• Checkout Photos From Lai Mohammed’s 64th Birthday Celebration

    Checkout Photos From Lai Mohammed’s 64th Birthday Celebration

    Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, turned a year older today. His staff organized a little get together for him in his office.

    Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, turned a year older today. His staff organized a little get together for him in his

  • Corrupt individuals responsible for tarnishing Buhari’s achievements -Lai Mohammed.

    Corrupt individuals responsible for tarnishing Buhari’s achievements -Lai Mohammed.

    Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed says corrupt Nigerians are making frantic efforts to underscore the great achievements of the president Muhammadu Buhari led administration, as a way of getting back at the government for its determination to prosecute corrupt individuals and end corruption in Nigeria.

    The minister disclosed this in Abu Dhabi on Sunday while speaking to staff of the Nigerian Embassy, a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi reveals.

    “As the government fights corruption, corruption is also fighting […]

  • Lai Mohammed, Funmi Iyanda Debate How To Fix Nigeria’s Economy

    Lai Mohammed, Funmi Iyanda Debate How To Fix Nigeria’s Economy

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and a panel of experts will on Friday, December 9 debate practical solutions for how to tackle corruption as part of the ongoing How To Fix Nigeria series organised by The Royal African Society and Oya Media in partnership with the Africa Research Group at King’s College London.

    How To Fix Nigeria is conceived and hosted by award-winning broadcaster Funmi Iyanda. The series brings together a broad range of speakers to discuss practical […]

  • How we handled employment scammers in my ministry -Lai Mohammed

    How we handled employment scammers in my ministry -Lai Mohammed

    Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has revealed how he handled the challenge of employment scammers in his ministry.

    The minister said this while adressing members of Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism during an oversight visit to his ministry on Thursday in Abuja. He said the racketeers swindled many unsuspected job seekers, promising t give them phantom jobs.

    “When I came in, we were able to uncover a number of cartels engaging in unlawful employment.

    “They gave bank account […]

  • FG ready to support film industry – Lai Mohammed

    FG ready to support film industry – Lai Mohammed

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has pledged to invest in the necessary infrastructure that would bring about the growth of the Nigerian film industry and complement the efforts of professionals who built the industry from the scratch.

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the pledge at the sixth Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos.

    ‘’When we trusted in the almighty oil, we built refineries, pipelines, petrol marketing companies, petrol stations etc. Since we are now […]

  • We have lost faith in the “almighty oil”, says Lai Mohammed

    We have lost faith in the “almighty oil”, says Lai Mohammed

    Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that the government is shifting focus to the creative industry because it no longer has trust in crude oil.

    In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, on Monday, the minister said the government had promised to invest in the necessary infrastructure to ensure the growth of the movie industry, globally know as Nollywood.

    Mohammed made this statement during a film festival in Lagos on Sunday.

    According to him, “When we trusted […]

  • ‘Buhari will resend $30 Billion loan request to Senate’, says Lai Mohammed

    ‘Buhari will resend $30 Billion loan request to Senate’, says Lai Mohammed

    President Muhammadu Buhari will resubmit the request for his administration to borrow $29.96bn to the Senate despite the setback it received on the floor of the Upper Chamber on Tuesday.

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

    Mohammed said the administration would continue to engage the Senators on the benefits inherent in the borrowing plan.

    He expressed the optimism that at the end of the day, the federal lawmakers […]

  • Nothing wrong with arrest of judges, says Lai Mohammed

    Nothing wrong with arrest of judges, says Lai Mohammed

    According to reports, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said there was nothing wrong in stepping on judges’ toes in the fight against corruption.

    It would be recalled that the Department of State Services (DSS) had last weekend stormed the houses of some judges, arrested them and recovered the huge sum of money in different denominations.

    But briefing State House correspondents at the end of Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by President Mohammadu Buhari, Mohammed said that there […]

  • Nigeria’s Economy Is Bright – Lai Mohammed assures

    Nigeria’s Economy Is Bright – Lai Mohammed assures

    According to reports, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has reassured Nigerians that in spite of the difficulties posed by the current recession, the future of the country’s economy is bright.

    The minister gave the reassurance at the celebration of the World Tourism Day 2016 on Tuesday at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister, the Lagos state Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule and other dignitaries toured the Eko Atlantic city, […]

  • FG begins shortlisting candidates for 500,000 jobs, says Lai Mohammed

    FG begins shortlisting candidates for 500,000 jobs, says Lai Mohammed

    According to reports, the Federal Government has commenced shortlisting candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised.

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja when a delegation of the National Council for Women’s Societies paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

    Mohammed said that applications were being received and government had started processing them for the recruitment.

    He said: “The process for the recruitment has started.

    “About 1.2 million people applied and they classified them into […]

  • FG not persecuting former President Jonathan and wife – Lai Mohammed

    FG not persecuting former President Jonathan and wife – Lai Mohammed

    According to reports, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, is not persecuting former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience.

     

    Mohammed told journalists in Oro, Kwara State, on Tuesday that it would be wrong to say that the Federal Government was probing Jonathan or Patience.

    He said, “If you look at the history of Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s issue, I think she was the one that came out to claim that […]