News - Minister of Information

Clark, Niger Delta Leaders Call For True Federalism

1 day 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

6 days 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...

Governor Ayade Seeks FG's Involvement In Calabar Carnival

1 month ago /
Arts and Culture  Nation 

As a further boost to its soaring global appeal, cross river state governor, Senator Ben Ayade has called on the federal government to take ownership of the 13-year old Africa’s biggest street party, the carnival Calabar and make it the world’s number one tourism event. Ayade made the call in Calabar...

FG Replies Critics Of Its Achievements

1 month ago /
Nation 

The federal government says descriptions of its achievements by critics of mere lies and propaganda will be matched with verifiable facts and figures. Minister of information and Culture Lai Mohammed who said this on Monday in Abuja at the Nigeria governors’ forum media conference noted that the criticisms will be the...

FG, Cross River Partner To Promote Use Of Local Costumes In 2017 Carnival Calabar

1 month ago /
Nation 

The federal government says it will use carnival Calabar platform to promote the use of made in Nigeria products in all major events in the country starting from cross river state. Minister of information and culture, Lai Muhammed stated this in Calabar during the flag off of the 2017 carnival dry...

Court Jails 45 Boko Haram Members

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

At least 45 boko haram members have been sentenced  to between three and thirty one years imprisonment  by a federal high court in kainji, niger state, following the conclusion of the first phase of the trial during which 575 suspects were arraigned. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday and...

Cross River partners Federal Government to develop talents

1 month ago /
Nation 

Cross River state government and the federal ministry of information and culture have expressed readiness to work together to develop young talents in supporting the creative industry. Governor Ben Ayade stated this when he received the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed and his team in government house Calabar. Ayade...

New Home Satellite TSTV Unveiled

1 month ago /
Nation 

A new direct to home satellite service known as ‘TSTV’ has been unveiled and launched in Abuja. Managing director and chief executive officer of TSTV, Bright Echefu says his desire is to provide premium video   experience to enable viewers get higher definition feeds and internet surfing at the same time. He said...

Minister Of Information: We Know The Countries Supporting IPOB

2 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Federal Government says it is aware of sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and is taking steps to block them. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Tuesday when he appeared on a live TV programme “Good Morning Nigeria” on the...

FG Accuse IPOB Of Spreading Fake Gory Videos

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Government has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using fake and doctored videos of mass killings, harvested from other parts of Africa and doctored to look current, to mislead the international community and win their support. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this when he addressed Online...

Federal Government Says It’s Set To End Causes Of Hate In The Country

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigerian's minister of information and culture Lai Muhammad says govt. Is determined to bring to an end revolving causes of hate and abusive talk or messages, undermining the political and economic stability of Nigeria in the eyes of the international community. The minister said this at the official opening of the...

President Buhari Returns To Abuja

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Abuja after spending the Eid-El-Kabir holidays in Daura, Katsina state. While in Daura, the President played host to several groups including Corp members serving in Katsina where he reiterated the need to sustain the country’s unity. Only on Monday, the President met with the President of...

President Buhari Expresses Hope That He Would Return Soon

3 months ago /
Nation 

Recuperating Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari as praised Nigerian television houses in particular and the media in general for keeping him abreast of events in Nigeria. Buhari gave the media a pat on the back when he received his media team at the Nigerian house in London on Saturday. The president who has...

NBC launches Digital Broadcasting In Kaduna

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has launched the Kaduna phase of the Digital Switch Over (DSO), signalling the commencement of the full roll-out of digital broadcasting across the state capital and environs. Speaking at the DSO launch in Kaduna, the Director General of NBC, Suleiman Kawu, who described the launch as...

Reps Condemn Alleged Killing Of Nigerians By Cameroonians

4 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has condemned the alleged killing of 97 Nigerians in Bakassi by Cameroonian gendarmes. Rep. Gabriel Kolawole, the sponsor of the motion of urgent national importance, informed the House of the recent attacks which according to him, contravenes the Green Tree Agreement signed by both the Nigerian and...

Edwin Clark, Others Call On FG To Protect Bakkasi Citizens

4 months ago /
Nation 

Former Minister of Information, Edwin Clark and other leaders from the Niger Delta region,  have called on the Federal Government to take more serious steps to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens in Bakkasi. They made this known on the platform of the pan Niger Delta forum, seeking the establishment of...

Court Orders Buhari, Osinbajo To Publish Names Of Suspected Looters

4 months ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the Federal Government to “immediately release to Nigerians information about the names of high-ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount recovered from each public...

Why Aisha Buhari Hurried To UK – Fayose

4 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has maintained that he president is incapacitated and is surving on life support. The state governor while speaking on the First Lady’s trip to UK noted that Aisha Buhari who was allegedly denied access to the president during her first trip to UK has made...

Attack On Igbo Is Attack On All, Say Southern Leaders

5 months ago /
Nation 

Leaders of Southern Nigeria held an emergency meeting in Lagos yesterday where they urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps against the ultimatum given to Igbo to vacate the north as any attack on any easterner would be considered as an attack on all. At the meeting by the apex...

Dasuki, Elzakzaky Cannot Be Released Now – Lai Mohammad

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Lai Mohammad has stated that the detained former Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim Elzakzaky cannot be released now as both are being held on the grounds of national security. The minister, in an interaction with journalists...


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