobs and promote local content. According to him, [...]

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    Who will tame Yari?

Who will tame Yari?

BYB ALI ALI Zamfara state has continued to be in the news of late for inexplicable reasons. Only recently, the state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, repealed the state pension law that granted the former governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari and his co-travelers stupendous pension benefits that defeats human comprehension in a sane society. And of course this was applauded by [...]

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    Only four officials can accompany a minister abroad, says Buhari

Only four officials can accompany a minister abroad, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the entourage of his ministers travelling overseas to four officials. At a press conference on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the president gave the approval while restricting every other delegation below ministerial level to a maximum of three persons. The minister said travel days will no longer attract payment of estacode. "On the nature and [...]

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    Despite $84bn debt, Lai says there’s no cause for alarm

Despite $84bn debt, Lai says there’s no cause for alarm

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says there is no cause for alarm over Nigeria's rising debt. Speaking on Monday at a press conference to highlight the administration's major achievements in the year, the minister said the country's total debt is $84 billion. He said the public debt stock is a cumulative figure of borrowings by successive governments over many years. There is currently [...]

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    ‘US misled by propaganda’ — FG rejects Nigeria’s designation as religious intolerant country

‘US misled by propaganda’ — FG rejects Nigeria’s designation as religious intolerant country

The federal government says there is no basis for Nigeria to be placed on the US Special Watch-List (SWL) for countries that allow severe violations of religious freedom. Besides Nigeria, Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, on Friday, announced Cuba, Nicaragua and Sudan as countries that tolerate severe religious violations. In a statement on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said [...]

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    Lai Mohammed: Nobody can divide Nigeria through religion

Lai Mohammed: Nobody can divide Nigeria through religion

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    FG inaugurates campaign for return of its looted artifacts

FG inaugurates campaign for return of its looted artifacts

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    Lai: 95 percent of arms for kidnapping, banditry come through land borders

Lai: 95 percent of arms for kidnapping, banditry come through land borders

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says 95 percent of arms used in kidnapping and banditry in the country come through the porous land borders. Speaking on Monday at the Seme border, the minister said neighbouring countries have not been playing by the rules as regards the ECOWAS protocol.  “Overtime, Nigeria has been confronted with numerous trans-border economic and security challenges. [...]

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    Showbiz to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on oil for forex, says Lai

Showbiz to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on oil for forex, says Lai

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    Lai: Criticism won’t stop FG from regulating social media

Lai: Criticism won’t stop FG from regulating social media

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says criticism will not stop the federal government from regulating social media. The minister said this at a meeting with online-news publishers in Abuja on Thursday. There have been critical reactions to the government's move to regulate social media. But Mohammed said the government does not intend to impair free speech. He said the fear of stifling free speech [...]

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    Corruption has been driven under the table, says Lai

Corruption has been driven under the table, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says it is fair to say corruption has "been driven under the table." Speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Thursday, the minister said although the war against corruption has been fought before, this is the first time that it is being backed by a strong political will. He said President Muhammadu Buhari who is [...]

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