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Lekki Shooting: Lai Mohammed Demands ‘Immediate & Exhaustive’ Investigation Over CNN’s Report

Weeks after CNN released its independent findings on the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting in Lagos state, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has written the American news-based pay television channel, demanding that “an immediate and exhaustive investigation” be carried out on its report. The Nigerian army on October 20 had violently dispersed #EndSARS protesters at the tollgate drawing global…

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#EndSARS: Lai Mohammed Calls ‘Lekki Massacre’ A Hoax, Says DJ Switch Will Soon Be Exposed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has incurred the wrath of social media users after saying the October 20 Lekki shootings was a “massacre without bodies”. The Minister made the remark on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja while reiterating the federal government’s position that military men did not shoot at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki…

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#EndSARS: Northern Governors Chime Support For Regulation Of Social Media

Members of the Northern Governors Forum have backed the Federal Government’s proposition to censor social media, lamenting the devastating effect of “uncontrolled social media” in spreading fake news and fueling crisis At a meeting in Kaduna with traditional rulers from the region, the Inspector General of Police, and the President of the Senate on Monday, the governors who…

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NBA Faults Moves To Regulate Social Media As Nigerian Government Persists

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata has said the timing of the Federal Government to further regulate social media is suspicious and wrong. Gracing an interview on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, Apata who admitted that there are people who are “irresponsible” in their usage of social media, noted that the country has laws to…

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Minister Of Information & Culture Lai Mohammed Insists On Regulation Of Social Media

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday insisted that the Nigerian government immediately begin to regulate the social media space, citing that the nation is sitting on a keg of gun powder regarding the issue of fake news. The minister disclosed this while responding to questions when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee…

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Nigeria Condemns Harassment Of Citizens In Ghana, Says It Won’t Be Tolerated

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has called out Ghana’s harassment of Nigerian business owners and residents. In a statement signed by him, he noted the Federal Government is deeply concerned by the incessant harassment and the progressive acts of hostility towards the country by Ghanaian authorities and will no longer tolerate it. As…

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Federal Government Amends Broadcast Code, Increases Hate Speech Fine To N5m

The Federal Government has increased the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to 5 million naira, according to reports from The Punch. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code. The amended code also mandated broadcast stations to devote airtime for public education on emergencies such…

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FG Reportedly Orders NBC To Decline Airing #BBNaija Over COVID-19 Risks

The Federal Government has reportedly directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to stop the transmission of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija. According to TheCable, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture said the need to stop the reality show, which entered its fifth season on July 20, became imperative due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting…

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Trump Confirms Calling President Buhari: “Nigeria Will Do Anything For Ventilators”

US President Donald Trump has confirmed that his administration will be sending 200 ventilators to boost the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, saying that the country desperately needs it. Recall that on Tuesday, during the briefing of presidential task force on COVID-19, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had announced that President Muhammadu Buhari spoke…

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NCDC, FG Clear Air On Yellow COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’ Being Sold In Kano

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control and Federal Government has reacted to reports of a vaccine for COVID-19 found in Kano State. A yellow liquid vaccine been sold in Kano State had emerged on Monday with claims that it prevents people from contracting the deadly Coronavirus. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammad said on Tuesday…

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