We’re Not Fighting Boko Haram With Substandard Weapons – Military To Lai Mohammed

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.
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55 Nigerians Stole N1.34trn In 8 years – FG

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

Buhari Will Not Congratulate Dickson – Lai Mohammed

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

Federal Executive Council Approves $200m Loan For Lagos

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