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Lai Mohammed recounts experience on Abuja-Kaduna train service

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge train service is “safe, pleasant, predictable and timely”.

Nasir El-Rufai seeks broader jurisdiction for states to fight fake news

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has advocated broader jurisdiction for States legislature and judiciary to legislate and adjudicate on strict laws to tackle the menace of fake news and hate speech.

Court orders ICPC to unfreeze Pinnacle Communications’ account

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered ICPC to unfreeze the account of Pinnacle Communications Limited and counselled anti-corruption agencies of government against taking drastic action that could prevent private enterprises from flourishing prior to concluding investigations to justify such action.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed lambastes opposition, says it peddles fake news

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has alleged that the opposition will go any length at fabricating “ludicrous and fake stories” to discredit the government ahead of 2019 elections
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Nasir El-Rufai accuses Dunamis’ Paul Enenche of incitement, vows to sue him

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he will sue Paul Enenche, senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), over an alleged incitement.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria compiling list of festivals nationwide to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his Ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.

Central bank bans use of forex for fertiliser importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday, added fertiliser to the list of items classified as “Not Valid for Foreign Exchange.”
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2019: Atiku Abubakar will be defeated roundly – Lai Mohammed tells Olusegun Obasanjo

The Federal Government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Olusegun Obasanjo’s candidate will be defeated roundly in 2019

The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
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UNICEF: Over 900,000 children suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria’s Northeast

UNICEF says severe acute malnutrition affecting over 900,000 children in three northeastern states affected by Boko Haram insurgency
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Federal government, Abia sign deal for N500 billion Enyimba Economic City

The federal government and Abia State yesterday penned the N500 billion Enyimba Economic City project at Aba, Abia State, where the federal government has taken 20 per cent equity of N100 billion. The project is a private sector driven.

Lai Mohammed: I hold Ilorin Emirate in high esteem

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he hold the Ilorin Emirate and all the nation’s traditional institutions in very high esteem.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
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Lai Mohammed: Nigeria compiling list of festivals nationwide to boost tourism

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has said his ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lai Mohammed: Federal government to produce festivals compendium to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar returns to campaign schedule

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday returned to the country after a short trip to London, the United Kingdom, to continue with his campaign schedule.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

PDP kicks over federal government’s advice to US not to grant visa to Atiku...

The Peoples Democratic Party has kicked over the advice of the Federal Government to the United States Government not to grant visa to its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
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Lai Mohammed: It’s idiotic to say Muhammadu Buhari is cloned

The Federal Government has reacted to those claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari was cloned.

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NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

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Explosion in Japanese restaurant leaves more than 40 injured

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Nigerians ‘too religious’ – Chinese cleric

A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.