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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the revelation at Ibigwe in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State during a media tour of the Waltersmith Modular Refinery and Petro-Chemical Company Limited, which is due for commissioning next month.
The Federal Government yesterday said it was ready to look into the hardships and the challenges the media, especially print, was facing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
The government’s response may not be unconnected to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent statement that the country was fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that there is no way citizens can survive, what it described as the obnoxious hike in the cost of fuel and electricity, given the level of poverty his administration had allegedly already foisted on our nation.
Mr Sunday Baba, the immediate past Acting General Manager of the National Arts Theatre, Lagos, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) did not take over the national monument.
Mohammed was joined at the briefing by the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday ratified the $3.1 billion anticipatory approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the modernization of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS.
The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.
The Federal Government says it will no longer tolerate the incessant harassment of its citizens in Ghana and the progressive acts of hostility towards the country by Ghanaian authorities.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of chief executive officers for nine government agencies under the supervision of the Ministry of Information and Culture.
The Federal Government says there will be no more subsidies, either of set top boxes or Signal carriage as it plans to resume the rollout of Digital Switch Over (DSO), a transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting.
Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has been appointed Chairman of the implementation committee of the post COVID-19 initiative for the creative industry.
Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has sued the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the Federal Government, and the National Broadcasting Commission for arbitrarily amending the Broadcast Code and hiking the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5m.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the apparently illegal Broadcasting Code and Memo threatening to sanction any broadcast that denigrates, disrespects, insults, and abuses president, governors, lawmakers, and other elders and leaders in authority.”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned a former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Kabiru Turaki, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged fraud.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will continue to use its regulatory instruments to enhance revenue collection for the Federal Government.
A coalition of over 70 human rights organizations, under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday raised fears over alleged commercialisation of votes in Nigeria, describing it as threat to electoral system.
Preliminary report by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that there was no fuel left in the tanks of Bell 206B 111 Helicopter, which crashed on Friday, August 28, 2020, at Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos.
The United Nations Children’s Fund on Monday said about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under the age of five years don’t have birth certificates.
The Executive Vice Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission, Priscilla Ankut, has called for collective action to promote peace and security in the state.
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to, among other things, create an agency that will be saddled with the responsibility of managing proceeds of crime in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s foreign reserves rose by $140.9m from $35.67bn as of September 1 to $35.81bn as of September 17, the latest figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria have shown.
The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, has said that the former Lagos State Governor and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu cannot extend his political empire to Edo State as Edo people are determined to end the godfatherism in the state.
The European Union has congratulated Edo political leaders on the accord ahead of this Saturday governorship election.