The military has denied the claim by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that troops combating Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East were doing so with substandard weapons purchased by the Jonathan administration. Speaking on Africa Independent Television (AIT), Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, dismissed reports that soldiers fighting Boko Haram were poorly equipped.
“What I know is that we are using equipment which is okay for us. We have been achieving results. What I know is that we have equipment that can take us to where we are going…However, you cannot say you have everything you need for your operations. Even the developed nations’ Armed Forces lack one thing or the other,” Abubakar said.
The Peoples Democratic Party hurled insults at the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for allegedly saying those criticizing Buhari’s government were paid to derail the President. See more tweets from the PDP after the break Continue reading
The Federal Government has hailed the U.S. endorsement of its anti-corruption fight, calling it an incentive to continue with the battle that must be won for the Nigeria to achieve sustainable growth. Continue reading
The Federal Government has alleged that 55 former government functionaries and top businessmen stole N1.34tn from public treasury in eight years. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the allegation at a press conference to announce a National Sensitisation Campaign against Corruption in Abuja on Monday. Continue reading
If Seriake Dickson the Governor of Bayelsa State is expecting a congratulatory message from President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent re-election for a second term of office, he had better forget it.Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture told journalists in Abuja on Monday that the President would not follow the habit of his predecessor who was of the habit of sending congratulatory messages to winners of elections regardless of party affiliation immediately after announcement of results. Continue reading
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved $200 million World Bank loan for Lagos State. This was disclosed by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and his Power, Works and Housing counterpart, Babatunde Fashola. Continue reading