News - Minister of Information

Attack On Igbo Is Attack On All, Say Southern Leaders

3 days 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

3 days 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...

If There's War Today, None Of Us Will Escape – Lai Mohammmed

4 days ago /
Nation 

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has asked those making hate speeches to desist from it. The minister gave the advice on Saturday at the “Lai Mohammed 10th Annual Ramadan Lecture” held in his country home, Oro, Kwara. He expressed concerns over inflammatory statements being made lately while urging those...

Buhari Is Alive And Speaks With Osinbajo Every Day – Lai Mohammed

6 days ago /
Nation 

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari may have died, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gets in touch with Buhari every day. He said this in Lagos during an interview with Seun Okinbaloye of Politics Today on Channels Television, which was monitored...

Arewa/Biafra Threats: Do Not Panic, Lai Mohammed Tells Nigerians

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has asked Nigerians not to panic or find alternatives outside the country in the face of the recent threats by the Arewa and Biafra groups. The Minister stated this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting in...

Threat To Igbos: Security Agencies Are In Control, Says Lai Mohammed

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the threats issued to Igbos by a coalition of northern youth groups are not new and therefore, security agencies are in control. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, told reporters on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting that the threats...

Minister Tackles Opposition PDP For Condemning Swap Of Boko Haram Prisoners For Chibok Girls

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, failed in all its endeavours, advising the party to hold its peace while the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari gets about securing the release of all Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity. Recall...

Buhari Has Been Transparent About His Health – Lai Mohammed

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has been upfront with the nation when it comes to matters related to his health. He said this on Wednesday after the President missed the weekly Federal Executive Council Meeting for the third time since his return from the...

FEC Approves ₦55.7BN For Road, Aviation Contracts

1 month ago /
Transport  

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved road and aviation projects totaling N55.7 billion. The Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and that of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, briefed State House correspondents at the...

FG Alerts Nigerians Of New ISIS Recruitment Strategy

2 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urges parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards to prevent them from being recruited by ISIS.

FG Says Abuja Airport 57% Complete

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has again reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the re-opening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on April 19, 2017. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this on Thursday during an interview with reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. He made the assertion after inspecting the progress...

Executives Sets Up Committee To Resolve Issues With NASS

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has set up a committee to resolve  issues between the executive and legislative arms of the government, Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said. Mohammed told reporters after the Federal Executive Council  meeting on Wednesday in Abuja that the executive is concerned about its deteriorating relationship...

Whistle-Blowers Have Everything To Gain And Nothing To Lose – Lai Mohammed

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has clearly spelt out the irresistible benefits that await whistleblowers as it also pledges protection for them. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said any whistle-blower whose information leads to the recovery of up to 1 billion Naira will receive 5 per cent of the...

President Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting Since Return

3 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja This was the first time Buhari is presiding over the meeting since he went on medical vacation on January 19. The President’s arrival at the Council Chamber by 10:00 a.m. was announced by one...

FG Announces Formal Closure Of Abuja Airport

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has formally announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. According to the government, the airport would be shut down from 12:00 am on March 8, and would be closed for six weeks. The announcement was made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, at a world...

Whistleblower Leads Nigeria To Suspicious Bank Account

3 months ago /
Nation 

A whistleblower has led the Nigerian government to a suspicious bank account, with no signatories, but where N8.4 billion was secretly kept. A report today said some of the money has been converted into dollars and wired abroad but the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed an ex parte motion to...

Pockets Of Attacks By Boko Haram Fictitious – FG

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has dismissed the pockets of attacks by members of Boko Haram. The government says it is a feeble attempt by the terrorists to make themselves relevant, having lost the battle to destabilise Nigeria. Speaking at the 7th National Security Summit in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence,...

FG Recovers 151 Million Dollars And Eight Billion Naira Loot

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has made multiple recoveries of looted funds totaling 151 million dollars and eight billion naira through the ‘Whistle-Blower Policy’. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, in a statement on Sunday, said the recovered funds does not include the 9.2 million Dollar found with the former...

Minister Of Information Raise Concern Over Hate Speech In Nigeria

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that for Nigeria to achieve a just and egalitarian society, appropriate laws must be enacted to check hate speeches. He stated this Tuesday night in Lagos at the Conference Dinner of the First West Africa Regional Round of the Oxford Prize...


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