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Rotimi Jolayemi: Journalist detained for ‘criticising Lai Mohammed’ in WhatsApp audio

A freelance broadcaster, Rotimi Jolayemi, has been detained for 12 days allegedly on the order of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture.

COVID-19: FG warns Kano residents against buying the ‘vaccine’ being hawked...

The minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has warned Nigerians against patronising hawkers of products described as COVID-19 vaccines. 

COVID-19: Toll surges as Nigeria records 117 fresh cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 117 new COVID-19 cases in eight states. This was announced via NCDC’s Twitter handle on Tuesday night.

Coronavirus: Buhari will address the nation when the time is right...

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has said that President Muhammadu Buhari may not say anything new as all information about the deadly coronavirus has...

Lai Mohammed: No going back on social media regulation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that the federal government will be moving on with its plan to regulate social media. 

Lai Mohammed: The president won’t resign because of security challenges

Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign because of the security challenges in the country.

Nigerians in Chinese town hit by coronavirus beg FG for evacuation

Some Nigerians who are currently in Wuhan, the Chinese city where coronavirus broke out two weeks ago, are appealing to the federal government to evacuate them.

FG not fighting corruption to impress you – Lai Mohammed reacts...

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to Transparency International's recent report which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 corrupt countries...

CAN supports US on addition of Nigeria to list of religious...

The Christian Association Nigerian, CAN, has publicly supported the addition of Nigeria to the “Special Watch List (SWL)” of countries that have engaged in or tolerated “severe violations of religious freedom.”

Journalists have more to gain from social media regulation – Lai...

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Guild of Editors and their members have more to gain with the Federal Government’s plan to sanitize the social media space. 

Would Lai Mohammed be alive today if the death by hanging...

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has joined other Nigerians to reject the death by hanging Hate Speech bill that has passed first reading in the Senate.

Senate reintroduces bill to regulate social media with 3 N150,000 fine...

A bill seeking to regulate social media in the country has passed first reading at the senate. The bill entitled, ‘protection from internet falsehood and manipulations bill...

Lai Mohammed insists no amount of attacks will stop review of...

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

 Lai Mohammed reveals hate speech fine to be increased from N500k...

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Thursday, October 10, announced that online news platforms will now be regulated as...

DSS reveals plans to ‘Set Nigeria on Fire’

Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS), also known as State Security Service (SSS), has said that some groups are plotting to undermine the country’s...

Lai Mohammed cautions Nigerians, says attack on SA businesses in Nigeria...

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.

See the portfolios of the newly sworn-in Ministers and their photos

The newly elected ministers who would kick start the second term agenda under the Buhari administration have been inaugurated today.

Why Buhari govt canceled GOTV licence (see full text)

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has nullified the licence granted to MultiChoice Nigeria Ltd, owners of GOTV. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), headed by Modibbo...

2019 Election: FG orders immediate payment of February salary

The Federal Government has directed the immediate payment of February salaries to workers wishing to travel for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Minister...

You are desperate, Lai Mohammed counters Atiku

The Federal Government has described as ‘an act of desperation’ a statement credited to the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that “killings...