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    Lai: Buhari not guilty of lopsided appointments

Lai: Buhari not guilty of lopsided appointments

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says President Muhammadu Buhari's appointments are not lopsided.Mohammed said this on Thursday when he paid a visit to the headquarters of Channels Television in Lagos on Friday.The minister said President Buhari cannot be judged by appointing Yusuf Bichi as director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS)."Those talking about balancing and federal character should [...]

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    Lai: The Economist prediction of PDP’s victory is fake news

Lai: The Economist prediction of PDP’s victory is fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the prediction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) victory at 2019 presidential poll by The Economist magazine is fake news.The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of the magazine, had said though the 2019 election would be "a close contest", the PDP would defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking when he visited corporate [...]

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    Lai: APC will win 2019 elections because there’s no viable opposition

Lai: APC will win 2019 elections because there’s no viable opposition

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the All Progressives Congress (APC), will win the 2019 general election as there is no viable opposition to the party.The minister said this while fielding questions from reporters in Benin, Edo state on Saturday, where he chaired the wedding of the son of Mariam Abubakar, Edo commissioner for budget and economy planning.He said the [...]

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    Lai: Fake news is the only weapon used against a performing government like ours

Lai: Fake news is the only weapon used against a performing government like ours

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says fake news is the only weapon used against a performing government like theirs.The minister said this on Thursday when he visited People's Daily newspaper in Abuja.Mohammed alleged that respectable media organisations make accusations against the president without backing their claims with evidence.He said the media is free to criticise the president but it does [...]

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    Lai: Nigeria becoming tourist destination due to policies of Buhari govt

Lai: Nigeria becoming tourist destination due to policies of Buhari govt

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the country is fast becoming a destination for tourists because of the favourable policies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.In a statement, Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying this when he received the organisers and contestants of Miss Polo International Beauty Pageant at his office in Abuja on [...]

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    FG releases list of 69 ongoing projects in south-east

FG releases list of 69 ongoing projects in south-east

The federal government has released a list of 69 ongoing projects in the south-east.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the list was published in response to criticism by the South East Governors’ Forum.The forum had alleged that there was poor and sectional implementation of capital projects in the region.But the minister disagreed, saying 69 roads and bridges spread across the [...]

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    FG recovers N13.8bn from tax evaders

FG recovers N13.8bn from tax evaders

The federal government says it has recovered N13.8 billion from tax evaders through whistleblowing tips.Addressing the media on Tuesday at his hometown, Oro in Kwara state, Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, said the federal government also recovered N7.8 billion, $378 million and 27,800 pounds from public officials."The fight against corruption has been unrelenting, without fear or favour. [...]

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    Lai on 2019: Nigerians are not going back to Egypt

Lai on 2019: Nigerians are not going back to Egypt

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has urged Nigerians to resist the temptation of voting for those who will return the country to throes of massive looting, come 2019 elections.Mohammed made the appeal on Tuesday in a Sallah message delivered at his hometown, Oro, near Ilorin in Kwara.“The year 2019 is the year of decision for Nigeria," he said."It [...]

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    Lai: Why Buhari does not share money like PDP leaders

Lai: Why Buhari does not share money like PDP leaders

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the current administration does not “share money” because it is focused on infrastructural development.He said the federal government prefers to invest in infrastructure that would have ripple effects on the economy than “sharing money to people and political stooges like the previous administration did.”The minister said this on Friday while inspecting the rehabilitated Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa [...]

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    FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has insisted that the federal government did not pay ransom for the release of schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state.A faction of Boko Haram had abducted over 100 girls from Dapchi in February but they were released in March.At the time of their release, Mohammed told journalists that there was a prisoner swap but [...]

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    Lai: This government won’t relent until every Nigerian can sleep with two eyes closed

Lai: This government won’t relent until every Nigerian can sleep with two eyes closed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the government will not relent until it provides security for the citizens.In a statement his team released on Monday, Mohammed said the government would not fall for the antics of the opposition to distract it.He said the opposition is using fake news to blame killings in certain parts of the country on herdsmen.The minister [...]

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    Omokri to Lai: APC defectors are the stones David will use to slay Goliath

Omokri to Lai: APC defectors are the stones David will use to slay Goliath

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says those who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the stones that will dislodge the APC.He said this in reaction to a statement credited to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, who had described the defectors as ‘stones’ whom God has removed from the [...]

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    Lai says rift between Oshiomhole and Ngige will be resolved

Lai says rift between Oshiomhole and Ngige will be resolved

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the rift between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), and Chris Ngige, minister of labour, will be resolved.Mohammed said this while briefing reporters at the end of the weekly federal executive council (FEC).Mohammed said he would not make further comments on the rift because he needed to confirm the authenticity of [...]

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    80% of what you read on social media is fake, Lai tells Nigerians in diaspora

80% of what you read on social media is fake, Lai tells Nigerians in diaspora

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has warned Nigerians abroad to be wary of news about the country found on social media, saying 80 percent of them are fake.NAN reports that Lai made the remark on the sideline of a meeting with Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigerian ambassador to the US, in Washington on Saturday.The minister said fake news on social [...]

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    The corrupt and their cohorts are jittery, says Lai on executive order 6

The corrupt and their cohorts are jittery, says Lai on executive order 6

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says executive order six signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is the government's potent weapon against corruption.On July 5, Buhari signed an executive order seeking to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.One week later, the senate described the order as usurpation of its power, summoning Abubakar Malami, [...]

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    Lai: Fake news a time bomb in Nigeria

Lai: Fake news a time bomb in Nigeria

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described fake news as a time bomb in Nigeria.Mohammed, speaking, during a programme on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), described the growing level of fake news and hate speech in the country as a threat to national security.The federal government on Wednesday, launched a campaign  against fake news.“At a conference for media handlers of [...]

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