Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate protests, despite previous denials

The Nigerian army admitted on Saturday that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate on October 20. The admission seems to confirm a key finding of a CNN investigation into the shooting. "The soldiers they were both given both live and blank bullets. In this particular... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Lai Mohammed under fire for threatening to sanction CNN

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has criticized Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture over his comments on the investigative report by Cable News Network, CNN, on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate. HURIWA, a frontline Rights group, described Mohammed’s comments as unbridled, irrational, irresponsible, emotional, and totally provocative. Mohammed had threatened... Continue Reading →

Fed Govt will engage youths, address job creation, says minister

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will continue to engage the youth and address issues of job creation and poverty reduction. Mohammed stated this on Monday while addressing reporters at Federal Government’s consultative meeting with political and traditional leaders in the Southwest at the Lagos House in Alausa,... Continue Reading →

Insecurity: Northern Govs, SGF, Gambari, others meet in Kaduna

Less than two weeks after Northern governors met at an extra ordinary meeting in Kaduna over insecurity occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, they are meeting again to discuss security challenges bedeviling their region. Meanwhile, the meeting holding presently at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, has Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the... Continue Reading →

Lai Mohammed: We need to ‘dominate’, control what Nigerians post on social media

The Federal Government has solicited the support of the National Assembly in formulating a national policy on use of social media to control fake news and misinformation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the request in Abuja while defending the 2021 budget proposal of the Information sector of his ministry. Mr Mohammed, who appeared... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS is one of Nigeria’s most successful protests -Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the #EndSARS protest is one of the most successful protests Nigeria has ever witnessed, News Agency of Nigeria reports. He, however, said he envisions a better Nigeria where fundamental human rights of people will be respected after the #EndSARS protests. The minister, who spoke at a Special NAN Forum... Continue Reading →

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