Why FG extended rail line to Niger Republic – Lai Mohammed

Why FG extended rail line to Niger Republic – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says the extension of rail line construction from Lagos-Kano-Katsina to Marradi in Niger Republic was approved for economic and commercial benefits. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the explanation on Friday when he featured on Nigeria Television Authority live programme, “Good Morning Nigeria”. Specifically, the minister said the rail extension is intended for Nigeria to…

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FG appeals to traders, transporters to stop price hiking

The Federal Government has appealed to traders and transporters to stop hiking price of food items and transportation as the country battles to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. 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. He said it was…

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FG appoints Ali Baba, Segun Arinze, into coronavirus committee

FG appoints Ali Baba, Segun Arinze, into coronavirus committee

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of comedian Ali Baba, Segun Arinze and others into a committee of creative industry stakeholders to advise the Federal Government on the best way to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry. The committee, which is led by Ali Baba has Anita Eboigbe of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN,…

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Police not responsible for Abia petrol attendant killing – Lai Mohammed

Police not responsible for Aba petrol attendant's killing - Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, says the Nigerian Police is not responsible for the alleged killing of a petrol attendant in Abia. The minister disclosed this at the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 daily press briefing on Thursday in Abuja. Newsmen reports that there had been insinuations that the petrol attendant that died in Abia was…

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FG warns against fake coronavirus vaccine made in Kano

FG warns against fake coronavirus vaccine made in Kano

The Federal Government had on Tuesday warned Nigerians against resort to the use of a ‘fake vaccine’ produced in Kano for the treatment of the Novel Coronavirus. With the emergence of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19 in Nigeria, many self acclaimed herbalists and scientists have started putting together concoctions for sale to unsuspecting and ignorant Nigerians, in the guise of…

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Covid-19: We cannot share donated funds, FG tells Nigerians

We cannot share donated funds, FG tells Nigerians

The Federal Government has informed Nigerians that no money from the donated funds for COVID-19 will be shared to citizens. According to the FG who made this known through the Federal Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; funds donated by the private sector towards fighting coronavirus are meant for development of healthcare infrastructure and cannot be used to provide…

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Lai Mohammed: Buhari Will Address The Nation When The Time Is Right

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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to the outcry over President Buhari not addressing the nation over the recent coronavirus outbreak in the country. Lai Mohammed stressed that the Nigerian leader may not say anything new as all information about the disease has been made available to Nigerians. He told newsmen that President Buhari will address the…

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Lai Mohammed condoles with Lawan, Okorocha over Senator Ignatius Longman’s death

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, the chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, and members of the Committee over the death of the Committee Vice-Chairman, Senator Ignatius Longman. In a statement made in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said he is deeply…

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Obasanjo wants to divide Nigeria, FG says, demands apology

Obasanjo wants to divide Nigeria, FG says, demands apology

The Federal Government has described the comments of former President Olusegun Obasanjo imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province, as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,…

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