Friday, June 14, 2019

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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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    EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he cannot say for sure that Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Adamu Adamu, his education counterpart, and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, are in their best of behaviour this Ramadan. Osinbajo, who spoke when Buhari hosted him and some ministers to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday, said some [...]

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    Court adjourns Dokpesi’s N5bn libel suit till June 18

Court adjourns Dokpesi’s N5bn libel suit till June 18

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Apo, on Wednesday, adjourned till June 18, a N5 billion defamation suit, filed by Raymond Dokpesi against the minister of information and culture and attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice.Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, filed the suit on April 30, seeking [...]

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    Stop overheating the polity, Lai warns Atiku

Stop overheating the polity, Lai warns Atiku

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop "overheating the polity".Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed advised Atiku not to give the impression that he does not have confidence in the country's judicial system.The minister said this following reports that the PDP candidate hired a [...]

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    Lai Mohammed: Nigeria denied loans over farmer/herder clashes

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria denied loans over farmer/herder clashes

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, says the federal government was denied loans by some foreign organisations because of the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some parts of the country.The minister told the house of representatives committee information, national orientation, ethics and value on Thursday that the federal government had to lobby some international media organisations over [...]

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    Lai to Kwara voters: You said ‘enough is enough’ and it came to pass

Lai to Kwara voters: You said ‘enough is enough’ and it came to pass

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the broom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has swept Kwara state clean of “hegemony politics”.Mohammed spoke at a news briefing in Ilorin, the state capital, on Monday.The minister said the long battle for the emancipation of Kwara had been attained with the outcome of the polls.He said with the unprecedented victories, the people [...]

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    Lai says Buhari’s win is victory for ordinary Nigerians

Lai says Buhari’s win is victory for ordinary Nigerians

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls is for "ordinary" Nigerians.Mohammed said this on Thursday in Abuja when the ministry held an event in his honour.The ministry congratulated Mohammed on the victory he and the All Progressives Congress (APC) recorded during Saturday's polls in Kwara state.Senate President Bukola Saraki whose family has [...]

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    End of the Saraki dynasty? How ‘O to ge’ and Offa robbery caused a revolt in Kwara

End of the Saraki dynasty? How ‘O to ge’ and Offa robbery caused a revolt in Kwara

In 2011, Bukola Saraki retired his father, Olusola, from politics by backing Abdulfatah Ahmed against Gbemisola, his own younger sister, in the governorship race. Their father had been the godfather Kwara politics for decades and the popular saying was: "Anywhere Saraki goes, Kwara goes."After controversially installing Bukola, his first son, as governor in 2003, Saraki - who was senate leader [...]

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    Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Leah Sharibu is not dead.Sharibu is the only Christian among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in February 2018.The other girls have since been freed.Almost one year later since Sharibu was abducted, there are reports saying she died in captivity.Speaking with journalists in Kwara [...]

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    FG launches campaign in support of military

FG launches campaign in support of military

The federal government has launched a campaign in support of the military.Speaking at the launch of the campaign on Thursday in Abuja, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the campaign is important because the men and women in the military are risking their lives to protect the country.Mohammed said those who do not know the sacrifices the soldiers make have [...]

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    Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the opposition is dispatching a 10-man delegation to the US, UK to discredit the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the forthcoming polls.Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.The minister said the opposition is planning to tell these countries that the Buhari administration has concluded plans of rigging the polls."We can [...]

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    ‘He is an avowed democrat’ — Lai tackles those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen

‘He is an avowed democrat’ — Lai tackles those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as an avowed democrat, defending his decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Mohammed said this following the backlash which trailed the action of the president.The minister dismissed the reports that the suspension signaled the beginning of dictatorship in the country."Today, I have called this press conference to set the [...]

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    Lai: Those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen are hypocrites

Lai: Those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen are hypocrites

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) are "hypocritical and insincere".There has been an outrage over the action of the president, with the US, UK and EU, faulting the timing.The leadership of the national assembly, notable lawyers and human rights activists have condemned Onnoghen's [...]

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    FG accuses opposition of plotting to trigger interim govt through electoral crisis

FG accuses opposition of plotting to trigger interim govt through electoral crisis

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says violence allegedly planned by the opposition is threatening the forthcoming polls.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Monday, Mohammed said the federal government has intelligence that the opposition is planning "widespread violence."The minister said the opposition is allegedly resorting to this means because "their fortunes have dwindled badly ahead of the polls.""As you are aware, [...]

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