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The Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Fourth from right), serving as a panellist at the 11th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (Investour) in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday

Minister woos investors to Nigeria’s creative industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged investors to take advantage of the burgeoning opportunities in the nation’s Creative Industry, which he described as the fastest growing sector of the nation’s economy, in terms of business opportunities, employment, earnings and entertainment.
Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Ronald Chitotella, Sierra-leone Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr Memunatu Pratte, and Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the 11th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa in Madrid, Spain on Thursday

Lai Mohammed: Creative Industry the fastest growing sector of Nigerian economy

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Creative Industry is the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in terms of business opportunities, employment generation, earnings as well as entertainment.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Alaafin: Kings who indulge in clubbing, drinking do not deserve respect

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has said that Yoruba kings and chiefs who indulge in clubbing, smoking, drinking and other untoward behaviour are not worthy of honour and any respect.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday in Lagos graced the 80th birthday celebration of Chief Rasaq Okoya, founder of Eleganza group of companies.

VP Osinbajo, ex-President Obasanjo, Asiwaju Tinubu grace Rasaq Okoya’s 80th birthday celebration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday in Lagos graced the 80th birthday celebration of Chief Rasaq Okoya, founder of Eleganza group of companies.
The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.

Nigeria hails China on cultural exchange implementation

The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.

Federal government replies Bishop Kukah over his recent comments on insecurity

The Federal Government has replied the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Revd (Dr) Matthew Hassan Kukah, over his recent comments on the insecurity plaguing the country.

Minister gives directives to regulate online broadcast

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has given directives to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to formulate regulations for the online media.

Minister orders implementation of 70 percent local content in broadcasting

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement the 70% local content in broadcasting under the new broadcast regulatuons.

Minister directs NBC to reposition broadcasting, create jobs

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately implement measures aimed at re-positioning the broadcast industry with a view to sanitizing the industry, creating jobs, promoting local content, boosting the advert industry and bringing the broadcast industry up to par with the best practices from around the world.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Minister orders implementation of 70 percent local content in broadcasting

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement the 70% local content in broadcasting under the new broadcast regulations.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Kwara elders intervene in APC crisis

Indication has emerged that political differences between Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state and some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state will soon be over.
King Sunny Ade (KSA), said he bought his first guitar when he was 16 years old with personal savings and hid the instrument from his family who did not want him to go into music.

King Sunny Ade: How I bought my first guitar at 16

King Sunny Ade (KSA), said he bought his first guitar when he was 16 years old with personal savings and hid the instrument from his family who did not want him to go into music.

Lai Mohammed: President Buhari has taken Nigeria close to Next Level target

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered on his electoral promises, declaring that the administration was at the verge of taking the country to the next level target it promised the people of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

Minister: President Buhari’s government has embarked on the most massive infrastructural renewal

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has praised the Muhammadu Buhari administration for embarking on what he called a massive in massive infrastructural renewal.

Minister: No cause for alarm over Nigeria’s debt profile

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm over the country’s debt profile both domestic and external as being speculated by scaremongers.

Lai Mohammed: 2019 challenging for Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has said 2019 was challenging for Nigeria in terms of insecurity.

Federal government accuses US of sowing seed of religious mistrust in Nigeria

The Federal Government has accused the United States (US) of attempting to sow seed of religious mistrust among the various religious groups in Nigeria with its recent report.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky detained for crime, not religious persecution – Nigeria tells US

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the detention of leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, was “purely a criminal matter, which is being handled by a court of competent jurisdiction.”

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