Sunday, February 10, 2019

Tag "Lai Mohammed"

    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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    Atiku departs US, heads to Abuja for presidential debate

Atiku departs US, heads to Abuja for presidential debate

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has departed from the US after a two-day visit, TheCable understands.He is expected to land in Abuja, the nation's capital, in time for the televised presidential debate scheduled for 7pm Nigerian time.The debate between the five leading presidential candidates is organised by organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and [...]

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    Lai: Atiku, PDP nervous about achievements of Buhari’s govt

Lai: Atiku, PDP nervous about achievements of Buhari’s govt

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are "rattled" by the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.The minister said this in reaction to comments credited to the Atiku presidential campaign.On Thursday, the PDP presidential candidate accused Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using state resources for campaign.But in [...]

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    Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has alleged that the Saraki family has cornered Kwara state’s commonwealth in the past 40 years.He said the Saraki dynasty in Kwara had rendered the quality of life of the people to the lowest point.The minister made the allegation on Thursday in Ilorin at a ceremony organised by the Kwara All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Lai on leaked Amaechi tapes: Do they think this will break our ranks in APC?

Lai on leaked Amaechi tapes: Do they think this will break our ranks in APC?

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the leaked audio of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, allegedly criticising President Muhammadu Buhari will not break the ranks of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Amaechi is yet to comment on the leaked audio tapes.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, the information minister said the leak was part of the “mudslinging" politics of [...]

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    Lai: The biggest opposition military has is probably social media – not Boko Haram

Lai: The biggest opposition military has is probably social media – not Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the biggest problem the military has is probably the social media and not Boko Haram.Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.The minister said the federal government is planning to launch a national campaign to rally support for the military.Everyone, he said, [...]

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    Buhari’s integrity is legendary, says Lai

Buhari’s integrity is legendary, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari is legendary.Mohammed said this on Friday at the inauguration of those who will canvass votes for the re-election of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The event held at the Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019 Office in Ilorin, Kwara state.The minister said Buhari leveraged on his "legendary integrity" to reinvent governance.“These canvassers [...]

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    Saraki’s aide tackles Lai over Offa robbery claim, tags him ‘guest politician’ in Kwara

Saraki’s aide tackles Lai over Offa robbery claim, tags him ‘guest politician’ in Kwara

Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser to Senate President Bukola Saraki on media, says the popularity of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, in Kwara state is "non-existent".Olaniyonu made the remark in a statement released over a comment credited to the minister.The minister had said Saraki's claim that he offered N10 million for the care of the victims of the Offa [...]

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    Lai: Saraki lied! He didn’t donate a dime after Offa robbery

Lai: Saraki lied! He didn’t donate a dime after Offa robbery

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to stop dancing on the graves of victims of the Offa robbery incident.Mohammed said this while reacting to a comment credited to Saraki's aide.The minister had asked Saraki, who said he donated a sum of N10 million to the victims, not to play politics with the incident.Thereafter, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media [...]

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    Saraki: I insist 2019 budget is hopeless

Saraki: I insist 2019 budget is hopeless

Senate President Bukola Saraki has insisted that the 2019 budget proposal of N8.83 trillion presented to a joint session of the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is "hopeless."In an interview with THISDAY, Saraki said the proposal is not only hopeless but deceptive.The senate president first made the comment when he hosted some civil society organisations (CSOs) in Abuja on [...]

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    Lai describes Saraki as a desperate political warlord

Lai describes Saraki as a desperate political warlord

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described Senate President Bukola Saraki as a desperate political warlord who is attempting  to trivialise the calamity that befell Offa community in Kwara state in April.Armed robbers had invaded the town, killing 20 persons and raiding banks.After arresting some suspects in connection with the incident, the police said some of them confessed to be loyalists [...]

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