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Terrorism: SERAP Urges FG To Withdraw Directive Against Media

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the warning to media houses to stop reporting terror attacks. SERAP asked President Buhari to instruct the Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the directive. The NBC had ordered Journalists, Television […]

Lekki Shooting: “We Stand By Our Investigation”, CNN Tells Lai

Cable News Network (CNN) has reacted to comments by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on its investigation into the shooting at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos. It insisted that it did not rush to publish the report as it ensured due processes were followed, which included thorough research. “Our reporting was carefully […]

Lai Mohammed Threatens CNN, Insists No Life Was Lost During

The Federal Government has threatened to sanction CNN over its report on the Lekki shooting.  On Wednesday, CNN published its investigation on the incident, alleging that Soldiers used live bullets on #EndSARS protesters who had converged on Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. The Army insists that its men only fired blank bullets into the air to […]

NBC Holds Sixth Annual Lecture 2020

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) holds its sixth annual lecture. The event which was held in Abuja, the nation’s capital is to celebrate NBC’s 28th anniversary. In attendance is the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Acting Director-General of NBC, Professor Armstrong Idachaba among other stakeholders in the nation’s broadcasting industry.

Broadcasting Stations To Pay N5m Fine For Hate Speech –

The Minister of Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed on Tuesday stated that any broadcasting station that broadcasts news considered to convey hate speech will pay N500,000,000 fine. The minister who spoke in Lagos at the unveiling of the amended Sixth Edition of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission Code, said in addition to the fine any […]

Buhari Presides Sixth FEC Virtual Meeting, Honours Late Ex-Sports Minister,

The Federal Executive Council has held its sixth virtual meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The meeting held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. In attendance are the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, […]

FG Commends Netflix, Mo Abudu Partnership

The Federal Government has commended the partnership between Nigerian filmmaker, Mo Abudu, and American streaming firm, Netflix, describing it as a big boost for Nigeria’s creative industry. The commendation was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The Minister of Information and Culture said […]

UNEMPLOYMENT: FG Targets Five Million Jobs With $1.2b Scheme

The Federal Government has disclosed that it is targeting five million jobs with its new agricultural revolution tagged: “The Green Imperative”. According to the government, the scheme which will be implemented over a period of 5-10 years with foreign funding, would attract six tractor assembly plants in the nation’s geopolitical zones and 142 agro-processing service […]

Federal Roads Construction: FG Okays N148b Refund To Five States

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the refund of the sum of N148, 141,987,161.25 to five states as the cash they disbursed in fixing federal roads in their domains. According to the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, the beneficiaries are Cross River, Ondo, Osun, Bayelsa and Rivers states.  The minister said […]

FG To Bury All Deceased Coronavirus Victims – Lai Mohammed

Information & Culture Minister Lai Mohammed on Friday revealed that government would not allow families of coronavirus victims claim their remains for burial. The Minister who revealed this during an interview session with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that the corpses are very contagious at such it would be unwise to […]