Thursday, November 22, 2018

Tag "Lai Mohammed"

    Lai Mohammed: Tourism investors to get three-year tax holiday

Lai Mohammed: Tourism investors to get three-year tax holiday

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says intending tourism investors will get a three-year tax exemption and export incentives.Speaking on Wednesday at the fourth edition of the Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE), the minister said the incentives will ensure that the sectors meet the country's development expectations."The government, in its efforts at ensuring that tourism meets the country’s [...]

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    Berlin Wall of Kwara broken, says Lai after APC bye-election victory

Berlin Wall of Kwara broken, says Lai after APC bye-election victory

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has broken the "Berlin Wall" of Kwara politics following its victory in the state's bye-election.The political landscape of Kwara had been controlled by Senate President Bukola Saraki, and before him, Olusola Saraki, his late father.But on Saturday, the APC defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win [...]

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    FG: Why we resisted temptation to cancel power sector privatisation

FG: Why we resisted temptation to cancel power sector privatisation

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government resisted the temptation to cancel the power sector privatisation in order not to send wrong signals to prospective investors.The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja while answering questions on a programme aired on Radio Nigeria.The nation's power sector was privatised in November 2013 as private investors took over now-defunct Power [...]

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    Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV, an internet TV platform, has apologised to Lai Mohammed for publishing a video in which the minister of information said the government spends N3.5 million monthly to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.In the trending video, the minister begged not to be quoted before making the claim about the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).However, the video was published and [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: FG spends N3.5m to feed El-Zakzaky monthly, says Lai

TRENDING VIDEO: FG spends N3.5m to feed El-Zakzaky monthly, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government spends N3.5 million every month to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Despite the bail granted to him by a federal high court, El-Zakzaky has been denied freedom since December 2015 and has remained in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).In a video [...]

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    FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

The federal government says it will increase power generation to 9,000 megawatts by the end of 2018.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, made this known on Tuesday while speaking at a NAN Forum in Abuja.The minister said the government will add 2,000 megawatts to the current 7,000 capacity.Mohammed said the government will also embark on 90 power transmission projects nationwide to [...]

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    Lai: FG has saved N17bn from foreign trips, sitting allowances

Lai: FG has saved N17bn from foreign trips, sitting allowances

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the federal government has saved over N17 billion from foreign trips, sitting allowances and souvenirs.Mohammed disclosed this at a forum organised by NAN in Abuja on Tuesday.He said the present administration introduced an efficiency unit in the ministry of finance to ensure that the resources of government were not squandered on "trivialised [...]

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    Nigeria safe for tourists, says Lai

Nigeria safe for tourists, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Nigeria is a safe destination for tourists and business people alike.Mohammed said this on Monday while bidding farewell to Latin America Motorcycle Association (LAMA) who toured the country.The bikers toured the country and visited historical sites and museums for 14 days.Some of the states they visited were Lagos, Oyo and Edo among others.Mohammed thanked [...]

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    Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government is doing its best to ensure Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl in Boko Haram captivity, is released.The minister said this while speaking with reporters after the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church in his Oro home town, Kwara state, on Thursday.Mohammed said Sharibu is a precious daughter of [...]

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    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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    Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east are not hungry.The minister said this in response to a report TheCable published on the plight of soldiers.The report, with video and pictures, detailed how soldiers beg for food and sleep in classrooms because of the lack of accommodation.Soldiers had narrated their experiences— with some [...]

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    Atiku’s campaign: Endorsement by The Economist has exposed Lai’s lies

Atiku’s campaign: Endorsement by The Economist has exposed Lai’s lies

The Atiku Campaign Presidential Organisation says the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the Economist Magazine has rendered as lies, “ridiculous claims” made by Lai Mohammed, minister of information.The campaign organisation said this in response to a recent endorsement of Atiku Abubakar by the magazine.When the research unit of the international business magazine had predicted [...]

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    Fashola: Reelecting Buhari will ensure return of power to south-west in 2023

Fashola: Reelecting Buhari will ensure return of power to south-west in 2023

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has urged the people of south-west to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections to guarantee a return of power to the region in 2023.The minister said this at a special town hall meeting on infrastructure organised by the ministry information and the National Orientation Agency (NOA).Lai Mohammed, minister of [...]

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    Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has denied saying the federal government threatened Israel over Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).Kanu went into hiding on September 14, 2017, after a military raid on his father's residence in Abia state.The IPOB leader, who was being prosecuted for alleged treason, surfaced in Israel on Friday, and later threatened to [...]

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    Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says no government will expend too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Last week, the IPOB leader reappeared in Isreal after he went missing for about 12 months. He was last seen in public in September 2017 - after the army invaded his family home in Abia [...]

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    Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

The federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja has declared that the looters’ list released by Lai Mohammed, minister of information, is not a violation of the rights of those named.In a ruling on Tuesday, Olukayode Adeniyi, the presiding judge, said the suit filed by Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lacked merit.Dokpesi had filed [...]

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