Lai Mohammed

Travel ban: Nigeria, UK may clash, FG alleges action discriminatory

Travel ban: Nigeria, UK may clash, FG alleges action discriminatory

• Britain’s decision based on discrimination, not scientific but prejudice, claims FG • Presidential steering committee will respond appropriately soon, says Mohammed • It’s a temporary precautionary measure to prevent further Omicron cases in UK – Envoy The United Kingdom on Monday justified its travel ban on Nigeria, saying the measure was a temporary measure aimed at protecting its public health. The Head of Communications, British High Commission, Dean Hurlock, stated this in response to inquiries from The PUNCH on Monday evening, just at the Federal Government said the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 would respond to the travel ban.…
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EndSARS: Rights group calls for legal action against Lai Mohammed over panel report

EndSARS: Rights group calls for legal action against Lai Mohammed over panel report

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has called for the arrest of the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed for referring to the report by the Lagos State Judicial Panel on Lekki Shooting as “recycled fake news”. Recall that the panel which was set up by the Lagos State government in October 2020 to look into the allegations that the Nigerian Army and Police opened fire on unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, had submitted its findings to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. A leaked copy of the report has indicted the…
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End SARS massacre: Buhari told to sack, arrest Lai Mohammed immediately

End SARS massacre: Buhari told to sack, arrest Lai Mohammed immediately

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to sack the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed immediately. The call came following the report of the Panel of Investigation set by the Lagos State Government to unravel the incidents of October 20, 2020, at the popular Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos State. The report released during the week had indicted the police and soldiers of the Nigerian Army of having killed and maimed harmless youths protesting illicit police activities and bad governance in Nigeria. But Mohammed, in a series of press conferences has continually denied anyone was killed when soldiers invaded…
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Twitter was not banned in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed speaks in Paris

Twitter was not banned in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed speaks in Paris

The Nigerian Government has disclosed that Twitter was not banned in the country. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, insisted that Twitter was suspended in Nigeria and not banned. Responding to a question from a participant at the Nigerian International Partnership Forum in Paris, the minister explained that the delay in lifting the suspension in Nigeria is due to the delay in meeting 10 out of the 12 conditions given to it. Mohammed disclosed that the matter would soon be resolved. According to Mohammed: “I want to categorically say that Twitter was not banned in Nigeria, it was…
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Nigeria‘ll emerge stronger from current challenges – Minister

Nigeria‘ll emerge stronger from current challenges – Minister

By Rotimi Ijikanmi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed his optimism that Nigeria will emerge from its current challenges stronger. The minister made the statement when he was featured at a special forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday. “We have challenges just like any other country in the world but we are going to overcome. “Some countries have not even experienced half of what we are going through before they collapsed but everybody must do his own bit. “It is unfortunate today that many people are waiting for the…
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