Monday, October 14, 2019

Tag "Lai Mohammed"

    Online media will be regulated, says Lai

Online media will be regulated, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says online news platforms will soon be regulated.The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja when he inaugurated a seven-man committee set up to implement reforms in the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).Mohammed said the reforms that will be implemented by the committee are recommendations approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.He said Buhari approved an [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2011, Lai kicked against reintroduction of toll gates

FLASHBACK: In 2011, Lai kicked against reintroduction of toll gates

At the end of the federal executive council meeting of Wednesday, Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, briefed reporters on the plan of the Buhari administration to reintroduce toll gates scrapped by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2004.Fashola, who was joined by Lai Mohammed, his information counterpart, said there is no law against toll plazas in the country.He added that [...]

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    Alleged 2.5bn fraud: Lai’s absence in court stalls prosecution of NBC DG

Alleged 2.5bn fraud: Lai’s absence in court stalls prosecution of NBC DG

The trial of Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), was stalled by the absence of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, in court.The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had filed a 12-count charge against Kawu accusing him of abuse of office and misleading the minister to approve funds for a private company.The [...]

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    Malami, Emefiele lead delegation to battle $9.6bn P&ID judgement in UK

Malami, Emefiele lead delegation to battle $9.6bn P&ID judgement in UK

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), have led a federal government delegation to the United Kingdom to seek legal solution in the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P$ID) case.The delegation, which left Nigeria on Saturday, also included Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP); Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of [...]

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    Lai to Atiku: Instead of going to supreme court, apologise to Nigerians

Lai to Atiku: Instead of going to supreme court, apologise to Nigerians

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Atiku Abubakar to apologise to Nigerians for distracting the government instead of appealing the verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal.On Wednesday, the tribunal dismissed the petitions of Atiku and the PDP challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election.In a statement on Thursday, Segun Adeyemi, media aide of [...]

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    Lai: Fake videos of attacks on Nigerians in SA in circulation

Lai: Fake videos of attacks on Nigerians in SA in circulation

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has alerted Nigerians to the spread of fake videos of purported attacks on citizens in South Africa.He said some people are using fake news to foment mayhem in the country.The minister said this on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja in reaction to the reprisal attacks against South African-owned businesses in the [...]

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    Lai: Attacking South African businesses will hurt Nigerians more

Lai: Attacking South African businesses will hurt Nigerians more

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the attack on South African businesses in Nigeria will hurt Nigerians more.Ever since the latest reports of xenophobic attacks in South Africa broke, there have been attacks on South African businesses across the country.In a statement on Tuesday, Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying that majority of those working [...]

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    Lai: We’re confident $9.6bn judgement will be upturned

Lai: We’re confident $9.6bn judgement will be upturned

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government is doing all it can to ensure the country does not lose any of its assets to Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID).Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Mohammed said the company cannot begin any seizure until the court resumes from vacation.He asked: "how can people come into Nigeria with portfolio, and walk [...]

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    Lai: No president has invested more in infrastructure than Buhari

Lai: No president has invested more in infrastructure than Buhari

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says no government has invested more in infrastructure development than the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.Mohammed said this at the 9th quadrennial conference of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) 0n Thursday, in Abuja.He assured Nigerians that the "Next Level" administration of Buhari will witness a faster pace of infrastructure development, adding that a lot [...]

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    Malami: Nigeria’s deal with P&ID was designed to fail

Malami: Nigeria’s deal with P&ID was designed to fail

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says Nigeria's deal with Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) was designed to fail.In 2010, the federal government entered into a deal with the company to build a gas processing plant in Calabar, Cross River state.However, the deal collapsed because Nigeria did not meet its end of the bargain.On August 16, a British court gave [...]

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    Lai: My grandson once asked why people call me a liar

Lai: My grandson once asked why people call me a liar

Lai Mohammed, ministerial nominee from Kwara state, says his seven-year-old grandson once asked him why people refer to him as a liar. Critics of Mohammed, especially on social media, are fond of replacing his first name with "liar".Speaking when he appeared before the senate for screening on Tuesday, the former minister of information said he had ignored his critics until his grandson [...]

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    Court grants ICPC’s request to list Lai as witness in ‘N2.5bn fraud’ case

Court grants ICPC’s request to list Lai as witness in ‘N2.5bn fraud’ case

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has granted the application of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to list Lai Mohammed, former minister of information, as witness in a "N2.5 billion fraud case".The anti-graft agency is prosecuting Ishaq Kawu, director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), for alleged abuse of office and money [...]

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    ICPC asks Lai to appear in court over ‘N2.5bn fraud’

ICPC asks Lai to appear in court over ‘N2.5bn fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has asked Lai Mohammed, a former minister of information, to appear at a federal high court in Abuja over an alleged N2.5 billion fraud case involving the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).ICPC is prosecuting Ishaq Kawu, NBC director-general, over “abuse of office and money laundering”.The commission had filed a 12-count charge against [...]

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    Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the recent comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Boko Haram crisis is absurd and divisive.In a statement on Tuesday, the minister said it was tragic that the former president who fought to keep the country as one is the same person seeking to divide it in the twilight of his life.While delivering [...]

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    Nigeria is safe, Lai tells world leaders expected at Buhari’s inauguration

Nigeria is safe, Lai tells world leaders expected at Buhari’s inauguration

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Nigeria is safe for world leaders invited to the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.Mohammed spoke while fielding questions from journalists at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.The minister had been asked to tell Nigerians measures that have been taken to make the country safe since he raised an alarm [...]

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    Lai: We have evidence of plans by opposition to sabotage government

Lai: We have evidence of plans by opposition to sabotage government

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government has evidence of plans by the opposition to sabotage government.He spoke on Saturday at the 12th annual Lai Mohammed Ramadan lecture in Oro, Kwara state.The minister alleged that the opposition is working to overheat the polity and make the country ungovernable.He said the security agencies would not "allow anyone to reverse [...]

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