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Nigerian government to spend N17.7 billion on erosion control nationwide

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N17,754,717,234.41 for the award of contracts to combat the various erosion sites across Nigeria.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lekki shootings: Nigerian government accuses CNN of desperation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused CNN of desperation over its second report on the Lekki toll plaza shootings that happened on October 20.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigeria petitions CNN over #EndSARS report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Minister touts tourism’s potentials to create jobs, curb youth restiveness

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has emphasized the need to explore the nation’s vast tourism potentials to create jobs, achieve inclusiveness and address youth restiveness.
Cable News Network, CNN has reacted to the Federal Government’s stance that it should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Gate, saying it stands by its report.

#EndSARS: CNN defends investigative report on Lekki shooting

Cable News Network, CNN, has reacted to the Federal Government’s stance that it should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Gate, saying it stands by its report.
A protester holds a Nigerian flag as youths continue their #ENDSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, October 19, 2020. The protesters are calling for the scrapping of police unit, known as Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the squads incessant harassment, brutality and killing of innocent Nigerians. Photo by Adekunle Ajayi (Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

#EndSARS: Nigerian government impressed with security agencies’ conduct during protests

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this during a televised press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government warns against harassment of security operatives

Nigerian government has warned against continued harassment and vilification of security operatives over their roles in helping to stop the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: 57 civilians, 37 policemen, six soldiers killed during #EndSARS crisis

The Federal Government says 57 civilians, 37 policemen, and six Soldiers were killed all over the country during the #EndSARS crisis.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

#EndSARS: CNN report of Lekki shootings is one-dimensional piece of irresponsible journalism – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday condemned CNN’s report of the massacre of #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20 by security agents.

Nigerian TV stations pay fines over fake news

The Federal Government says the sanctions imposed on some broadcast media stations in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests were justified and that the affected stations already paid their fines.
The Federal Government says DJ Switch (real name, Obianuju Udeh) is “a fraud and a front for divisive and destructive forces’’ that will be exposed in the fullness of time.

#EndSARS: DJ Switch a front for divisive forces – minister

The Federal Government says DJ Switch (real name, Obianuju Udeh) is “a fraud and a front for divisive and destructive forces’’ that will be exposed in the fullness of time.
The Federal government on Thursday said CNN should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza.

Nigerian government wants CNN sanctioned over Lekki shootings report

The Federal government on Thursday said CNN should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

#EndSARS: Lekki incident a ‘massacre without bodies’ – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday said the October 20 Lekki shootings were a “massacre without bodies”, reiterating the federal government’s position that military men did not shoot at protesters, despite damning evidence to the contrary.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

#EndSARS: No massacre in Lekki – Nigerian government

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, who made the government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja, said the government was satisfied with the conduct of the military and security agencies during the #EndSARS protest.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over 24th virtual FEC

Physically present at the meeting are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
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Ogun to adopt adire fabric as school uniform

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, declared that adire fabric would become official school uniform in all public schools in the state starting from next term.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Nigeria ratifies membership of AfCFTA

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday ratified Nigeria’s membership of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, as the implementation of the agreement formally takes-off on January 1, 2021.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed that all public and private schools in the state should resume on Monday 2nd of November, 2020.

Governor Akeredolu: Nigerian government must be able to control social media

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says the social media space in Nigeria should be controlled by the government to clamp down on the dissemination of fake news.

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Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
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US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

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