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Nigerian Journalists Strategise On Halting Hate Speech

1 day ago /
Nation 

Kano state government has tasked media practitioners to come up with measures to eliminate hate speech and promote unity and development especially now that the country is moving towards the 2019 elections.

Nigeria Policy Framework On Countering Violent Extremism

1 week ago /
Security 

As Nigeria works to end the Boko-Haram conflict in Nigeria, the federal government says it is committed to ending the ideologies, propaganda and conditions that make violent extremism and terrorism thrive.

NHIS Boss’ Reinstatement Doesn’t Stop EFCC Investigation – FG

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has said that the reinstatement of Professor Usman Yusuf as the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) does not stop any ongoing investigation into the allegations of corruption levelled against him.Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday in Abuja...

APC ‘Cooked Up Indices’ Won’t Help Buhari, Says PDP

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as “cooked up” the indices presented by the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled Federal Government as evidence of its achievements in strengthening Nigeria’s economy since it came to power in May 2015. In a statement on Thursday, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan,...

FG Replies Obasanjo, Defends Buhari [FULL STATEMENT]

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has responded to a recent statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in which he criticised the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, the Presidency defended President Buhari. READ ALSO: APC, APGA, Labour React To...

FG Urges Restraint In Media Coverage Of Farmers/Herders' Crisis In Benue

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has appealed to the media and public Commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the Fallouts of the recent farmers/herders' clash in Benue State in order not to further inflame passion and worsen the situation. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of...

Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes Receiving ‘Highest Level’ Of Attention – FG

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says the clashes between farmers and herdsmen have become a major national concern which is determined to holistically address. This is according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, who addressed State House correspondents on Wednesday shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting. “The government is...

Federal Government Insists On Cattle Colonies

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government says it will respect the provisions of the land use act in its quest to establish colonies for animal grazing in Nigeria. Minister of state for Aviation Hadi Sirika made the disclosure while trying to justify government's proposal for the establishment of colonies as a lasting solution to...

Buhari Insists Restructuring Is Not Nigeria’s Priority

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again reacted to the calls for restructuring which dominated the political scene in 2017. In his latest reaction to the issue during his New Year Broadcast on Monday morning, the President insisted that restructuring was not the most pressing issue in Nigeria because the country’s problems...

Digital Switchover Will Create Millions Of Jobs – Lai Mohammed

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the Digital Switchover will ‘bring out the best’ in young Nigerians as it will enrich Nigeria’s Television production, boost Nigeria’s economy, thereby creating millions of jobs. Speaking on Friday at the Digital Switchover Launch in Kaduna state, he said the Digital Television...

FG Launches Digital Switchover In Kaduna

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Friday launched the Digital Switchover (DSO) in Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria. The event, which comes two days after the DSO was launched Ilorin, Kwara State, was attended by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, and Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai. Dignitaries at the event also...

$1bn Terrorism Fund, Conduit For Looting, PDP Insists

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described moves by the Federal Government to use the sum of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to tackle insurgency as means to mismanage public funds and to finance partisan activities. Governors of the 36 states of the Federation had on Thursday, last week...

FG Says Annual Calabr Carnival Is A Uniting Tool In Nigeria

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says the annual Calabar carnival has been a tool to unite Nigeria as one indivisible country due to its national and international acceptance among the people of different class. Minister of information, culture and national orientation, Lai Mohammed, stated this in Calabar while flagging off the final dry...

Politicians Told To Embrace Politics Without Bitterness

2 months ago /
Nation 

Imbibing politics without bitterness as a virtue of transformation was the consensus of speakers at the unveiling of a book on former  President Goodluck Jonathan  on Thursday in Abuja. Former minister of information Jerry Gana who chaired the event described the former president as a hero of Nigeria’s democracy whose way of life should be the guiding...

FG Moves To End Fuel Queues

2 months ago /
Nation 

The federal government has ordered the minister of state for petroleum resources Ibe Kachikwu to resolve all the issues that led to the reappearance of long queues of vehicles at petrol stations across the country. Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed also dismissed insinuations that government plans to review upward...

Terror Attack Alert: FG Assures Of Adequate Security Measures In FCT

2 months ago /
Nation 

the Federal Government has assured of adequate security measures to thwart any possible terror attack in the federal capital territory (FCT) and elsewhere around the country, saying there is no cause for alarm despite the latest travel advisories by some western countries. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday,...

Digital Broadcasting Switch Over: Broadcasters Lament Failure

2 months ago /
Nation 

Despite three failed attempts to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting in Nigeria, all is still not set for full digital transition. The occasion was the 68th general assembly of the broadcasting organization of Nigeria, BON, held in Abuja. Media practitioners say a lot more still needs to be put in place before...

BREAKING: Stop Mocking Fight Against Corruption – FG

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has called on the media to stop mocking it over its declaration of war against corruption in Nigeria. It said rather than mocking it, the media should join hands with it in its determination to stamp out corruption in the country.  Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated...

Clark, Niger Delta Leaders Call For True Federalism

2 months ago /
Nation 

The national leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, and members of the group have called for the practice true federalism in Nigeria. The leaders made the call on Thursday during a meeting held at the conference centre of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun in Delta State. An emergency...

Coalition Of CSOs Decrey Delay In Digital Switchover

3 months ago /
Nation 

What could be the reasons hampering the immediate implementation of Nigeria’s digital switchover plan?  A coalition of civil society groups met in Abuja on Friday to seek explanations over the continued shifting of the goal post on the take-off date by the Nigerian government. The coalition therefore wants the minister of information, culture...


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